Gavin Evans

Emile Griffith: A gay boxer’s triumphs and despairs

The book of the US boxer's double life is packed with pathos, writes Gavin Evans.

Massive hype, even bigger money for Mayweather vs Pacquiao

The anticipation for the "Fight of the Century" is palpable and the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will rake in cash.

Black Brain, White Brain: The new wave of racist science

The last decade has seen a revival of a very old and long-discredited idea: that intelligence is influenced by racial origin.

Feats of an innovative generation

Radical white students played an important role in opposing apartheid and paved the way for Cosatu.

Fear and Lothian in Westminster

Big promises were made to keep Scotland in the union, now it’s time for backpedalling.

Slovo, First biography – Bedfellows of a different feather

Alan Wieder's biography on Joe Slovo and Ruth First focuses on the couple's relationship, their different personalities and opposing views.

Bonds of tribal loyalty loosen

Ronnie Kasrils names his comrades in the fourth edition of his book about the struggle. Other than that, not much is new.

Campaign of errors

With its confusing title and sloppy research, this book on the ECC is not worth soldiering through.

Margaret Thatcher’s shameful support for apartheid

It was fitting that the first South African to be invited to Margaret Thatcher's funeral on Wednesday was the last apartheid leader.

Reliving apartheid’s dying days

Donald McRae's ability as a story­teller turns the everyday into the exceptional.

From fighter to writer:James Kilgore is free and flourishing

The man who evaded arrest for 27 years tells <b>Gavin Evans</b> about his life on the run, his remorse and his unshakable links to South Africa.

A winning solution

The African National Congress has deftly turned certain defeat into a minor triumph with its right turn on a renewed sports boycott.

Press Releases