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Author Interviews

False River – A novel

8th August 2013 “You are too close to the water,” Paul whispered. “There are barbels in the mud. They will wake up if you step on them.”  When Paul and Dominique... 

Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War to end Apartheid 

9th July 2013 Ruth First and Joe Slovo, husband and wife, were leaders of the war to end apartheid in South Africa. Communists, scholars, parents, and... 

Strange Pilgrimages

26th June 2013 From the award-winning pen of Achmat Dangor comes a subtle and multi-layered collection of short stories that showcases an unusual and illuminating... 

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Making Finn – One couple's unconventional journey to motherhood

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th June 2013 Susan’s childhood dream of becoming a mother has not diminished with the revelation, alarming both to herself and her bewildered family, that she... 

'Dad, don't go to work' – A collection of poems

By: Shannon de Ryhove     6th June 2013 This humorous and incisive collection of poetry celebrates the joys of childhood and of being a father. Paul Benjamin captures in verse his delight... 

Fractured Lives – A memoir

9th May 2013 Fractured Lives, written by Toni Strasburg, is a memoir of one woman’s experiences as a documentary filmmaker covering the wars in southern Africa... 

Sanctuary – How an inner-city church spilled onto a sidewalk 

24th April 2013 Bishop Paul Verryn knew he had a problem when xenophobic violence erupted in South Africa in May 2008 and the threat of it spreading to Central... 

The Accidental Ambassador: From parliament to Patagonia

11th April 2013 'The Accidental Ambassador' follows on from the successful Tony Leon autobiography, 'On the Contrary: Leading the Opposition in a Democratic South... 

When Hope and History Rhyme – Amina Cachalia's autobiography

27th March 2013 The ninth of eleven children born to political activists Ebrahim and Fatima Asvat, Amina Cachalia’s political activism and championing of women’s... 

'A quiet kind of courage' – book review

By: Shannon de Ryhove     15th March 2013 Henry Wegland, a former ANC activist now living in New York City with his son, encourages Saul, his grandson, to travel to South Africa to make a... 

Songs & Secrets: SA from liberation to governance

22nd February 2013 Former senior spy master and author Barry Gilder speaks to Polity's Motshabi Hoaeane about his book ‘Songs & Secrets’, a book about South Africa... 

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