The latest Jan Smuts biography explores but does not fully explain the terrible blots in his otherwise brilliant career.
The promise of the new and the shackles of the old test a Zimbabwean woman’s resolve.
A new book probes the life and times of Thomas Mapfumo, Zimbabwe’s hailed chimurenga music pioneer.
Owner of Morioka Shoten in Tokyo says the strategy adds up to a dedicated exhibition for each volume it sells.
Why not while away the rest of the holidays with one of the books on the M&G critics' radar?
If all whites had left and their wealth divided among the poor, poverty would hardly have been dented, says Haffajee in What if There Were No Whites?
Foodies, the fickle Jo’burg socialite crowd and book lovers are the prospective clientele of the Social Kitchen & Bar at Exclusive Books in Hyde Park.
Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's essay is now being distributed in Swedish to high-school pupils.
The complicated Arab-Israeli situation is hard to write about but makes for fascinating if often harrowing reading.
Die Reuk van Appels changed a generation. Mia Swart pays tribute to the work of Behr, who died on November 27 from a heart attack at the age of 52.
Cartoonist Zapiro, who has just released his 20th annual collection, talks about making caricatures and how famous faces can mutate
Books were the salvation of Philani Dladla, the self-starter reviewer and street bookseller.
From issues of race, drugs and sex to the importance of culture, young writers reflect on life in post-1994 South Africa in a new e-book anthology.
BBC correspondent Andrew Hosken's book focuses on training camp for jihadis and internal wars between jihadist factions in Syria and elsewhere.
Everything you wanted to know about a vegetable garden comes to you between two covers.
How to get through life? These novels of ideas and odes to “ordinary people” give some hints.
Ruling elites that behave like private corporations don’t help the continent.
Fascinating arguments and ideas combined with a taut narrative tension make prize-winning novel by eminent author hard to put down.
Fungus the Bogeyman and Stick Man are latest book characters to go on the box.