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Fri – 24th Jan 2020

The Kruger National Park – a game reserve that very nearly wasn’t – read an excerpt from David Bristow’s new book Of Hominins, Hunter-Gatherers and Heroes

Of Hominins, Hunter-Gatherers and Heroes: Searching for 20 Amazing Places in South Africa by David Bristow offers spellbinding stories of some amazing, little-known places in South Africa.

Werksgeleentheid: Is JY LAPA Uitgewers se nuwe produksieassistent? (Aansoeke sluit 31 Jan 2020)

Is jy lief vir Afrikaanse boeke? Stel jy belang in aktuele sake? Floreer jy onder hoë druk? Dan het LAPA die perfekte geleentheid net vir jou.

Jodi Picoult in Afrikaans? Sowaar! Nuut in Februarie 2020: Die Belydenis, vertaal deur Daniel Hugo

Uit die pen van die gewilde skrywer van My Sister’s Keeper verskyn dié boeiende verhaal van twee vroue … en een geheim.

New book alert! How to Raise a Man: The Modern Mother’s Guide to Parenting her Teenage Son by Megan de Beyer

In this era of #MeToo and #AllMenAreTrash, it’s evident that something is going wrong with the way men progress from childhood into adulthood, and few realise how critical the role of the purposeful and emotionally empowered mother is in a boy’s journey to maturity.

Is a Bigfoot-like being living in the Knysna forest? Find out more about the South African cryptid, the otang

Beyond the Secret Elephants: Of Mystery, Elephants and Discovery, Gareth Patterson’s long-awaited sequel to The Secret Elephants, is out now from Tracey McDonald Publishers.

Thu – 23rd Jan 2020

‘I’m carrying, buried deep inside me, the pain of knowing first-hand the trauma of Mozambique’s past’

Jacana Media and MFBooks Joburg have shared an extract from Not Child’s Play: Kidnapped. Held Hostage. A True Story by Dave Muller.

Kom vier die bekendstelling van René van Zyl se jongste samesweringsriller Die Alfadokument in Pretoria (30 Jan)

LAPA Uitgewers en Graffiti Boekwinkel nooi jou uit na die bekendstelling van Die Alfadokument deur René van Zyl. 

‘Some writers have it, and CJ Tudor has it big time’

The Other People, the new novel by CJ Tudor, is out in February from Penguin Random House SA!

A dark and seductive foray into the surreal – Nudibranch by Irenosen Okojie

Nudibranch, the new novel by Nigerian British writer Irenosen Okojie, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

The Little Shop of Found Things by bestselling author Paula Brackston – a page-turning series debut

Paula Brackston, the bestselling author of The Witch’s Daughter, returns to her trademark blend of magic and romance guaranteed to enchant in The Little Shop of Found Things, the first book in a new continuing series.

Wed – 22nd Jan 2020

New from Minimal Press: Ingrid Jonker – Waterfall of Moss and Sun

Ingrid Jonker (1933–1965) was an Afrikaans author and poet. Interest in Jonker’s works during her short tragic life became much greater after her death than when she lived.

Shirmoney Rhode resenseer Lang pad onnetoe deur Jason Reynolds, vertaal deur Nathan Trantraal

Lees wat sê die skrywer en digter Shirmoney Rhode oor Jason Reynolds se roman Long way down, wat deur die digter Nathan Trantraal na Afrikaans vertaal is.

Don’t miss an evening of sensual delight with Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, The Lazy Makoti and The Cheeky Natives! (14 Feb)

Join Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, The Lazy Makoti and The Cheeky Natives for an evening of sensual delight with chocolate body paint, exciting toy giveaways and tips for pleasure lovers.

Join Ali Bacher and David Williams for an informative presentation on their new book South Africa’s Greatest Bowlers Past and Present (12 Feb)

Get ready to be bowled over!

Join us for an informative presentation by Dr Ali Bacher and David Williams as they discuss their new book ‘South Africa’s Greatest Bowlers – Past & Present’ at St Dunstan’s College on Wednesday, 12 February.

Tue – 21st Jan 2020

Kristel Loots Eendag is nou

Glo Kristel Loots in ‘love at first sight?’ En hoe lyk haar droomman? Lees haar onderhoud oor Eendag is nou om uit te vind

Kristel het onlangs 10 vrae beantwoord oor haar verhaal van ’n vrou wat moeg raak vir haar lewe en vir haarself ’n plekkie in die son gaan soek.

Join Amy Heydenrych for the launch of her new thriller The Pact at Love Books (5 Feb)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of The Pact by Amy Heydenrych.

2020 Time of the Writer Festival – dates and authors announced

The dates and initial line-up for the 2020 Time of the Writer Festival have been announced!

The Stuff of Love Songs by Feyisayo Anjorin

Tolu’s lover is a treasure in his heart, so the purity of his feelings flows.

Join The Business Book Club for a discussion of Sweat Scale $ell with business accelerator Pavlo Phitidis (4 Feb)

The February edition of The Business Book Club will feature business accelerator Pavlo Phitidis.