SONG FOR SARAH: Lessons from my motherJonathan Jansen with Naomi JansenBookstorm Jonathan Jansen writes books in such abundance that his publishers can’t keep up with his output. He has two new ones out and a third is ready in a warehouse. One of his publishers, Bookstorm, "thought it wasn’t a good idea to have three new books by the same author out simultaneously", he explains. Jansen recently returned from one of his alma maters, Stanford University, where he spent a year as a fellow. After seven tough years as vice-chancellor of the University of the Free State he welcomed the opportunity to recuperate, "to just eat, write and think, which is all you are required to do. You share your thoughts once a day over a meal." After his return he hit the ground running to promote his latest work. Already he’s been booked for 40 talks across SA before the year ends. He has come back from Stanford where he says he would live a longer, healthier life than in SA, "because I need purpose. My m...

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