Best Reads 2007

2007-12-05 00:00

Here is the second instalment of the books regular Witness book reviewers have enjoyed during their reading year. Fiction, non-fiction (plenty of biographies this week) and poetry all feature. There are plenty of Christmas shopping ideas if you want to give a book, surely the best present of all.

Stephen Coan: Gore Vidal’s Palimpsest, Alec Guinness’s My Name Escapes Me, Steve Shapiro’s of little consequence.

Sharon Dell: At Risk: writing on and over the edge of South Africa (edited by Liz McGregor and Sarah Nuttall), Lauren St John’s Rainbow’s End, Dawn Garisch’s Once Two Islands.

Thabisile Gumede: Zachariah Rapola’s Beginnings of a Dream, Helon Habila’s Measuring Time, Kgebetli Moele’s Room 207.

Nalini Naidoo: Padraig O’Malley’s Shades of Difference: Mac Maharaj and the Struggle For South Africa, William Dalrymple’s The Age of Kali: Indian Travels and Encounters, Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns.

Diana Procter: Jane Harris’s The Observations, Roopa Farooki’s Bitter Sweets, Joanne Harris’s The Lollipop Shoes.

Yves Vanderhaeghen: Mark Gevisser’s Thabo Mbeki — The Dream Deferred, Ian McEwan’s Amsterdam, Bernard Schlink’s Self’s Punishment.

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