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.

Book review: Strange Weather by Joe Hill

2018-05-03 16:18

Joe Hill gives us a four-course meal in his newest book, Strange Weather.

I married a white woman and many call me a traitor

2018-04-30 12:20

Even today, interracial marriage and relationships are still viewed through the lens of racial discrimination.

This is what Maria Ramos and other SA CEOs are reading right now

2018-03-29 13:20

President Cyril Ramaphosa is a big fan of reading, as are these South African CEOs.

Bitchy women and bad boys: sexism in fiction

2018-03-27 10:49

Why do we trash the unlikeable heroine but heap praises on the bad boy in fiction?


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

We spoke to award-winning journalist, Iman Rappetti ahead of the launch of her highly-anticipated memoir

2018-04-30 16:50

Pan Macmillan South Africa has recently published Becoming Iman, the journalist and radio personality's memoir. Here’s why you need to read it.

How one woman’s book caught a killer who evaded the law for more than 40 years

2018-04-30 00:00

Shocking true crime stories you need to read.

11 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

2018-04-13 16:17

Musk credits reading books with his amazing success. Here's a good list to get started, if you want to read like Elon.

Google honours Dr Maya Angelou with a beautiful doodle

2018-04-04 12:31

The bestselling and beloved author, poet and civil rights activist would have been 90 years old today.

5 movie endings that were wildly different from their book's version

2018-03-29 10:30

SPOILERS AHEAD – you have been warned.

Book review: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

2018-03-26 14:06

Is The Woman in the Window set to be 2018’s thriller of the year? Given the epic plot twist, I’d definitely say so.

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