It has been 21 years since the dawn of democracy in South Africa. Sonwabiso Ngcowa and Melanie Verwoerd's book "21 at 21" collects the life stories of people born in 1994 to mark the "Coming of Age" of the Nation.
South Africa's young democracy is viewed throughout the world as an exemplary pluralistic rainbow nation. But as the country approaches its most important elections in 25 years, does art imitate life?
For most experts, it is a given that lack of democracy stunts economic growth. But how can sustainable democracies be ensured throughout Africa? A new book by several African authors has some useful pointers.
In his latest book, historian Niall Ferguson discusses the way networks influence history. This can help us understand the conflicts in the world today, such as the protests in Hong Kong, says Alexander Görlach.
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