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Puleng Hopper Reviews The Gold Diggers by Sue Nyathi

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Star Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 The Gold Diggers Sue Nyathi Pan Macmillan SA, May 2018 Online Price: R190       The Gold Diggers, published in 2018 by Pan Macmillan is Sue Nyathi’s second work of fiction. Her debut The Polygamist, was self-published in 2012. The narration follows the tumultuous journey, by river and road, of […]

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Nombulelo Moyo Reviews Illumination by Nthikeng Mohlele

Illumination

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆ 3/5 Illumination Nthikeng Mohlele Pan Macmillan SA, February 2019 Online Price: R277       The best thing about this book is that the author pays homage to both contemporary and old school musicians, particularly in the jazz genre in a manner that immortalises their contribution to the art fraternity. One cannot […]

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Puleng Hopper Reviews Thirteen Cents by K. Sello Duiker

Thirteen Cents

Star Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5 Thirteen Cents K. Sello Duiker Kwela Books, July 2013 Online Price: R236       In the novel Thirteen Cents Duiker paints a vivid and heart wrenching picture of how, in post-apartheid South Africa, overt and covert marginalization still prevail. Racism, tribalism, exploitation, classism, corruption, crime, violence, violation, starvation, and displacement, […]

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Nomonde Ndwalaza Reviews Rumours by Mongane Wally Serote

Rumours

Star Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5 Rumours Mongane Wally Serote Jacana Media, April 2013 Online Price: R226       Mongane Wally Serote’s Rumours explores a man’s journey to dig deep into himself in an effort to discover what it is that he already knows, but had somehow forgotten along the way. Serote uses South Africa’s post-apartheid […]

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Puleng Hopper Reviews This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga

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Star Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 This Mournable Body Tsitsi Dangarembga Jacana Media, November 2018 Online Price: R246       This Mournable Body is the last of a trilogy that began with Nervous Conditions and was followed by The Book of Not. The reader should be privy to the contents of the first two books, especially […]

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Nancy Richards Reviews Intruders by Mohale Mashigo

Intruders

Star Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 Intruders Mohale Mashigo Picador Africa, September 2018 Online Price: R166     If I didn’t know any different, I would say that Mohale Mashigo was one very sassy, savvy, sophisticated and stylish writer. Well I’m not wrong, she is indeed all of those things – but she’s also a sufferer. Anxiety […]

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Nondumiso Tshabangu Reviews The Terrible by Yrsa Daley-Ward

The Terrible

Star Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5 The Terrible Yrsa Daley-Ward Penguin, April 2018 Online Price: R198     Poet, model and actor Yrsa Daley-Ward, best known for her debut poetry collection, Bone, and her spoken-word performances, has written a heartbreaking memoir in The Terrible, where she talks readers through a tale of a dark-skinned girl growing up […]

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Thanduxolo Buti Reviews Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Star Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5 Sing, Unburied, Sing Jesmyn Ward Bloomsbury, November 2017 Online Price: R188     Sing, Unburied, Sing is the fourth novel by bestselling and multi-award-winning author, Jesmyn Ward. It is a poignant tale that explores the dynamics of an African American family trying to survive while navigating racism, drugs, abuse and death. […]

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