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Mon – 20th Sep 2021

Kom vier die bekendstelling van Moord op Lake Panic deur Leon van Nierop op Kaapsehoop, Mpumalanga (25 Sep)

Kom kuier saam met Leon van Nierop en Alita Steenkamp by die bekendstelling van sy jongste roman, Moord op Lake Panic.

Nathan Trantraal wen die 2021 UJ Literêre Prys vir die Vertaling van Jeugtekste vir Lang pad onnetoe

Baie geluk aan Nathan Trantraal wat die 2021 UJ Literêre Prys vir die Vertaling van Jeugtekste gewen het vir sy vertaling van Long way down deur Jason Reynolds as Lang pad onnetoe.

FLF virtual event: The Boy Who Never Gave Up by Emmanuel Taban (22 Sep)

Join the Franschhoek Literary Festival for a FREE virtual event featuring Emmanuel Taban, author of the bestseller The Boy Who Never Gave Up, and Sara-Jayne Makwala King.

Fri – 17th Sep 2021

New book alert! Joining the Dots: An Unauthorised Biography of Pravin Gordhan by Jonathan Ancer and Chris Whitfield

Joining the Dots: An Unauthorised Biography of Pravin Gordhan by Jonathan Ancer and Chris Whitfield is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Lees ’n uittreksel uit Moord op Lake Panic deur Leon van Nierop – ’n who-dunnit wat naelbytspanning belowe (Plus: Video)

Uittreksel: Ontmoet Beer Henning, die speurder wat agter die kap van die mes moet kom in Moord op Lake Panic deur Leon van Nierop.

Exposing the unpaid care work that most women perform – Covid Diaries: Women’s Experience of the Pandemic

Covid Diaries by Amanda Gouws and Olivia Ezeobi: A collection of essays that captures women’s lived experiences of an historical epoch.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an exclusive excerpt from Shelley Parker-Chan’s historical fantasy She Who Became the Sun

Treat yourself to a glass of wine this evening and this excerpt from She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan – a glorious tale of love, loss, betrayal and triumph by a powerful new voice.

Thu – 16th Sep 2021

Miskien moet ’n mens liewer nie te diep delf nie. Een vir een deur Peet Venter is nou beskikbaar!

Die moord op taxibaas Baloyi en die Rus Slović het die onderwêreld in rep en roer in Peet Venter se jongste misdaadroman, Een vir een.

Don’t miss Barbara Masekela live at The Market Theatre for the launch of her memoir Poli Poli (18 Sep)

Exclusive Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers are proud to bring you the launch of Poli Poli by Barbara Masekela streamed live from the Market Theatre!

Marguerite Poland wins 2021 Sunday Times/CNA Literary Award for Fiction

Doyenne of the South African literary landscape Marguerite Poland was awarded the 2021 Sunday Times/CNA Literary Award for Fiction for her historical novel A Sin of Omission.

Wed – 15th Sep 2021

Chanette Paul skryf oor die opwinding, chroniese kommer en permanente paniek van skryf in The Penguin Post

Om te begin skryf aan iets nuut is soos om alleen in ’n ouditorium te sit, sê Chanette Paul.

Cook Along Part 2! Create a ‘Kitchen’ supper at home with Karen Dudley

Let Karen Dudley show you her secrets using her recipes from A Week in The Kitchen.

Join Sandisiwe Shoba for the launch of Hlumelo Biko’s new book Black Consciousness: A Love Story (15 Sep)

Join the Daily Maverick journalist Sandisiwe Shoba in conversation with Hlumelo Biko, entrepreneur, writer and the son of Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko and Dr Mamphela Ramphele, as they explore a unique and powerful love story.

Tue – 14th Sep 2021

Jou dogter loop weg saam met ’n swerwende sekte – wat sou jy doen? Lees ’n uittreksel uit Wildekus deur Morne Malan

Al is dit waansinnig. Al kos dit hom sy lewe. Adam Swart sal sy dogter van ’n groep rondswerwende gelowiges red. Lees die Proloog van Wildekus deur Morné Malan.

Charlie Human talks about entangling limbs, sticks and myths in his latest spec-fic action thriller Ancestral

“Clementine is a warrior and also a parent; complementary occupations. Having a kid is like tearing your lateral collateral ligament.”

Don’t miss a book discussion of The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole by Lorato Trok (20 Sep)

Join Lorato Trok, author of The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole, and Elinor Sisulu, executive director of the Puku Foundation, as they discuss and celebrate the life of Saul Sithole on his birthday, 20 September.

Cover reveal! Wish You Were Here – the new novel by internationally bestselling author Jodi Picoult

Jonathan Ball Publishers is very excited to reveal the cover for Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult!

Mon – 13th Sep 2021

Lus vir ’n romerige, dekadente doopsous? Probeer die gesonde resep uit Armand kook kaal Volume 2

Is dit tyd om die winterrolletjies af te skud? Probeer dan gerus hierdie resep vir Feta-en-Peppadew-doopsous uit Armand kook kaal Volume 2.

New book alert! Breakthrough by ANC veterans Mac Maharaj and Z Pallo Jordan

Breakthrough by ANC veterans Mac Maharaj and Z Pallo Jordan demonstrates that the events that preceded the formal talks of 1990–1994 are crucial for a full understanding of South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy.

Jacaranda Books now available in South Africa through Jonathan Ball Publishers

Multi-award-winning independent publisher Jacaranda Books has partnered with Hachette UK to expand its sales and distribution offering.