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Wed – 18th Sep 2019
The Creative Writing Coursebook: Forty-four Authors Share Advice and Exercises for Fiction and Poetry – a fully updated comprehensive guide for improving and practising your creative writing, including contributions from Ali Smith and Kit de Waal.
Join Palesa Lengolo at the launch of her new book Stokvels: How They Can Make Your Money Work For You at the Mall of the South (28 Sep)
Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Stokvels: How They Can Make Your Money Work For You by Palesa Lengolo.
These stories will excite, entertain and enthral you – Of Hominins, Hunter-gatherers and Heroes: Searching for 20 Amazing Places in South Africa
Of Hominins, Hunter-gatherers and Heroes: Searching for 20 Amazing Places in South Africa by David Bristow offers spellbinding stories of some amazing, little-known places in South Africa.
The Guardian of Lies, the new novel from Kate Furnivall – a powerful story of a young woman sucked into the horrors of the start of the Cold War
The Guardian of Lies – a thrilling new novel from Kate Furnivall, the bestselling author of The Russian Concubine, The Italian Wife and The Betrayal!
Tue – 17th Sep 2019
Is 2019’s election the most important since the advent of democracy in 1994? Find out in the new book Election 2019
Election 2019: Change and Stability in South Africa’s Democracy, edited by Collette Schulz-Herzenberg and Roger Southall, is out now from Jacana Media.
Join Albie Sachs, in conversation with Shirley Gunn and Shanil Haricharan, for the Cape Town launch of Voices from the Underground (26 Sep)
Join Penguin Random House in Cape Town for the launch of Voices from the Underground: Eighteen Life Stories from Umkhonto we Sizwe’s Ashley Kriel Detachment.
The Warehouse Book Sale is held in Cape Town on public holidays through the year and has the largest selection of books for sale at the best prices.
‘Fierce and lyrical, furious and humane, this is the work of a master historian’ – The Night Trains by Charles van Onselen
The Night Trains: Moving Mozambican Miners to and from the Witwatersrand Mines, 1902–1955, by Charles van Onselen, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.
Edward Snowden tells his story for the first time in Permanent Record – a memoir that reveals his journey from spy to exile to conscience of the internet
“Permanent Record reads like a literary thriller… a riveting account and a curious artifact.”
The 8th annual Africa Century International African Writers Conference takes place in Pretoria in November. Event details Date: 7 November 2019 Venue: …
Fri – 13th Sep 2019
Join Steven Boykey Sidley for the launch of his new novel Leaving Word at Exclusive Books Cavendish Square
Celebrate MFBooks Joburg’s 40th book birthday with the launch of Leaving Word by Steven Boykey Sidley.
Join Bridge Books in Maboneng for the launch of Triangulum by Masande Ntshanga!
Buried, the first novel in a brand-new series from bestselling author Lynda La Plante, will be out in March 2020!
Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Alex van Tonder’s carefully crafted psychological thriller A Walk at Midnight
The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend! Staying in this evening? Get comfortable with a glass of wine …
Thu – 12th Sep 2019
Jamie Oliver is back with Veg – brilliantly easy, healthy, flavour-packed, accessible and affordable veg recipes!
Whether you’re trying out a meat-free day or two each week, living a vegetarian lifestyle or just want some new recipe inspiration, Jamie Oliver’s Veg ticks all the boxes!
Howzit guys! You’re invited to join us for a night of caucasity with Coconut Kelz to celebrate her new book, Coconut Kelz’s Guide to Surviving this Shithole.
Steven Boykey Sidley’s new novel Leaving Word is out now!
After more than 10,000 copies sold, demand for Ministry of Crime: An Underworld Explored by Mandy Wiener is still going strong!
Wed – 11th Sep 2019
Orca: The Day the Great White Sharks Disappeared – Richard Peirce explores what’s behind these strange events
Great white sharks vanish from Cape Town and no one knows why … or do we? Orca: The Day the Great White Sharks Disappeared is the thrilling new title by shark conservationist Richard Peirce.
Cover reveal! The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel – the stunning conclusion to the Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall trilogy
With The Mirror and the Light, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.