Category: Books

Book Review: Ramaphosa’s Turn

Ralph Mathekga is every journalist’s go-to political scientist because he offers unbiased and current commentary, invariably laden with depth and a punch. It is this attribute that made me select this from the litany of books sent to the Cape Argus’ book shelf. A researcher…

Book review: Ponti

Set in hot, sweaty, sultry, steamy Singapore, and extending from the 1970s till 2020. Teo deftly weaves her tale among three women over two generations. Amisa, an extraordinarily beautiful teenager, leaves home to work in Singapore, first in the fish (wet) market, and soon at…

Book review: Nasty Women Talk Back!

In 2017 a formidable force descended onto the streets of Washington – hundreds of thousands of women put foot to tar and voice to rage.  The images that flashed across my TV screen were powerful – a sea of bobbing posters engraved with slogans such as…