All posts tagged review

October by Zoë Wicomb

Variations on the theme of home

LARA BUXBAUM says that October, the startling new novel by Zoë Wicomb, is a cause for celebration.

Are South African's Free by Lawrence Hamilton

A dream deferred?

JOSHUA MASEROW reviews Are South Africans Free?, a limpid critique by Lawrence Hamilton of the democratic South Africa’s challenges in attaining genuine freedom for all its citizens.

London – Cape Town – Joburg by Zukiswa Wanner

A tale of three cities

BONGANI KONA reviews London – Cape Town – Joburg, Zukiswa Wanner’s new novel, and discovers it’s a cracking read.

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

Plants and pastiche

In her review of The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert’s twee new novel, TARAH CHILDES suggests the author is still writing for the same love-starved, embittered audience of middle-aged divorcees she garnered with Eat, Pray, Love.

Unimportance by Thando Mgqolozana

Integrity under fire

JONATHAN AMID reviews Thando Mgqolozana’s new novel, Unimportance — a fascinating, deeply funny and heartfelt meditation on integrity within and beyond the realm of student politics.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Death in Amsterdam, murder in Manhattan

SOPHY KOHLER reviews Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Goldfinch.

False River by Dominique Botha

The poetry of the past

BEVERLY RYCROFT reviews False River, the haunting debut novel by Dominique Botha.

The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner

Art, love and gasoline

Lara Buxbaum reviews The Flamethrowers, the irresistible, continent-traversing second novel by Rachel Kushner.