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Friday – 17th August 2018
‘You can’t fight for things with ferocity if you don’t also love with ferocity’ – Watch a video of Arundhati Roy’s Johannesburg event
Arundhati Roy was in Johannesburg yesterday to discuss her work with esteemed journalist Michele Magwood.
African Flavour Books and Jacana Media invite you to the launch of Sol Plaatje: A Life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje 1876–1932 by Brian Willan.
Five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, but one of the women doesn’t come out of the woods, and each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened.
Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from AJ Pearce’s hilarious and moving debut novel Dear Mrs Bird
The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend! Stay in and relax this evening with a glass of wine …
Redi Tlhabi, Thandeka Gqubule, Steve Biko, Jacques Pauw and Marnus Broodryk up for Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award
The shortlist for the Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award – a prize for South African booksellers’ favourite book – has been announced.
Thursday – 16th August 2018
Meet Liza Smit and Raquel Lewis and get your copy of I am Liza Smit signed.
Remember you can watch Arundhati Roy LIVE at her Johannesburg event on Penguin Random House SA’s Facebook page tonight!
The Good Fight by Danielle Steel is an inspiring, uplifting story of a woman changing the world as she herself is changed by it.
Courtney’s War by Wilbur Smith and David Churchill is the brand new Courtney Series novel, and the much-anticipated sequel to the global bestseller War Cry.
Wednesday – 15th August 2018
Win one of two hampers, each with a copy of Jamie Cooks Italy, 5 Ingredients PLUS a Jamie Oliver Vintage 24 Piece Stainless Steel Cutlery Set worth R990!
Join Life, in a Garden for a book discussion and lunch with Melusi Tshabalala, author of Melusi’s Everyday Zulu
Jonathan Ball Publishers and Life, in a Garden invite you to the launch of Melusi’s Everyday Zulu by Melusi Tshabalala.
Complete a puzzle online to reveal the cover for Mohale Mashigo’s new book!
The Lost Boys of Bird Island author Mark Minnie was following up ‘several leads’ at the time of his death
Before his death, Mark Minnie was ‘determined to reveal further evidence’ about the alleged paedophilia ring involving prominent National Party cabinet ministers revealed in his new book The Lost Boys of Bird Island, according to his publisher Tafelberg.
WTF is renowned cartoonist Zapiro’s account of the Zuma years in 400 brilliant cartoons and the stories behind them.
Tuesday – 14th August 2018
Find out more about the Firefly in this excerpt from Cat Among the Pigeons, the new book from David Muirhead
Inexplicable things that shine in the night tend to ignite the human imagination and fireflies predictably attract more than their fair share of superstition.
You Make Me Possible: The Love Letters of Karina M Szczurek and André Brink is out now from Protea Books. Novelist André …
From NB Publishers: Koos Human, a giant of Afrikaans book publishing, died at his Cape Town home on Friday, 10 August 2018. …
With her 1988 novel Nervous Conditions, Dangarembga became the first black Zimbabwean woman to publish a novel in English. The Book of Not, published in 2006, continued with Tambudzai’s story. This Mournable Body completes the trilogy, thirty years later.
New book alert! Business as Usual after Marikana – society looks on as miners are exploited, oppressed and dehumanised
Leave it to the president, government and ‘big business’ and we will die. This is the lesson learned from the Marikana massacre. At least it should have been, but still society looks on as miners are exploited, oppressed and dehumanised in the land of their birth.
First published in 1989, Guy Butler’s Tales From the Old Karoo is considered to be one of the classics of South African literature. In celebration of the author’s birth in 1918, this centenary issue is newly packaged and designed to appeal to a modern audience.