Johannesburg Review of Books

Footnotes, January 2020: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye …

Jacob Dlamini reviews The List in The Johannesburg Review of Books

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.

‘They do not smile or welcome us but they let us in’: Sisonke Msimang recalls returning home to South Africa

The Johannesburg Review of Books has shared an excerpt from Sisonke Msimang’s new book Always Another Country.

‘What is the acceptable amount of blood for good literature?’ Arundhati Roy’s new novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness reviewed

In the latest issue of the newly launched Johannesburg Review of Books, Panashe Chigumadzi reviews Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.