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Jacana Pocket Series: Informative, insightful, important reads

The Jacana Pocket Series is meant for those who are looking for a brief but lively introduction to a wide range of topics on South African history, politics and biography.

New novel by SJ Naudé to be published in the UK

Following on the United Kingdom edition of his critically acclaimed short stories, SJ Naudé’s novel The Third Reel by will be published in the UK in April 2018 by Salt Publishing.

Sisonke Msimang on the difficulty of writing about sexual assault in her new book Always Another Country

Sisonke Msimang’s much anticipated memoir, Always Another Country, was launched this week in South Africa. 

Nelson Mandela’s Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years launched in Johannesburg

Dare Not Linger is the sequel to Long Walk to Freedom, the story of Nelson Mandela’s presidential years, drawing on the memoir he began to write but was unable to finish.

The Sunset Honeymoon-Literary fiction on HIV/Aids versus culture

The story unfolds in Akondo’s homestead, inside a grass thatched kitchen used by village girls as their sleeping place.

Angela Makholwa chats about researching the ‘blesser phenomenon’ for her new novel, The Blessed Girl

What does the ‘blesser phenomenon’ say about us as South Africans?

African Flavour Books in Braamfontein packed out for the launch of Chwayita Ngamlana’s If I Stay Right Here

BlackBird Books hosted a launch for Chwayita Ngamlana’s If I Stay Right Here at the new African Flavour Books store in Braamfontein last night.

Listen to an excerpt from George Saunders’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders’s became the second American to win the Man Booker Prize this week.

Join Sisonke Msimang for a coffee morning at Love Books to launch Always Another Country

Literary rockstar Sisonke Msimang is in South Africa to launch her memoir, Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home.

Celebrating black female writers

Xarra Books and BlackBird Books cordially invite you to a book launch celebrating young black female writers. 

Madiba preferred to write longhand – Zelda la Grange chats about Nelson Mandela’s writing process

Dare Not Linger, the sequel to Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom, is out from Pan Macmillan South Africa in October.

Win a signed copy of Tom Hanks’s new book of short stories, Uncommon Type

Penguin Random House South Africa is giving away five SIGNED copies of Tom Hanks’s first work of fiction, Uncommon Type!

Dates and venues announced for the second Abantu Book Festival

The Abantu Book Festival organisers have revealed the first poster for the event, as December approaches.

The Wren Hunt, the new book by Mary Watson, out from Bloomsbury in February 2018

Mary Watson’s new novel The Wren Hunt will be published by Bloomsbury in February 2018.

Sisonke Msimang to launch Always Another Country at The Troyeville Hotel

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Troyeville Hotel invite you to the launch of Always Another Country by Sisonke Msimang.

Z Pallo Jordan says the assassination of Ruth First was no mistake

Z Pallo Jordan says there is no doubt in his mind that Ruth First was specifically targeted with the letter bomb that took her life.

Win a hamper of limited edition books from Pan Macmillan SA!

Pan Macmillan is celebrating 70 years of glorious paperbacks by giving away a hamper of limited edition classics.

A new book by E L James – Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian – will be published in November

E L James’s new book Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian will be hitting the shelves on 28 November 2017.

Jonathan Franzen at the Book Lounge!

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge are proud to announce that Jonathan Franzen will be in South Africa in November.

House of Stone, the debut novel from Novuyo Tshuma, eagerly anticipated in the UK

Novuyo Tshuma’s first novel House of Stone will be published by Atlantic Books in the UK in June 2018.