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 ...

Tale of Zimbabwean refugees in City of Gold inspires

Against a background of hardships and difficulties that the Zimbabwean population faced 10 years ago, Nyathi sketches the path of her characters in The Gold ...

Tasty Turkish delights to try out at home

The book is laid out much like the restaurant’s menu itself

Bridge-building the only way to true reconciliation

Rudi Buys sets out to identify clear steps towards dealing with the past

Literature to protect love from the rampant sweep of ethno-fascism

Roy’s second novel takes up the cudgels on behalf of downtrodden, writes Rehana Rossouw

BOOK REVIEW: Opening up Soweto and Chatsworth with stories

Niq Mhlongo’s fetching awkwardness contrasts with Pravasan Pillay’s dexterous appropriation of English, writes Hans Pienaar

BOOK REVIEW: Africans at the wrong end of extremism

One of the recent narratives about Africa to emerge out of the US focuses on the growing influence of extremists. Highlighted are terrorist attacks by Boko ...

BOOK REVIEW: Kowie — a little river that flows with big history

The Kowie River that runs from Grahamstown to Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape may be a relatively "little river" but Jacklyn Cock, professor emeritus in the ...

White Afrikaans women face a unique challenge

Both oppressor and oppressed, the potential for participation is strong

FT REVIEW: How power and politics converged to fuel worst global financial crisis

Martin Wolf reviews Adam Tooze’s detailed and superbly researched account of the origins and consequences of the global financial crisis

Feast in the footsteps of the first peoples

Renata Coetzee’s food culture book is to be relaunched, writes Diane de Beer

BOOK REVIEW: Daughter of Robert Smit determined to find apartheid-era killers

Liza Smit tries to piece together who ordered her parents’ murder, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

BOOK REVIEW: Prize-winning cookbooks that add entertainment to the mix

The narratives include a story of one grotty UK seaside pub’s transformation, writes Madeleine Morrow

BOOK REVIEW: Decisions, decisions — a smart guide to making the right choices

To protect decisions against bias, people need to know when they can trust their gut feelings, writes Eugene Yiga

BOOK REVIEW: Two wealthy authors who write to change lives

Entrepreneurs Albert van Wyk and Mpho Dagada on why impact counts more than sales, writes Lungile Sojini

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