Kate Turkington is the author of 13 books, including the first critical study of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart (Studies in English Literature: Things Fall Apart) pub. Edward Arnold, London, 1977) and Certificate English (an English Language grammar for ESL students; pub Nelson, London, 1968) among other academic publications and school text books. Her The South Wind and the Sun, a collection of African writing for secondary schools (De Jager-Haum, 1983) is widely used in South African schools and colleges. Her three mainstream books, There’s More to Life Than Surface (Penguin, 1998) and Doing it with Doris (Penguin, 2004), Yes Really! A Life (Tafelberg 2018) are part spiritual journey, part travelogue, part autobiographical.