Barbara Ludman

District Six – home of Jozi’s finest melktert

District Six in Emmarentia offers a joyous mixture of flavours to remind you of the best dishes your ouma used to make.

Rare performance of Iphigenie en Tauride

The opera <em>Iphigenie en Tauride</em> is not a work one encounters often -- not like <em>Carmen</em> or <em>Madame Butterfly</em>.

Opera and theatre fest on screen

High-end culture at the movies returns on Friday with the Metropolitan Opera's new production of <i>Das Rheingold</i>.

‘Undead’ suck teens in

Fantasy world weaves a spell that appeals to those entering the realm of young adulthood

Read of the year: Netherland

Barack Obama, who said "<em>Netherland</em>" when asked what he was reading, has done wonders for sales of the novel.

Plenty of fish in the C(BD)

Barbara Ludman pays a visit to Lucky Moo, a gourmet Chinese food establishment in the city centre that offers diners more than just chicken.

Business and breakaways on Anderson Street

In an earlier life the Mapungubwe Hotel was the French Bank; the Ashanti Hotel, diagonally across the road, housed lawyers' offices.

In search of pace and plot

There is a good reason to read the following books: Dante's Number, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher and Blue Religion.

History and mystery

Stephen L Carter writes novels about the black American bourgeoisie and shoves in the odd murder to disguise his work as crime fiction

In at the death

Barbara Ludman ponders ways of dying from Britain to Swaziland via Botswana.

Rise of the slasher

Why is slasher fiction the local publishing world's favoured dish? Barbara Ludman investigates.

Dangerously in love

Barbara Ludman reviews <i>The 19th Wife </i>, <li>Wounded</li>, <i>Master of the Delta </i> and <i>The Chatham School Affair</i>.

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