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Darrel Bristow-Bovey's latest book, One Midlife Crisis and a Speedo…

One Midlife Crisis and a Speedo: How Darrel Bristow-Bovey Dealt with the Fact that He is Growing Old

Darrel Bristow-Bovey's latest book, One Midlife Crisis and a Speedo, will be available from Zebra Press next month:

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Coenraad de Buys, die historiese figuur bekend as die eenman-oorlogmasjien…

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Coenraad de Buys, die historiese figuur bekend as die eenman-oorlogmasjien, speel die hoofrol in Willem Anker se langverwagte roman, Buys. Willem de Vries het by …

Herman Mashaba, author of Black Like You, founder of Black…

Black Like You Author Herman Mashaba: Don't Equate Capitalism with Apartheid (Video)

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Missing challenges …

Aerodrome has shared an excerpt from Why States Recover: Changing…

Excerpt from Why States Recover: Greg Mills Examines Barack Obama's Response to Syria Crossing a "Red Line"

Aerodrome has shared an excerpt from Why States Recover: Changing Walking Societies into Winning Nations – from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe by Greg Mills.

Mills' book …

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