Apartheid agents, war memories and legacies – Join Barry Gilder at Rhodes for a discussion around his book The List
The Rhodes University Department of Political and International Studies and Office of Equity and Institutional Culture invite you to a public dialogue titled ‘Apartheid Agents, War Memories and Legacies’ on Thursday, 14 March 2019.
The List, the debut novel by former anti-apartheid activist and uMkhonto weSizwe member Barry Gilder, is a meditation about betrayal, faith, loss and trust, writes Jacob Dlamini.
‘If anyone is going to write a novel based on the South African security services during apartheid and since the first democratic elections in 1994, Barry Gilder is a very good candidate.’
One of the more intriguing aspects of Barry Gilder’s gripping spy novel comes in the Author’s Note. In Songs & Secrets, his non-fiction account of his life in exile, from where he returned to senior positions in government, he was ‘invariably asked: Why are there not more secrets’ in the book. The ‘Songs’ reflect another part of Gilder’s identity as an accomplished musician.
‘Some of us still wear our struggle names like war wounds’ – Read an excerpt from Barry Gilder’s debut novel The List
Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Barry Gilder’s debut novel The List! April 2020 I tell this story now in the knowledge …
‘I tell this story now because I was there.’ – Read an excerpt from Barry Gilder’s debut novel The List
Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Barry Gilder’s debut novel The List!
Jacana Media and The Troyeville Hotel invite you to a book discussion and launch of Barry Gilder’s The List.
Jacana Media and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Barry Gilder’s The List.
When spooks write fiction, that’s when you read the truth – don’t miss Barry Gilder’s debut novel The List
Barry Gilder’s debut novel The List is out in September from Jacana Media.