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Fri – 12th Aug 2022

The First Text – Bronwyn Law-Viljoen on her new novel Notes on Falling

Early text works its way into the heart of the writer, but not necessarily the heart of the book, writes Bronwyn Law-Viljoen on starting a new project.

Gaan op ’n opwindende reis deur die Bybel in Die onsienlike wêreld van engele deur Jaco Scholtz … nou beskikbaar by LUCA!

‘Engele bestaan werklik, al kan ons hulle gewoonlik nie sien nie,’ skryf Jaco Scholtz in sy jongste boek, Die onsienlike wêreld van engele.

It’s a Continent – a new book that reveals the histories you were never taught in school

It’s a Continent: Unravelling Africa’s History One Country at a Time by Astrid Madimba and Chinny Ukata is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Nthikeng Mohlele is Jacana Media’s Author of the Month!

Nthikeng Mohlele is Jacana Media’s Author of the Month! Read an interview and find out more about his books.

Wed – 10th Aug 2022

Nuut vir alle kranige voëlkykers! Veld Voëls van Suider-Afrika saamgestel deur Burger Cillié, Niel Cillié, Phil Penlington, Trevor Hardaker en Karin Wiesler

Veld Voëls van Suider-Afrika: Die volledige fotogids bevat nagenoeg 2,000 pragtige kleurfoto’s van alle voëlspesies wat tot op hede in Suider-Afrika aangeteken is – en nog meer!

Nuut by LUCA … Die vroue van Kosmoslaan deur Elsa Winckler! Plus, wen jou eie kopie voor 11 Aug op LUCA se Facebookblad

’n Verhaal van tweede kanse, hoop, drome en geluk … Die vroue van Kosmoslaan deur Elsa Winckler is nou op die rakke!

Cape Town foodies, listen up! Don’t miss Cooking Experiences 2022 with Kosbaar-author Elmarie Berry (13 Aug – 3 Nov)

Want to learn how to make cooking easier and more enjoyable? Join Kosbaar author Elmarie Berry for a series of eight cooking experiences at her home in Cape Town!

Mon – 8th Aug 2022

Nuut by Penguin Random House SA! Die drie lewens van Hannli Human deur Connie Luyt

Sal haar ouma se belofte van ’n gelukkige lewe vir haar waar word? Vind uit in Connie Luyt se jongste roman, Die drie lewens van Hannli Human …

Five Minutes with Mark Winkler on his new novel The Errors of Dr Browne

Mark Winkler on why – and how – he came to try his hand at historical fiction with his new novel, The …

‘Boundary-breaking, fascinating and deeply affirming’ – The Sex Lives of African Women by Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah

In these confessional pages, women control their own bodies and desires, work toward healing their painful pasts, and learn to assert their sexual power.

New book alert! The Beautyful Ones Have Just Been Born, the new Gerald Kraak Anthology

The Beautyful Ones Have Just Been Born: Vol. IV: The Gerald Kraak Anthology is out this month from Jacana Media!

Fri – 5th Aug 2022

‘Nanny murdered! Lord kidnapped?’ Lees die eerste hoofstuk uit ’n Kwessie van tyd deur Doc Marten van der Merwe

LAPA Uitgewers het ’n opwindende uittreksel gedeel uit ’n Kwessie van tyd deur Doc Marten van der Merwe.

There once was a goat called Destiny … NoViolet Bulawayo chats about her new novel Glory

Glory is an effervescent, punchy, piercingly funny novel exploring the fall of Robert Mugabe from Booker-shortlisted Zimbabwean novelist NoViolet Bulawayo. She chats here about the true events that inspired the book, collective experience and talking animals.

Louisa Treger to tour South Africa to launch her new novel Madwoman (10-11 Aug)

Louisa Treger will be in South Africa in August to launch her new novel Madwoman!

Thu – 4th Aug 2022

‘Ek … ek het weggeloop. Ek het nêrens anders om te gaan nie’: Lees ’n uittreksel uit Toe als groen was deur An-Mari do Carmo

LAPA Uitgewers het ’n uittreksel gedeel uit Toe als groen was deur An-Mari do Carmo – ’n aangrypende grootwordverhaal gebaseer op ware gebeure by die KwaSizabantu Sendingstasie in KwaZulu-Natal.

‘There are limits, even, to the powers of a witch’ – Read an excerpt from Mark Winkler’s new novel The Errors of Dr Browne

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from The Errors of Dr Browne, the new novel from Mark Winkler!

New book alert! Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors by Tom Bower

Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors by Tom Bower – an astonishing story of love, betrayal, secrets and revenge – is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Wed – 3rd Aug 2022

Kom gesels met Herman Lategan oor sy memoir, Hoerkind, in Parktown (10 Aug), Pretoria (11 Aug) en Langebaan (20 Aug)!

Penguin Random House SA nooi jou graag na die bekendstellings van Hoerkind: Die memoires van ’n randeier deur Herman Lategan.

Don’t miss the launch of In Our Own Words: Nurses on the Front Line at The Book Lounge in Cape Town (Tues)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of In Our Own Words: Nurses on the Front Line by Siedine Coetzee, Hester Klopper and Jonathan Jansen.

Tue – 2nd Aug 2022

Kom ontmoet die vroueskrywers van LUCA Christelike titels in Klerksdorp! (31 Aug)

LUCA, die Christendruknaam van LAPA Uitgewers, nooi jou graag om Ina Bonnette, Elsa Winckler, An-Mari do Carmo en Louise Viljoen te kom ontmoet by NG Kerk Doringkruin in Klerksdorp!