Interviews

Achmat Dangor – Bitter Fruit

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

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 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

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 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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Jennifer Friedman – Queen of the Free State

Queen of the Free State is a vivid memoir of a childhood – the terrors, joys and incidents felt so deeply and recalled so beautifully. Growing up Jewish in an Afrikaans town was never going to be easy and then feeling alienated from family and an authoritarian system...

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Sarah Graham – Wholesome

Sarah Graham – Wholesome

Sarah started her food blog, A Foodie Lives Here in 2010, and was given a book contract later that year which was how BITTEN was born. WHOLESOME is her 4th cookbook and she now has her own hugely popular TV show, Sarah Graham’s Food Safari which explores some of...

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Gail Schimmel – The Park

Gail Schimmel – The Park

Set in Johannesburg, it tells a story we can all relate to: the neighbourhood park and the people you meet as you watch your children climbing on the jungle gym and push them on the swings. The novel asks the question – who can you trust and how do you know anyone’s...

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Marita Van Der Vyfer – You Lost Me (Misverstand)

Marita Van Der Vyfer – You Lost Me (Misverstand)

When you talk to an Afrikaans speaking person about Marita Van Der Vyfer their eyes light up and you get an enthusiastic response (with references to bucking the establishment) but she has been an undiscovered mystery to me. The mystery has been revealed and I am so...

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