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‘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.

Mending severed histories with returning shades

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

A novel look at diaspora and identity

Academic JU Jacobs explores South African stories that reveal who we are and our journeys here and elsewhere, both physically and psychologically.

Compassion in the tragic quest for a colony

The Compassionate Englishwoman book is a post-retirement project by author Robert Eales about the Boer war.

The Texture of Shadows: Beyond anger and retribution

Moving, memorable novel explores the life of ANC soldiers in exile and their return to SA shortly before Mandela’s release.

Of kleva dreams and integrity

Jane Rosenthal on the urban intelligentsia in new novels from Perfect Hlongwane and Thando Mgqolozana.

A blessing and the fighter’s lace

In a compelling novel and an engaging memoir, Jane Rosenthal finds richly textured accounts of Muslim and Indian experiences in South Africa.

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