BOOK REVIEW: Is your perfect match written in the stars?

Despite missing a crucial detail or two, Horoscope Hotties is lightweight, flirty and funny

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BOOK REVIEW: Barbados may be paradise for some, but not for others

‘How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps her House’ is a visceral novel of love, patriarchy and self-determination

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BOOK REVIEW: Every free woman is an island

While not Clair Robertson’s  best work, her latest novel, Isle, still makes for a rewarding read

BOOK REVIEW: The School Gates makes for mindless book club fodder

The new novel from Fiona Snyckers is lightweight and clichéd and unlikely to win her any acclaim

Five books to add to your reading list

Monique Verduyn lists her top reading picks, including 1950s dystopian fiction and a look at why people create art

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BOOK REVIEW: Overstuffed prose makes novel unlikely to create a frisson of limerence

Vincent Pienaar’s lightweight tale lacks on paper but might make for a good television adaptation

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BOOK REVIEW: A haunting tale of dust, bones and genocide in Namibia

Novel weaves together insights into a country about which not many novels have been written

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The pandemic has books back in business again

After a few months of seeking escapism in TV streaming, people rediscovered the joys of reading

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BOOK REVIEW: A masterful mix of resentment and hope

Damon Galgut’s ‘The Promise’ explores how land affects nation-building, citizenship and identity formation

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BOOK REVIEW: From only woman to everywoman: the last person on the planet

Contrary to much dystopian fiction, Bethany Clift's Last One at the Party is not a story about death or pandemics but rather of survival

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BOOK REVIEW: Phoney internet zeitgeist ruthlessly dissected in debut novel

‘Fake Accounts’ looks at how fiction and reality play out in the social media age

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Blowing dust off the shelves in public libraries

Despite the belief that libraries are dying, more are opening than closing

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BOOK REVIEW: In gallery of rogues Van Riebeeck and Zuma stand shoulder to shoulder

Well-researched historical account shows that politicians are no more corrupt now than in the past

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Closed doors, stubborn leadership and opportunities missed

Richard Steyn’s ‘Seven Votes’ is a rich review of a seminal period in the country’s history but ultimately makes for sad reading, writes David Gorin

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PODCAST | The con that proved how vulnerable the tech sector is to fraud

Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Stephen Timm, author of ‘At Any Cost’, a book detailing the fraud saga of SA tech entrepreneur Eran Eyal

BOOK REVIEW: Learning about humanity from an Artificial Friend

Kazuo Ishiguro's Klara and the Sun is a nuanced exploration of humanity and its failings

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