BOOK REVIEW: Classic Winton, with less padding and more grunge

Themes of identity and hurt men crowd Tim Winton’s new novel, The Shepherd’s Hut, writes Lyn McCredden

Journalist connects the dots in trail of assassinations

Groenink is a tenacious journalist. She has carefully uncovered new truths that have withstood a barrage of threats.

Tales of pride, polarisation and prejudice

Phumlani Pikoli’s collection of stories deals with a range of issues including romance, race and social media

Forgotten heroes deliver a timely lesson on struggle

New book places young lions like Mangaliso Sobukwe at the front of the fight against apartheid and colonialism

Paying tribute to a father’s wild reality

The death of his father prompted Peter Meyer to write a memoir to inspire people yearning for a different way of life

Rising to the top Down Under on the basis of lessons learnt in SA

Kelly recounts how she overcame uncertainty to head an Australian bank

BOOK REVIEW: Of witches, tokoloshis, knuckles and bones

Nechama Brodie’s novel throws a different light on what has generally been viewed as mere superstition, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

BOOK REVIEW: Zuma’s family owned 30% of ANN7, new book reveals

Author Rajesh Sundaram's unsettling book is highly informative and reveals serious allegations that are bound to affect many people’s reputations, writes ...

BOOK REVIEW: Homo Sovieticus cowed by Putin’s devious grip

Masha Gessen traces the rise of 21st century totalitarianism in Russia

BOOK REVIEW: Embrace your inner world to pursue authentic power

Zukav and Francis argue that a detached focus on emotions would allow us to overcome compulsive behaviour, writes Eugene Yiga

BOOK REVIEW: An opera star’s trip from hunger to the high life

Musa Ngqungwana captures his courageous journey from humble beginnings to becoming one of South Africa’s most successful operatic exports, writes Edward Tsumele

BOOK REVIEW: A portrait of life in SA and Nazi Germany

Legendary Drum photojournalist Jurgen Schadeberg details the destruction wrought in post-war Germany and apartheid South Africa, writes Edward Tsumele

BOOK REVIEW: Victorian greed in a Natal full of artifice

Claire Robertson’s third novel, set on a sugar plantation, tells an exquisite tale of dispossession, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

BOOK REVIEW: Anguish traced in lives lost and hopes of redemption

The Fortunate Ones is a form of fictional witness to a terrible time in history, writes David Gorin

BOOK REVIEW: How Israel picked off targets in lieu of war

Agents spilled the beans over thousands of state-sponsored assassinations, journalist says, writes Ethan Bronner

BOOK REVIEW: Bliss, bling and the blesser dilemma

Author Angela Makholwa explores the rife but despised phenomenon of blessers, writes Edward Tsumele

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