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Multitalented Ameera Patel — Dr Chetty in the TV soap opera Generations — has turned her hand to writing fiction. Her debut novel is both thriller and family drama. Picture: SUPPLIED

BOOK REVIEW: Outside the Lines

Glitzy, gritty Joburg the setting for debut novel with diverse cast of characters, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

Turning the page on ‘white’ books in Soweto

The Soweto Book Fair will present authors from across the racial spectrum, with 30 speakers and a guided walk through Soweto

JM Coetzee’s ‘mesmerising tale’ grapples with battle between head and heart

Novels written by author JM Coetzee. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

If the author wins the Man Booker Prize for The Schooldays of Jesus it will be his third, after winning in 1983 and 1999

BOOK REVIEW: Tales of the reuse of Joburg’s modernist skyscrapers

Johannesburg’s CBD at night. Picture: BLOOMBERG

The essays capture a city that is unable to fully reinvent itself in the absence of capital, but is too valuable a physical asset to be lost

Book review: Finding a vocabulary to judge Thabo Mbeki

Thabo Mbeki. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Between admiration, approval and appreciation, there is much in this book to whet the interests of historians, political scientists and economists, writes Peter Vale


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