Books and movies

From sus­pense­ful love sto­ries to dark thrillers that will keep you up at night, here are the great reads and films for ev­ery mood.

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BOOKS AN AMER­I­CAN MAR­RIAGE By Ta­yari

Jones (Oneworld; R255) A nod from Oprah isn’t the only rea­son you’ll fall in love with Ta­yari’s story of Ce­les­tial and Roy, whose lives are torn apart when Roy is wrongly con­victed of rape. Ta­yari’s writ­ing is bril­liant, as she ex­am­ines just how far racial in­jus­tice in the US can change a fam­ily.

COLOUR ME YEL­LOW By Thuli Nh­lapo

(Kwela; R257) Jour­nal­ist and me­dia exec Thuli Nh­lapo was only seven when she learnt to shut out the abuse in­flicted by her mother. Years later, Thuli con­fronts her mother about her child­hood, and un­cov­ers un­set­tling fam­ily se­crets.

WHITE CHRYSANTHEMUM By Mary Lynn Bracht

(Pen­guin; R290) Af­ter be­ing cap­tured by a Ja­panese sol­dier while try­ing to save her sis­ter, Hana, 16, is forced to work in a brothel in ’40s Korea. A com­pelling read that proves how the hu­man spirit can tri­umph.

WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY By Les­ley Nneka Arimah

(River­head; R417) Les­ley Nneka serves up a vi­brant col­lec­tion of short sto­ries set in Nige­ria and the US. From folk­lore tales to sci­ence fic­tion, all the sto­ries are clev­erly con­nected by their com­plex re­la­tion­ships.

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