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Author Interviews
 
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13 Aug 2013
 
 
 
 
Crossing the Line: When Cops Become Criminals
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Crossing the Line is a book of great significance in South Africa today: it is an in-depth examination of police corruption and crime in the country, and hopes to remove the topic from academia and...
 
 
08 Aug 2013
 
 
 
False River – A novel
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“You are too close to the water,” Paul whispered. “There are barbels in the mud. They will wake up if you step on them.”  When Paul and Dominique are sent to boarding schools in Natal, their...
 
 
09 Jul 2013
 
 
 
 
 
Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War to end Apartheid
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Ruth First and Joe Slovo, husband and wife, were leaders of the war to end apartheid in South Africa. Communists, scholars, parents, and uncompromising militants, they were the perfect enemies for...
 
 
26 Jun 2013
 
 
 
Strange Pilgrimages
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From the award-winning pen of Achmat Dangor comes a subtle and multi-layered collection of short stories that showcases an unusual and illuminating take on ‘the struggle years’, and how the past...
 
 
10 Jun 2013
 
 
 
Making Finn – One couple's unconventional journey to motherhood
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Susan’s childhood dream of becoming a mother has not diminished with the revelation, alarming both to herself and her bewildered family, that she does, in fact, ‘bat for the other team’. Having...
 
 
06 Jun 2013
 
 
 
'Dad, don't go to work' – A collection of poems
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This humorous and incisive collection of poetry celebrates the joys of childhood and of being a father. Paul Benjamin captures in verse his delight at sharing the world with his son. From family...
 
 
09 May 2013
 
 
 
Fractured Lives – A memoir
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Fractured Lives, written by Toni Strasburg, is a memoir of one woman’s experiences as a documentary filmmaker covering the wars in southern Africa during the 1980s and 1990s. Interweaving...
 
 
24 Apr 2013
 
 
 
 
 
Sanctuary – How an inner-city church spilled onto a sidewalk
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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 Methodist Church in downtown Johannesburg became very...
 
 
11 Apr 2013
 
 
 
The Accidental Ambassador: From parliament to Patagonia
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'The Accidental Ambassador' follows on from the successful Tony Leon autobiography, 'On the Contrary: Leading the Opposition in a Democratic South Africa' to showcase Leon’s wit and sense of humour...
 
 
27 Mar 2013
 
 
 
When Hope and History Rhyme – Amina Cachalia's autobiography
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The ninth of eleven children born to political activists Ebrahim and Fatima Asvat, Amina Cachalia’s political activism and championing of women’s rights was almost a preordained path with her...
 
 
15 Mar 2013
 
 
 
'A quiet kind of courage' – book review
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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 documentary about the people involved in the...
 
 
22 Feb 2013
 
 
 
Songs & Secrets: SA from liberation to governance
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Former senior spy master and author Barry Gilder speaks to Polity's Motshabi Hoaeane about his book ‘Songs & Secrets’, a book about South Africa from liberation to governance.
 
 
30 Jan 2013
 
 
 
 
 
Agriculture, Furniture & Marmalade – Southern African motorsport heroes
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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 director Greg Mills. Mills is an avid amateur racing...
 
 
30 Nov 2012
 
 
 
Killing for profit – Exposing the illegal rhino horn trade
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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 investigation into a dangerous criminal underworld...
 
 
16 Nov 2012
 
 
 
Endings & Beginnings – A story of healing
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When Redi Tlhabi is eleven years old, two years after her father’s death, she meets the handsome, charming and smooth, Mabegzo. A rumoured gangster, murderer and rapist, he is a veritable ‘jack...
 
 
 
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