Category REVIEWS

A powerful portrait of the immigrant experience: “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” reviewed

This is easily one of the best debut novels of the year: an unflinching, lyrical dissection of tragedy and trauma — large and small.

Richly varied and highly entertaining: “History Matters” reviewed

A richly varied and highly entertaining new collection of pieces by Bill Nasson showcases the breadth, consistency and versatility of one of our leading historians.

The power of quiet attention: “Mzansi Zen” reviewed

Antony Osler’s new book – a patchwork of poetry, parable and memory – offers a gentle reminder of the power of embracing the present.

Fracking scary: a review of “Unearthed”

Jolyn Minnaar’s carefully researched and beautifully shot doccie shows how fracking will have devastating consequences for the Karoo and those who live in it.