A work of narrative non-fiction that explores the early history of HIV and AIDS in South Africa. It asks why South Africa has one of the worst AIDS epidemics in the world, and why all the early attempt to deal with it led to deepening controversy and strife. Published in 2008 by Double Storey, Juta.
Photographs and text document the lives and struggles of ordinary women in South Africa during the early 1980s. From a low-paid forestry worker to a big-city sex worker, black women tell their tales of survival, triumph and despair. Published in 1985, Ravan Press; 1986, Pluto Press.
A blog about the making of white South Africa seen through the prism of Lawson family history. Ancestors’ lives speak of war, work and adventure. Disparate histories throw light on burning issues, past and present, such as migration, colonialism, slavery, racism and globalisation.