If you still have last-minute holiday shopping to do, why not consider supporting a local South African author and gifting a book (or few)?
Here are some of my most frequently recommended recent releases that will be appreciated by both recipients and the local economy alike:
Here There Be Dragons by Richard Mulholland - Learn how to tell stories to change the world.
Afterland by Lauren Beukes - A remarkably prescient novel about gender, fertility, pandemics, people and the future. Read more here.
The Power of Purpose by Richard Wright - Get inspired about getting back up on to your real and/or proverbial bike.
Finding Common Ground: Land, Equity, and Agriculture by Wandile Sihlobo - Get to grips with the complexity of South Africa’s land issues, and some of the more pragmatic ways we can go about resolving them.
Beyond Bitcoin: Decentralised Finance and the End of Banks by Simon Dingle and Steven Sidley - Catch up on what’s going on in the world of crypto (and perhaps even finally figure out what NFTs are). Read more here.
Train Naked by Pierre DuPlessis - Start the new year with some new ideas and some new, healthy mental habits.