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Fri – 22nd Jan 2021

Win a hamper of 10 books with Jacana Media!

Jacana Media has reached 10 000 Twitter followers, and to celebrate they are giving away a 10-book hamper!

Footnotes, January 2021: 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. …

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Virtual Reading Club will discuss Fred Khumalo’s The Longest March – don’t miss it! (28 Jan)

Join President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Virtual Reading Club to discuss Fred Khumalo’s historical novel The Longest March!

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Sarah Moss’s Summerwater – a novel of wit and verve and beauty

Treat yourself this evening with an excerpt from Summerwater, the powerful new novel by Sarah Moss.

Thu – 21st Jan 2021

Virtual event: Exclusive Books at 70 with growth expert Pavlo Phitidis – what about the next 70 years?

Pavlo Phitidis, business growth specialist and author of the bestselling Sweat Scale $ell and Reset Rebuild Reignite, will host an event commemorating Exclusive Books’s 70th birthday this year.

Jacana Media is calling all aspiring writers!

If you are an aspiring writer and want the chance to get published, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for.

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male Power by Ijeoma Oluo – an ambitious survey of the last century of American history

As provocative as it is essential, Mediocre investigates the real costs of white male power in order to imagine a new white male identity, one free from racism and sexism.

How to Grow Rich: 50 Ways to Debunk Money Myths and Master Wealth by Douglas Kruger

This year, take control of your finances and learn how to grow rich, debunk some money myths, and finally master your personal wealth.

Wed – 20th Jan 2021

The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris – out now!

Discover Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s New York Times bestselling book about the core truths that unite us and the shared values that will see us into the future.

Outlawed by Anna North – a feminist Western set in an alternate past – impossible to put down!

Outlawed by Anna North is this month’s Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick and will be released in South Africa in February 2021!

Don’t miss The Cheeky Natives live with Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng on Instagram for a big announcement! (20 Jan)

Exciting news! The Cheeky Natives will be live with Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng this evening (20 Jan) and she will be making a huge announcement.

All I Know by Marita van der Vyver – a novel for Young Adults about the world of performance poetry and the healing power of words

‘I’m dazed and confused, and messed up too. That’s all I know, it’s tough and it’s true.’

Tue – 19th Jan 2021

‘Cecilia Steyn loved American serial killers’ – Listen to Jana Marx’s interview about The Krugersdorp Cult Killings

If not satanism, what were the true motives behind Cecilia Steyn’s reign of terror in The Krugersdorp Cult Killings? Listen to Jana Marx’s interview with Chai FM to find out.

‘Emosioneel was die Afrikaanse boek bitter moeilik’: Deon Wiggett oor ’n Enkele verhaal, die Afrikaanse weergawe van My Only Story

Deon Wiggett gesels oor sy boek, ’n Enkele verhaal: ‘As jy dink jy ken die storie van die podcast af, you don’t. Die podcast was ’n exposé; die boek is meer ’n investigative Bildungsmemoir.’

Don’t miss the online book launch of Survivors: Children’s Lives after the Holocaust by Dr Rebecca Clifford (21 Jan)

The Durban and Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centres invite you to a conversation with author Dr Rebecca Clifford about her brilliant new book, Survivors: Children’s Lives after the Holocaust.

#BlackLivesMatter: Race and Racism in Science – Watch a Jacana Conversation featuring Dr Dipuo Winnie Kgotleng, Silindokuhle Mavuso and Christa Kuljian

If you missed any of Jacana’s Don’t Shut Up Conversations from last year, here’s your chance to catch up!

Everything you need to know about Kate Mosse’s new novel The City of Tears!

Author Kate Mosse introduces the second book in her The Burning Chambers series, The City of Tears.

Mon – 18th Jan 2021

Lees ’n uittreksel uit Oopmond deur Jan Vermeulen, wenner van LAPA se Jeugromankompetisie 2017

Wil jy deelneem aan die LAPA-jeugromankompetisie 2021? Lees ’n uittreksel uit Jan Vermeulen se 2017-wenroman, Oopmond, vir inspirasie! Onthou, inskrywings sluit 31 Oktober 2021.

Louis Botha: Krygsman, Generaal, Staatsman deur Richard Steyn is nou beskikbaar in Afrikaans

In sy jongste boek, Louis Botha, gee Richard Steyn op meesterlike wyse insae in die lewe van hierdie grootse Suid-Afrikaanse krygsman en staatsman.