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The Man Who Couldn't Stop by David Adam

On my mind

ALEXANDER MATTHEWS reviews The Man Who Couldn’t Stop, a fascinating exploration of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

The Book of Forgiving

The potency of grace

ZAHIRA ASMAL is impressed by the immense insights about the power and the process of forgiving that is offered up by Desmond and Mpho Tutu in The Book of Forgiving.

A Greedy Man in a Hungry World

The future of food

SARAH LAURENCE is surprised and entertained by Jay Rayner’s provocative and nuanced exploration of food, A Greedy Man in a Hungry World.

Small Things by Nthikeng Mohlele

A history of shadows

JOSHUA MASEROW is impressed by Small Things, an abundantly strange and beguiling tale of failure by Nthikeng Mohlele.

Sixolile Mbalo

EXTRACT: Dear Bullet by Sixolile Mbalo

An extract from Sixolile Mbalo’s harrowing memoir.

Dear Bullet by Sixolile Mbalo

Scorched memories

Gareth Langdon reviews the memoir Dear Bullet in which Sixolile Mbalo remembers a harrowing assault.

After Freedom

Young and free in history’s shadow

JOSHUA MASEROW reviews After Freedom, an accessible and incisive diagnosis of post-apartheid South Africa by sociologists Katherine Newman and Ariane De Lannoy.

Orania by Michael Hammond & Hanlie Retief


Michael Hammond’s photographs offer a vivid portrait of the controversial Afrikaner “homeland”.