Call the girls, we’ve got 3 books you need to add to your book club reading list as recommended by our features writer, Fundiswa Nkwanyana.
1. Vagabond – Wandering through Africa on faith by Lerato Mogoatlhe. Lerato shares the poetic, raw and honest diary of her travels through 21 countries in Africa. It is about her self-discovery journey; from meeting former President Thabo Mbeki at an event in Timbuktu, Mali, to hanging out with one of her favourite artists, Habib Koité. You will learn about Africa through her uncensored curiosity, without the glamour of a guidebook.
2. Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule’s Web of Capture by Pieter-Louis Myburgh. This explosive book, written by an investigative journalist, ventures deeper into Ace’s murky dealings. It includes everything from his time as a struggle activist in the 80s, powerful rule as premier of the Free State for nearly a decade to his rise to one of the ANC’s most influential positions. It is an unflinching examination of the ANC’s top leadership in the post-Jacob Zuma era.
3. Vuvuzela Dawn: 25 Sports Stories that Shaped a New Nation by Luke Alfred and Ian Hawkey. This year, South Africa celebrates 25 years of democracy and the freedom that transformed the country from a political pariah to one warmly embraced by the world. Nowhere was the welcome more visible, or emotional, than in sport. It celebrates sporting moments that defined a quarter of a century.