Somizi’s & Bonang’s books

2017-08-20 06:17

They’re among the top-selling books in SAright now, but beyond the typo scandal and celebgossip, how good are Somizi’s and Bonang’s memoirsas literature? City Press critics weigh in.

Book review: A poignant memoir

2017-08-06 06:06

Queen of the Free State by Jennifer Friedman, writes Sandra Laurence.

Book Extract: The time of funerals

2017-06-04 06:02

Section 27, Save SA and Unite Against Corruption activist Mark Heywood has written a book about the fight for social justice in the country.

BOOK REVIEW: A thoughtful life

2017-05-21 06:06

Between Two Fires: Holding the Liberal Centre in South African Politics by John Kane-Berman Jonathan Ball Publishers.

On my shelf: Lauretta Ngcobo’s womanhood

2017-04-02 07:49

By opening up areas of experience, and of contention, previously hidden, Ngcobo’s novel becomes singular in highlighting the damaging, overlapping effects of apartheid and customary law on the lives of black women confined to apartheid’s Bantustans, writes Panashe Chigumadzi.

Book review: A guide to adolescence

2017-03-26 06:34

Young people constitute a large and rapidly growing portion of Africa’s population, writes Esnath Muzenda.

Book review: The arty-mummy woman

2017-03-05 06:10

The idea for this novel came to the author when her friend left her with her children in a park and took longer than expected to return. To explain more would be a spoiler, but the idea is a novel one, yet something that could have happened to any of us who used to meet to share the child-minding, writes Sandra Laurence.

Book review: Tribute to a fierce woman

2016-10-02 06:03

This beautifully illustrated and designed full-colour book is about a stubborn, courageous Englishwoman who broke not only the boundaries of class and country, but defied the hidebound conventions that constrained Victorian women.

BOOK REVIEW: The power of changing your mind

2016-02-09 06:47

Through the mind-set of persuadability, good leaders can become the best leaders, says Ian Mann.

Book Review – Beer Safari by Lucy Corne

2015-11-23 15:17

Go on a beer safari around SA with Lucy Corne's latest book.


Book review: Tribute to a giant

2017-08-13 06:07

A Giant Tree Has Fallen: Tributes to Ali Al’Amin Mazrui, edited by Seifudein Adem, Jideofor Adibe, Abdul Karim Bangura and Abdul Samed Bemath.

BOOK REVIEW: Using the bank's money to get rich, slowly

2017-06-29 07:00

If you think you can’t make money without money, ace book reviewer Ian Mann's latest book pick will show you otherwise.

BOOK REVIEW: Poetry like jazz

2017-05-28 05:58

To Breathe into Another Voice: A South African Anthology of Jazz Poetry edited by Myesha Jenkins.

This 14-year-old published a book

2017-04-23 06:17

Megan Werner, the author of It’s Up To Me, is a 14-year-old from Krugersdorp. It’s not every day that we hear of a teenager aspiring to change the world, writes Esnath Muzenda .

Being Chris Hani’s Daughter: After the visit

2017-04-02 07:49

In this extract from the revealing and emotionally powerful book Being Chris Hani’s Daughter, Lindiwe Hani and Melinda Ferguson recount the effect on Lindiwe after visiting her father’s killers – and the rift it exposed between mother and daughter.

Book review:Twisted tales, fresh ideas

2017-03-19 06:07

Phumlani Pikolihas launched his writing career by self-publishing his short stories, collaborating with illustrators and using multimedia. Phumlani S Langa chats with the young writer.

Book Review: A captivating touchstone of truth

2016-12-02 10:37

If it is possible to call a book written about so much cruelty and suffering wonderful, this is how to define this memoir. Hilton-Barber has achieved extraordinary things, not least of which is this book, and all through a prism of enviable honesty and integrity.

BOOK REVIEW: Why strategy is so tough at the top

2016-04-26 07:21

The formulation of strategy may be a sprint, but its execution across the span of huge companies is a marathon, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Phishing for Phools

2016-02-02 07:12

As our computers need protection against malware, so too do people need the protection of understanding of how easily we are taken for fools, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: How to be tidy and in control

2015-10-07 07:34

The immediate result of tidying your office - and home - is the sense of order and control it brings, says Ian Mann.

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