Jani Confidential

Jani Confidential is now available on Amazon in both kindle and paperback formats. It is also available at the following bookstores and websites;

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If this were a book quiz and you were to ask me what film is most like Jani Confidential I would answer unhesitatingly, Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen’s Oscar-nominated film.

Those who remember the Just Jani column in the Sunday Times will be intrigued and delighted. Those who missed out on those heady times will be captivated by this universal story of betrayal, back-stabbing and life in the very fast lane. It is acerbic, witty, wry, bittersweet and exquisitely penned. She describes how she became a columnist, and reveals much of life behind the
scenes at the Sunday Times. Jani shares details of the crucial interview with Eugène Terre’blanche, details that will shake the preconceptions and ruffle more than a few feathers.


Marianne Thamm for the Daily MaverickJani Allan, white South Africa’s brittle fall girl – a cautionary tale

Len Ashton for NoseweekBooks. Comeback. Second helping

Marika Sboros for BizNewsJani Allan memoir: the psychology of sex, power, betrayal and ‘slut shaming

Tiffany Markman for Women24: Jani Confidential by Jani Allan

Herman Lategan for BeeldJani Confidential: Briljante joernaal van ontheemding

Rod Mackenzie for Mail & Guardian’s Thought LeaderJani Allan: Abuse and disgrace (Part I)

Rod Mackenzie for Mail & Guardian’s Thought LeaderSouth Africa and other orphaning nations (Jani Allan Part II)

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