Mad as it is, Jen Thorpe’s second novel ‘The Fall’ is packed with insight on activism, journalism, politicos and people. It has its roots in the Rhodes and Fees Must Fall movements of 2015 that shook the University of Cape Town to its red roof tops, but it skirmishes into a homestead in KwaZulu Natal and the extraordinary collection of weird and wonderful animals acquired by South Africa’s high-heeled, lovelorn and truly awful first female president. And this from a dedicated feminist writer! How? why? Find out more.
In this Lupus Awareness month of May, a young woman describes in a book called Crazy Became Me, how this unpredictable disease took hold of her life. Lupus (meaning wolf) is so called because centuries ago it was said the rash looks like a wolf bite.