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Book review: The Mandela Plot by Kenneth Bonert

June 4, 2018


“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


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


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 […]