Book Reviews

Back to the Front: A Memoir

Leon Levy, Back to the Front: A Memoir (Johannesburg: Jacana, 2023) BOOK ENDING a life seems an appropriate approach…

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The Thabo Bester Story: The Facebook Rapist, the Celebrity Doctor and the Escape from Cell 35

Marecia Damons and Daniel Steyn, The Thabo Bester Story: The Facebook Rapist, the Celebrity Doctor and the Escape…

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Statues and Storms: Leading through Change

Max Price, Statues and Storms: Leading Through Change (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2023) THERE’S a song in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates…

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Blood has a Voice: Stories from the Autopsy Table

Hestelle van Staden, Blood has a Voice: Stories from the Autopsy Table (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2023) SHE describes herself…

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Rhoda: A Biography

Joel B. Pollak, Rhoda: A Biography: ‘Comrade Kadalie, You Are Out of Order!’ (Johannesburg: UJ Press, 2023) CONTRARIAN is…

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Eskom: Power, Politics and the (Post) Apartheid State

Faeeza Ballim, Eskom: Power, Politics and the (Post) Apartheid State (Johannesburg: Jacana, 2023) FOR many years a joke has…

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Takka Takka Bom Bom: A South African War Correspondent’s Story

Al J. Venter, Takka Takka Bom Bom: A South African War Correspondent’s Story (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2022) THE TITLE…

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Whitey: The Rise and Rule of the Shoprite King

Niel Joubert, Whitey: The Rise and Rule of the Shoprite King (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2022) WE have three supermarkets…

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Zondo at your Fingertips

Paul Holden, Zondo at your Fingertips (Johannesburg: Jacana, 2023) STATE capture amounted to treason: not only did it involve…

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Standing up for Science: A Voice of Reason

Salim S. Abdool Karim, Standing up for Science: A Voice of Reason: South Africa’s Chief Covid-19 Adviser at…

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