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Fri – 23rd Aug 2019
Don’t miss the launch of Field Guide to Mushrooms and other Fungi of South Africa at Mamma Roma in Cape Town (27 Aug)
You are invited to the launch of Field Guide to Mushrooms and other Fungi of South Africa!
Stylish and assured, The Most Difficult Thing is an irresistible combination of contemporary espionage and domestic suspense, and a compulsive, highly charged examination of betrayal.
Thu – 22nd Aug 2019
Introduce children to the local art scene with Explore! Awesome South African Artists by Cobi Labuscagne
Explore! Awesome South African Artists by Cobi Labuscagne is out in September from Jacana Media.
Someone We Know – the new domestic suspense novel from Shari Lapena, the bestselling author of The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House and An Unwanted Guest.
The July Girls by Phoebe Locke is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.
‘A Nearly Normal Family will make you question everything you know about those closest to you.’ – Karin Slaughter
Available now from Pan Macmillan, MT Edvardsson’s A Nearly Normal Family will have you on the edge of your seat.
Don’t miss a book discussion of Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets at Wits (27 Aug)
WiSER, the Governing Intimacies project and UKZN Press invite you to a book discussion of Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000–2018, edited by Makhosazana Xaba.
Wed – 21st Aug 2019
Wordfest South Africa recently asked Mphuthumi Ntabeni to introduce his entrancing novel The Broken River Tent.
‘The problems are structural, they are not individual’ – Mcebisi Jonas discusses his book After Dawn: Hope After State Capture
In October 2015, the Gupta brothers offered Jonas the position of Minister of Finance in exchange for R600-million. Then the Deputy Finance Minister, Jonas turned down the bribe and a period of deep introspection followed for him.
Listen to an excerpt from Friday Black, the unforgettable and explosive debut short story collection by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Listen to an excerpt from Friday Black, the piercingly raw debut story collection from Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah.
My Vegetarian Braai by Adele Maartens is out now from Penguin Random House!
Tue – 20th Aug 2019
The South African’s Guide to Global Investing – addressing the specific challenges we face when investing to secure our financial future
Too many South Africans are excluded from the benefits of the international marketplace.
Desire as we’ve never seen it before: Three Women is a riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women.
‘We should be casting around September’ – Angela Makholwa reveals the details of the film adaptation of her novel Black Widow Society
‘It’s all systems go! We should be casting around September.’
[Video] ‘I would classify it as a comedy but there’s a tragic aspect to it’ – Rémy Ngamije introduces his debut novel The Eternal Audience of One
Rémy Ngamije chats about his new novel, The Eternal Audience of One.
Bronwyn Law-Viljoen’s debut novel, The Printmaker, will be awarded the Olive Schreiner Prize for Prose on 7 September.
Mon – 19th Aug 2019
Die Afrikaanse Taal- en Kultuurvereniging (ATKV) het vroeër vandeesmaand die finaliste van die ATKV-Woordveertjies bekendgemaak.
There’s nothing gung-ho in the pages of Angolsh – only stubborn dirt, stifling heat, tough guys and tortured souls
From the pen of award-winning writer and film director Greg Latter comes a war memoir like no other – Angolsh: Scenes from an Army Camp.
‘It was normal for me to base the stories in Lenyenye, where I come from’ – Keletso Mopai chats about her book If You Keep Digging
Keletso Mopai chatted to SABC about her new book of short stories, If You Keep Digging.
The Nickel Boys – the gorgeous, dazzling and heartbreaking new novel from Colson Whitehead.