Paul Holden

Historian

Paul Holden is a young academic completing his master's at the University of the Witwatersrand. And it was his thesis topic that inspired him to write The Arm's Deal in Your Pocket, as a way of unpacking the long and complicated arms deal issue for ordinary South Africans. That the book went into three print runs is positive proof individuals want to know how the deal unfolded. This creative mind is also a DJ and musician and he's been working on his follow up book due for release later this year. It's based on a research project done for the Institute of Security Studies on the pre-history of the arms deal. � Eamon Allan

Lunch spot: Barrington's, Killarney Mall, Johannesburg