Stein has a humour that is halfway between a poet’s and a clown’s.
— Times Literary Supplement


Read about Sylvester’s books here, including his once banned satire, 2nd Class Taxi, and the autobiographical Who Killed Mr Drum? which tells of his time as editor of DRUM.

The Drum Story

Here you can read the story of DRUM during the 1950’s and read about the cast of characters that made this campaigning magazine renowned throughout the world.

Sylvester's story

Here you can read about the long and varied life of this writer and journalist and anti-apartheid campaigner.

Just as surely does my afternoon drink precede my lunch, so does my evening drink herald my dinner.
— Sylvester Stein, penned Spring 2015