The cover of Gail Gilbride’s book, Under the African Sun. New novel reflects life of Soutpansberg resident Date: 22 June 2017 By: Anton van Zyl In November last year, South African author Gail Gilbride introduced her novel Under the African Sun to the reading public. It is presented as a work of
Under the African Sun is, in my opinion, not a conventional love story. It is a “life” story that vividly transports one to the desperate struggle against prejudice in South Africa in the 1970’s. When I took up the book to read it, I could not put it down.
I was honoured and delighted to interview the iconic Lesley Pearse, at Exclusive Books Cavendish Square, on Wednesday 17 May 2017. Within a matter of months, my role at a launch had swopped around and I would be fibbing if I said it wasn’t daunting. My questions were prepared, tweaked
Adichie’s Americanah is a story of race, identity and enduring love. Ifemelu and Obinze are a young couple, when they leave Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, confident, Ifemelu goes to America, where she is confronted with what it really means to be black. Obinze, unable to join Ifemelu in the
For the first few months of 2017, I was interviewed a lot. That may sound like a fairly bland statement to make. If you’re someone famous, it’s probably a weekly event. But if you’re a regular Jo soap, then it’s a big deal. I’m used to lecturing first year students
Dead to Me, explores the universal themes of love and deep friendship, intertwined with abandonment, betrayal and abuse. Verity, Ruby and particularly Archie, are vivid, convincing characters, who spring off the pages and into one’s life. Wilby too, embodies the maternal traits every child longs for. Ruby’s mother is a