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Penguin Random House South Africa acquires Hay House Agency

Hay House publishes self help, inspirational and transformational books and products.  

A Short History of Mozambique: Why has the country’s remarkable recovery shown signs of stalling?

A Short History of Mozambique seeks to distil this country’s complex history, and to understand why Mozambicans remain among the poorest people in the world.

Malebo Sephodi recommends Chwayita Ngamlana’s If I Stay Right Here as a top read of 2017

If I Stay Right Here by Chwayita Ngamlana. This experimental fiction had me crossing legs. Shifting. Crying. Triggered.

Out now from the Picador Africa Heritage Series: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s 491 Days; Eight Days in September and Oliver Tambo Remembered

Three important South African books have been republished as part of the Picador Africa Heritage Series.

Read an excerpt from Wake Me When I’m Gone, the second novel by Nigerian author Odafe Atogun

The morning the letter arrived he was like a man in a shell, deaf to the voices in his head from a distant place, calling him, imploring him with old promises.

Listen to an audio book preview of The Demon Crown: The new Sigma Force Novel by James Rollins

Off the coast of Brazil, a team of scientists discovers a horror like no other, an island where all life has been eradicated, consumed and possessed by a species beyond imagination.

What went so badly wrong with land restitution? A new book investigates

A new book titled Rights to Land: A Guide to Tenure Upgrading and Restitution in South Africa, by William Beinart, Peter Delius and Michelle Hay, is out now from Jacana Media and Good Governance Africa.

Action-packed urban fantasy in Durban and London: Clockwork City by Paul Crilley

Clockwork City: Delphic Division 2 is the follow-up to Paul Crilley’s debut adult novel Poison City.

An unforgettable new voice: Don’t miss Wake Me When I’m Gone, the second novel from Odafe Atogun

The powerful second novel from Odafe Atogun, one of the most exciting new literary voices in contemporary African writing.

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Alan Paton’s 115th Birthday

The Google Doodle for 11 January 2018 celebrates South African author and activist Alan Paton, marking what would have been his 115th birthday.

First look at Knucklebone, the debut novel from Nechama Brodie

‘A cracking novel. Brilliant original writing. The pace is insane – in a good way’
– Sarah Lotz, author of The Three, Day Four and The White Road.

First look for everyone on social media – here is the cover for ‘Knucklebone’ (Pan Macmillan). On sale February 2018. #knucklebonenovel

Discover the methods for success with Jeremy Maggs’s new book WIN! Compelling conversations with 20 successful South Africans

WIN! Inspiring Interviews with SA’s Top 20 Leaders by Jeremy Maggs – out soon from Jacana Media!

The new Sigma Force novel from James Rollins: The Demon Crown

From #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins, the latest riveting and suspenseful thriller in the Sigma Force series: The Demon Crown.

What are your New Year’s Readsolutions? Win a hamper of 10 books PLUS a R1000 Woolworths voucher

Penguin Random House SA is excited about starting the new year off with some great reading!

100 Nasty Women of History: a guide to the history-making women you probably don’t know – but definitely should

100 Nasty Women of History tells the stories of the bravest, baddest but little known women from across the world.

Free to listen audiobook: The first four chapters of Need You Dead by Peter James

Listen to the first four chapters of Peter James’s new novel Need You Dead FREE!

Book signing with Dudu Busani-Dube, author of the Hlomu The Wife series, at Bridge Books

Dudu Busani-Dube will be at Bridge Books Maboneng this Saturday for a FREE book signing and podcast recording with The Cheeky Natives.

Join the Struik Nature Club and win!

Join the Struik Nature Club for free, and stand the chance to win a K-Way Nerolite 3 Person Tent!

Save the date for Jeremy Maggs’s book launch

Jeremy Maggs’s new book Win! Compelling Conversations with 20 Successful South Africans will be launched at the end of January.

Paballo Thekiso chats about his new book, The Black Consciousness Reader

Paballo Thekiso chatted to Polity SA about The Black Consciousness Reader, the new book out from Jacana Media, published to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Steve Biko’s murder.