Book Review | Meditating with the Rhinos by Helena Kriel
Video / November 28, 2020

Melinda Ferguson Books’ latest release MEDITATING WITH THE RHINOS, takes us to the African Bush for an experience on the healing nature of wild beings. Written by acclaimed screenwriter and author Helena Kriel, this is her personal account of the interaction she had with a baby rhino when she returned to South Africa after going through a deep personal crisis abroad. To tell us more about this adventure that completely changed her outlook on life as she details it in this book, Helena Kriel joins us now via Zoom. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review: LEGACY OF A RAIN QUEEN – The Eagles Martial by Karabo Finger
Video / November 22, 2020

Karabo Finger’s LEGACY OF A RAIN QUEEN – The Eagles Martial, takes us to the mountainous city of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga where Nolwazi and Mohale begin their tumultuous romantic love affair. Born from two completely different tribes, the two face all the odds that come with such love, which challenges them and their generation by shaking their cultural beliefs. This is the first book in the series, and Karabo dives deep into South African heritage to fictitiously outline the history and culture of the Bolobedu tribe. To tell us more about this offering, we are joined via Skype by the book’s author, Karabo Finger. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review | Adamo-One for a heartbeart; One for Eternity’ by Talbot Cox
Video / November 22, 2020

Eastern Cape-based retired successful banker set three goals for himself, and that’s to play in a philharmonic orchestra, have an art exhibition and to publish a book novel. Fast-forward to 2020, he has achieved his dream and has recently released his third book titled ADAMO – ONE FOR A HEARTBEAT; ONE FOR ETERNITY. The book follows the lead character with the same name, who’s the greatest composer of musicals ever but despite intensive investigations, his/her identity remains unknown. The 82-year old joins us now via Zoom to tell us more about this read. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review | Six Years With Al Qaeda: The Stephen McGown Story
Video / November 21, 2020

I’m sure the name Stephen McGown rings a bell to many South Africans and indeed many people around the World. But in case you have forgotten who he is, let me put you in the picture. Stephen McGown holds the unenviable record of being militant group Al Qaeda’s longest held prisoner. The South African was kidnapped by al-Qaeda from the Mali tourist town of Timbuktu in 2011 and was held prisoner for six years. Well, he has since launched a book titled Six Years With Al Qaeda: The Stephen McGown Story. He joins us now via Zoom from Johannesburg For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review | Critical but Stable by Angela Makholwa
Video / November 16, 2020

If you enjoyed reading Angela Makholwa’s 2017 novel ‘The Blessed Girl,’ then you are in for another roller-coaster read in her new book titled “CRITICAL, BUT STABLE”. In this offering, Makholwa gives us a glimpse of what it really costs to maintain a lavish lifestyle and a perfect marriage appearance by letting us snoop into the lives of three glamorous couples. We get to follow the Manamelas, Jiyas and Msibis, who belong to an elite social club, called Khula Society and how they use success, wealth, luxury, extravagant parties, glitz and glamour to sugar-coat some of the truth behind their high walls and affluent lifestyles. Well, Angela Makholwa is joining us now on Zoom to tell us more about what this murder mystery is all about. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review | “Magenge, We Need to Talk” by Melusi Tshabalala
Video / November 14, 2020

“Magenge, We Need to Talk” is a topical book by the bestselling author of Melusi’s Everyday Zulu, Melusi Tshabalala. The book is set on the springboard from some of the heated conversations he’s had with his male friends over the years. Some of the topics he discusses in hopes of urging men to open up more include Gender-Based Violence, navigating black fatherhood, black love, gender relations, traditions and religion, to mention just a few. Melusi joins us now on Zoom to tell us more about his message to the guys through this book. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review: “Anatomy of the ANC in Power – Insights from Port Elizabeth” by Prof Mcebisi Ndletyana
Video / November 11, 2020

It is an enthralling account of how the ANC rebuilt itself into a governing organization, but failed to cohere into an institution of democracy. That’s University of Johannesburg Associate Professor of Political Studies Mcebisi Ndletyana’s new book titled “Anatomy of the ANC in Power – Insights from Port Elizabeth. Prof Ndletyana joins us on Skype to tell us more about this evidence-based book. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review | A Family Affair by Sue Nyathi depicts Zimbabwe’s political and socio-economic history
Video / November 9, 2020

If you loved Sue Nyathi’s The Polygamist and The Gold-diggers, well the wait is over for her highly anticipated third novel A Family Affair. The book is set in Bulawayo during a very tumultuous period in Zimbabwe’s political and socio-economic history books. In A Family Affair, Nyathi introduces us to what seems like a tight-knit Mafu family, consisting of the parents Abram and Pumla, as well as their three daughters Xoliswa, Yandisa and Zandile. From the outside world, they appear as a perfect Christian household, until they have to face family secret affairs that threaten to tear them apart. Well, to help us discuss this book further, we are joined on Zoom by its author, Sue Nyathi. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review: ‘The Rhino Conspiracy’ by Peter Hain
Video / November 8, 2020

