The Best and Worst of Celebrity Memoirs
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The Best and Worst of Celebrity Memoirs


In the last decade, there has been an explosion of celebrities writing memoirs and autobiographies. Within this celebrity genre, comedians and comedic actors and actresses are some of the most published. This is probably due to their ability to entertain and make people laugh. I, like many others, have been drawn to these memoirs and … Continue reading

4 True Crime Novels to Read if You Are Obsessed with the T.V. Show ‘Making a Murderer’
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4 True Crime Novels to Read if You Are Obsessed with the T.V. Show ‘Making a Murderer’


Last Woman Hanged is an Australian novel by Caroline Overington. This book is more than just an insight into Australia’s early justice system, it is also about women’s rights in Australia and their representation in the legal system. Whether you think Lousia Collins was innocent or not, this book will challenge what you think you … Continue reading

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