M&G books editor Darryl Accone picks his top five best reads for this year.
Ruge achieves a saga span while avoiding the saga sloth often displayed by chronological treatments.
There is a confidence, economy and enjoyability to "Bad Monkey" that give the impression of a writer back in love with his franchise.
Two new crime thrillers, both set in police states, show how the enemy of the rule of law is very often the state itself.
Anne Norton rejects the "clash of civilisations" view of Islam and the West, but offers little to replace it, says Lawrence Rosen.
Chronic ranges across the post-colonial world, exposing multiple contradictions and a bewildering range of trajectories across this landscape.
Liesl Jobson has been published in many short story collections and that this, her first solo collection, is a book worth reading.
In 'Freedom Rider' Kevin Davie, an Âendurance sport enthusiast and business editor of the Mail & Guardian, writes about life on the road.
Lauren Beukes's latest novel, a nightmare tale of a time-hopping women-killer, is a publisherâ€™s dream but leaves little in its wake.
It is doubtful that a homogeneous volk ever really Âexisted, but the debate about Afrikaner identity - and its future - has not run its full course.
New insight on our Âleaders past and Âpresent gives us a clearer idea about why the rosy future we believed was ours has been lost.
Amina Cachalia certainly was an extraordinary woman Ââ€“ Nelson Mandela clearly thought so, too.
Reality is renegotiated, universes up for grabs in two stories that disrupt the traditions of hard SF and hard-boiled fiction.
Latest releases on South African shelves prove that if youngsters have material they enjoy, they will read.
What is most interesting, and most fresh, about Hugh Howeyâ€™s book is its back story.
Former and current members of the air force give personal insights into the history of the SAAF.
Reviewing a book when its writer, who is foreign, is on a visit to South Africa is something of a double-edged sword.
JM Coetzeeâ€™s latest novel, with its highly efficent and clinical prose, is both befuddling and engaging.
A lot of money has come into sport, changing it utterly, and the perils that confront rich sports stars keep mounting.
As an introduction to a memoir, one canâ€™t imagine a more dramatic opening than hijacking a plane and landing it in a hostile country.