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Wed – 28th Oct 2020

New book alert! Rehana Rossouw’s Predator Politics: Mabuza, Fred Daniel and the Great Land Scam

Predator Politics: Mabuza, Fred Daniel and the Great Land Scam, the new book from Rehana Rossouw, is out now from Jacana Media!

Annelie Botes ryg ’n kleurvolle lappieskombers van 16 jaar se stories in Voetstoots, nou beskikbaar

Nuut by Penguin Random House SA: Voetstoots, ’n bontgejaste keur uit sestien jaar van Annelie Botes se koerantrubrieke.

Nuut in die Romanza Nostalgie-reeks: Lees skrywer Didi Potgieter se heel eerste liefdesverhale

Romanza Nostalgie: Didi Potgieter – Met hierdie versamelitems vier ons vyftien jaar van ontspanning, ontvlugting en pure bederf.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Seven Votes: How WWII Changed South Africa Forever by Richard Steyn (3 Nov)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers, Love Books and The Reading List for the launch of Richard Steyn’s new book Seven Votes: How WWII Changed South Africa Forever.

Escape to another world with To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini (Plus: Watch the author answer questions from South African fans!)

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a masterful epic science fiction novel from the bestselling author of the Inheritance Cycle, Christopher Paolini.

Tue – 27th Oct 2020

The Asian Aspiration – Can Africa become the next Asia?

Narrated by Bobi Wine, and featuring contributions from former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo and former Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn, The Asian Aspiration is a short documentary which asks a simple question: can Africa be the next Asia?

Mon – 26th Oct 2020

Read an excerpt from The Land Wars: The Dispossession of the Khoisan and AmaXhosa in the Cape Colony by John Laband

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from John Laband’s new book The Land Wars: The Dispossession of the Khoisan and AmaXhosa in the Cape Colony. 

Moenie die bekendstelling van ’n Enkele verhaal: Die jag op ’n reeksverkragter deur Deon Wiggett misloop nie (29 Okt)

Penguin Random House SA en Graffiti Boeke nooi jou uit na die aanlynbekendstelling van ’n Enkele verhaal deur Deon Wiggett. 

Video: Jodi Picoult chats about her new novel, The Book of Two Ways, and says ‘Baie dankie’ to her Afrikaans readers (Plus: Book trailer)

Jodi Picoult’s latest novel, The Book of Two Ways, was published in South Africa this month in both English and Afrikaans. In this video, the author chats about her new novel and thanks her Afrikaans readers.

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man – an urgent primer on race and racism by Emmanuel Acho, host of the viral hit video series

In Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, Emmanuel Acho creates a dialogue that is honest, straightforward and accessible to those seeking answers – a conversation that needs to happen to mend the racial divide in our world.

Fri – 23rd Oct 2020

Babble, a new book books podcast, launches with a conversation with Sue Nyathi about her new book A Family Affair

For our launch episode of Babble, author Sue Nyathi babbles with Megan Thomas about her journey as schoolyard storyteller to finance analyst to full-time multi-booked author.

Vanaand om 8! Kom verbeel jou jy is Amper Frans saam met Louis Jansen van Vuuren en Riana Scheepers (23 Okt)

Moenie vanaand se fees misloop nie! Jonathan Ball Uitgewers en Graffiti Boeke nooi jou uit na die virtuele bekendstelling van Amper Frans deur kunstenaar Louis Jansen van Vuuren.

Graffiti-aanlynkuier: Kom luister hoe gesels Chanette Paul met Susan Booyens oor haar roman, Droomvanger (27 Okt)

LAPA Uitgewers en Graffiti Boeke nooi jou uit na die aanlynbekendstelling van Droomvanger deur Chanette Paul. Kom kuier saam!

Harry Kalmer, Chanette Paul en Dina Botha word vereer by die ATKV-Woordveertjies 2020

Die wenners van die ATKV-Woordveertjies is pas bekendgemaak! Chanette Paul, Dina Botha en die ontslape Harry Kalmer word vereer met ATKV-Woordveertjies vir 2020.

Everyday, Spectacular and Commonplace – don’t miss the launch of Terry-Ann Adams’s debut novel Those Who Live in Cages (29 Oct)

Jacana Media invite you to the virtual book launch of Those Who Live in Cages, the debut novel by Terry-Ann Adams.

Thu – 22nd Oct 2020

Om te emigreer of nie? Bouwer Bosch, Nathan Trantraal en ander meningsvormers takel die vraag in Moet ons waai?

In Moet ons waai? takel meer as 20 van Suid-Afrika se voorste meningsvormers, insluitend Bouwer Bosch, Nathan Trantraal, Marita van der Vyver en Jonathan Jansen, die vraag – moet Suid-Afrikaners die land verlaat?

New book alert! Malaika wa Azania’s Corridors of Death: The Struggle to Exist in Historically White Institutions – out now from BlackBird Books

Corridors of Death: The Struggle to Exist in Historically White Institutions – the new book by Malaika wa Azania, the bestselling author of Memoirs of a Born Free: Reflections on the Rainbow Nation – is out now from BlackBird Books!

The Return – Read an excerpt from international number one bestselling author Nicholas Sparks’s powerful new love story

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks’s new novel is The Return – a moving story about an injured army doctor and the two women whose secrets will change the course of his life.

Don’t miss the launch of Critical But Stable by Angela Makholwa, in conversation with Dudu Busani-Dube, at the Mall of Africa (12 Nov)

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Angela Makholwa’s new novel, Critical But Stable.

WIN 1 of 3 copies of The History of Man, the new novel by Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu, winner of the 2019 Barry Ronge Fiction Prize

Penguin Random House SA is giving away three copies of The History of Man, the new novel by Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu!