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Author Interviews
 
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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
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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...
 
 
14 Jan 2015
 
 
 
The rise of the Securocrats: The case of South Africa
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
The South African government led by the ANC’s president, Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, stands accused of having fallen under the sway of the securocrats. Who, or what, are they? Securocrats are...
 
 
11 Dec 2014
 
 
 
Drinking with Ghosts: The Aftermath of Apartheid's Dirty War
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
Drinking with Ghosts: The Aftermath of Apartheid’s Dirty War is a fascinating exploration of the dark corners of South Africa’s past by a veteran journalist. Michael Schmidt’s revelations move from...
 
 
10 Dec 2014
 
 
 
Eat, Drink & Blame The Ancestors
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
For five years, Ndumiso Ngcobo, South Africa’s favourite big-headed columnist, has entertained Sunday Times readers with his hallucinations: amusing anecdotes, outlandish opinions and furiously...
 
 
01 Dec 2014
 
 
 
Remaking the ANC: Party Change in South Africa and the Global South
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
Although the ANC has been in power now for twenty years and looks set to continue in office for some time yet, its hold on power is neither permanent nor assured, and sometime in the future it is...
 
 
 
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