What it means to be a Jewish trans woman

2016-05-24 13:32

"Making my transition has made me realise that if I ever attended another Sedar again, I would choose to sit amongst the women," says Anastacia Tomson in Always Anastacia, her new book about being transgender in South Africa.

5 tips to make your bookshelf so much more than just a storage unit

2016-05-13 16:50

Make your book shelf a focal point in your home with these simple tips.

15 last minute gift ideas for Mother’s Day

2016-05-05 15:17

Haven’t been able to get anything for your mom? Try one of these suggestions.

Book review: The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

2016-05-03 14:34

A feisty and adventurous young heroine’s very existence is threatened by her father’s growing obsession with the past.

Luckiest Girl Alive

2016-05-03 12:51

With a title like Luckiest Girl Alive, one assumes a happy escape, a beat-all-the-odds type tale which sees our heroine win at life despite major obstacles. This, however, is not quite that tale.

10 of the most beautiful libraries around the world

2016-04-21 14:02

These spectacular libraries will take any book lover’s breath away.

If you loved the images from the first illustrated Harry Potter book, just wait until you see what the second book has in store for you.

If you loved the images from the first illustrated Harry Potter book, just wait until you see what the second book has in store for you.

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Book review: An Empty Coast by Tony Park

2016-03-31 12:16

An epic adventure with enough action to give adrenaline junkies a good rush.

Book review: Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

2016-03-31 12:01

A rather original take on the high-school jungle of sweaty teenage relationships, with plenty of heart.

Book review: Murder at Small Koppie: The Real Story of the Marikana Massacre by Greg Marinovich

2016-03-31 11:59

Renowned photojournalist, and infamous member of the Bang-Bang Club, Greg Marinovich, gives us an in-depth investigation into one of the biggest losses of civilian life in South Africa since Sharpeville.


Translated book wins the 2016 International Man Booker Prize

2016-05-17 13:49

It was a big night for translated fiction as Korean novelist Han Kang won the prestigious award for her novel, The Vegetarian.

I'm the Girl Who Was Raped

2016-05-10 11:03

In a harrowing new book, Michelle Hattingh talks candidly about being raped on the very day she presented her thesis on men’s perceptions of rape.

Book review: A Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

2016-05-03 14:39

A tasty morsel of literature, Career of Evil keeps you guessing right until the end.

This book scared the hell out of me!

2016-05-03 14:08

Our readers share the scariest books they've ever read.

Funniest CVs ever

2016-05-03 00:00

“Good day. My name is Pablo Mustafa. I am a former painting assistant to Jesus Christ and Takashi Murakami.”

Gangster’s paradise: why Cape Town’s gangs are thriving

2016-04-21 13:40

Police efforts to curb gang membership and violence in Cape Town are failing. In an attempt to find a solution, a new book, Gang Town, by Don Pinnock turns existing theories on their head.

New book from popular romance author is dark, twisted and brutal

2016-04-08 16:21

Torture, branding and extreme bullying set in a society that places its value on perfection, is the focus of Cecelia Ahern’s (bestselling author of P.S. I Love You) new book. We kid you not.

Book review: After the Woods by Kim Savage

2016-03-31 12:07

An unsettling tale that details what happens in the aftermath of a kidnapping gone wrong.

Book review: Warriors of the Storm by Bernard Cornwell

2016-03-31 12:00

A fully immersive experience, Warriors of the Storm is a crafty nod to the history of the English language, religion and society.

Book review: The Dot Spot: Adventures in Love and Sex by Dorothy Black

2016-03-31 11:55

This book is not just about sex and what to do, how to do it and where to find people to do it with. It’s about finding out who you are, what you really truly want and need, and then being empowered enough to go ask for it.

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