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Always Another CountryAlways Another Country

The New York Times, Lovia Gyarkye

Msimang’s parents believed in an exceptional South Africa, one whose future would be free of injustice. Their daughter learns not to see the world this way. In Canada, a boy in her grade-school class calls her an African monkey, and a group of white girls with whom she became close abruptly exclude her.

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Last HurrahThe Last Hurrah


Smuts's world was rapidly falling apart. Typically, Gandhi had told Mrs Pandit before she left India that it was important that, whatever the outcome of events at the UN, she must come back as a friend of Field- Marshal Smuts. It says much for the respect that Gandhi and Smuts had for one another, despite their political differences, that he should have said such a thing. It had not been possible. 

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Real MealThe Real Meal Revolution

TimesLive, Staff Reporter

Chef and athlete Jonno Proudfoot is the co-author of the first Banting cookbook The Real Meal Revolution. He's currently working on his fourth book, which he wants to be seen as a delicious cookbook before it's seen as a Banting book.

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Across BoundariesDoes Naspers still have a soul?

news24, Ton Vosloo

On my appointment as managing director of Nasionale Pers in 1984, I inherited the company's commitment to support the National Party. My first Christmas and New Year's message to employees in 1984 still attested to the spirit of a company that was dedicated to a cause: 'Naspers people are always asked: why is your company what it is? The answer is simple: we believe in our people and our people believe in us. The 'cause' still matters and carries the most weight, regardless of how diverse we are.'

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Lethal WhiteLethal White

The Times, J

At first glance, Robert Galbraith’s new novel has the length and complexity of Victorian fiction, not to mention a cast of grotesques worthy of Dickens. Just for starters, there’s a possibly psychotic young man who claims to have witnessed a murder, and a Tory cabinet minister who is being blackmailed by a couple of hard-left activists.

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Stranger DiariesThe Stranger Diaries

It's All About The Book, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

In The Stranger Diaries, Elly Griffiths moves beyond her series characters and delivers a clever, well-plotted, and gripping murder mystery with a hint of ghost story. This is truly Griffiths at her best, with well-developed and engaging characters, some of whom beg to become part of a new series (I’m looking at you, Harbinder Kaur!)

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Times ConvertTime’s Convert

Hypable, Donya Abramo

Time’s Convert takes fans of the All Souls Trilogy into the life of Marcus Whitmore. Hear from Deborah Harkness about how history, and reading, informs his story. I imagine Deborah Harkness is the professor whose class you show up to 15 minutes early. She’s the one you want to meet with during office hours and whose lectures are as interesting as the works of fiction she has given to her readers all over the world.

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Dark Sacred NightDark Sacred Night

The Real Book Spy

Michael Connelly does it again. Just when you think you know where the story’s going, Connelly shakes things up in a big way, ramping up the suspense before delivering one of his most shocking endings yet. . . Dark Sacred Night is another must-read thriller from one of the greatest crime writers of our time. 

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Sea PrayerKhaled Hosseini breaks the mould with new offering: Sea Prayer

Talk Radio 702

LISTEN as Khaled Hosseini talk about his latest book Sea Prayer on Talk Radio 702 with Joanne Joseph.

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Tattooist of AuschwitzTattooist of Auschwitz to be adapted for TV drama

The Bookseller, Katherine Cowdrey

TV rights in Heather Morris’ bestselling novel The attooist of Auschwitz have been snapped up by Synchronicity Films for a multi-part, high-end international drama series. First published by Echo and Zaffre in January 2018, The Tattooist of Auschwitz has gone on to sell more than three quarters of a million copies worldwide in all formats to date according to Bonnier Books UK.

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