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Thu – 22nd Oct 2020

Om te emigreer of nie? Bouwer Bosch, Nathan Trantraal en ander meningsvormers takel die vraag in Moet ons waai?

In Moet ons waai? takel meer as 20 van Suid-Afrika se voorste meningsvormers, insluitend Bouwer Bosch, Nathan Trantraal, Marita van der Vyver en Jonathan Jansen, die vraag – moet Suid-Afrikaners die land verlaat?

New book alert! Malaika wa Azania’s Corridors of Death: The Struggle to Exist in Historically White Institutions – out now from BlackBird Books

Corridors of Death: The Struggle to Exist in Historically White Institutions – the new book by Malaika wa Azania, the bestselling author of Memoirs of a Born Free: Reflections on the Rainbow Nation – is out now from BlackBird Books!

The Return – Read an excerpt from international number one bestselling author Nicholas Sparks’s powerful new love story

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks’s new novel is The Return – a moving story about an injured army doctor and the two women whose secrets will change the course of his life.

Don’t miss the launch of Critical But Stable by Angela Makholwa, in conversation with Dudu Busani-Dube, at the Mall of Africa (12 Nov)

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Angela Makholwa’s new novel, Critical But Stable.

WIN 1 of 3 copies of The History of Man, the new novel by Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu, winner of the 2019 Barry Ronge Fiction Prize

Penguin Random House SA is giving away three copies of The History of Man, the new novel by Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu!

Wed – 21st Oct 2020

Lees ’n uittreksel uit Die dooies praat nie, die sesde titel in Peet Venter se Thys Krige-reeks

In Die dooies praat nie, die sesde titel in Peet Venter se Thys Krige-reeks, bevind Thys homself met ’n belangrike dokument wat hy vir die ondersoekende joernalis Petro de Wet moet aflewer. Lees ’n uittreksel.

The Story of China by Michael Wood – a portrait of a country that will be of the greatest importance to the world in the 21st century

China’s story is extraordinarily rich and dramatic. Now Michael Wood, one of the UK’s pre-eminent historians, brings it all together in The Story of China, a major new one-volume history of China that is essential for reading for anyone who wants to understand its burgeoning role in our world today.

The Book of Malachi by TC Farren hits global shelves, TV rights sold

The international edition of TC Farren’s riveting thriller The Book of Malachi (Kwela, 2019) is now available globally, published by Titan Books (United Kingdom).

Shortlist annouced for 2020 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers

The Miles Morland Foundation has announced the shortlist for the 2020 Morland Writing Scholarships.

Hot off the press! Scatterlings, the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award-winning novel by Resoketswe Manenzhe

Scatterlings by Rešoketšwe Manenzhe – the winner of the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award – will be in stores this Friday!

[Watch] A dialogue between former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke and civil society

If you missed it, you can still watch former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke in a civil society dialogue about his new book, All Rise.

See the world. Then make it better. A special message from Sir David Attenborough

A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future by Sir David Attenborough is out now:

Tue – 20th Oct 2020

[Watch] Raymond Parsons discusses his new book Polity: Recession, Recovery and Reform: South Africa after Covid-19

Professor Raymond Parsons was hosted by Polity SA recently to talk about his new book, a collection of essays by a range of authors titled Polity: Recession, Recovery and Reform: South Africa after Covid-19.

Die geheim van ’n goeie leuen is om altyd bietjie waarheid by te voeg … Die goeie suster deur Henda Olivier is nou beskikbaar

Mila se werklike lewe is binne haar bereik. Al wat sy moet doen is kophou. Henda Olivier se debuutroman, Die goeie suster, is nou beskikbaar.

My Only Story: The full story of the sexual abuse Deon Wiggett suffered at the hands of a teacher who led a sinister and predatory double life

Deon Wiggett’s series of sensational podcasts shook South Africa in November 2019, when he revealed the identity of the man who raped him as a schoolboy.

The Lying Life of Adults – a new novel from Elena Ferrante – out now!

The Lying Life of Adults – a powerful new novel set in a divided Naples by Elena Ferrante, the beloved bestselling author of My Brilliant Friend.

Don’t miss the launch of The Whistleblowers by Mandy Wiener at Exclusive Books Hyde Park Corner (21 Oct)

Join Pan Macmillan SA and Exclusive Books for the launch of Mandy Wiener’s new book The Whistleblowers!

Mon – 19th Oct 2020

Nude 2: A Banting and Keto Cookbook by Armand Aucamp is out now – with a summery twist!

Follow Armand Aucamp as he brings to the table 50 more fresh, light, budget-friendly and perfectly balanced low-carb and keto dishes in his latest cookbook, Nude 2.

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam – an electrifying and unnerving novel for our times

Rumaan Alam’s new novel Leave the World Behind elegantly captures our age of anxiety and shows how the most terrifying situations are never far from reality.

Join Struik Nature for a RoomToGrow Kirstenbosch talk: Preserving the last of the Renosterveld

The Overberg’s Renosterveld is in deep trouble: with just 5 per cent remaining, this incredible biodiversity hotspot requires urgent attention and conservation action.