BOOK REVIEW: Overstuffed prose makes novel unlikely to create a frisson of limerence

Vincent Pienaar’s lightweight tale lacks on paper but might make for a good television adaptation

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BOOK REVIEW: A haunting tale of dust, bones and genocide in Namibia

Novel weaves together insights into a country about which not many novels have been written

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The pandemic has books back in business again

After a few months of seeking escapism in TV streaming, people rediscovered the joys of reading

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BOOK REVIEW: A masterful mix of resentment and hope

Damon Galgut’s ‘The Promise’ explores how land affects nation-building, citizenship and identity formation

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BOOK REVIEW: From only woman to everywoman: the last person on the planet

Contrary to much dystopian fiction, Bethany Clift's Last One at the Party is not a story about death or pandemics but rather of survival

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BOOK REVIEW: Phoney internet zeitgeist ruthlessly dissected in debut novel

‘Fake Accounts’ looks at how fiction and reality play out in the social media age

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Blowing dust off the shelves in public libraries

Despite the belief that libraries are dying, more are opening than closing

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BOOK REVIEW: In gallery of rogues Van Riebeeck and Zuma stand shoulder to shoulder

Well-researched historical account shows that politicians are no more corrupt now than in the past

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INTERVIEW: Closed doors, stubborn leadership and opportunities missed

Richard Steyn’s ‘Seven Votes’ is a rich review of a seminal period in the country’s history but ultimately makes for sad reading, writes David Gorin

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PODCAST | The con that proved how vulnerable the tech sector is to fraud

Mudiwa Gavashhuaxiu.com is joined by Stephen Timm, of ‘At Any Cost’, a book detailing the fraud saga of SA tech entrepreneur Eran Eyal

BOOK REVIEW: Learning about humanity from an Artificial Friend

Kazuo Ishiguro's Klara and the Sun is a nuanced exploration of humanity and its failings

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BOOK REVIEW: Two blondies with funny hair and their brazen assault on truth

Peter Oborne’s book chronicles a turning point in politics where it really doesn’t matter whether or not we are lied to by politicians, writes John Fraser

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On-screen reading is widely accepted, but books are more immersive

More research points to the benefits of reading a book versus reading on a digital device

A scandal as Roth-like as his novels

Allegations of sexual misconduct and assault against Blake Bailey might relegate his Phillip Roth biography to the archives

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BOOK REVIEW: Chronicle of sober Rob Davies’s time among corrupt colleagues

The former trade & industry minister’s memoir is a must-read for anyone interested in SA’s economy and post-apartheid political evolution

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BOOK REVIEW: Many sided book is important contribution to land debate

The book could help policymakers when it comes to inequality of land and property ownership

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