The shortlists for the Sunday Times Barry Ronge Fiction Prize and the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award were announced at the Franschhoek Literary Festival in May.
Congratulations to all our authors on the shortlists!
Elaine Proctor is shortlisted for the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize for her novel, The Savage Hour. Jonny Steinberg and Mark Gevisser are both shortlisted for the Alan Paton Award for their novels A Man of Good Hope and Lost in Found in Johannesburg.
Read more about the announcements and prizes here: http://bookslive.co.za/blog/2015/05/19/2015-sunday-times-literary-awards-shortlists-announced/
The first self-help book written in South Africa to help people overcome sugar and carbohydrate addiction. With a foreword from Prof Tim Noakes.
Join us for the launch of Sugar Free by Karen Thomson and Kerry Hammerton
DATE: Saturday, 30 May
VENUE: Wellness Warehouse, Lifestyles on Kloof, Cape Town
How Long Will South Africa Survive? by R W Johnson
In 1977, Johnson’s best-selling How Long Will South Africa Survive? provided a controversial and highly original analysis of the survival prospects of apartheid. Now, after more than 20 years of ANC rule, he believes the situation has become so critical that the question must be posed again.
“The big question about ANC rule,” Johnson writes, “is whether African nationalism would be able to cope with the challenges of running a modern industrial economy. 20 years of ANC rule have shown conclusively that the party is hopelessly ill-equipped for this task. Indeed, everything suggests that South Africa under the ANC is fast slipping backward and that even the survival of South Africa as a unitary state cannot be taken for granted. The fundamental reason why the question of regime change has to be posed is that it is now clear that South Africa can either choose to have an ANC government or it can have a modern industrial economy. It cannot have both.”
Johnson’s analysis is strikingly original and cogently argued. He has for several decades now been the senior international commentator on South African affairs, known for his lucid analysis and complete lack of deference towards the conventional wisdom.