Category: Biography & Memoir

News24 Book of the Month: ‘Blame Me On History’ by William Modisane

This 60th-anniversary edition of Modisane’s autobiography serves as an example of passionate resistance to the scourge of racial discrimination in our country.

‘Rise’, an autobiography by Siya Kolisi

Siya Kolisi shares his story, from the impoverished Zwide township, to leading his nation to victory at the Rugby World Cup in 2019.

‘Love and Fury’ by Margie Orford

Love and Fury is the compelling and intimate account of the life, loves and furies of renowned South African writer Margie Orford.

Jonny Steinberg wins Book Critics Circle award

South African author Jonny Steinberg scooped the award for best biography for Winnie & Nelson at the National Book Critics Circle awards last week.

Review: ‘Winnie & Nelson’ by J. Steinberg

Winnie and Nelson by Jonny Steinberg is a modern epic in which trauma doesn’t affect just the couple at its centre, but an entire nation.

Review of Britney Spears’ New Memoir

The Woman in Me by Britney Spears is a brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope.

‘The Woman in Me’ by Britney Spears

The Woman in Me by Britney Spears is a brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope.

Review: ‘Black Ghosts’ by Noo Saro-Wiwa

The travel memoir of a Nigerian woman in China exploring the divides between the two cultures and the lives of African economic migrants in China.

‘Black Ghosts’ by Noo Saro-Wiwa

The travel memoir of a Nigerian woman in China exploring the divides between the two cultures and the lives of African economic migrants in China.

Review: ‘The House of Hidden Meanings’

The House of Hidden Meanings is a self-portrait of RuPaul, the legendary icon, on the road to global fame and changing the way the world