Books

2 September 2019

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BOOK REVIEW: I am Costa – From meth to marathons

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I met Costa socially a few years ago at the gay men’s resort near Brits in the North West Province. I was doing a lot of yoga at the time and Costa joined in once or twice in my early morning sessions next to the sparkling swimming pool. One thing made Costa different from all […]

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15 July 2019

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GaySA Radio Book Club: ‘Lie With Me’

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Translated from the original French by Breakfast Club actor and writer, Molly Ringwald, Philippe Besson’s latest novel lies comfortably next to another similar type of novel-turned-hit-film, Call Me By Your Name. If you’ve ever seen one of 2018’s biggest films or read the book it was based on, you’ll know that Besson’s narrative will feature […]

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31 January 2019

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There’s nothing half-baked about this YA graphic novel

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Bloom, written by Kevin Panetta and illustrated by Savanna Ganucheau isn’t your run-of-the-mill, cookie-cutter YA novel. For one, this book is a graphic novel that largely centres around baking – and if that combination doesn’t already have you wanting to sink your teeth into it, you must have a very specific taste when it comes […]

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10 December 2018

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Read an excerpt from ‘Tell the Wolves I’m Home’

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Carol Rifka Brunt’s debut novel has been described as “dazzling”, “tremendously moving” and “transcendent” by critics, and Tell the Wolves I’m Home was named one of the best books of the year by The Wall Street Journal and by O: The Oprah Magazine, among others. The book tells the story of 14-year-old June, as she […]

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28 September 2018

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Tuesday Book Club: From Darkness to Diva – Skye High

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This Tuesday’s featured book is From Darkness to Diva by Skye High. The book tells the coming-of-age story of a young boy who suffers relentless bullying at school, only to discover who he truly is later in life. Drag opens up a world of possibilities that he hadn’t has access to before fully embracing his […]

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30 July 2018

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6 LGBTQI+ young adult books everyone should read

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For many young people just becoming aware of their sexuality, being exposed to stories that feel like their own can be a comfort and a refuge at the same time. In this regard, books that focus on young adult readers can prove invaluable but, of course, that doesn’t mean that older adults aren’t allowed to […]

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10 May 2018

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5 LGBTQ-inclusive children’s books for modern families

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Emilie Buchwald once said that children are made readers on the laps of their parents. Books are a treasure trove of information, and parents know that a love of reading is something that should be cultivated in children at a very early age. Until recently, though, LGBTQI+ parents haven’t had many books at their disposal […]

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