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Tue – 10th Dec 2019

Winskopies! Kry 75% af op uitgesoekte titels by LAPA Uitgewers – terwyl voorraad hou

Kry 75% af op uitgesoekte titels by LAPA – terwyl voorraad hou!

Win one of two Christmas hampers – each with eight of your favourite local and international books

You could win one of two amazing hampers of some of our favourite books this Christmas.

Join Grant Fowlds for the launch of Saving the Last Rhinos at Exclusive Books V&A Waterfront in Cape Town (10 Dec)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Saving the Last Rhinos: The Life of a Frontline Conservationist by Grant Fowlds and Graham Spence.

Out now: Children of Virtue and Vengeance, the highly anticipated second book in Tomi Adeyemi’s Legacy of Orïsha trilogy

Children of Virtue and Vengeance –  the breathtaking sequel to Tomi Adeyemi’s groundbreaking West African-inspired fantasy Children of Blood and Bone – is out now from Pan Macmillan!

Get ready for a film adaptation of Kopano Matlwa’s award-winning debut novel, Coconut

Kopano Matlwa’s stunning debut novel, Coconut, is heading for the big screen!

Sat – 7th Dec 2019

Footnotes, December 2019: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye …

Fri – 6th Dec 2019

Kook saam Kaaps

Kom brekfis saam met die skrywers van Kook saam Kaaps, Koelsoem Kamalie en Flori Schrikker, by #OnseFees in die Paarl (7 Des)

Kom brêkfis saam met Koelsoem Kamalie en Flori Schrikker by #OnseFees op 7 Desember 2019.

Pocket Rainbow by Karen Ess – stories of hope from Johannesburg’s oldest township

Pocket Rainbow describes the life of orphans and vulnerable children in the township of Alexandra, Johannesburg.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an exclusive excerpt from The Girl Who Reads on the Métro, the French phenomenon by Christine Féret-Fleury

Staying in this evening? Get comfortable with a glass of wine and this exclusive extract from The Girl Who Reads on the Métro by Christine Féret-Fleury, translated by Ros Schwartz.

Thu – 5th Dec 2019

The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney by Okechukwu Nzelu – a funny and tender tribute to growing up and growing into ourselves

The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney, the debut novel by Okechukwu Nzelu, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Fri – 29th Nov 2019

Beïndruk jou gesin met 50 maklike huiskosresepte uit Karlien kan nie kook nie deur Karlien van Jaarsveld en Izelle Hoffman

Karlien kan nie kook nie deur sangeres Karlien van Jaarsveld en leefstylsjef Izelle Hoffman: resepte so maklik, enigeen kan dit maak!

‘I am Ndileka Mandela, the first of the first of the first, and this is my story.’

Social activist Ndileka Mandela chatted to Polity SA about her new memoir I Am Ndileka: More Than My Surname.

Watch: Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh chats to Phumlani Pikoli about his new novel, Born Freeloaders

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh caught up with author Phumlani Pikoli on SMWX, his interactive WhatsApp news channel.

New book alert! South Africa’s Greatest Bowlers by Ali Bacher and journalist David Williams

South Africa’s Greatest Bowlers – written by cricket legend Ali Bacher and top journalist David Williams, this is a book that no cricket fan can be without.

The Guardians – John Grisham delivers a classic legal thriller – with a twist

The Guardians, the new novel by John Grisham, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Thu – 28th Nov 2019

‘Ek is nie okay nie. En dit is meer as okay.’ Lees ‘n uittreksel uit Seks, leuens en die internet deur Erla-Mari Diedericks

Lees ‘n uittreksel uit Erla-Mari Diedericks se eerlike en soms skreeusnaakse memoir, Seks, leuens en die internet.

‘From Marabastad to Mogadishu chronicles an all-too-familiar story of those unsung cadres from the Struggle we’ve forgotten to honour for their sacrifices’

From Marabastad to Mogadishu: The Journey of an ANC Soldier by Hassen Ebrahim is out from Jacana Media on 6 December 2019.

The past will hunt you down … Criss Cross, the new Alex Cross thriller by James Patterson, is out now

Bestselling author James Patterson brings us another thrilling read featuring one-of-a-kind hero Dr Alex Cross – a brilliant detective and forensic psychologist who is able to analyse a murder scene like no other.

Unfollow – Megan Phelps-Roper’s memoir of growing up in the Westboro Baptist Church, the most hated family in America

Unfollow: A Journey from Hatred to Hope by Megan Phelps-Roper is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.