4. BETTER CHOICES: ENSURING SOUTH AFRICA’S FUTURE
Edited by Greg Mills, Mcebisi Jonas, Haroon Bhorat, and Ray Hartley
Some of South Africa’s top thinkers and observers outline sit-up-and-think solutions to overwhelming problems that, if implemented, could halt the country’s downward trajectory. Each chapter ends with three critical actions to fix problematic areas.
5. AN UNUSUAL GRIEF
Yewande Omotoso is settling in as one of Africa’s stellar writers. Her third outing takes place in Joburg, where distraught mother Mojisola is trying to find answers to her daughter Yinka’s suicide. As she burrows into Yinka’s life she starts to shed the layers and labels of her own life, to emerge new and resolute. A wise and affecting novel.
6. ELON MUSK: RISKING IT ALL
Author and sports broadcaster Michael Vlismas attended the same school as Elon Musk and is well placed to drill into the billionaire’s early life. He then widens the lens to take in Musk’s astounding business ambitions in the US, showing a man “Utterly uncowed by risk who is driven to preserve the optimism he sees in humanity”.
(Jonathan Ball Publishers)