Academic JU Jacobs explores South African stories that reveal who we are and our journeys here and elsewhere, both physically and psychologically.
The Compassionate Englishwoman book is a post-retirement project by author Robert Eales about the Boer war.
The complicated Arab-Israeli situation is hard to write about but makes for fascinating if often harrowing reading.
A gripping historical novel or a new collection of poetry will take your mind off the burning heat, writes Jane Rosenthal.
Author Rehana Rossouw's latest novel deals with conflicted and confused lives in the Cape Flats.
Carol Campbell uses the characters in Esther's House to reflect on real issues in a country that is 21 years into democracy.
The fall of apartheid’s structures has allowed fiction to explore a range of social issues.
While disappointing, this farm novel is unconvincing in register, oversimplified and sensationalist, writes Jane Rosenthal.
In a romantic novel about emancipation, the late André Brink failed to get to the heart of his main character’s pain.
The changeover from imperial to metric measurement used as a metaphor for the change in conciousness of South Africans. What really counts in life?