Peter Hain’s first crime and political thriller novel The Rhino Conspiracy, tells the story of rhino poaching in Southern Africa, which is organised by a global syndicate that is backed up by corrupt and powerful government officials. In the book, we are also exposed to anti-poaching activists and conservationists who try to stem out this ploy and combat this scourge to prevent this species from extinction. Lord Peter Hain joins us now on Zoom from the UK to give us a bit of context into what this book is about. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review | 2020 The Year that Killed Retirement by Michael Hook
Video / November 1, 2020

In his latest book titled 2020, THE YEAR THAT KILLED RETIREMENT, author and transformation practitioner Michael Hook, unpacks the new definition of retirement. The book aims to assist retired people to think out of the box and come up with creative and practical ideas that could possibly help them generate some income in their platinum years. To tell us more about the book and what we can get out of it, Michael is joining us now on Zoom. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review | BARE Series Ego by Jackie Phamotse
Video / November 1, 2020

Acclaimed author, businesswoman and adult fiction winner at this year’s South African Book Awards, Jackie Phamotse officially released her much-anticipated third and final book from her BARE trilogy, BARE 3: Ego. The latest instalment of the series shows Treasure, trying to escape the years of high luxury life and power. She now comes to know of the devil who controls ministers, doctors, policemen and tries to put a stop to it all. Without giving away too much author, Jackie joins us via Skype to tell us more about this thought-provoking book. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review | Debut novel MERMAID FILLET by Mia Arderne
Video / October 26, 2020

Mia Arderne’s debut novel is titled MERMAID FILLET, is a crime fiction novel that tells the story of a group of individuals facing a difficult challenge of trying to overcome their vices. The book takes us to the heart of Cape Town, where we tail behind a network of wannabe gangsters, and the smuggling and illicit trade of mermaid tails. To talk us through how this offering tackles themes of mental illness, sexuality, feminism, violence and fighting one’s demons to survive, Mia joins us now on Skype. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review | Disruption Amplified: Reset. Rewire. Reimagine Everything. by Abdullah Verachia
Video / October 24, 2020

For the many that have been asking what we might expect from a post-COVID-19 environment, The book Disruption Amplified: Reset. Rewire. Reimagine Everything., focuses on answering this question and also dissects how to navigate aspects of our reality that’s constantly shifting. Written by strategist, speaker and disruptor Abdullah Verachia, this offering aims to lead the reader through the fundamental shifts taking place at every level and how these will reshape the world as we know it going forward. Well, he joins us now to tell us more about this book, as well as unpack how we can apply the lessons he shares in this book to better ourselves For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book review | “My best worst year” by Alison Tucker
Video / October 18, 2020

Author Alison Tucker shares a moving account of her experience with cancer in her newly released debut memoir titled My Best Worst Year – A Breast Cancer Story. Published just in time for the Breast Cancer Awareness Month which is being observed annually in October, the book details Tucker’s own personal journey of being diagnosed with the disease. She also opens up about what her life was like before she received the dreaded phone call from her pathologist telling her she’s been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Well, to help us unpack her story as she shares it in the book, Alison is joining me now via Skype from Durban. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book review | “The Karen book of Rules” by Karin Schimke and Karen Jeynes
Video / October 18, 2020

Set on the backdrop of the infamous Karen Meme, two real-life Karens, Karen Jeynes & Karin Schimke, came together to set the record straight in a book they titled The Karen book of Rules. The read features humorous but interactive chapters such as describing the origin of Karen, an interactive quiz that determines whether you’re a Karen, as well as whether it’s rude to call someone a Karen, to mention just a few. This offering also touches on sensitive topics such as racism, privilege, good manners and etiquette. To tell us more about this and other themes they explore in the book, I am joined on Skype by award-winning satirist and writer, Karen Jeynes. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.

Book Review: ‘We Need More Tables: Navigating privilege in the face of poverty’ by Norma Young
Video / October 12, 2020

Our guest author this morning is Broadcast Journalist Norma Young, who wrote a book titled We Need More Tables: Navigating privilege in the face of poverty. In this offering, Norma puts a face, name and personal stories to the appalling poverty statistics, this in an effort to provide guidance on finding solutions to eradicate this scourge. To tell us more about the read and how it explores assumptions such as the myth of hard work and the fallacy of meritocracy, Norma is joining us now on Skype. For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews #Coronavirus #COVID19News on Social Media.