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Wed – 20th Mar 2019

Don’t miss the launch of Carsten Rasch’s memoir Between Rock and a Hard Place at Love Books (28 Mar)

MFBooks Joburg and Love Books invite you to the launch of Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Carsten Rasch, ‘a survivor from the South African punk and new wave scene of the eighties’.

Watch the book trailer for Gail Schimmel’s new novel The Accident – ‘a story of healing and redemption told with humour and heart’

Pan Macmillan has revealed the book trailer for The Accident, the new novel by Gail Schimmel!

Throw Madam from the Train by Nandipha Gantsho wins 2019 City Press/Tafelberg Nonfiction Award

Nandipha Gantsho has been announced as the winner of the prestigious City Press/Tafelberg Nonfiction Award for her manuscript Throw Madam from the Train. …

Percy Tau and Chad Le Clos – the latest books in the Road to Glory series for younger readers

Chad le Clos and Percy Tau are the sixth and seventh books in the Road to Glory series, which covers South African sporting legends as they set out on their journeys to becoming national and international stars.

Join Marlene van der Westhuizen for the launch of Plate at Exclusive Books Hyde Park, followed by a dinner

Exclusive Books and Penguin Random House invite you to the launch of Plate by Marlene van der Westhuizen.

Tue – 19th Mar 2019

‘The Wild Zulu. That’s what the banner says.’ – Read an excerpt from Zakes Mda’s new novel The Zulus of New York

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from The Zulus of New York, the new novel from Zakes Mda.

Join Carsten Rasch in conversation with Valiant Swart for the launch of Between Rock and a Hard Place in Stellenbosch

MFBooks Joburg invites you to the launch of Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Carsten Rasch, ‘a survivor from the South African punk and new wave scene of the eighties’.

Join Julia Martin for the launch of her memoir The Blackridge House at The Book Lounge

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of The Blackridge House by Julia Martin.

‘Daniel is a little bit awful, and that was so much fun to write.’ – Gail Schimmel chats about her new novel, The Accident

Pan Macmillan sat down with Gail Schimmel to chat about her new novel, The Accident.

Mon – 18th Mar 2019

Gain a better understanding of life in our oceans with Beachcombing in South Africa – a colourful and family friendly guide

Beachcombing in South Africa by Rudy van der Elst is out now from Penguin Random House!

The Familiars by Stacey Halls – the most spellbinding debut novel of 2019

To save her child, she will trust a stranger. To protect a secret, she must risk her life …

Don’t miss a book discussion of Breaking A Rainbow, Building A Nation with Rekgotsofetse Chikane and The Cheeky Natives

Join Rekgotsofetse Chikane, youth activist and author, for a book discussion and live podcast recording with The Cheeky Natives.

Don’t miss the book launch of The A to Z of South African Politics at Constitution Hill (19 Mar)

Constitution Hill, Exclusive Books and Jacana Media invite you to the book launch of The A to Z of South African Politics: People, Parties and Players.

Fri – 15th Mar 2019

Join the Miriam Tlali Reading and Book Club in celebrating indigenous languages

As we celebrate the International Year of Indigenous Languages, The Miriam Tlali Reading and Book Club invites you a panel discussion on the theme ‘Literacy in Indigenous Languages as the Foundation of Community, Economic, Social and Political Advancement’.

Join Prof. Ntongela Masilela for a seminar at JIAS titled ‘Ezekiel Mphahlele: An Incomparable Figure for all Horizons’

The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study invites you to a seminar titled ‘Ezekiel Mphahlele: An Incomparable Figure for all Horizons’, presented by Prof. Ntongela Masilela.

Zapiro returns to FanCon in Cape Town! (28 April)

Zapiro, South Africa’s top multi-award winning cartoonist, returns to FanCon!

[Watch the book trailer!] A page-turner of the highest order – The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

They say a tiger that devours too many humans can take the form of a man and walk among us …

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Gail Schimmel’s unputdownable new novel The Accident

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend!

Thu – 14th Mar 2019

Join The Cheeky Natives in conversation with the editors and contributors to We Are No Longer at Ease: The Struggle for #FeesMustFall (26 Mar)

Catch The Cheeky Natives in conversation with the editors and contributors to the new book We Are No Longer at Ease: The Struggle for #FeesMustFall.