What book are you currently reading? Listeners share their recommendations

It's the start of a new year, which means new literature to sink your teeth into.

Presenter Eusebius Mckaiser asked listeners to share their current reads and recommendations to kick off the Literature Corner.

Here are some of the books to add to your list:

  • New Times by Rehana Rossouw
  • Always Another Country by Sisonke Msimang
  • God, Spies, Lies – Finding South Africa's Future Through its Past by John Matisonn
  • The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, And the Mountains Echoed all by Khaled Hosseini
  • We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The Man Who Would Be King by Ray Hartley
  • Kill Zuma by Gayton McKenzie
  • A Gap In The Hedge by Johan Vlok Louw
  • Gezina En Die Bruin Wind by Maretha Maartens

Take a listen:


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