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The Abantu Book Festival organisers have revealed the first poster for the event, as December approaches.
Novuyo Tshuma’s first novel House of Stone will be published by Atlantic Books in the UK in June 2018.
Siphiwo Mahala’s play The House of Truth will be showing at The Theatre on the Square at Nelson Mandela Square from 31 October.
Can Themba’s tombstone will be unveiled in Soweto this weekend. Themba died in Swaziland 50 years ago. His remains have now been …
A daunting prospect. Thomas Hawk, CC BY-NC-SA Back in 2014, Dinah Birch explained what it was like to be a Man Booker …
New isiZulu fiction publishing company Kwasukela Books is launching with a call for submissions for its first anthology of short stories.
Remember Can Themba on the 50th anniversary of his death at the launch of The House Of Truth by Siphiwo Mahala
The House of Truth by Siphiwo Mahala – a play inspired by the life of Can Themba – will be launched this month.
5th annual Neville Alexander Commemorative Conference to focus on decolonisation, education and language
The 5th Annual Neville Alexander Commemorative Conference will take place on Friday, 8 September, 2017, at the University of Johannesburg.
A group of people have gathered together to honour Binyavanga Wainaina by putting together an archive of his work.
Trevor Noah’s book took top honours, while The Book Lounge won best independent bookseller for the fourth year in a row, at the Sefika Awards last night.
The shortlist for the Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award – a prize for South African booksellers’ favourite book – has been announced.
The programme for the seventh Open Book Festival has been announced – with a record number of events!
The programme for the 2017 South African Book Fair has been released!
Bestselling author Paulo Coelho is open to the idea of writing DJ Black Coffee’s life story.
Crime Writers Association Dagger Awards shortlists announced – including Nigerian author Leye Adenle
The shortlists for the prestigious UK Crime Writers Association Dagger Awards have been announced.
‘Science fiction and fantasy made me want to be a writer’: Colson Whitehead wins the Arthur C Clarke Award for The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead has won the 2017 Arthur C Clarke Award for his novel The Underground Railroad.
On 4 August 2017, Jacana Media publishers and a panel of experts will gather for a live book-pitching session!
The Reading List has got three copies of Unpresidented: A Comedy of Errors by Paige Nick to give away! In the …
In the irreverent tradition of her bestselling Death by Carbs, Paige Nick rounds up a fresh herd of sacred cows in another …
Mandela’s Last Years withdrawn by Penguin Random House South Africa out of respect for the late Mandela’s family
Penguin Random House South Africa has withdrawn new book Mandela’s Last Years, a memoir written by Vejay Ramlakan, the former head of Nelson Mandela’s medical team.