Background to Our Fathers

For writing the high-speed car chases in the sprawling shanty neighbourhoods of Soweto in Johannesburg, I spent a number of nights with the operational men of Tracker, a company specialising in retrieving stolen or hijacked vehicles and people.

Soweto is a bewildering place for the average outsider, but also an incredible, throbbing universe of people rich […]

Background to Weeping Waters

I started writing books late in life – first I had to hunt and gather some life experience as well as stories. But I don’t regret this. After a long and interesting career as a journalist covering mostly politics in a turbulent South Africa, I could afford the luxury of turning into longer stories, writing […]