Gang Town

21 February 2020 | By Don Pinnock | Filed in: cape town.

Cape Town is two cities One is beautiful beyond imagining, known since its beginning as the fairest cape in the world Here tourists come to lounge on beaches, scale misty peaks and dine in fine restaurants The other is one of the most dangerous cities in the world, where police need


21 February 2020 | By Roger Smith | Filed in: cape town.

Just another murder in a country where killing is a national pastime Wealth insulates Michael Lane and his family from South Africa s violent crime epidemic until trouble comes from within the high walls of their Cape Town mansion one night when his teenage son commits an act of unspeakable

Thirteen Hours (Benny Griessel, #2)

21 February 2020 | By Deon Meyer | Filed in: cape town.

The finest novel yet from the undisputed king of South African crime writing, winner of the 2011 Boeke Prize in South Africa and shortlisted for the 2010 CWA International Dagger for Best Translated Crime Fiction.

Wake Up Dead (Cape Town #2)

21 February 2020 | By Roger Smith | Filed in: cape town.

An amphetamine fueled thriller about a bombshell American widow on the run in Cape Town s violent badlands from a writer being compared to George Pelecanos and Richard Price A split second decision with no second chance get it wrong and you wake up dead On a blowtorch hot night in Cape Town,

Living Coloured - (Because Black and White were Already Taken)

21 February 2020 | By Yusuf Daniels | Filed in: cape town.

Living Coloured Because Black White Were Already Taken is a special kind of memoir that utilises short stories to weave together both a culturally insightful and an achingly nostalgic glimpse into a childhood on the Cape Flats From the nightclubbing at Space Odyssey and the shenanigans at the

Dance With A Poor Man's Daughter

21 February 2020 | By Pamela Jooste | Filed in: cape town.

My name is Lily Daniels and I live in The Valley, in an old house at the top of a hill with a loquat tree in the garden We are all women in our house My grandmother, my Aunt Stella with her hopalong leg, and me The men in our family are not worth much They are the cross we have to bear Some of

Sea Change: Primal Joy and the Art of Underwater Tracking

21 February 2020 | By Craig Foster | Filed in: cape town.

Craig Foster and Ross Frylinck grew up playing in underwater kelp forests, and this early immersion in the ocean had a subtle and profound impact on the course of their lives The book, edited by Philippa Ehrlich, documents their rediscovery of the forests of their childhood and showcases Craig s

Jamie James and the Curse of the Ancestors

21 February 2020 | By Roy Aronson | Filed in: cape town.

Jamie wants to become a veterinarian He travels to Nelspruit near the Kruger National Park in order to gain work experience with a wildlife vet He has a secret mission that is in fact his primary mission Two hundred years ago an ancestor of his whipped a black slave to death The slave s mother

Icarus (Benny Griessel, #5)

21 February 2020 | By Deon Meyer | Filed in: cape town.

South Africa s preeminent crime fiction writer, Deon Meyer is internationally acclaimed for his razor s edge thrillers, unforgettable characters, and nuanced portrayals of contemporary life in his native country The fifth pulse pounder starring Captain Benny Griessel, a lead detective in South

The Apartment

21 February 2020 | By S.L. Grey | Filed in: cape town.

A high concept psychological chiller about a troubled married couple on a house swap from hell An Anchor Original Mark and Steph live an idyllic life with their young daughter in sunny Cape Town until one day when three men in masks violently break in Traumatized but physically unharmed, Mark and


21 February 2020 | By Barbara Boswell | Filed in: cape town.

Family secrets run deep for Grace, a young girl growing up in Cape Town during the 1980s, spilling over into adulthood, and threatening to ruin the respectable life she has built for herself When an old childhood friend reappears, Grace s memories of her childhood come rushing back, and she is

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21 February 2020 | By Jonathan Jansen | Filed in: cape town.

In this, Jansen s most personal and intimate book to date, South Africa s beloved Professor contemplates the stereotypes and stigma so readily applied to Cape Flats mothers as bawdy, lusty and gap toothed and offers this endearing antidote as a praise song to mothers everywhere who raise families

Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa

21 February 2020 | By Peter Godwin | Filed in: cape town.

The Barnes Noble ReviewJanuary 1998 Mukiwa A White Boy in Africa is the story of Peter Godwin s experiences growing up in Rhodesia He recounts the story of that country s violent transformation into Zimbabwe, as well as his own personal metamorphoses from privileged boy to reluctant soldier to