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Author Interviews

'Dad, don't go to work' – A collection of poems

By: Shannon de Ryhove     6th June 2013 This humorous and incisive collection of poetry celebrates the joys of childhood and of being a father. Paul Benjamin captures in verse his delight... 

Fractured Lives – A memoir

9th May 2013 Fractured Lives, written by Toni Strasburg, is a memoir of one woman’s experiences as a documentary filmmaker covering the wars in southern Africa... 

Sanctuary – How an inner-city church spilled onto a sidewalk 

24th April 2013 Bishop Paul Verryn knew he had a problem when xenophobic violence erupted in South Africa in May 2008 and the threat of it spreading to Central... 

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The Accidental Ambassador: From parliament to Patagonia

11th April 2013 'The Accidental Ambassador' follows on from the successful Tony Leon autobiography, 'On the Contrary: Leading the Opposition in a Democratic South... 

When Hope and History Rhyme – Amina Cachalia's autobiography

27th March 2013 The ninth of eleven children born to political activists Ebrahim and Fatima Asvat, Amina Cachalia’s political activism and championing of women’s... 

'A quiet kind of courage' – book review

By: Shannon de Ryhove     15th March 2013 Henry Wegland, a former ANC activist now living in New York City with his son, encourages Saul, his grandson, to travel to South Africa to make a... 

Songs & Secrets: SA from liberation to governance

22nd February 2013 Former senior spy master and author Barry Gilder speaks to Polity's Motshabi Hoaeane about his book ‘Songs & Secrets’, a book about South Africa... 

Agriculture, Furniture & Marmalade – Southern African motorsport heroes 

30th January 2013 An African team is set to race in the famous Le Mans 24-hour sports car race in 2014 – and the man behind the wheel is Brenthurst Foundation... 

Killing for profit – Exposing the illegal rhino horn trade

30th November 2012 On the black markets of Southeast Asia, rhino horn is worth more than gold, cocaine and heroin. This is the story of a more than two-year-long... 

Endings & Beginnings – A story of healing

16th November 2012 When Redi Tlhabi is eleven years old, two years after her father’s death, she meets the handsome, charming and smooth, Mabegzo. A rumoured... 

Before we say goodbye – Book review

16th November 2012 Sean Davison made headlines in 2010 when he was arrested for aiding his elderly, cancer riddled mother to die. 'Before We Say Goodbye' is Davison’s... 

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