Podcasts

Why do South Africans find crime fiction so fascinating? Listen to author Amy Heydenrych share a deeply personal story

Shame on You author Amy Heydenrych speaks out about a personal experience that shaped her writing.

‘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.

Listen to an interview with Elizabeth Macneal, author of the highly anticipated new novel The Doll Factory

Pan Macmillan has shared an interview with Elizabeth Macneal, author of the highly anticipated new novel The Doll Factory.

‘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 …’

Greg Mills chats about his new book Democracy Works, and rewiring politics to Africa’s advantage

Greg Mills chatted to John Maytham on CapeTalk about his new book Democracy Works: Rewiring Politics to Africa’s Advantage.

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.

Listen to Nthikeng Mohlele talking to The Cheeky Natives about his love of writing and music

The Cheeky Natives have released their podcast with Nthikeng Mohlele, to celebrate the publication of his new book Illumination.

Breaking A Rainbow, Building A Nation author Rekgotsofetse Chikane on how certain universities were ignored during #FeesMustFall

Rekgotsofetse Chikane chatted to Ashraf Garda on SAfm’s The View Point about his fascinating book, Breaking A Rainbow, Building A Nation, which explores the politics of the #MustFall movements.

‘I definitely think you should buy it’ – Eusebius McKaiser reviews Nthikeng Mohlele’s Illumination

Eusebius McKaiser reviewed Nthikeng Mohlele’s new novel, Illumination, which will be out from Pan Macmillan in February.

Does Winnie Mandela have ‘blood on her hands’? ‘Yes and no.’ – Sisonke Msimang discusses her new book, The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela

‘To ask that question of Winnie Mandela as though she were the only person engaged in the Struggle is to somehow exceptionalise her in ways that seem misogynistic, and that are self-serving and revisionist in their essence.’

‘I stopped hating on the Rainbow Nation narrative’ – Rekgotsofetse Chikane explains why it’s the perfect metaphor for South Africa

Rekgotsofetse Chikane chatted to David O’Sullivan on Kaya FM about his new book Breaking a Rainbow, Building a Nation.

‘Probably one of the most important books published this year’ – Eusebius McKaiser on The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas

Eusebius McKaiser chatted to Richard Pithouse about The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas calling it ‘probably one of the most important books published this year in our country’.

Join The Cheeky Natives for a live podcast recording with Mohale Mashigo!

Mohale Mashigo will be doing a live podcast recording with The Cheeky Natives, to discuss her new novel Intruders!

Quitting alcohol and looking for meaning in life – Rebecca Davis chats about Self-Helpless: A Cynic’s Search for Sanity

‘So I quit drinking, and it was only in the wake of stopping to consume alcohol in excess weekly that I realised the degree to which many of us use alcohol as an existential crutch.’

These Things Really Do Happen To Me! Khaya Dlanga chats to Jenny Crwys-Williams about his new book

‘I think anybody could read this and simply enjoy it, but I also think many people could learn from it …’

The lack of land reform is the fault of an inefficient, corrupt state – Judith February discusses her new book Turning and Turning

‘It’s become very fashionable for people to want to discard the constitution, want to cast aspersions on it, and in fact this land debate is a case in point,’ Judith February says.

Listen: Karabo Kgoleng reviews Craig Higginson’s new novel The White Room on 702

Literary critic Karabo Kgoleng shared her views about The White Room, the new book from Craig Higginson, on Talk Radio 702.