True Crime in South Africa: a review of Antony Altbeker’s “Fruit of a Poisoned Tree”
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True Crime in South Africa: a review of Antony Altbeker’s “Fruit of a Poisoned Tree”


Fruit of a Poisoned Tree is from New Journalism author, Antony Altbeker. Over 2005-2007, Altbeker followed the infamous trial of Fred Van der Vyver, the man accused of killing his girlfriend, Inge Lotz, in one of South Africa’s most brutal murders. The story is anything but simple. South Africa is a country in crisis and … Continue reading

“Stones Against the Mirror”: Review of Hugh Lewin’s ficto-memoir
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“Stones Against the Mirror”: Review of Hugh Lewin’s ficto-memoir


Stones Against the Mirror is written by Hugh Lewin, a South African anti-Apartheid activist who spent seven years in gaol for crimes of sabotage against the state. Hugh was sent to gaol by his best friend Adrian, also an anti-Apartheid activist. This is a story of friendship, betrayal, and forgiveness. The book begins at a … Continue reading