- Fabulous account of odd family
The mysterious uncle Cedric could be anyone's relative and therein lies Rupert Thomson's genius.
- Finding facts to suit arguments
Ivo Vegter says environmentalists exaggerate problems, but his book committs the same sins.
- Celebrating a great son of Africa
A new book on Samora Machel takes an unusual approach to its subject.
- The rooinek who struck glossy gold
The doyenne of women's magazines entertains with an unabashed autobiography
- Feisty professor 'took life on the chin'
Craig MacKenzie Margaret Lenta, born September 2 1936, died November 5 2012
- 'Soiled with a secret shame'
Zuma Exposed gets to the heart of the paranoia and power play central to the ANC under his leadership
- Throw the book at books
Insightful and controversial, Coovadia's essays are a cracking read -- even if they are in book form
- Harrowing story of an African farm
South African literature has a long tradition of farm novels digging deep into the lives of people on these farms.
- Thrilling Bond-like read, but with more depth
This reads like a South African James Bond novel, but is more elegantly written and rather more serious.