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Book signing with Dudu Busani-Dube, author of the Hlomu The Wife series, at Bridge Books

Dudu Busani-Dube will be at Bridge Books Maboneng this Saturday for a FREE book signing and podcast recording with The Cheeky Natives.

Join Mandla Langa for the launch of Dare Not Linger in Cape Town

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years by Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa.

[Video] Mandla Langa hopes Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years will ‘jog the memory’ of ANC leadership

Drawing on Nelson Mandela’s own unfinished memoir, Dare Not Linger is the remarkable story of his presidency told in his own words and those of distinguished South African writer Mandla Langa.

Read an excerpt from Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa’s Dare Not Linger: The Presidency and the Constitution

As president, Nelson Mandela’s relationship with the judiciary would be severely tested.

Madiba did not sell out – Mandla Langa talks about Dare Not Linger, the sequel to Long Walk to Freedom

‘I know that sometimes self-styled revolutionaries who are given to revisioning history, would say that Madiba sold out, or that generation sold out. But I think they should not wear today’s lenses to look at yesterday. They should use yesterday’s eyes to look at what was going on then.’

The Single Story Foundation launch journal of writing from Africa and the diaspora

The Single Story Foundation has launched an online journal of literary writing from Africa and the diaspora.

Read an excerpt from Bare Ground – the debut novel from award-winning writer Peter Harris

Pan Macmillan SA is proud to present Bare Ground, the debut novel by acclaimed non-fiction writer Peter Harris.

Is there a need for Black Consciousness today? A new book investigates

The Black Consciousness Reader, a new book from Jacana Media, will be out in October. 

Podcast: Raymond Suttner discusses his book Inside Apartheid’s Prison

Raymond Suttner is one of a small group of white South Africans who was imprisoned for his efforts to overthrow the apartheid regime.

Join Redi Tlhabi and Eusebius McKaiser for the launch of Khwezi

Exclusive Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers take great pleasure in inviting you to the launch of Red Tlhabi’s new book Khwezi: The Remarkable Story of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo.

Don’t miss the launch of Hedley Twidle’s new book of essays, Firepool, at Love Books

Hedley Twidle will be chatting to Simon van Schalkwyk at Love Books in Melville on Thursday, 17 August.

The Rise of African Speculative Fiction: A special issue of The Manchester Review

This month The Manchester Review focuses on African speculative fiction, featuring work from Lauren Beukes, Nnedi Okorafor, Nick Mulgrew, Dilman Dila and Doreen Baingana, among others.

Celebrating suppressed voices: Kimberley Book Fair dates and participants announced

The dates and participants for the 2017 Kimberley Book Fair have been announced.

Bank of England unveils new £10 note to commemorate 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death

‘Austen’s novels have a universal appeal and speak as powerfully today as they did when they were first published.’

First look at Nelson Mandela’s unfinished memoir – Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years

Drawing on Nelson Mandela’s own unfinished memoir, Dare Not Linger is the remarkable story of his presidency told in his own words and those of distinguished South African writer Mandla Langa.

Hilary Mantel fans will have to wait a little longer for her final Cromwell novel

Hilary Mantel says it is ‘increasingly unlikely’ that the last novel in her Thomas Cromwell trilogy will be published by next June.

A library is not just a refuge for the intellect, but for the whole person

If a library is just where a society keeps its books, then it’s easy to see why many people no longer perceive libraries as relevant.

The first read of Arundhati Roy’s new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

The Guardian has shared an exclusive excerpt from The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy.

Win a copy of The Republic of Gupta: A Story of State Capture by Pieter-Louis Myburgh

The Reading List and Penguin Random House South Africa have got three copies of The Republic of Gupta: A Story of State Capture by Pieter-Louis Myburgh to give away!

The curious Trump-apartheid connection: Read an excerpt from Apartheid Guns and Money

The Daily Maverick has shared an excerpt from Apartheid Guns and Money: A Tale of Profit by Hennie van Vuuren, published by Jacana Media.