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Book review: Girl Seven by Hanna Jameson

It’s not often that you read a book where the protagonist is a sex worker who might also be a psychopath. ...read more

Book review: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Broken Monsters is a dark, insomnia inducing thriller that will have you dwelling on its meaning for days afterward. ...read more

Book review: Water Music by Margie Orford

Well-paced, and layered in mystery, Margie Orford’s Water Music is a classic page-turning thriller. ...read more

Book review: The Girls From Corona Del Mar by Rufi Thorpe

A fiercely beautiful novel depicting loss, illness, parenthood, and friendship with staggering honesty. ...read more

When criminal cases go horrendously wrong

If you are accused of a crime you did not commit, do you really believe that justice will prevail in a court of law? ...read more

Stories and reflections from those who met Nelson Mandela

“In the end, through Mandela’s actions, the only point that was made was his enormous capacity to turn the most hardened opponents into admirers.” ...read more

Book review: The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine

A rip-roaring, 1920s re-imagining of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. ...read more

Book review: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

A kickass story with more bite than the average vampire novel. ...read more

Book review: The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Depressed and alone, A.J Fikry runs his independent bookshop in a small community with little sense of enthusiasm. But when a baby is left in his care, he is forced to make changes. ...read more

Book review: Wake by Amanda Hocking

The deadly lure of a siren’s call awaits those who venture too close to the sea. ...read more

Book review: The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

JK Rowling’s second venture under pseudonym Robert Galbraith certainly doesn’t disappoint. If anything, this offering is better than The Cuckoo’s Calling. ...read more

Book review: The Strangler Vine by M.J Carter

A beautifully written book that explores life in 19th century India. ...read more

World building in fantasy and science-fiction

Have you ever wondered how an author creates and builds a world within a fictional novel from scratch? Melissa Delport, South African author of sci-fi novel The Legacy, shares a few of her secrets. ...read more

5 (terrible) life lessons I learned from the author of Anne of Green Gables

Old books can be delightful, but sometimes they can be a bit horrifying. For example, look at these lessons taught by the author of the Anne of Green Gable books... ...read more

5 must reads by Nadine Gordimer

South African novelist and anti-apartheid stalwart Nadine Gordimer has passed away. We highlight a few of the best books that she’s written. ...read more

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