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BOOK REVIEW: Life Never Explains

Defying the odds is the only option if you’re looking to make it in Johannesburg’s concrete jungle, writes Edward Tsumele

Five books to get to grips with Africa’s economy

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Five new books examine the African economy, how it is likely to influence global financial structures — and how the dirty trade in resources has looted the continent

BOOK REVIEW: The Fetch

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Finuala Dowling combines warmth, wit and comedy in her rendering of life in an emblematic Cape coastal town, writes Leon De Kock

Seven books Bill Gates thinks you should read this year

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Always topical, informative and highly enjoyable Gates’ reading list this year takes a deliberately lighter slant

The virus that spilled over and stained medicine

Spokeswoman for the Treatment Action Campaign Sharon Ekambaram holds up a Nevirapine tablet at the Baragwanath Hospital Aids Clinic. In the early years of the pandemic patients struggled with a heavy regimen of a dozen or more pills a day. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES, RICHARD STOREY

One disease, many perceptions — and in two new books, some surprising truths


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