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Jacques Pauw – The President’s Keepers

Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw exposes the darkest secret at the heart of Jacob Zuma’s compromised government: a cancerous cabal that eliminates the president’s enemies and purges the law-enforcement agencies of good men and women.  As Zuma fights for his...

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Peter Harris

Join The Book Revue for dinner and listen to Peter Harris talk about his gripping new book, Bare Ground. A novel, set within the mining world of Johannesburg, the book looks with an ascerbic eye at the politics, power and money in post apartheid South Africa. Mistrust...

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Angela Makholwa – The Blessed Girl

Bontle Tau is beautiful, street smart and ambitious who would not be seen in last year’s models: clothes or car. Her lifestyle is funded by her blessers: Chubby Papa Jeff (under scrutiny from the Hawks), Teddy with tender connections in Limpopo, and the gorgeous Mr....

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Tony Park – The Cull

Tony Park writes exciting and action filled novels set in different countries in Africa. "The Cull" is his 14th novel and his passion still leaps off the page at you. His outrage at corruption and at poaching is intense and his delight and joy and extensive knowledge...

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LORENZO FIORAMONTI – Growth Economy

LORENZO FIORAMONTI is a professor of Political Economy at the University of Pretoria, where he directs the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (www.governanceinnovation.org). He also holds the UNESCO-UNU Chair in Regional Integration, Migration and Free...

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Achmat Dangor – Bitter Fruit

A special opportunity to listen to Achmat Dangor over a cup of tea is not something that comes around often. Join us as Pippa Smith chats to Achmat Dangor about two of his books Bitter Fruit (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for 2004) and Dikeledi. Dikeledi is a...

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Ishay Govender – Curry

Perfect for winter and perfect as a recipe book or as a reminder of South Africa’s wonderfully rich heritage of curry culture, Ishay Govender’s book Curry is a treat. Please join Ishay and The Book Revue for a cooking demonstration and a delicious tasting of recipes...

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Professor Jonathen Jansen – As By Fire

Professor Jansen is a powerhouse in education in this country and a champion of intellectual freedom. Former Vice Chancellor of Free State University, he has a reputation for transformation and a deep commitment to education. His new book, AS BY FIRE, examines the...

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Mark Heywood – Get Up Stand Up

The days are dark, the Cape is burning and our political landscape is bleak and bereft of leaders. We despair and wonder if all is lost. Mark Heywood’s biography Get Up! Stand Up! is an extraordinary story of a man who refused to accept the status quo and who has...

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Nicky Stubbs – For Friends & Family

Nicky grew up in a home where food and love were inextricably mixed. She has gathered her favourite recipes in a celebration of food and cooking. From the simplest meals and childhood favourites, through to Sunday lunches and festive feasts, she shares heirloom...

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