Tag: Jonathan Ball


I am Pandarus by Michiel Heyns

I am Pandarus is a retelling, from a modern perspective, of the story of Troilus and Criseyde, as previously told by Chaucer and Shakespeare. The narrator in Michiel Heyns’ lively iteration is the go-between, Pandarus. But the novel opens in...

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I am Pandarus by Michiel Heyns

Rotten Row by Petina Gappah

In her accomplished new story collection, Gappah crosses the barriers of class, race, gender and sexual politics in Zimbabwe to explore the causes and effects of crime, and to meditate on the nature of justice. Rotten Row represents a leap...

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Rotten Row by Petina Gappah

The Savage Hour by Elaine Proctor

An isolated farm in rural post-apartheid South Africa is the scene of a suspicious death that fractures a tense community. De Wildt, South Africa. Ouma is a white doctor running her own farm in the rural backwaters. Over eighty years...

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The Savage Hour by Elaine Proctor

The Sword and the Pen by Allister Sparks

Allister Sparks joined his first newspaper at age 17 and was pitched headlong into the vortex of South Africa’s stormy politics. The Sword and the Pen is the story of how as a journalist he observed, chronicled and participated in...

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The Sword and the Pen by Allister Sparks


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