Critical questions about South Africa raised in Alan Paton Award shortlist

nDnRQu7THE shortlist for the 2017 Sunday Times Alan Paton Literary Award has been revealed, writes Estelle Sinkins.

Contesting this year’s R100 000 prize, which will be revealed on June 24, will be: Under Nelson Mandela Boulevard – Life In Cape Town’s Stowaway Underground by Sean Christie; Darwin’s Hunch: Science, Race and the Search for Human Origins by Christa Kuljian; Murder at Small Koppie: The Real Story of The Marikana Massacre by Greg Marinovich; My Own Liberator: A Memoir by Dikgang Moseneke; and Letters of Stone: From Nazi Germany to South Africa by Steven Robins. Continue reading

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27 thought-provoking books make the long-list for the Alan Paton Award

Alan paton longlist

The 27 books which have been long-listed for the Alan Paton Award in this year’s Sunday Times Literary Awards. Photo: BooksLive

Estelle Sinkins takes a look at the books on the long-list for the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction. Continue reading