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Cover to Cover Episode 16

In the next episode, Eusebius speaks to Moe Shaik about The ANC Spy Bible and to Andrew Harding about These Are Not Gentle People.

Eusebius adds, "Two of the best books about South African history and politics written over the past ten years are Moe Shaik's The ANC Spy Bible and Andrew Harding's These Are Not Gentle People. One is a painful but an important memoir of fighting apartheid in underground ANC structures, including enduring torture in detention. The other is about murders just outside Parys that cause turmoil in multiple ways in the town. Both books illuminate our past and present. In this episode I sit down with the authors to get the backstory to their literary achievements."

Cover to Cover Episode 15

In episode 15 Joanne Joseph chats to literary South African icon, Sindiwe Magona, about carrying the past into the present and future from her book, When the Village Sleeps, and Cherie Jones discusses the hardships and empowerment she felt while writing her novel, How the One-Armed Woman Sweeps Her House.

Voiceover highlights include I Am A Girl From Africa by Elizabeth Nyamayaro, The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams, To the Wolves by Caryn Dolly, The Black Pimpernel by Zukiswa Wanner, Becoming (adapted for young readers) by Michelle Obama and The Girl with 21 Questions by Boitumelo Mothupi.

Cover to Cover Episode 14

In Episode 14, Eusebius interviews John Kani on Kunene and the King and reviews Nathan Tantaal's Oolog.

Joanne then follows with a highlights package featuring three titles from the Homebru campaign: Listen to Your Footsteps by Kojo Baffoe, But He Speaks So Well by Ivan Johnson and Ougat by Shana Fife.

Cover to Cover Episode 13

In Episode 13 Joanne Joseph interviews Patric Tariq Mellet on The Lie of 1652 a book that joins a growing list of books retelling the history of South Africa, focusing on the land. In his book, Mellet aims to debunk myths such as “the empty land” and the “Bantu invasion”. More importantly, the book looks at how important the land is for restorative justice and memory.

Cover to Cover Episode 12

Eusebius interviews Dr Wamuwi Mbao, editor of Years of Fire and Ash which is a poetry anthology exploring decolonisation. Jacques Rousseau, expert in critical thinking from UCT, then reviews Helen Zille's latest book, #Stay Woke Go Broke.

Cover to Cover Episode 11

‘’Journeys” is the theme for the next Cover to Cover online book show presented by Joanne Joseph, who takes us from travels through countries, to navigating privilege and the journey to financial freedom, with four remarkable authors.

Cover to Cover Episode 10

Best-selling author, Angie Thomas, of The Hate U Give and Concrete Rose delves into the language of young adult readers on the next Cover to Cover online book show presented by Eusebius McKaiser, expertly powered by Exclusive Books!

Cover to Cover Episode 9

This episode throws the spotlight on interesting books that have been made into Movies or TV series. Film Producer, Bongiwe Selane and actor, Jack Devnarain sit down with Joanne Joseph to discuss Bridgerton: The Duke and I series by Julia Quinn, Happiness is a Four-Letter Word by Nozizwe Cynthia Jele, Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance and several other popular books that were successfully transitioned. Some of the other popular books under discussion include: Coconut by Kopano Matlwa, the Spud series by John van der Ruit, the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling, Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, Papillon by Henri Charrière and Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough.
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Cover to Cover Episode 8

Episode 8 will be presented by Eusebius McKaiser.

The authors are Adekeye Adebajo on his book "The Trial of Cecil John Rhodes" about Rhodes waking up in an African Hereafter 120-years after his death and Shireen Hassim, one of the contributors to the book "Reassessing Mandela" who spoke to Eusebius from Canada about Mandela's legacy and place in the country's history.

Eusebius McKaiser adds "Mandela and Rhodes represent diametrically opposed historical figures. One is thoroughly evil and colonial. The other is an exemplar of moral courage. In this episode we explore two very different books that pair nicely in their nuanced exploration of these subjects."

“Books help us understand not only our present, but our past and future too. The titles in this episode of Cover to Cover do all three.” Batya Bricker, General Manager, Exclusive Books

Cover to Cover Episode 7

Cover to Cover Episode 7 is presented by Joanne Joseph and will loosely tie together the theme "Histories" because it will speak to a range of authors about their personal histories, local historical fiction and international historical fiction.

The authors are Claudine Shiels on her book Walking Through Front Doors about her late disclosure allegations of sexual abuse by her uncles 40-years-ago, Scatterlings by Resoketswe Manenzhe which focuses on a marriage and family damaged by the Immorality Act and international author Kate Mosse on her historical fiction book City of Tears.

Cover to Cover Episode 5

The fifth episode of Cover to Cover has the theme biography and autobiography. In this show Joanne goes Cover to Cover with Jonathan Jansen about his book Learning Lessons, Stephen McGown about Six Years with Al Qaeda and chats to Obenewa Amponsah about Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden and Beauty of the Heart a biography of Charlotte Maxeke by Zubeida Jaffer, given that the governing party has named 2021 the year of Charlotte Maxeke.
Learning Lessons by Jonathan Jansen Six Years with Al Qaeda by Tudor Caradoc-Davies Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden Beauty of the Heart by Zubeida Jaffer

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