From autobiography and memoir to politics and philosophy, the Franschhoek Literary Festival 2024 programme showcases an impressive nonfiction range themed around interesting topics and including many as-yet unheralded writers.

Nearing the May 29 elections at what seems like a crossroads for the country, on all South Africans’ minds, and the title of a new book by Roy Havemann, is How to Fix (Unf*ck) a Country. Freedom fighter turned lawyer and businessman Oyama Mabandla also offers meaningful solutions in his absorbing memoir-cum-sociopolitical analysis Soul of a Nation: A Quest for the Rebirth of South Africa’s True Values...

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