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.
Read an excerpt from Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa’s Dare Not Linger: The Presidency and the Constitution
As president, Nelson Mandela’s relationship with the judiciary would be severely tested.
In the latest episode of Amabookabooka, a novel podcast about books and the people who write them, Marcus Low talks about his incredible ‘apocalyptic’ novel.
The Daily Maverick has shared an excerpt from Apartheid Guns and Money: A Tale of Profit by Hennie van Vuuren, published by Jacana Media.
Rebecca Davis has written a review of Thandeka Gqubule’s No Longer Whispering To Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela for the Daily Maverick:
Mamphela Ramphele’s latest book is called Dreams, Betrayal and Hope. If the order of the “hope” and “betrayal” were swapped, it might be an apt description of the journey of many Agang voters.
A novel podcast about books and the people who write. The latest issue features author-journalist-reviewer-blogger-poet Karin Schimke, winner of the prestigious Ingrid Jonker Prize.
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