Soweto under the apricot tree

Title:                    Soweto under the apricot tree Author:                Niq Mhlongo Publisher:            Kwela Books Local price:          Rxxx @ Takealot Rating:                 3/5 Twitter:                @vuyomzini Hemmingway is quoted as saying all stories end in death “…and he is no true story teller who would keep that from you”. Niq Mhlongo’s short stories seem to … More Soweto under the apricot tree



Title:                    Intruders Author:                Mohale Mashigo Publisher:            Picador Africa Local price:          R149 @ Takealot Rating:                 5/5 Twitter:                @vuyomzini Mohale Mashigo’s book Intruders is woke. Mashigo’s introductory essay to the book cautions against taking on Americanised emblems in trying to “fit in”. The essay is titled “Afrofuturism: Ayashis’ amateki” and speaks on … More Intruders

Got you back

Got you back –         Jane Fallon I actually received this book from my partner in books, my sister B. She gave it to me about 2 Christmas’ ago and at the time I was too focused on thrillers with not much interest in any other genre. It actually starts off a little slow, the kind … More Got you back

Early Riser

Title:                    Early Riser Author:                Jasper Fforde Publisher:            Hodder & Stoughton Local price:          R323 @ Takealot Rating:                 5/5 Twitter:                @vuyomzini   Never has dystopia been this stone cold funny. Fforde imagines a world where Wales and the Wold is walloped by winter to such an extent that every year everyone hibernates … More Early Riser

Mornings in Jenin

Mornings in Jenin –       Susan Abulhawa How I got this book was from a friend, a very special lady that I don’t see enough of but conversation always flows and time together always feels like spending time with wise old soul. Thank you Ursula for the lend (I can never remember if it should be … More Mornings in Jenin

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith has a new fan. Me! McCall Smith is one of those really cool authors that you always hear about but never really get around to actually reading. That was my relationship with McCall Smith. Until my neighbour reminded me about him and I coincidentally found his first book, The No. 1 Ladies’ … More The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – Alexander McCall Smith