Podcast

‘I’ve never hugged my mother’ – Listen to Landa Mabenge talk to The Cheeky Natives about his memoir, Becoming Him: A Trans Memoir of Triumph

In this in-depth podcast, Landa Mabenge talks to The Cheeky Natives about his memoir Becoming Him: a Trans Memoir of Triumph.

‘Born the wrong colour – so I had to die’: Sara-Jayne King talks about identity, adoption and her memoir Killing Karoline

Author, journalist and Cape Talk presenter Sara-Jayne King spoke to the BBC’s Andile Masuka recently about identity, adoption and her harrowing memoir, Killing Karoline. 

‘I have a need to tell stories and the stories need to come out’ – Listen to Gail Schimmel discussing her fourth novel, The Accident

Listen to Gail Schimmel in conversation with Radio Today Johannesburg’s Sue Grant-Marshall about her fourth novel, The Accident.

Listen to Eusebius McKaiser in conversation with Fiona Snyckers about her new book Lacuna

‘This book is going to be one of those books we all recognise as one of the most important and best recent novels that have landed in South Africa …’

Listen to Michael Nassen Smith discussing his new book Confronting Inequality: The South African Crisis

Michael Nassen Smith chatted to Michelle Constant on the Jet Set Breakfast on SAfm to give some insight into his new book Confronting Inequality: The South African Crisis.

‘Truly brilliant and darkly funny’: Eusebius McKaiser spoke to Christy Chilimigras about her memoir Things Even González Can’t Fix

Eusebius McKaiser spoke to Christy Chilimigras recently about her painfully beautiful memoir Things Even González Can’t Fix.

‘Nthikeng Mohlele is now my favourite contemporary South African novelist’ – Eusebius McKaiser’s rave review of Michael K

Eusebius McKaiser and Karabo Kgoleng explore the novel Michael K by South African author Nthikeng Mohlele.

‘Johannesburg is a city that runs on high-octane fuel’ – Peter Harris chats about his new book Bare Ground

Peter Harris visited Jenny Crwys-Williams in the Kaya FM studios to chat about his debut novel Bare Ground, published by Pan Macmillan.

Angela Makholwa chats about researching the ‘blesser phenomenon’ for her new novel, The Blessed Girl

What does the ‘blesser phenomenon’ say about us as South Africans?

Podcast: Raymond Suttner discusses his book Inside Apartheid’s Prison

Raymond Suttner is one of a small group of white South Africans who was imprisoned for his efforts to overthrow the apartheid regime.

‘It’s my most personal book’: Pumla Dineo Gqola chats to Eusebius McKaiser about Reflecting Rogue

Eusebius McKaiser chatted to Pumla Dineo Gqola on 702 about her new book, Reflecting Rogue.

‘Reading set me free’ – Kopano Matlwa chats about writing, success and her new novel Period Pain

Kopano Matlwa has been featured on Face to Face with Success with Nikiwe Bikitsha, a new series of short motivational interviews with interesting South Africans.

I was never invited to a team braai – Thando Manana describes being the first black African to play for the Griquas

‘Obviously they kept to themselves, so I couldn’t go and attend a team braai with the guys – I never did, because I was never invited to … you just met at training.’

The most far-out stuff in my novels is actually what’s true: Zukiswa Wanner chats to Eusebius McKaiser

Zukiswa Wanner was in the 702 studio to chat to Eusebius McKaiser today.

[Video and podcast] Sisonke Msimang on whiteness, multiculturalism and Jacob Zuma

CBC/Radio-Canada has published a multimedia feature on journalist and activist Sisonke Msimang as part of a global series titled ‘Us and Them: …

Charlie English chats about his new book, The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu

Charlie English’s new book, The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu, tells the story of the librarians who saved hundreds of thousands of priceless manuscripts from Al Qaeda in 2013.

Eusebius McKaiser chats to Thandeka Gqubule about her new biography of Thuli Madonsela

Eusebius McKaiser was in conversation with journalist and author Thandeka Gqubule about her book No Longer Whispering to Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela on his show on 702 earlier today.

Listen to Mohale Mashigo chat to The Cheeky Natives about her book The Yearning

The Cheeky Natives sat down with Mohale Mashigo over a conversation filled with lightbulb moments, realisations and introspections delivered in the casual, easy manner which comes from someone whose magic is inherent.

NPR reread Margaret Atwood’s dystopian classic The Handmaid’s Tale ahead of new TV series

As you’ve probably heard, dystopian literature is having something of a resurgence with old favorites by George Orwell and Aldous Huxley flying off shelves and into op-ed pages. Margaret Atwood’s book “The Handmaid’s Tale” is among them. And with a m