Judy Ward

Book Review – What Poets Need

by Finuala Dowling (Kwela Books) ISBN: 978-0-7957-0720-9  This evocative South African novel was first published by Alison Lowry at Penguin in 2005. I didn’t discover it then, and I’m so glad I found it now. It’s the story of John Carson, a poet who lives…

Book Review – Little Suns

by Zakes Mda (Umuzi) ISBN 9781415209042 Zakes Mda’s latest historical novel is based on the assassination of Magistrate Hamilton Hope in 1880, by the amaMpondomise army in the Qumbu region of the Eastern Cape. The consequences led to the exile of Mda’s family to Lesotho,…
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