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Fri – 14th Aug 2020

The Rise and Fall of the ANC Youth League by Rebone Tau – a fascinating glimpse into a vital and volatile institution in SA politics

In The Rise and Fall of the ANC Youth League, Rebone Tau explores the history of one of South Africa’s most important institutions from its formation in 1944 to the present day.

Watch the book trailer for Seven Votes: How WWII Changed South Africa Forever by Richard Steyn

What would South Africa have been like today, had seven more MPs voted against joining World War II? Watch the book trailer for Seven Votes by Richard Steyn.

Kry vandag ’n winskopie! Ondersteun jou plaaslike boekwinkels en maak ’n verskil met Koop-’n-Afrikaanse-boekdag (14 Aug)

Op 14 Augustus vind Koop-’n-Afrikaanse-boekdag vir die 16de jaar agtereenvolgens plaas en jy kan boeke op hierdie dag teen ’n winskopie vir jou en jou kinders koop.

Friday Night Book Club: A debut novel that reads like a masterpiece – read an excerpt from Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

Get comfortable this evening with some popcorn and an excerpt from Douglas Stuart’s Shuggie Bain – recently longlisted for the Booker Prize!

Thu – 13th Aug 2020

Secure your pension after Covid-19: Bruce Cameron and Wouter Fourie share top strategies to keep your money safe

Secure Your Pension After Covid-19: Strategies to Protect Your Money from the Effects of National Lockdowns and Ratings Downgrades by Bruce Cameron and Wouter Fourie is out in August from Penguin Random House SA.

‘Hoe sal jy die Kaap beskryf? Sonskyn of storms?’ Lees ’n uittreksel uit In sonskyn en storms deur Frenette van Wyk

Skrywer Frenette van Wyk het onlangs ’n kort uittreksel uit haar nuwe e-boek, In sonskyn en storms, op haar Facebook-blad gedeel. Lees die uittreksel.

New edition: Some Afrikaners Photographed by David Goldblatt, with essays by Antjie Krog and Ivor Powell

‘An old man sits for me. A black child comes and stands next to him, looking at me with curiosity. The man turns and says to the child, ‘Yes, what are you doing here, you black rubbish?’ the insult meant and yet said with affection. How is this possible? I don’t know. But the contradiction was eloquent of much that I found in the relationship between rural and working-class Afrikaners and their black workers: an often comfortable, affectionate, even physical intimacy seldom seen in the liberal circles in which I moved, and yet, simultaneously, a deep contempt and fear of black people.’ – David Goldblatt

Wed – 12th Aug 2020

Hoop, heling en harmonie deur Malcolm de Roubaix daag lesers uit om nuut te dink oor siekte en genesing – veral tydens Covid-19

Siekte is ’n natuurlike verskynsel sonder betekenis, skryf Malcolm de Roubaix in sy nuutste boek, Hoop, heling en harmonie: Dink nuut oor siekte en genesing

[Watch] ‘I was fascinated by the issue of farm murders’ – Max Annas talks about his explosive new novel, The Farm

Izak de Vries and Boekemakranka recently hosted a virtual book launch for Max Annas’ new novel, The Farm. Watch the full book launch here.

The Goodbye Man by Jeffery Deaver: Say goodbye to your problems, your freedom and your life

The gripping new thriller from the No.1 Sunday Times bestseller Jeffery Deaver, The Goodbye Man, is now available at Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Register now for a free publishing webinar with Pan Macmillan SA and All About Writing (12 Aug)

Want to publish your book? Then join a free publishing webinar with Pan Macmillan SA and All About Writing.

Tue – 11th Aug 2020

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of These Are Not Gentle People by award-winning author Andrew Harding (12 Aug)

When a whole community is on trial, who pays the price? Pan Macmillan invites you to the virtual launch of These Are Not Gentle People by award-winning foreign correspondent and author Andrew Harding.

Mon – 10th Aug 2020

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Last Survivor by Tony Park, with wildlife presenter James Hendry (12 Aug)

Pan Macmillan invites you to the virtual book launch of Tony Park’s new novel, Last Survivor, a story of greed, danger and treachery.

Fri – 7th Aug 2020

Waar onthou begin deur Connie Luyt: Nuut in Augustus by Penguin Random House SA

Waar onthou begin deur Connie Luyt verskyn eersdaags by Penguin Random House SA beskikbaar!

‘A Pink Line has been drawn through society’ – Mark Gevisser introduces his new book, The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers

Mark Gevisser’s new book is an exploration of how the conversation around sexual orientation and gender identity has come to divide – and describe – the world in an entirely new way over the first two decades of this century.

Friday Feast! The Yoga Kitchen: 100 Easy Superfood Recipes – a celebration of nourishing whole foods that will boost your immune system

Not sure what to cook for dinner? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. It’s Friday Feast and this week Jacana Media is bringing you delicious recipes from Marlien Wright’s The Yoga Kitchen: 100 Easy Superfood Recipes.

New book alert! All Rise: A Judicial Memoir by Justice Dikgang Moseneke

Pan Macmillan is proud to publish Justice Dikgang Moseneke’s second book, All Rise: A Judicial Memoir.

Friday Night Book Club: Greed. Danger. Treachery. A rare cycad – stolen. Read an excerpt from Tony Park’s latest novel Last Survivor

A priceless plant, a rare African cycad thought to be extinct and prized by collectors, has been discovered, then stolen.

Thu – 6th Aug 2020

Squirting, soft serve sex and why #AshyNudesMustFall – Tiffany Kagure Mugo chats to Dr T at the launch of Quirky Quick Guide to Having Great Sex

The Reading List and Kwela Books hosted a virtual book launch last night for Quirky Quick Guide to Having Great Sex by Tiffany Kagure Mugo!

Wed – 5th Aug 2020

15 tips for happy, healthy sex, from Tiffany Kagure Mugo’s new book Quirky Quick Guide to Having Great Sex

Kwela Books has shared an excerpt from Quirky Quick Guide to Having Great Sex by Tiffany Kagure Mugo!