Reviews

Review: Thunder Behind Her Ears by Gillian Stead Eilersen

Gillian Stead Eilersen immortalised Bessie Head in An oldie but a goodie, Thunder behind Her Ears by Gillian Stead Eilersen is an enchanting yet tragic account of Bessie Head’s life, and...

Book Review: In Corner B

Title: In Corner B Author: Es’kia Mphahlele Publisher: Penguin Books (reprint) Year of Publication: 2011 Category: Fiction (short story collection by one author) Whenever I get the opportunity to ready any of Prof Es’kia Mphahlele’s tantalizing...

What the lives of two South African music giants tell us about culture under...

South African jazz legend Ray Phiri passed away after a long battle with lung cancer. Thuli Dlamini/The Times Gwen Ansell, University of Pretoria Back in 2000, musicians interviewed for my book on music and...

REVIEW: The Hum of the Sun, by Kirsten Miller (Kwela)

Writing about tragedy is easy enough. Include disability in that narrative and there is no prize for guessing the outcome of that book. Aids, tragedy, poor African children are themes that...

Book review: How the merchants of doubt undermine science

President Donald Trump announcing the US’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. ...

REVIEW: Never Look and American in the Eye: a memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial...

Author: Okey Ndibe Title: Never Look and American in the Eye: a memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts and the Making of a Nigerian American Publisher: Soho Press Reviewer: Karabo K. Kgoleng Okey Ndibe is...