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Angela Makholwa’s new novel The Blessed Girl could be headed for the big screen

Angela Makholwa reveals that her new novel The Blessed Girl may be made into a film or series.

A charming feast for the senses: Alexander McCall Smith’s new novel, My Italian Bulldozer

The bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series returns with an irresistible new novel about one man’s adventures in the Italian countryside.

Read the first chapter of Still Me, the new novel from Jojo Moyes

It was the moustache that reminded me I was no longer in England: a solid, grey millipede firmly obscuring the man’s upper lip; a Village People moustache, a cowboy moustache, the miniature head of a broom that meant business. You just didn’t get that kind of moustache at home. I couldn’t tear my eyes from it.

Stand a chance to win 1 of 10 copies of Bonang Matheba’s From A to B

Jacana Media is giving away 10 copies of Bonang Matheba’s From A to B.

A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa – an extraordinary work of literary journalism by Alexis Okeowo

Okeowo creates a vivid narrative of Africans who are courageously resisting their continent’s wave of fundamentalism.

Frogs of Southern Africa: Now updated to include 12 new species

Frogs of Southern Africa: A Complete Guide is the perfect gift for amateur ‘froggers’ or professional scientists.

Ronnie Kasrils: We should not succumb to intimidation by state security services

‘It is important that as citizens we demonstrate that we will not succumb to intimidation by the security services who are palpably failing our democracy, Constitution and people as was the case during the apartheid era.’

Mandela’s time in prison affected his self-belief, and his writing – Mandla Langa discusses Dare Not Linger

Mandla Langa says Nelson Mandela’s time in prison gave him a powerful sense of self-belief.

Jürgen Schadeberg’s memoir The Way I See It: A Key Figure in South African Photography

A behind-the-scenes journey with a legendary DRUM photojournalist and visual storyteller.

A gentle delight to read in this modern world of violence, racism and lack of friendship

Oh, what a pleasure! Light animal anecdotes, told originally by Alice Kirk about the very mixed family on her farm in the KZN Midlands, recalled and retold by her granddaughter.

Now back in print after twenty years: Jacques Pauw’s Into the Heart of Darkness: Confessions of Apartheid’s Assassins

Jacques Pauw takes us on a journey into the minds and lives of the men who went out to kill and kill again.

Pitch to Publication presentations pay off, for both publishers and writers

Jacana Media has revealed the successful writers who pitched their manuscripts during the publisher’s Pitch to Publication event.

Kopano Matlwa, Zinzi Clemmons and Fiona Melrose reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement

Johannesburg was the focus in the Times Literary Supplement this month, with a review of Kopano Matlwa’s Period Pain, Zinzi Clemmons’s What We Lose and Fiona Melrose’s Johannesburg.

Local is lekker this Christmas, with Penguin Random House SA

One lucky winner will receive a Christmas hamper with some of Penguin Random House SA’s best local books!

‘Cyril Ramaphosa is the Forrest Gump of South African political history’ – Anthony Butler

Ramaphosa has been present in the foreground of virtually every important moment in the modern history of his country.

‘Where Jacob Zuma comes from, your child is my child; he violated those codes’ – Redi Tlhabi talks about Khwezi

‘I couldn’t accept that I was part of a society that allowed a man like that to be the president.’

Win a Jeffrey Archer Clifton Chronicles box-set

Pan Macmillan SA is giving away a collectible Clifton Chronicles box-set containing all seven books!

Jeffrey Archer discusses his seventh book of short stories, Tell Tale

‘One of the very pleasant discoveries with Tell Tale is that everybody has a different favourite.’

Three books by Eben Venter acquired by Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House will be publishing Eben Venter’s forthcoming three books.