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Author Interviews
 
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Rachel Weeping
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
“This job was money. It was the roof over her head. It was what kept her parents alive and what allowed her to remain in South Africa legally. She knew how hard it was to find stable work,...
 
 
07 Jul 2015
 
 
 
Whispers from the depths: The Kariba story
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
Whispers from the Depths, written by Liz Wickins and Mike Wickins, is the story of the building of Kariba dam in the mid-1950s, but it focuses as much, if not more, on the significant consequences...
 
 
01 Jul 2015
 
 
 
 
 
Holy Cows: The Ambiguities of Being South African
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Outspoken columnist Gareth van Onselen boldly tackles South Africa’s holy cows, those touchy subjects we hesitate to mention by name for fear of offence or being misunderstood. Incisive and witty,...
 
 
02 Jun 2015
 
 
 
The Mirror Breaks
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
This is the first book in a trilogy which tells the story of a young South African woman who is abused both physically and mentally through two marriages and the threat of losing her children in a...
 
 
26 May 2015
 
 
 
Jimfish
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
In the 1980s, a small man is pulled up out of the Indian Ocean in Port Pallid, South Africa, claiming to have been kidnapped as a baby. The Sergeant, whose job it is to sort the local people by...
 
 
08 May 2015
 
 
 
What Will People Say?
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
Rehana Rossouw’s unique voice gives life and drama to this family saga. It is the story of the Fourie family, residents of Hanover Park in the Cape Flats during the height of the struggle era. The...
 
 
24 Apr 2015
 
 
 
Chris Hani – A Jacana Pocket Biography
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
‘Chris Hani was killed by those who would like to see an explosion of carnage and race war, a massive spilling of blood, and the end of negotiations. The assassins want to drag us back to a...
 
 
27 Mar 2015
 
 
 
How to marry a politician and survive
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
How to Marry a Politician and Survive is a tongue in cheek look at South African politicians, a celebration of quirky moments, a guide for those who want a wedding with hand-made menus that cost...
 
 
20 Mar 2015
 
 
 
 
 
Speaking Truth to Power: The story of the Aids Law Project
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
Speaking Truth to Power is about the resurgence of activism in post-apartheid South Africa. A small legal NGO in Johannesburg, the AIDS Law Project (ALP), along with its allies in the Treatment...
 
 
19 Mar 2015
 
 
 
Recovering Democracy in South Africa
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
In Recovering Democracy in South Africa, Raymond Suttner brings together the best of his recent writings and essays; he offers a fresh look at the wide range of contentious issues that currently...
 
 
05 Mar 2015
 
 
 
The Class of '79: Three students who risked their lives to destroy Apartheid
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
When did this story begin?... It began when three Rhodes University students realised that what was happening in South Africa’s so-called ‘separate development’ was wrong. And that they simply...
 
 
19 Feb 2015
 
 
 
Out of Line: A memoir
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
Dov Fedler was a laatlammetjie, born and bred in Johannesburg in 1940 just as Hitler was getting into his stride.  A third child was not on his parents’ ‘want-list’. It was hard enough supporting...
 
 
13 Feb 2015
 
 
 
 
 
Race, Class and Power: Harold Wolpe and the Radical Critique of Apartheid
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
Over four decades ago, radical scholars began to suggest a new way of looking at South African society, one that blamed the economic power of those who owned property for the racial bondage of the...
 
 
28 Jan 2015
 
 
 
 
 
Carry-on baggage: The story of a man who thought he travelled light
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
Howard Feldman was a high flying commodity trader, living a seemingly perfect life, with a perfect wife and perfect children, in an unbelievably perfect world. "His tie was Hermès and belt...
 
 
19 Jan 2015
 
 
 
 
 
The true state of the nation
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
The true state of the nation is the novella by Andile Mchunu, a 17-year-old boy who resides in a small town in South Africa, called Estcourt. It follows the story of a young boy as he discovers the...
 
 
 
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