Jane Rosenthal

Kingsolver evokes US turmoil

Her latest novel weaves the past with the present and people’s responses to the present and future

To reckon with Winnie’s ghost

This is not comfortable reading, says Sisonke Msimang

‘Homeland’ is a thriller,  but one with depth

Karin Brynard's novel questions what outsiders have brought to the Khomani Bushmen, including those who profess to support them.

Dangarembga builds on her two earlier books

Here the protagonist is in her 30s, and she again narrates her story herself with an interesting distancing to reflect the divisions in her being.

An expat’s return explores intimacy

The novel deals with intimacy and trust, and finding one’s place in the world.

Life and death of a little river

A daughter of the 1820 Settlers looks at events that ruthlessly shaped the lives of those linked to the Kowie River

Mending severed histories with returning shades

This novel weaves colonial fact and ancestral memory in contemporary Eastern Cape life

Self-reflections of an activist

Mark Heywood's book avoids plain history. Instead it encourages its readers to reflect.

New life recalls ‘mad’ SA hero

Rejected by the Empire, beloved in South Africa, Hobhouse stood for justice, feminism and pacifism

Convincing characters live on in debut novel by well-known playwright

Ameera Patel has produced a book that reads like a fast-paced thriller but it has real depth.

‘From Man to Man’: Olive Schreiner’s tender feminist ode

The writer’s humane spirit shines through in a reissue of her novel that was closest to her heart: 'From Man to Man'.

14 stops to transformation

This collection of stories centres on the ‘slow road to purgatory’, from broken relationships to Huletts sugar-sachet wisdom.

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