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The winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards to be announced on Saturday – see the shortlists

The winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards will be announced on Saturday, June 24. The winners of the Alan Paton Award …

The Hustle Defined: A practical example from DJ Sbu’s book Billionaire$ Under Construction

Sbusiso Leope, popularly known as DJ Sbu, has shared a video of a practical example of one of the things he teaches in his book Billionaire$ Under Construction: The Mindset of an Entrepreneur.

Listen to Yemisi Aribisala read from her book Longthroat Memoirs: Soup, Sex and Nigerian Tastebuds

Yemisi Aribasala’s Longthroat Memoirs: Soup, Sex and Nigerian Tastebuds is a sumptuous menu of essays about Nigerian food, lovingly presented by the nation’s top epicurean writer.

Don’t miss the launch of Tim Noakes: The Quiet Maverick by Daryl Ilbury at The Book Lounge

Penguin Random House and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Tim Noakes: The Quiet Maverick – tonight!

Don’t miss the launch of Guide to Sieges of South Africa by Nicki von der Heyde

There will be two Cape Town launches for Guide to Sieges of South Africa by Nicki von der Heyde.

‘Reader, she married me …’ – Mr Rochester tells his side of the story

Reader, she married me … in Sarah Shoemaker’s debut novel Mr Rochester the beloved, enigmatic hero of Jane Eyre tells his story for the first time.

Caine Prize winner announced soon – listen to the shortlisted stories read by the authors

The winner of the £10,000 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing will be announced at Senate House Library, London, in partnership with …

Steven Boykey Sidley chats about his new book, Free Association

Life, in a Garden hosted Steven Boykey Sidley for the launch of his new book Free Association.

Fiston Mwanza Mujila’s Tram 83 wins 2017 Internationaler Literaturpreis

Fiston Mwanza Mujila and translators Katharina Meyer and Lena Müller are the winners of the ninth Internationaler Literaturpreis for translated contemporary literatures for the German translation of Tram 83.

New book festival to be launched in Tshwane: Tjo!StoryFest – Everyone Has A Story

The residents of Tshwane are in for a unique treat. They will be closing off Youth Month and welcoming Mandela Month with a new, exciting edition to the cultural calendar: Tjo!StoryFest!

Literary Hub offers a look inside James Baldwin’s 1884-page FBI file

Literary Hub has published an edited excerpt from James Baldwin: The FBI File by William J Maxwell.

Books by Barack Obama’s father written for African writers series come up for auction

The New York Times reports that original copies of books written by Barack Obama Sr, Barack Obama’s father, have resurfaced more than 50 years after they were written.

Mohale Mashigo lists five books she recommends for every South African library

Mohale Mashigo, author of The Yearning, recommends: Zakes Mda – Ways of Dying, Koleka Putuma – Collective Amnesia, Bessie Head – Maru, Alex Eliseev – Cold Case Confession and Tsitsi Dangarembga – Nervous Conditions.

Don’t miss the launch of The Man Who Founded the ANC in Rosebank

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of The Man Who Founded the ANC by Bongani Ngqulunga.

Wilbur Smith chats about the success of his latest book, Pharaoh

In his new worldwide number one bestseller, Pharaoh, Wilbur Smith returns to Ancient Egypt and transports you to extraordinary times.

Deon Meyer’s new post-apocalyptic thriller, Fever, taking the world by storm

Deon Meyer’s new post-apocalyptic thriller, Fever, has raced to number one on the South African bestseller lists.

New 40th anniversary edition of Steve Biko’s I Write What I Like

This 40th anniversary edition includes a Foreword by Njabulo S Ndebele, personal reflections on Steve Biko and Black Consciousness, as well as Biko’s first known published piece of writing.

Win a hamper of books for Father’s Day!

Three winners will each receive a hamper of books for Father’s Day!

Israeli author David Grossman wins Man Booker International Prize for A Horse Walks Into a Bar

Bestselling Israeli writer David Grossman has won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for his ‘ambitious high-wire act of a novel’, A Horse Walks Into a Bar.

English really is weirder than pretty much every other language

John McWhorter, professor of linguistics and American studies at Columbia University and author of The Language Hoax, has written a piece for Aeon about the ‘weirdness’ of the English language.