Book Reviews

Making Sense of Research

Keyan G. Tomaselli (ed.), Making Sense of Research (Pretoria: Van Schaik, 2018) THE ESSENTIAL purpose of universities is easy…

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Slabbert: Man on a Mission

Albert Grundlingh, Slabbert: Man on a Mission (Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 2021) AN INDEPENDENT thinker and individualist, a believer in…

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The Lie of 1652: A Decolonised History of Land

Patric Tariq Mellet, The Lie of 1652: A Decolonised History of Land (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2020) PATRIC Mellet has…

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So, for the Record: Behind the Headlines in an Era of State Capture

Anton Harber, So, for the Record: Behind the Headlines in an Era of State Capture (Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 2020)…

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Inside the Belly of the Beast: The Real Bosasa Story

Angelo Agrizzi, Inside the Belly of the Beast: The Real Bosasa Story ([N.p.]: Truth be Told Publishing, 2020) TWO…

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Lansdowne Dearest: My Family’s Story of Forced Removals

Bronwyn Davids, Lansdowne Dearest: My Family’s Story of Forced Removals (Cape Town: Kwela Books, 2020) THERE has been much…

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The Afrikaners: A Concise History

Hermann Giliomee, The Afrikaners: A Concise History (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2020) THERE is much to be said for concise…

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The Whistleblowers

Mandy Wiener, The Whistleblowers (Johannesburg: Macmillan, 2020) MANDY Wiener’s book needs no sub-title; and it is a scathing indictment…

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Foreign Native: An African Journey

R.W. Johnson, Foreign Native: An African Journey (Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 2020) LIBERAL social democrat is Bill Johnson’s self-description; and…

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Seven Votes: How WWII Changed South Africa Forever

Richard Steyn, Seven Votes: How WWII Changed South Africa Forever (Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 2020) SOUTH Africa’s decision to go…

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