When Rain Clouds Gather by Bessie Head

This book is one of the most complex I’ve read. Bessie Head as a realist writer, her characters and their relationships aren’t shallow. Which makes it easier to follow the/ir development. There’s an an autobiographic feel about the story; Just like Head, the protagonist, Makhaya, was a journalist in apartheid South Africa who emigrates and …

Holding My Breath by Ace Moloi

Having shared spaces with Ace at University of the Free State and in student media, the book is somewhat of an ‘awe-striking’ experience. I also can attest to the frustrations with the institutional and structural issues that the university and the department of communication impose on unsuspecting young students. Ace’s story is a classical South …