Here's a list of our IOL's book editor's top reads to keep you company this week.

Oliver Tambo Remembered Edited by Z. Pallo Jordan (Picador Africa)


Oliver Tambo Remembered is a salute to one of South Africa's most remarkable individuals and enduring icon. This reprint of the book originally published in 2007, is a compilation of memories, in celebration of what would have been then Oliver Reginald Tambo's 90th birthday. The ANC stalwart and visionary is fondly remembered by friends and associates as a leader, clergyman and comrade.​

Affluence Without Abundance:The Disappearing World of the Bushmen by James Suzman (​Bloomsbury​)


​A​nthropologist James Suzman vividly brings to life a proud and private people,​ ​telling the story of the collision between the modern global economy and the oldest hunting and gathering society on earth. In rendering an intimate picture of a people coping with radical change, it asks profound questions about how we now think about matters such as work, wealth, equality, contentment, and even time.

​Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks (William Heinemann Ltd)


A collection of 17 wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor.​ 

To many, typewriters represent a level of craftsmanship, beauty and individuality that is harder and harder to find in the modern world. Hanks gracefully reaches that typewriter-worthy level. 

Known for his honesty and sensitivity as an actor, Hanks brings both those characteristics to his writing. Alternately whimsical, moving and occasionally melancholy, this is a book that will delight as well as surprise his millions of fans. 

It also establishes him as a welcome and wonderful new voice in contemporary fiction,that perceptively delves beneath the surface of friendships, families, love and normal, everyday behaviour.