Mariella Furrer confronts her demons in her book, "My Piece of Sky", as she untangles the horror of child sexual abuse. (Trigger warning)
Max du Preez's new book "A Rumour of Spring" is an insightful look at where the country is today and how we got here.
The continent's cities are built very differently to those in Europe, and a new book dedicates itself to these singular settlements.
Crime fiction continues to soar. Why this is is frequently debated.
Biography of Nat Nakasa provides an incomplete picture of the maverick Durban-born writer who killed himself in New York at the tender age of 28.
Donna Tartt's epic of art and loss is an astonishing achievement, writes Kamila Shamsie.
Theories about the death of John F Kennedy are in overdrive as the 50th anniversary of his death approaches — even John Kerry is weighing in.
The oldest winner of the Nobel prize for literature, Doris Lessing was seen as a visionary and pioneer of the feminist movement.
Shaman explores the boundaries that divide science fiction imagination and history in order to try and explain who we are.
A notable debut novel - "The Blacks of Cape Town" - explores how complex issues of race colour South Africa's past, present and future.
The legacy of one of Durban's legendary characters is preserved and revitalised at the turn of every page.
Charlie Hunnam has been cast to play Christian Grey in a movie adaptation of "50 Shades of Grey". But here's our South African picks.
Khaleb Omondi had to rebuild the bookshop he took 12 years to build, the biggest in Kenya, after rioters destroyed it in 2007.
Alex Clark asks if the review pages still bestow a "secondhand status" on women.
The naive voices of children give potency to NoViolet Bulawayo's story of loss and change.
Whether it's rollicking capers or sweet, feel-good tales they're after, young readers are spoilt for choice.
With its confusing title and sloppy research, this book on the ECC is not worth soldiering through.
Eben Venter was raised on a sheep farm, which might add a frisson to his latest novel Wolf, Wolf.
All That Is is indeed about this, or at any rate about as much of life as we feeble humans are able to grasp.
Gwen Ansell glories in the breathless wonder and excitement that speculative fiction can still provide.