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Tue – 23rd Jul 2019

An enchanting, romantic tale about the grace and beauty of second chances – Read an excerpt from Jojo Moyes’s new novel The Horse Dancer

Read an excerpt from Jojo Moyes’s The Horse Dancer, a novel about a lost girl and her horse, the enduring strength of friendship, and how even the smallest choices can change everything.

‘I am a South African-based, African writer’—Watch a video interview with Nthikeng Mohlele on his latest novel Illumination

Nthikeng Mohlele chatted to Africa’s Lit recently about his latest novel, Illumination.

Join Letshego Zulu for the launch of her tragic and inspiring memoir, I Choose To Live, at Exclusive Books Mall of Africa (24 July)

MFBooks Joburg and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of I Choose to Live by Letshego Zulu.

Mon – 22nd Jul 2019

Don’t miss the launch of Because I Couldn’t Kill You by Kelly-Eve Koopman at The Book Lounge (7 Aug)

MFBooks Joburg and The Book Lounge invite you to the much-anticipated launch of Because I Couldn’t Kill You by Kelly-Eve Koopman.

Soutie and the Big Crocodile

When PW Botha AKA The Big Crocodile enlisted young foreigners in South Africa’s armed forces he was expecting the heroic descendants of Vasco Da Gama, Winston Churchill and Field Marshall Rommel.

All the book launch details for Death on the Limpopo – the new Tannie Maria mystery by Sally Andrew – around the country!

Death on the Limpopo – the third Tannie Maria mystery by Sally Andrew – is out in September from Penguin Random House SA!

All the book launch details for The Stellenbosch Mafia by Pieter du Toit – in Cape Town, Joburg and Pretoria

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of The Stellenbosch Mafia: Inside the Billionaire’s Club by Pieter du Toit. 

Fri – 19th Jul 2019

Gun Island by Amitav Ghosh – a beautifully realised novel that effortlessly spans space and time

Gun Island is a story of hope, of a man whose faith in the world and the future is restored by two remarkable women.

New book alert! Death on the Limpopo – the new Tannie Maria mystery by Sally Andrew

Death on the Limpopo – the third Tannie Maria mystery by Sally Andrew – is out in September from Penguin Random House SA!

Get Me to 21: The Jenna Lowe Story – the riveting memoir by Gabi Lowe, the mother of Lead SA activist Jenna Lowe

Get Me to 21: The Jenna Lowe Story is the riveting memoir by Gabi Lowe, the mother of Lead SA activist Jenna Lowe, the brilliant teenager who was the driving force behind the famous #GetMeto21 campaign.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Your Truth or Mine? – the dark and original debut thriller by Trisha Sakhlecha

Staying in this evening? Get comfortable with a glass of wine and Your Truth or Mine?, the debut psychological suspense novel by Trisha Sakhlecha about the dark secrets couples keep from one another and how a marriage unravels.

Thu – 18th Jul 2019

‘South Africa needs this book.’ Find out more about Because I Couldn’t Kill You by Kelly-Eve Koopman

Because I Couldn’t Kill You by Kelly-Eve Koopman is out in August from Jacana Media and MFBooks Joburg.

Join Yusuf Daniels for the Cape Town launch of Living Coloured (Because Black and White Were Already Taken) (18 July)

Jacana Media and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Yusuf Daniels’s humorous and unique memoir Living Coloured (Because Black and White Were Already Taken).

Must read! Get into The Doll Factory, the highly anticipated debut novel by Elizabeth Macneal

The Doll Factory, the debut novel by Elizabeth Macneal, is an intoxicating story of art, obsession and possession.

Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come – An introvert’s year of living dangerously

What would happen if a shy introvert lived like a gregarious extrovert for one year? If she knowingly and willingly put herself in perilous social situations that she’d normally avoid at all costs?

Jessica Pan is going to find out.

The Horse Dancer, an inspiring new love story from Jojo Moyes, the bestselling author of Me Before You and After You

The Horse Dancer, the new novel from JoJo Moyes, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

British-born Nigerian writer Tade Thompson has won the 2019 Arthur C Clarke Award for his novel Rosewater

Tade Thompson’s novel Rosewater has won the Arthur C Clarke Award, the UK’s most prestigious prize for science fiction.

Wed – 17th Jul 2019

Watch Quintus Potgieter’s in-depth book review of The A to Z of South African Politics

Quintus Potgieter reviews The A to Z of South African Politics: People, Parties and Players on his digital talk show – The Quintessential Show.