Skollie: One man’s struggle to survive by telling stories

South Africa - S. Africa

John W. Fredericks | Release date: 1 Sep 2017

In 2016, South African film audiences were mesmerised by the film Noem My Skollie, which was written by – and based on the life of – John W. Fredericks. In this book Fredericks tells the full story on which the film was based. Growing up in a dusty township on the Cape Flats, Frederick...

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Being Chris Hanis Daughter

South Africa - S. Africa

Lindiwe Hani, Melinda Ferguson | Release date: 1 Mar 2017

When Chris Hani was assassinated in his driveway in April 1993, he left a shocked and grieving South Africa, teetering on the precipice of civil war. But to 12-year-old Lindiwe Hani, it was the love of her life, her daddy, who had been brutally ripped from her world. While the nation conti...

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Songs of a War Boy

Sudan - E. Africa

Deng Thiak Adut | Release date: 23 Feb 2017

Deng Adut’s family were farmers in South Sudan when a brutal civil war altered his life forever. At six years old, his mother was told she had to give him up to fight. At the age most Australian children are starting school , Deng was conscripted into the Sudan People’s Liberat...

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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

South Africa - S. Africa

Trevor Noah | Release date: 15 Nov 2016

Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents...

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Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American

Nigeria - W. Africa

Okey Ndibe | Release date: 11 Oct 2016

Okey Ndibe’s funny, charming, and penetrating memoir tells of his move from Nigeria to America, where he came to edit the influential—but forever teetering on the verge of insolvency—African Commentary magazine. It recounts stories of Ndibe’s relationships with Chinua Achebe, Wole ...

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A Raging River

Nigeria - W. Africa

Amara Van-Lare | Release date: 5 Sep 2016

The Storms In the Life of a young African Woman It is a story of innocence , of adventure, trials, temptation and tribulation of a young African woman who fell into a raging river and and smothering inferno but survived to tell her story. The book in all its elements could have passed for ...

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