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Author Profile: Martinique Stilwell

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History . Martinique Stilwell was born in Johannesburg in 1967. From the age of 9 until she turned 16 she sailed around the world with her family. She studied at Wits University in Johannesburg and has practiced medicine in South Africa & Canada. Stilwell currently resides in Cape Town where she works as an aneasthetist.[1] […]

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Author Profile: Anthony Butler

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History . Professor Anthony Butler has an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University and a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University.  He has previously been a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge; Director of the Politics and Administration Programme at Birkbeck College, University of London; and Chair in Political Studies […]

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Author Profile: Arja Salafranca

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History . Arja Salafranca was born in Spain to a Spanish father and a South African mother. Salafranca has lived in South Africa since the age of five. In 1993 she earned a degree in African Literature and Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand. Her fiction and poetry has been published in a number […]

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Author Profile: Charles van Onselen

History . Charles van Onselen was educated at the Universities of Rhodes and Oxford. He has written extensively on 19th and 20th century South Africa. In 1983, his work on the social and economic history of the Witwatersrand won the Trevor Reese Memorial Prize for outstanding achievement in Commonwealth and Imperial history. Van Onselen is […]

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Author Profile: Johnny Steinberg

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History . Jonny Steinberg was born and bred in South Africa. he is the author of the critically acclaimed Three-Letter Plague as well as Midlands and The Number, which both won South Africa’s premier non-fiction prize, the Sunday Times Alan Paton award. Steinberg was educated at University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Oxford, where […]

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Author Profile: Rian Malan

History . Rian Malan (born 1954 in Johannesburg) is an author, journalist, documentarian and songwriter. He first rose to prominence as the author of the memoir My Traitor’s Heart, which, like the bulk of his work, deals with South African society in a historical and contemporary perspective and focuses on racial relations. Malan grew up […]

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Author Profile: Anthea Jeffery

History . Anthea Jeffery holds law degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand and from Cambridge, and a doctorate in human rights law from the University of London. Having lectured in law for many years Jeffery has developed wide-ranging expertise as a consultant on political affairs. Jeffery’s books include The Natal Story: Sixteen years of […]

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Author Profile: Paul Holden

History . Paul Holden is a South African freelance writer, researcher, and historian. He has contributed to Peter Delius’s collection on the history of Mpumalanga, and has worked as project manager and research coordinator for Johannesburg’s Old Fort and the Sunday Times/SAHA Heritage Project. Paul studied a Masters in South African history at the University […]

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Author Profile: Jeremy Gordin

History . Jeremy Gordin, the 2007 Mondi Shanduka South African Journalist of the Year, is the Director of the Investigative Journalism Workshop’s Justice Project at Wits University. Gordin has a string of awards to his name, having also won Mondi Shanduka awards in 2003 and 2004. Gordin writes a column for Politicsweb and served as […]

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Author Profile: Mark Gevisser

History . Mark Gevisser is one of South Africa’s leading authors and journalists. His next book  “Dispatcher”, about his personal relationship with his home-town Johannesburg, will be published by Farrar Straus Giroux and Atlantic Press in 2013. Gevisser has been awarded an Open Society Followship for 2012/13 working on The Sexuality Frontier. During his fellowship […]

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