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Ghana Must Go

Searching for home

GARETH LANGDON is enchanted by the exquisite poetry of Taiye Selasi’s novel, Ghana Must Go.

Slow Fires

Beastly verses

FINUALA DOWLING is delighted by Slow Fires, Dan Wylie’s beautifully-made and eminently readable collection of poems.

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

Belief in the law

CHRISTINE EMMETT reviews The Children Act, the precise and elegant — but ultimately unsatisfying — new novel by Ian McEwan.

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 War That Ended Peace by Margaret MacMillan

Lest we forget, or wonder why

Historian BILL NASSON reviews The War That Ended Peace, Margaret MacMillan’s hefty and enthralling assessment of the causes of World War 1.

Strange Pilgrimages by Achmat Dangor

Sobering tales of refuge

LARA BUXBAUM finds a celebration of the ordinary in Strange Pilgrimages, a collection of short stories by Achmat Dangor.

Ragged Glory

Rainbow nation rogues and heroes

ALEXANDER MATTHEWS reviews Ragged Glory, a vivid account of South Africa’s democracy by veteran journalist Ray Hartley.

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.