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Book review: The Mandela Plot by Kenneth Bonert

June 4, 2018

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“South African born Jewish-Canadian author Kenneth Bonert’s sophomore effort The Mandela Plot is a sequel to his multiple awards winning debut novel The Lion Seeker (also reviewed on NYJB) that continues the Helger family saga begun in the earlier volume in a rather dark combination coming of age story and political thriller. A concluding epilogue in the final […]

Book review: The Lion Seeker portrays South Africa’s Jewish community

October 28, 2013

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Set in 1930s and 1940s Johannesburg, South Africa, Jewish-Canadian writer Kenneth Bonert‘s debut novel The Lion Seeker is a bildungsroman, immigration story, and family saga rolled into a page turner. In my New York Journal of Books review I refer to the book as a promising debut. To hear an interview with Mr. Bonert go […]

South African doctor invents female condoms with ‘teeth’ to fight rape

June 24, 2010

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Two South Africa themed exhibits at the Jewish Museum

May 1, 2010

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Photograph by South African photographer David Goldblatt Jewish Museum Two new exhibits with South African themes open tomorrow at The Jewish Museum. One of these is a retrospective of Jewish South African photographer David Goldblatt, and the other is a series of films by Jewish South African artist William Kentridge that depict his drawings of the […]