The Reading List


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. …

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.

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’.

2019 Time of the Writer Festival programme announced – Niq Mhlongo on board as curator

The line-up and programme for the 22nd Time of the Writer Festival have been announced!

Career opportunity: NB Publishers is hiring! (Publisher/Editor: South African Nonfiction)

NB Publishers is looking for a Publisher/Editor in their South African Nonfiction division. Job details: Apply here Publisher/Editor: South African Nonfiction Media24 …

Cover reveal! A brand new edition of Nthikeng Mohlele’s debut novel The Scent of Bliss

The Scent of Bliss, the seminal debut novel from award-winning author Nthikeng Mohlele, is being released in a new edition!

Kwela 25: Iconic SA publisher celebrates 25 years of local publishing

Kwela Books is celebrating 25 years of local publishing this year, and will be hosting an event at Exclusive Books to celebrate. 

New book alert! Manchester Happened – a new collection of short stories by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, author of Kintu

Manchester Happened is the masterful new collection of short stories by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi.

10 fabulous recipe books for festive feasting

The festive season is a time of family feasting – have a browse of these recently published cookbooks for inspiration! From South …

Helen Moffett signs two-book UK deal, beginning with Pride and Prejudice-inspired historical novel

Helen Moffett’s novel Charlotte, which will tell the story of Elizabeth Bennet’s friend in Pride and Prejudice, has been acquired by Bonnier Books UK, as part of a two-book deal.

Kyle Allan appointed editor of poetry journal New Coin

Well-known KwaZulu-Natal poet Kyle Allan will edit the poetry journal New Coin from January 2019.

Abantu Book Festival organisers announce new additions to this year’s programme – including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie!

Abantu Book Festival organisers have announced some additional international guests of this year’s event, namely Odafe Atogun, Lola Shoneyin and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. …

2018 City Press Tafelberg Nonfiction Award finalists announced

The five finalists for the prestigious City Press Tafelberg Nonfiction Award have been revealed! The biennial prize is awarded to a new …

Top-level police investigation underway into allegations of a paedophile ring contained in The Lost Boys of Bird Island

A police investigation is underway into the allegations of a paedophile ring involving senior members of the National Party government contained in the book The Lost Boys of Bird Island, written by Mark Minnie and Chris Steyn.

Redi Tlhabi joins chorus of furious voices over quotes on the cover of new Winnie Madikizela-Mandela book, Truth, Lies and Alibis

‘I AM APPALLED! HOW DARE YOU! HOW DARE YOU TAFELBERG!!!’ – Journalist and author Redi Tlhabi has hit out at Tafelberg Publishers for ‘underhand, dishonest’ conduct, after the publisher printed a quotation from her on the cover of Fred Bridgland’s new book on Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Truth, Lies and Alibis.

The line-up for the 2018 Abantu Book Festival has been revealed!

The line-up for the third annual Abantu Book Festival has been announced.

‘This book is a blessing’ – Tracey Farren reviews The Enumerations by Máire Fisher

The Enumerations is not only luminous with love and elegantly written but meticulously researched. This combination of gifts makes it not only a powerful read but a deeply healing book for people and families who are struggling with psychological ‘conditions’ or the condition of being, well, human. This book is a blessing.

Review your favourite children’s book and win with the Puku Foundation!

Do you like reading? Puku wants to hear from you!

Exclusive Books wins BASA Award for Pan-African Reading Room, which houses over 2000 African books at Windybrow Heritage House

Exclusive Books, The Market Theatre Foundation and The Coloured Cube have been announced as BASA Award winners for the Sponsorship in Kind …

The Lost Boys of Bird Island author Chris Steyn releases statement addressing the last words of her late co-author Mark Minnie

Tafelberg Publishers has issued a statement on behalf of Chris Steyn, author of the controversial new exposé The Lost Boys of Bird Island.