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Jonathan Ball Publishers are the leading publishers and distributors of English general books in South Africa, specialising in South African history, politics and current affairs.

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The Dragon Lady, Louisa Treger’s brilliant second novel – a brilliant evocation of life in 1950s Rhodesia

Opening with the shooting of Lady Virginia ‘Ginie’ Courtauld in her tranquil garden in 1950s Rhodesia, The Dragon Lady tells Ginie’s extraordinary story, so called for the exotic tattoo snaking up her leg.

The brutal payback begins – Lynda La Plante’s new novel Widows’ Revenge, the sequel to the groundbreaking thriller Widows

Widows’ Revenge: Dolly, Linda, Shirley and Bella are back. And this time it’s a fight to the finish. The sequel to Lynda La Plante’s groundbreaking thriller, Widows.

Africa Reimagined by Hlumelo Biko – Realistic steps to return to a more balanced Afrocentric identity

Africa Reimagined is a passionately argued appeal for a rediscovery of our African identity.

Gunship Over Angola – Steve Joubert’s gripping memoir, a powerful plea for healing and understanding

Gunship Over Angola: The Story of a Maverick Pilot by Steve Joubert is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven bestselling author Mitch Albom in South Africa this month

Remember Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven? Well Mitch Albom, author extraordinaire, will be at Love Books to launch his latest book, The Next Person you Meet in Heaven.

Lawfare by Michelle le Roux and Dennis Davis – What happens when SA’s tumultuous political life becomes entangled in the courts of law?

‘Lawfare is a timely and important work that provokes and confronts the growing debate on constitutionalism and the material transformation of our society.’ – Dikgang Moseneke, former Deputy Chief Justice

A rediscovery of our African identity – Hlumelo Biko launches Africa Reimagined at Love Books

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of Hlumelo Biko’s new book, Africa Reimagined: Reclaiming a Sense of Abundance and Prosperity.

New edition! The Seed is Mine The Life of Kas Maine, a South African Sharecropper by Charles van Onselen

A new edition of The Seed is Mine: The Life of Kas Maine, a South African Sharecropper by Charles van Onselen is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Introducing a stunning new voice in psychological suspense – Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce

Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce – a disturbing and compelling novel that explores the power of fear and desire, jealousy and betrayal, love and hate.

Africa’s Business Revolution – The definitive guide to doing business in Africa, packed with fresh insights from McKinsey and exclusive interviews with prominent CEOs

Africa’s Business Revolution: How to Succeed in the World’s Next Big Growth Market, by Acha Leke, Mutsa Chironga and George Desvaux, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Find out more about The Dreamers, Karen Thompson Walker’s richly imaginative and quietly devastating second novel

Karen Thompson Walker’s second novel tells the mesmerising story of a town transformed by a mystery illness that locks people in perpetual sleep and triggers extraordinary, life-altering dreams.

What happens when the last breath stops? Read an excerpt from The Blackridge House by Julia Martin

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an extract from The Blackridge House by Julia Martin. The Blackridge House is a meditation on belonging, of …

Three brothers. One death. No answers. The Lost Man is the stunning new standalone novel from bestselling author Jane Harper

The Lost Man, the gripping new novel from bestselling author Jane Harper, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Wilbur Smith’s new novel King of Kings – an epic story of love, betrayal, courage and war

King of Kings, the long-awaited sequel to the worldwide bestseller The Triumph of the Sun, brings together two of Wilbur Smith’s greatest families, The Courtneys and the Ballantynes.

When You Read This – a sparkling debut about love, life, and all the emails you really wish you’d never sent

When You Read This is a warm, heartbreaker of a novel, and just as you think you might be on the verge of tears, it will tip you over into laughter instead.

Fighting for the Dream – what RW Johnson believes is required to get South Africa out of this morass

RW Johnson’s bestselling book How Long Will South Africa Survive? was described by Alec Hogg as ‘a masterpiece in unblemished reality’.

Renowned Stanford political scientist Francis Fukuyama will be in South Africa for the launch of his new book Identity

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Identity: Contemporary Identity Politics and the Struggle for Recognition by Francis Fukuyama.

Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal – a one-of-a-kind retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan

Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal – a one-of-a-kind retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan.

Percy Tau and Chad Le Clos – the latest books in the Road to Glory series for younger readers

Chad le Clos and Percy Tau are the sixth and seventh books in the Road to Glory series, which covers South African sporting legends as they set out on their journeys to becoming national and international stars.

Join Julia Martin for the launch of her memoir The Blackridge House at The Book Lounge

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of The Blackridge House by Julia Martin.