Clinton Chauke

‘There is a stigma when you are dark skinned in this country’ – Clinton Chauke discusses his book Born in Chains: The Diary of an Angry ‘Born-Free’

‘With skin colour and complexion and skin tone, they judge your beauty, they judge your humanness, with the legacy of apartheid. I struggled with that, I got mocked. So that is also one of the “chains” from the title Born in Chains.’

The programme for the 2018 Open Book Festival has been revealed!

The full programme has been announced for the eighth Open Book Festival!

‘I think we can make reading cool again’ – Clinton Chauke chats about the success of his debut book Born in Chains

In the latest edition of Africa’s Lit, young author Clinton Chauke discusses the reception his debut book Born in Chains has received. 

‘Our poverty comes from racism, and racism locks out talent’ – Clinton Chauke discusses his book Born in Chains

Clinton Chauke was on Afternoon Express recently to discuss his new book Born in Chains: The Diary of an Angry ‘Born-Free’.

Don’t miss Clinton Chauke at Exclusive Books Menlyn Park for the launch of Born in Chains: The Diary of an Angry ‘Born-Free’

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books Menlyn Park invite you to the launch of Born in Chains by Clinton Chauke.

Homebru 2018: More than 50 books celebrating the best of South African fiction and non-fiction

Exclusive Books has announced this year’s Homebru selection, celebrating the best of South African books. There are more than 50 books in this …

Open Book Festival announces first group of authors confirmed for Cape Town

The first group of authors has been announced for the eighth Open Book Festival! This year’s Open Book will take place from …

Join Clinton Chauke at Bridge Books for the launch of Born in Chains: The Diary of an Angry ‘Born-Free’

In Born In Chains Clinton writes about negotiating the pitfalls and lifelines of a young life: crime and drugs, football, religion, friendship, school, circumcision and, ultimately, becoming a man. Throughout it all, he displays determination as well as a self-deprecating humour that will keep you turning the pages till the end.

‘Unflinching, witty, courageous’ – Born in Chains: The Diary of an Angry ‘Born-Free’ by Clinton Chauke

What is it like to be born dirt-poor in South Africa? Clinton Chauke knows, having been raised alongside his two sisters in a remote village bordering the Kruger National Park and a squatter camp outside Pretoria.