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Author Interviews
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24 Apr 2013
Sanctuary – How an inner-city church spilled onto a sidewalk
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
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
Before we say goodbye – Book review
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 personal account of the months he spent with his...
30 Oct 2012
Business in Africa: Corporate Insights
High-growth, high-return Africa, with much improved trading conditions, is the most sought after frontier destination for global investment today. However, there are 54 countries on the continent...
19 Oct 2012
A bantu in my bathroom: Debating race, sexuality and other uncomfortable South African topics
Political and social analyst Eusebius McKaiser asks in his first book A Bantu in my Bathroom why South Africans are so uncomfortable with deep disagreement. Why do we lash out at people with...
10 Oct 2012
The Hungry Season – Feeding southern Africa's cities
The food we eat is as colourful as the cultures of the people eating it. But why we eat the way we do runs deeper than the whims of our traditions or palates. The Hungry Season takes author Leonie...
24 Aug 2012
Restless Nation: Making sense of troubled times
Our rainbow nation has become a restless nation. Citizens are faced with poor service delivery and corruption, while a new bling culture has infected both politics and business. William Gumede...
01 Aug 2012
The Governor's Wife
International bestselling author Mark Gimenez grew up in Galveston County, Texas. He attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos where he earned a B.A. in Political Science. He then...
05 Jul 2012
Eye on the Diamonds
Author and activist Terry Crawford-Browne's Eye on the Money, published in 2007, was primarily an account of the international banking sanctions campaign against apartheid during the 1980s, but it...
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