autobiographies

 
​Ngugi wa Thiong’o interprets a continent to the world
​Ngugi wa Thiong’o interprets a continent to the world
Birth of a Dream Weaver: A Writer’s Awakening (Harvill Secker) is author and teacher Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s coming-of-age memoir that...
The Boss battled the old SA
The Boss battled the old SA
It’s a bright autumnal day in London and we, the European press, are at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, undergoing a crisis of faith and...
A treasure trove of?detail, but some loose threads
A treasure trove of?detail, but some loose threads
For the first time, a former leader of the South African Communist Party (SACP) and Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) has given first-hand evidence of how the...
Emma Brockes: In defiance of cruelty, a vital grace
Emma Brockes: In defiance of cruelty, a vital grace
It is an extraordinary story any journalist worth their salt would want to tell: A 24-year-old woman in 1950s South Africa takes her violent...
Our best Verwoerd forward
Our best Verwoerd forward
When Melanie Verwoerd (46) met Nelson Mandela for the first time back in 1990, she was 23. Madiba’s eyes lit up when he heard her surname...
The biographer's rise
The biographer's rise
Conventional wisdom has it that South Africa is blessed with stories. In the last years of apartheid, and the country's first half-decade of...
Recording a petulant soul
Recording a petulant soul
Ronnie Govender's autobiography shows he is a triple-threat man -- in sports, the theatre and literature. Anton Krueger applauds this self-portrait...

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