Walking in the shadow by Carmen Radtke: an inter-reviewBooks and writers 2021-03-11
"The story of Jimmy Kokupe is an unlikely subject for a historical drama, but his character is based on one of a number of men who were sent to the island by the British colony to live out their days in isolation during the early 1900s."
Okay, okay, okay by Finuala Dowling: a book reviewBooks and writers 2021-02-09
"The paragraph above sums up for me the life of a woman writer who has to work while being the mainstay of a family. Even Jane Austen mentioned in her diaries how she wrote her novels in short bursts, hiding her work under a book when others came into the room, trying to find continuity between family interruptions."
Inter-review with Colleen Higgs about her memoir, My mother, my madnessBooks and writers 2020-11-13
"I think my mother’s death released me; I felt the burden of responsibility lift from me."
Inter-review with Helen Moffett about her novel CharlotteInterviews 2020-07-13
"Please could Helen Moffett write the ending to my life story? Listening to Helen’s delightful Charlotte as an audiobook had me weeping in delight as I learned how things turned out in the end for the unobtrusive Charlotte Lucas, one of Elizabeth Bennet’s closest friends in Pride and prejudice."
Inter-review with Lauri Kubuitsile about her book, But deliver us from evilBooks and writers 2020-04-24
"This novel is full of the spirit of adventure and the desire for justice, which make for great storytelling."
An interview with Fiona SnyckersBooks and writers 2019-11-15
"Most of my books deal with issues that affect women, and it’s hard to rank these in terms of importance."
Inter-review: Tracey Farren in conversation with Janet van Eeden about The book of MalachiBooks and writers 2019-10-10
"The writing is visual and visceral, the world created is tangible, and the character of Malachi has expressed his voice with utmost clarity."
Colour me yellow by Thuli Nhlapo: book reviewResensies 2018-03-23
"This is a powerful book that has you spellbound, especially as the secrets are revealed towards the end. It reminds you, once again, that knowing your ancestry is all-important for healthy self-actualisation."
A gap in the hedge by Johan Vlok Louw: book reviewResensies 2018-02-07
"The characters and the surroundings are drawn with the accuracy of a master painter, as the author’s descriptions evoke the hopelessness echoed in the area and in the lives of its inhabitants."