Echoes by Danielle Steel

I got this book from a colleague who wanted to get rid of some books and I was all too happy to get them off her hands. The book is set in times of the Holocaust, focusing on two lives. One with lost love and the other finding love. Beata Wittgenstein was born into aContinue reading “Echoes by Danielle Steel”

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 toContinue reading “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 onContinue reading “Intruders”

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 hibernatesContinue reading “Early Riser”

My Own Liberator – Dikgang Moseneke

This read was a journey for me. It wasn’t a book I would normally read and it certainly showed in the time it took me to get through it. I think my sister and I first mentioned receiving these books about 4 months ago – they came at a time our excitement for new readsContinue reading “My Own Liberator – Dikgang Moseneke”

Cakes in Space – Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

Would you like to start a new life on planet Nova Mundi? I certainly wouldn’t mind! Except that the journey takes ONE HUNDRED & NINETY-NINE years to get there. And so we join in on the journey with Astra, her parents and baby brother, Alf, as they head to a new planet called Nova Mundi,Continue reading “Cakes in Space – Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre”

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’Continue reading “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – Alexander McCall Smith”