Spreading the word on traditional Zulu food and culture

Kwasukela Books founder Wade Smit plans to publish Fred Khumalo’s first book written in isiZulu

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: ‘Milkman’ rings twice, on Northern Ireland and #MeToo

Man Booker Prize winner Anna Burns finished her novel in 2014, ahead of the political and social turmoil we are observing now

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Anna Burns wins Man Booker Prize — the first Northern Irish writer to do so

Judges praised Milkman, an exploration of Northern Ireland's three decades of violence known as The Troubles told through the voice of a young woman, as ...

BOOK REVIEW: A lethal epidemic resurfaces

Anneliese Burgess's book examines the extraordinary rise in the number of cash-in-transit heists in recent years, writes Ernest Mabuza

Ousted Mugabe felt alone and betrayed by Zuma

Emmerson Mnangagwa delves into the strategy behind the military intervention that gave him power and Mugabe tells of the betrayal he felt when no leaders in ...

BOOK REVIEW: De Bernières has so much to say about scars from battle

The sequel to Dust That Falls From Dreams picks up in the 1920s with the protagonist, a World War l air ace reassembling the remnants of civilian life on a tea ...

BOOK REVIEW: Unsettling take on the breakdown of relationships

The story of Iris and Raif's fraught journey towards a shared life, via a catalogue of all the others they have loved

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BOOK REVIEW: A story of love, loss and how to honour their memory

The opening words of Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu’s debut novel The Theory of Flight grab attention with her glorious gift of storytelling

BOOK REVIEW: Opening up on past experiences makes for compelling reading

This is how it is: True Stories from South Africa is a collection of more than 50 narratives by attendees of the Life Righting Courses

BOOK REVIEW: Deep dive into tale of poverty and poaching

Poacher reads like a saga about urban terrorism on steroids, powered by an instinct for survival and touched by theatricality

Snags to watch for when self-publishing

Author and self-publishing entrepreneur Tiisetso Maloma warns of overwhelming and frustrating experience, writes Lungile Sojini

BOOK REVIEW: A disturbing glimpse into the faulty, convoluted working of the justice system

Simone Haysom’s first book, a true-crime story, has murder, an inquiry and a bumbling, perhaps malignant, police force

How Eskom paid billions more for coal after ignoring early warnings

Fallout hit Exxaro, SA’s largest black-owned mining company

Hustling to deliver functional, user-friendly buildings

Downtown Johannesburg is architect Thomas Chapman’s locus and in his book he provides a multi-layered map of the structures that define Joburg’s inner city

True African literature is crucial in helping the real Africa to emerge

Books from the continent must be written for the people who live here, writes Hans Pienaar

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: How binary culture of violence controls sexuality

Melanie Judge’s Blackwashing Homophobia examines homophobic violence alongside other types of violence and discrimination — not in isolation, writes Diane de ...

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