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Wed – 19th Dec 2018

The highly anticipated release of Lift As You Rise by the CEO of Business Leadership South Africa, Bonang Mohale

Lift As You Rise: Speeches and Thoughts on Leadership by Bonang Mohale is out now!

The JRB shares an excerpt from Tsitsi Dangarembga’s new book This Mournable Body

[The JRB Exclusive] An excerpt from Tsitsi Dangarembga’s This Mournable Body, the third in the Tambudzai Trilogy that began with Nervous Conditions

Win 1 of 3 sets of tickets to Rock on the Lawns – take a photo in the Hippie photobooth at Skoobs

Take a photo in the Hippie by Paulo Coelho photobooth at Skoobs, Theatre of Books at Montecasino, and you could WIN 1 of 3 sets of tickets to Rock on the Lawns!

‘Most wokeness I happen to come across is dependent on brokeness’ – Phumlani Pikoli chats about his debut book

Pan Macmillan sat down with author Phumlani Pikoli to chat about his debut book, The Fatuous State of Severity.

Tue – 18th Dec 2018

South Africa remains the most unequal country in the world – Confronting Inequality: The South African Crisis

Confronting Inequality: The South African Crisis, edited by Michael Nassen Smith, is out now from Jacana Media.

The Art of Hustling: Sell or Surrender by DJ Sbu – a must-have for every person who wishes to further their lives and their careers

The Art of Hustling: Sell or Surrender by DJ Sbu – an inspiring read and a practical handbook.

Big-hitting, crowd-pleasing recipes that everyone will love! Jamie Oliver’s new cookbook – Jamie’s Friday Night Feasts

Cook up an epic feast for friends and family with Jamie Oliver’s new cookbook, Jamie’s Friday Night Feasts!

Windows of a Woman’s Mind by Fiona M Khan

Every poem in this collection drips with passion and lyrical harmony.

Crime writer Peter Church signs three-book deal with Catalyst Press

Crime writer Peter Church, known for his racy thrillers Dark Video and Bitter Pill, has signed a three-book deal with North American and South African-based publisher Catalyst Press.

A season of reading – win a Kate Morton book bundle with Pan Macmillan

Pan Macmillan SA is giving away a Kate Morton book bundle!

Fri – 14th Dec 2018

Taking the snobbery out of food – Lesego Semenya (LesDaChef) chats about his debut cookbook, Dijo

Africa’s Lit chatted to Chef Lesego Semenya about his food journey, his goal of taking the snobbery out of food and his new cookbook, Dijo.

Read an excerpt from Every Breath, the new novel from Nicholas Sparks, bestselling author of The Notebook

Read an excerpt from bestselling author Nicholas Sparks’s powerful new love story, Every Breath.

Helen Moffett signs two-book UK deal, beginning with Pride and Prejudice-inspired historical novel

Helen Moffett’s novel Charlotte, which will tell the story of Elizabeth Bennet’s friend in Pride and Prejudice, has been acquired by Bonnier Books UK, as part of a two-book deal.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Jeffrey Archer’s new book, Heads You Win

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend!

Thu – 13th Dec 2018

It’s time to step into those domestic goddess stilettos with The Lazy Makoti’s Guide To The Kitchen

The Lazy Makoti’s Guide the Kitchen by Mogau Seshoene – the cookbook every aspiring home cook should have – is out now!

The future of African economic activity – prepare for a KasiNomic Revolution

KasiNomic Revolution: The Rise of African Informal Economies by GG Alcock is out now!

Gemma Dowler writes about the abduction and murder of her sister by a serial killer in My Sister Milly

‘My name is Gemma Dowler. On 21 March 2002, a serial killer named Levi Bellfield stole my sister and sent our family to hell …’

Wed – 12th Dec 2018

Calling all African musicians! Enter the Democracy Works theme song competition

Are you a musician with a keen interest in reinforcing the importance of democracy and changing the African narrative?