This memoir of 24-year-old Philani Dladla will be one of the most inspiring, young South African stories youÆre ever likely to encounter. An avid reader with an insatiable desire for knowledge, Philani has used his love for books to overcome drug addiction and change his lot in life û while trying to do the same for others.
Elizabeth Gilbert is in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, and they're trying for a baby - she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance.
Shani Krebs didnÆt fall in with a bad crowd û he was the bad crowd. Born to Hungarian refugees in Joburg, Shani had a tough childhood. During his national service he started dabbling in drugs and it wasnÆt long before he was supplying the Joburg party scene with marijuana, LSD, mandrax and cocaine.
Walls has carved a story with precision and grace out of one of the most chaotic, heart-breaking childhoods... This deeply affecting memoir is a triumph in every possible way, and it does what all good books should: it affirms our faith in the human spirit.' - Dani Shapiro
When Bridget Hilton-Barber got on a train to Grahamstown in 1982 to study journalism at Rhodes University, she had no idea of the brutal drama that would unfold. A rebellious young woman, she became politically involved in anti-apartheid organisations and was caught up in the massive resistance and repression sweeping the Eastern Cape at the time.