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Wed – 14th Apr 2021
Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Give Us More Guns: How South Africa’s Gangs were Armed by Mark Shaw (20 Apr)
Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List invite you to the virtual book launch of Give Us More Guns: How South Africa’s Gangs were Armed by Mark Shaw.
Facing racism as young doctor – read an excerpt from The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph by Emmanuel Taban
Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph by Emmanuel Taban.
Watch Rešoketšwe Manenzhe in conversation with Jennifer Malec about her award-winning novel Scatterlings
Rešoketšwe Manenzhe chatted to Jennifer Malec recently about her debut novel Scatterlings.
Mon – 12th Apr 2021
’n Eerlike, deernisvolle verhaal van liefde en oorwinning: Arendsvlerke vir Siebert deur Elsa Winckler – nou beskikbaar by LUCA
Nuut by LUCA! Arendsvlerke vir Siebert is ’n eerlike maar deernisvolle verhaal van liefde en oorwinning uit die pen van ATKV Woordveertjiewenner, Elsa Winckler.
The dramatic inside story of the first four historic flights that launched SpaceX – and Elon Musk – from a shaky startup into the world’s leading edge rocket company.
‘She puts herself under a spell of serenity, to be tranquil and swift. Nothing she does can break it. She cuts her finger and curses out loud and she is still between its buffers. The ceaseless hum.’
‘A bright light who is gone too soon’ – Multidisciplinary artist and award-winning writer Phumlani Pikoli dies
Multidisciplinary artist and writer Phumlani Pikoli has died, aged 33.
Fri – 9th Apr 2021
Skerwe deur Sally Partridge is ’n holderstebolder wegholverhaal oor liefde, verlies en vriendskap wat jou lank gaan bybly. En dit is nou beskikbaar by LAPA!
Award-winning author Ashraf Kagee’s second novel, By the Fading Light, tells a dazzling tale of the loss of innocence.
The Artist Vanishes by Terry Westby-Nunn explores ambition and success, guilt and responsibility, the ethics around animal research, and art’s lasting impact on those it touches.
Come and meet Dr Emmanuel Taban, author of The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph (17-18 Apr)
Don’t miss Dr Emmanuel Taban in Cape Town next weekend, where he will be signing copies of his book The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph.
Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Shalom Auslander’s Mother for Dinner – an outrageously tasty comedy
Treat yourself to a glass of wine this evening with this excerpt from Mother for Dinner by Shalom Auslander, the author of Hope: A Tragedy – ‘the funniest novel of the decade’ (Sunday Times).
Wed – 7th Apr 2021
Hidden in Plain Sight is the second brilliant and captivating novel featuring William Warwick by the master storyteller and bestselling author of the Clifton Chronicles, Jeffrey Archer.
Dreams can become enemies: One-on-one with debut author Rešoketšwe Manenzhe about her award-winning novel Scatterlings (13 Apr)
Join Rešoketšwe Manenzhe for a conversation about her novel Scatterlings!
John Kani’s play Kunene and The King is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.
Meet internationally bestselling author Harlan Coben at the South African exclusive launch of Win! (21 Apr)
Don’t miss your chance to meet Harlan Coben LIVE and answering YOUR questions!
Tue – 6th Apr 2021
‘This is the most important book of the last ten years’ – Damon Galgut’s The Promise eagerly awaited!
Damon Galgut’s forthcoming novel The Promise is already receiving enthusiastic praise from some big international names!
Jeremy Maggs’s memoir, My Final Answer, will be published by Pan Macmillan in May 2021!
Towards a New Deal by Rob Davies – in-depth insight into the inner workings of the South African government
Towards a New Deal: A Political Economy of the Times of My Life by Rob Davies is out in April from Jonathan Ball Publishers.
I Cook, Because We Eat: Clover Mama Afrika Recipe Book – a commemoration of our mothers’ hearty culinary skills – out now from LAPA Publishers!