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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.

Liftoff – Eric Berger takes readers inside the wild early days that made Elon Musk’s SpaceX

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.

Two islands. Two women. Read an extract from Claire Robertson’s new novel Isle!

‘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.’

Fri – 9th Apr 2021

Wie het Demi Crowley vermoor? Vind uit in Skerwe deur Sally Partridge – nou beskikbaar by LAPA!

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!

By the Fading Light – don’t miss author Ashraf Kagee in conversation with Rehana Rossouw (14 Apr)

Award-winning author Ashraf Kagee’s second novel, By the Fading Light, tells a dazzling tale of the loss of innocence.

A conceptual art project goes dangerously wrong … The Artist Vanishes by Terry Westby-Nunn

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

Brand new Jeffrey Archer out now! The gripping and dramatic Hidden in Plain Sight

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.

Kunene and The King – a refreshingly funny and vital new play by John Kani

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!

My Final Answer, the new book by Jeremy Maggs, is now available for pre-order!

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 – 56 nourishing recipes, each exquisitely displayed in full colour

I Cook, Because We Eat: Clover Mama Afrika Recipe Book – a commemoration of our mothers’ hearty culinary skills – out now from LAPA Publishers!