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Author Interviews

Peter Sadie

Faith in our Struggle: A Memoir of Hope – Peter Sadie

19th January 2023 This is the story of a little boy growing up in in a big Lebanese family in Mayfair, in Johannesburg, 60 years ago. It tells of his relationship... 

Niel Joubert

Whitey: The Rise and Rule of the Shoprite King – Niel Joubert

15th December 2022 James Wellwood Basson, known as ‘Whitey’, is a South African business legend. In 1979, he bought eight small shops in and around Cape Town. Over... 

Janet Smith

Patrice Motsepe: An appetite for disruption – Janet Smith

8th December 2022 Known as much for his philanthropy as for his commercial nous, entrepreneurship, and for being a soccer boss and family man, Patrice Motsepe is a... 

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Patric Tariq Mellet

Cleaner's Boy: A resistance road to a liberated life – Patric Tariq Mellet

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th December 2022 Questions of identity were unavoidable in Patric Tariq Mellet’s life. As a small child he watched as his immediate family were mistreated,... 

Kumi Naidoo

Letters to My Mother: The Making of a Troublemaker – Kumi Naidoo

6th December 2022 Growing up in apartheid-era Chatsworth, Kumi Naidoo tells how his mother’s suicide when he was just 15 years old acted as a catalyst for his... 

Jan Glazewski

Blood and Silver: A true story of survival and a son’s search for his family treasure – Jan Glazewski

25th November 2022 Before fleeing the family estate near Lviv, in what is now Ukraine, Jan Glazewski’s father buried what he could salvage of the family silver in the... 

Jacques Pauw

Our Poisoned Land: Living in the Shadows of Zuma’s Keepers – Jacques Pauw 

24th November 2022 Our Poisoned Land, is the sequel to Jacques Pauw’s super-selling The President’s Keepers. A publishing phenomenon and South Africa’s... 

Nicky Falkof

Worrier State: Risk, anxiety and moral panic in South Africa – Nicky Falkof

18th November 2022 Worrier State looks at the pervasive culture of fear in South Africa. It reveals how narratives of fear manifest in contemporary media forms and... 

Barry Dwolatzky

Coded History: My life of new beginnings – Barry Dwolatzky

10th November 2022 After being diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia, Barry Dwolatzky left Britain and returned to South Africa in 1989 after living in self-imposed... 

Lincoln Mali

Blazing a Trail: Lessons for African leadership – Lincoln Mali

2nd November 2022 After being jailed as a student activist during the 1980s, Lincoln Mali heeded his father’s advice: the most powerful weapon against the apartheid... 

Bryan Rostron

Lost on the Map: A memoir of colonial illusions – Bryan Rostron

31st October 2022 For 250 years the author’s family spread across the globe, helping to expand the British Empire and paint the map red. This is a personal reckoning... 

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