Four South African authors to add to your book collection


With the weather getting colder, and the days getting shorter, staying indoors to get through that book you’ve always wanted to get through just got a whole lot more possible.

Picking your next read can be a bit tricky as there are over a hundred thousand titles available online and in bookstores.

If you’re looking for a new book to dive into, we might be here for you. Discover the following authors and their titles:

Sihle Bolani

Sihle Bolani is the CEO and Founder of Sihle Bolani Consulting, a firm specializing in organizational culture, diversity, equity and inclusion program development, employee engagement, internal communications, conversation facilitation and professional training.

Bolani’s first and only title We are the ones we need originally published in 2018 sheds light on the challenges faced by black professionals in the South African business scene. Bolani shares some of his personal experiences of working at some of the country’s top companies, while highlighting issues that arise in the corporate environment such as structural racism, discriminatory practices experienced by executives, and emotional trauma and psychological suffered by blacks. professionals, especially black women.

Doctor Tlaleng Mafokeng

Dr. Tlaleng, affectionately known as Dr. T, is a medical professional specializing in the defense of universal access to health, HIV care, family planning, as well as education, training and production of content on sexuality.

Mafokeng was recently appointed United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.

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A guide to sexual health and pleasure is Dr. T’s first paperback book. The book is packed full of details on sexual anatomy and health, as well as advice and facts from the medical professional about sexual pleasure and rights. Dr. T puts readers of his book at ease reading about topics that may seem taboo in society.

Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Haji was born to a Muslim family in the apartheid township of Laudium, west of Pretoria. She graduated from the University of Pretoria with a Bachelor of Music, then taught music and ESL at the American International School.

Haji soon realized that teaching was not where her heart was, so she then went on a journey into the media and then completed her postgraduate degree in journalism at the University of Stellenbosch. After graduating, she worked as a digital media specialist and became Africa’s first social media editor in a Mail & Guardian newsroom.

Dawjee released their first track, Sorry, Not Sorry: A Brown Woman’s Experience in a White South AfricaWhich was published in April 2018. In the book, she gives her own experience as a working woman of color in a white media society, and she explores the often infuriating experience of passing through post-apartheid South Africa. South as a woman of color.

AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers is a well-known South African cricketer batsman. De Villiers was named ICC ODI Player of the Year three times during his 15-year international career.

Originally published on September 8, 2016, AB de Villiers, The Autobiography is the story of AB’s life in his own words. The book covers AB’s childhood, growing up in Warmbaths with two equally talented brothers, and excelling in his cricket career from an early age, going on to be ranked among the world’s best in Test, ODI and T20. .


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