BOOK REVIEW: Wilbur Smith's memoir reads like one of his novels

2018-06-18 13:52

Young novelists will find some interesting advice scattered throughout the book on his writing methods and how he has coped with producing such a large amount of high quality work.

These new books teach Zulu using comics

2018-06-17 00:00

Following the success of his educational book Siyafunda, illustrator Siya Masuku continues to do great things to help children (and adults) learn isiZulu. Rhodé Marshall talks to him about his new comic books for kids.

Win a copy of the bestseller - Children of Blood and Bone

2018-06-12 11:59

The Nigerian inspired fantasy novel has been making waves on an international scale. Here’s why you should read it (and enter to win a copy of the book).

Book review: The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton

2018-06-12 10:20

If you’re looking for a good thriller, then this will quench your thirst, although the ending might not.

Book review: Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin

2018-06-12 10:13

What if the man you knew killed your sister was never charged? What if dementia was taking his mind and the answers you seek are slipping away?

5 books that will make you feel like a teen in love

2018-06-08 11:16

Romance reads for the young and young at heart.

12 books famous scientists think you should read

2018-05-27 04:42

The books scientists recommend include fantasy like Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings," nonfiction like J.D. Vance's "Hillbilly Elegy," and seminal works of political theory like Plato's "The Republic."

It's not just us: authors who hated the movie version of their books

2018-05-24 13:35

They can be just as petty as we are when it comes to opinions on book to film adaptations, especially when it comes to their own.

10 South African Instagram accounts to follow if you love reading

2018-05-15 15:38

Local bookstagram accounts taking reading to the next level.

6 books that brilliantly tackle issues of racism, white privilege and more

2018-05-14 11:07

Uncomfortable, provocative but always thought-provoking reads.


What it looks like when equality starts feeling like “oppression” for some white authors

2018-06-18 10:44

Why diversity should never be treated as a trend.

When is the fat princess going to get her happily ever after?

2018-06-15 13:31

We need to turn folklore narratives upside down because there is huge power in subverting fairy tales.

Book review: Everless by Sara Holland

2018-06-12 10:25

What would you do if you had the power to manipulate time?

Book review: The Favourite Sister Jessica Knoll

2018-06-12 10:19

If you’re a big fan of catty, gossip-fuelled dramas, you’ll be lapping up this excellently written competitive thriller.

BOOK EXTRACT: The Chapter We Wrote – The City Press story

2018-06-11 14:44

Former City Press editor Len Kalane has written a history of the 36-year-old newspaper.

You could stay in this famous author’s house and 8 other weird and wonderful AirBnBs to try

2018-05-31 00:00

Want a little something different on your holiday? Try living like Zelda & F. Scott Fitzgerald in their home or bed down in any of these other wonderful destinations.

Melktert with Betsie Verwoerd, getting Queen Elizabeth to dance and a London coronation - strange and magical moments from Mandela’s life

2018-05-25 17:04

In 100 Mandela Moments, Kate Sidley collects a wonderful range of stories that mark the anniversary of his birth.

Everybody thought I was crazy - now I bring my calling as a sangoma to the boardroom

2018-05-17 10:38

This is just one of the personal accounts from Gogo Dineo Ndlanzi shared with Ruda Landman in her collection of interviews - Tell Me Your Story.

What it's like to be born dirt poor in South Africa - Diary of an Angry Born Free

2018-05-14 13:55

Social critic, a fierce debater and a Pan-Africanist at heart, Clinton Chauke is many things – but as far as labels go, a born free he is not.

Mothers have a huge role to play in helping kids read books

2018-05-12 13:19

Reading is a powerful tool to tackle poverty and inequality

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