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REVIEWED A Platteland Pilgrimage

Anyone interested in South Africa’s ecclesiastical architecture and church history will find A Platteland Pilgrimage fascinating. Book review by Rose Willis. Read more >

Best 7 South African Book Buys for Xmas 2011

Books still makethe best gifts, even in this the (early) age of the e-Reader. Spoil friends and family with a gorgeous South African book this season. Read more >

NEW SA BOOK - The Mall by SL Grey

Gone are the days when the only books South African writers ever wrote were heavy with politics and angst. We have chick lit, we have crime, we have comedy - and we have horror, like this brand new book from SL Grey... Read more >

'Nollybooks' Aims to Encourage Young SA Women to become Readers

A new imprint of MME Media, Nollybooks brings affordable, funky chick-lit to the urban South African context, aimed at young South African women aged 16 - 24. Read more >

REVIEWED Zoo City by Lauren Beukes

One of our Twitter followers, Werner Diedericks, reviews local writer Lauren Beukes' latest offering Zoo City, which has created a serious buzz both on and off line already. Read more >

BOOK LAUNCH Growing Up in the New South Africa

Last evening, I attended the launch of this new book which is a collaboration of writers and researchers into the lives of South Africa's youth in post apartheid South Africa. Read more >

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Franschhoek Literary Festival 2010

Local and international literati will converge on the Winelands once again this month for the 4th annual Franschhoek Literary Festival. Read more >

NOT the London Book Fair

It's always great to see people turning around a trying situation. We love what The Book Lounge is doing in the face of the volcanic ash's affect on local literary types who can't get to this year's London Book Fair. Read more >

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BOOK REVIEW Confessions of a Gambler

My review of Rayda Jacob's 2003 novel about a Cape Muslim woman's battle with addiction, and so much more. Read more >

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BOOK REVIEW Kitchen Casualties

As previously mentioned, one of my New Year's resolutions for 2010 is to read at least 5 South African books this year. Here's a review of the first... Read more >

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