biographies

 
Make way for the wise man of Winterveldt
Make way for the wise man of Winterveldt
Traditional healer and lay preacher Khehla Nyamakazi is still the nerve centre of community life in the Winterveldt informal settlement, north of...
Boxed into dead-end despair
Boxed into dead-end despair
A NATIVE OF NOWHERE: THE LIFE OF NAT NAKASA by Ryan Brown (Jacana)
Richard Rive biography: Where's the roistering braggart?
Richard Rive biography: Where's the roistering braggart?
RICHARD RIVE: A PARTIAL BIOGRAPHY by Shaun Viljoen (Wits University Press)
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...
Who will play Hillary Clinton in new biopic?
Who will play Hillary Clinton in new biopic?
The US presidential election may be three years away, but speculation is already rife about the runners and riders in what is sure to be an epic...
Beastie Boys memoir to be released in 2015
Beastie Boys memoir to be released in 2015
The currently untitled book is scheduled for 2015. Spiegel & Grau said the book will track the band's rise from its high...
Posthumous honours
Posthumous honours
It's rather unfortunate that American historian Manning Marable, author of Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, isn't around to enjoy his...
The restless genius whose life reads like a novel
The restless genius whose life reads like a novel
Becoming Dickens: The Invention of a Novelist by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst (Harvard) Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin (Viking)...

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