Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ‘protected her privacy by telling fictitious stories about her childhood’ – Jonny Steinberg discusses his new book Winnie and Nelson
Jonny Steinberg sat down with Polity SA to chat about his new book Winnie and Nelson: Portrait of a Marriage.
‘As a country, we do not have a name, what we have is a geographic location’ – Sihle Khumalo discusses his new book Milk the Beloved Country
Sihle Khumalo chatted to Polity SA about his new book, Milk the Beloved Country, and explained why he thinks South Africa needs a name change.
‘Smuts was one of the towering figures of South African history, whether one liked him or not’ – an interview with author Richard Steyn
Richard Steyn chatted to Polity recently about his biography Jan Smuts: Unafraid of Greatness.
‘There are so many different themes in this book that I feel could resonate with people’ – Iman Rappetti discusses her book Sermons of Soul
Iman Rappetti chatted to Polity SA recently about her most recent book, Sermons of Soul.
Dewald van Rensburg chatted to Polity SA recently about his book VBS: A Dream Defrauded.
[Watch] Raymond Parsons discusses his new book Polity: Recession, Recovery and Reform: South Africa after Covid-19
Professor Raymond Parsons was hosted by Polity SA recently to talk about his new book, a collection of essays by a range of authors titled Polity: Recession, Recovery and Reform: South Africa after Covid-19.
Social activist Ndileka Mandela chatted to Polity SA about her new memoir I Am Ndileka: More Than My Surname.
Watch: Gaongalelwe Tiro talks about why he wrote his book Parcel Of Death: The Biography of Onkgopotse Abram Tiro
Gaongalelwe Tiro discussed his book Parcel of Death: The Biography Of Onkgopotse Abram Tiro with Polity SA.
Roger Southall chatted to Polity SA about his new book Election 2019: Change and Stability in South Africa’s Democracy.
Letshego Zulu chatted to Polity SA recently about her new book, I Choose to Live: Life After Losing Gugu.
‘The problems are structural, they are not individual’ – Mcebisi Jonas discusses his book After Dawn: Hope After State Capture
In October 2015, the Gupta brothers offered Jonas the position of Minister of Finance in exchange for R600-million. Then the Deputy Finance Minister, Jonas turned down the bribe and a period of deep introspection followed for him.
What does it mean to have visions, to be mentally ill within a South African context? Masande Ntshanga discusses his new novel Triangulum
‘I was interested in this idea of exploring mental illness in a way that looked outside of its formulations by the West. What does it mean, actually, to have visions, and what does it mean to be mentally ill within an African context, or even a South African context?’
‘Do you think you funny?’ How Yusuf Daniels got his big break in publishing (his book Living Coloured is now a bestseller)
Yusuf Daniels chats about his new memoir, Living Coloured (Because Black and White were Already Taken).
‘My whiteness saved my life that day’ – Bradley Steyn, author of Undercover with Mandela’s Spies, describes the massacre that changed his life
Bradley D Steyn spoke to Polity SA recently about his book Undercover with Mandela’s Spies: The Story of The Boy Who Crossed the Square.
Mbongiseni Buthelezi discusses the new book Traditional Leaders in a Democracy: Resources, Respect and Resistance
Mbongiseni Buthelezi sat down with Polity SA to discuss his new book Traditional Leaders in a Democracy: Resources, Respect and Resistance.
‘If you are going to tell a story, you must be prepared for criticism’ – Fiona Snyckers discusses her new novel, Lacuna
Fiona Snyckers chatted to Polity SA about her new novel, Lacuna.
‘I want readers to enjoy the book. What message they get is up to them’ – Watch an interview with Zakes Mda on his new book The Zulus of New York
Zakes Mda chatted to Polity SA about his new novel The Zulus of New York.
‘I may have left my abusive partner, but the trauma and shame never left me’ – Vanessa Govender discusses her memoir Beaten But Not Broken
‘I may have walked away, I may have left my abusive partner, but the trauma and the pain and the anguish and the shame have never left me.’
‘The situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory is very similar to that of apartheid South Africa’ – John Dugard discusses his book Confronting Apartheid
John Dugard discusses his book Confronting Apartheid: A Personal History of South Africa, Namibia and Palestine with Polity SA.
The novel follows the story of a young student from Pretoria named Freya, who sees her twin brother murdered in front of her.