Mampoer Shorts: short, sharp South African non-fiction

mampoer-booksWhat happens when you take some of South Africa’s best journalists, let them write about what they want, and take away word counts and deadlines? Easy: you get Mampoer Shorts, a collection of hard-hitting and searingly relevant non-fiction novellas; as bracing and breathtaking as the spirit they’re named after.

Ever wanted to know about the private life of the mysterious cricketer Hashim Amla, the world’s best batsman? Check out Firdose Moonda’s Bearded Wonder. How about the seedy underbelly of Johannesburg’s sex industry? Try Richard Poplak’s Fifty Shades of Jozi. Or how about the secrets of one of South Africa’s most powerful media magnates, Koos Bekker? Get into Anton Harber’s Gorilla in the Room.

Mampoer Shorts are shorter than a book, but long enough to satisfy, investigating South Africa’s big issues without fear or favour. Give them a shot at any Paperight outlet – find your closest one here.

For a full list of Mampoer shorts, click here.

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