The Reading List
The winners of the 2018 Humanities and Social Sciences Awards have been announced.
On Saturday 24 March, independent publishers and booksellers propose readers to celebrate Indie Book Day.
The programme for the 2018 Franschhoek Literary Festival has been revealed!
Children’s book celebrates the science behind skin colour: Skin We are In by Sindiwe Magona and Nina G Jablonski
One of South Africa’s literary stalwarts, Sindiwe Magona, has teamed up with world-renowned American anthropologist, Nina G Jablonski, to create Skin We are In, a much-needed book about race and skin colour for children.
The 2018 Humanities and Social Sciences Awards longlists have been revealed! Fiction nominees include Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese, Sarah Godsell, Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, Kopano Matlwa and Jolyn Phillips, …
Author Ishtiyaq Shukri on being a victim of sexual abuse in South Africa’s Church of England: ‘Why I find Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s statements regarding Oxfam painful and hypocritical’
Ishtiyaq Shukri has written an open letter in which he addresses Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s recent stepping down as an ambassador for Oxfam after the …
Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has won a prestigious 2018 Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction for her debut novel, Kintu.
Kwela Books has revealed the title and a sneak peek of Cynthia Jele’s next novel!
NB Publishers on Hawks raid of Jacques Pauw’s home: ‘We condemn this jackboot move in the strongest of terms’
NB Publishers has released a statement following a raid by the Hawks on the home of Jacques Pauw, author of the controversial book The President’s Keepers.
Niq Mhlongo, author and City Editor of the Johannesburg Review of Books, has written a response to the recent effective banning of Inxeba: The Wound.
101 Water Wise Ways by Helen Moffett – an essential guide for those dealing with the Cape water crisis and for general water saving in South and southern Africa, a notoriously water-scarce region.
Do you call yourself a feminist? What does this mean in your daily life?
Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, currently starring in the smash hit Black Panther, has announced that she has signed on to star in a feature film adaptation of Trevor Noah’s memoir Born A Crime.
Veteran political economist and academic Professor Johannes ‘Sampie’ Terreblanche passed away on Saturday at the age of 84.
2018 Time of the Writer Festival lineup announced, including Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, Alain Mabanckou, Yewande Omotoso and Mohale Mashigo
The lineup for this year’s Time of the Writer Festival has been announced!
A darkly comic, powerful portrait of South Africa: Christopher Hope’s new book The Cafe de Move-on Blues announced
Christopher Hope’s new book, The Cafe de Move-on Blues: A Look at Post-Apartheid South Africa will be published by Atlantic Books in May! Hope was …
Get your diaries out! Dates have been announced for the third annual Abantu Book Festival!
The cover for Zukiswa Wanner’s new book Hardly Working has been revealed!
The Reading List is giving away two copies of Diane Awerbuck’s beautiful new notebook, As Above, So Below! The book features Awerbuck’s …
Chigozie Obioma’s second novel, An Orchestra of Minorities, will be published by Little, Brown in the United States on 4 September, 2018!