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The Dragon Lady | By Louisa Treger | Publisher: Bloomsbury Caravel | ISBN: 9781448217458 ‘A daring blend of romance, crime and history, and an intelligent exposé of the inherent injustice

Everyone is Present Terry Kurgan

Everyone is Present

In this fascinating portrait of a family, Terry Kurgan, a well-known South African artist/photographer, uses the medium of writing for a series of meditations on photography that give us startling

Business and Arts South Africa BASA books

Some December contemplation…

Business & Arts is a monthly column by Michelle Constant, CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA). As we move into the final throes of what has been, for many, a true

Johannesburg Then and Now

Johannesburg: Then & Now

Johannesburg Then and Now By Marc Latilla and Yeshiel Panchia | Publisher: Struik Travel & Heritage | ISBN: 9781775846178 In less than a century, the jumble of shabby tents and

Literary Landscapes

On Haus Cajeth and outsider art

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. Continuing my exploration of the German town of Heidelberg, I find that literature is

China opens stunning new library

Dutch architecture firm MVRDV along with the Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute (TUPDI), have designed China’s massive new library in Tianjin as part of the city’s Binhai Cultural Center and part

The Ugly Five

The creators of The Gruffalo, the story of a mythical beast and a clever mouse that has been translated into 40 different languages and sold over 10 million copies, have

Safaris & Spices

Safaris & Spices: An African food journey

By Nico Verster | Publisher: Jacana | ISBN: 9781431425327 ‘African food is hugely underrated, and modern South African cuisine is far removed from boring old bobotie and pale milk tart. I hope through Safaris

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