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Footnotes, July 2021: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye. …

Footnotes, June 2021: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye. …

First ever children’s book published in endangered N|uu language

The first ever children’s book in the near-extinct San language of N|uu has been published.

Footnotes, May 2021: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye.

2021 Sunday Times/CNA Literary Awards longlists announced

South Africa’s most prestigious literary awards are back with two thrilling fiction and non-fiction longlists, and a dedicated new sponsor.

2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction has been announced!

Charles van Onselen Receives the 2021 ASSAf Humanities Book Award for The Night Trains

Historian and author Charles van Onselen, who has received the ASSAf Humanities Book Award for his most recent work, The Night Trains: …

Footnotes, April 2021: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye. …

Footnotes, March 2021: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye. …

Footnotes, February 2021: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye. …

Footnotes, January 2021: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye. …

Festive wishlist 2020: 10 of the hottest reads of the year for an epic summer vacation

What you take to the beach is up to you, so why not fill your tote with the hottest titles of 2020? From award-winning local fiction to international bestsellers, our selection has something for everyone.

Festive wishlist 2020: 10 riveting local biographies and memoirs of noteworthy South Africans

The festive season is a time for giving, and what better gift is there than a book? Have a browse of these recently published biographies and memoirs for inspiration!

Festive wishlist 2020: 10 lekker local recipe books for the foodies in your life

The festive season is a time for feasting on delicious, proudly South African dishes. Have a browse of these recently published recipe books for inspiration!

Festive wishlist 2020: 10 quirky international recipe books to spice up your cooking this holiday season

Want to impress the family with your festive cooking skills? Or are you looking for the perfect gift for the bakers and makers in your life? Have a browse of these recently published recipe books for inspiration!

Footnotes, December 2020: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye. …

Footnotes, November 2020: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye. …

New book alert! Inside the Belly of the Beast: The REAL Bosasa Story by Angelo Agrizzi

Inside the Belly of the Beast: The REAL Bosasa Story by Angelo Agrizzi is out now from Truth Be Told Publishers.

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!

Shortlist annouced for 2020 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers

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