Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

20 November 2019 | By Trevor Noah | Filed in: south africa.

The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man s coming of age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed Trevor Noah s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal

The Man Who Saw Everything

20 November 2019 | By Deborah Levy | Filed in: south africa.

An electrifying novel about beauty, envy, and carelessness from Deborah Levy, author of the Booker Prize finalists Hot Milk and Swimming Home It is 1988 and Saul Adler, a narcissistic young historian, has been invited to Communist East Berlin to do research in exchange, he must publish a favorable

What We Lose

20 November 2019 | By Zinzi Clemmons | Filed in: south africa.

From an author of rare, haunting power, a stunning novel about a young African American woman coming of age a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, family, and country Raised in Pennsylvania, Thandi views the world of her mother s childhood in Johannesburg as both impossibly distant and ever present.

If You Want to Make God Laugh

20 November 2019 | By Bianca Marais | Filed in: south africa.

From the author of the beloved Hum If You Don t Know the Words comes a rich, unforgettable story of three unique women in post Apartheid South Africa who are brought together in their darkest time and discover the ways that love can transcend the strictest of boundaries.In a squatter camp on the out

An Elephant in My Kitchen

20 November 2019 | By Francoise Malby-Anthony | Filed in: south africa.

A blonde, chic Parisienne, Francoise never expected to find herself living on a South African game reserve But when she fell in love with renowned conservationist Lawrence Anthony her life took an unexpected turn Lawrence died in 2012 and Francoise was left to run Thula Thula without him, even tho

Hot Milk

20 November 2019 | By Deborah Levy | Filed in: south africa.

Sofia, a young anthropologist, has spent much of her life trying to solve the mystery of her mother s unexplainable illness She s frustrated with Rose and her constant complaints but utterly relieved to be called to abandon her own disappointing fledgling adult life She and Rose travel to the sear

De vrouw in de blauwe mantel

20 November 2019 | By Deon Meyer | Filed in: south africa.

Kaapstad, Zuid Afrika Rechercheurs Bennie Griessel en Vaughn Cupido werken bij de afdeling Ernstige Delicten, ook wel de Valken genoemd, van de politie van Kaapstad Ze krijgen een zaak toebedeeld die niemand anders wil en die al 96 uur oud is Antiek, voor een moordonderzoek Iemand heeft het li

A Man of Good Hope

20 November 2019 | By Jonny Steinberg | Filed in: south africa.

In January 1991, when civil war came to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, two thirds of the city s population fled Among them was eight year old Asad Abdullahi His mother murdered by a militia, his father somewhere in hiding, he was swept alone into the great wartime migration that scattered the

You Will Be Safe Here

20 November 2019 | By Damian Barr | Filed in: south africa.

An extraordinary debut that explores legacies of abuse, redemption, and the strength of the human spirit from the Boer Wars in South Africa to brutal wilderness camps for teenage boys South Africa, 1901 It is the height of the second Boer War Sarah van der Watt and her six year old son Fred are