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‘The first thing Basjan did on arrival in the new land was to spit on it’ – Read an excerpt from Patagonia by Maya Fowler

The first thing Basjan did on arrival in the new land was to spit on it. It chagrined him that that was the first this land of grey dust got out of him, but it was necessary to rid himself of the taste of vomit. The salt water had been no help.

‘Why didn’t you bring in the SWAT team, Duff?’ – Read an excerpt from Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth

Bestselling crime writer Jo Nesbo takes on Shakespeare’s bloodiest thriller: Macbeth.

Don’t miss the launch of Patagonia by Maya Fowler at Love Books

Maya is an award-winning South African writer, and this fascinating novel, she transports us to the wide Patagonian plains, where the Afrikaans language survives to this day.

Haji Mohamed Dawjee chats about who should be reading her book, Sorry, Not Sorry: Experiences of a Brown Woman in a White South Africa

In Sorry, Not Sorry, Haji Mohamed Dawjee explores the often maddening experience of moving through post-apartheid South Africa as a woman of colour.

Don’t miss the launch of Patagonia by Maya Fowler at The Book Lounge

Umuzi and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Patagonia by Maya Fowler.

Bestselling crime writer takes on Shakespeare’s bloodiest thriller: Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth

Set in a dark, rainy northern town, Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth pits the ambitions of a corrupt policeman against loyal colleagues, a drug-depraved underworld and the pull of childhood friendships.

Fungi Risotto – Try this ancient grain bowl recipe from Whole: Bowl Food for Balance

Whole: Bowl Food for Balance is all about healing your relationship with food. Food is not the enemy and neither is your body.

Don’t miss the launch of Christopher Hope’s new book The Café de Move-on Blues, the long-awaited companion to White Boy Running

Join Penguin Random House and Love Books for the launch of The Café de Move-on Blues, the new novel by Christopher Hope.

The Fez sunrise bowl – try this delicious recipe from Whole: Bowl Food for Balance

Whole: Bowl Food for Balance is all about healing your relationship with food. Food is not the enemy and neither is your body.

Join Tembeka Ngcukaitobi at The Book Lounge for the launch of The Land is Ours

The Book Lounge and Penguin Random House invite you to the launch of The Land is Ours: Black Lawyers and the Birth of Constitutionalism in South Africa by Tembeka Ngcukaitobi.

Join author Richard Peirce for a book talk about Cuddle Me, Kill Me and the captive lion breeding industry

Penguin Random House and FGASA invite you to a talk about Cuddle Me, Kill Me: A True Account of South Africa’s Captive Lion Breeding and Canned Hunting Industry.

The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela – a testament of his defiance and his resolve

To be published upon the centenary of his birth, The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela is a landmark work: the first, and only, authorised and authenticated collection of correspondence spanning the 27 years Mandela was held as a political prisoner.

Ndaba Mandela’s coming-of-age story – Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from my Grandfather, Nelson Mandela

‘When I was eleven years old, I went to live with my grandfather, who helped me reclaim a different vision of the world and my place in it.’

Win a copy of John Hunt’s new novel The Boy Who Could Keep a Swan in his Head

The Reading List is giving away two copies of The Boy Who Could Keep a Swan in his Head, the new novel by John Hunt, courtesy of Penguin Random House SA!

‘It was during one of the Kalahari’s raging February storms that Kytie Rooi committed a murder’ – Read an extract from Homeland by Karin Brynard

Read an extract from Homeland, the long-awaited translation of the number one bestseller Tuisland, Karin Brynard’s critically acclaimed and most ambitious novel to date!

Join Rahla Xenopoulos for the launch of The Season of Glass at The Book Lounge, with Diane Awerbuck

Umuzi and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of The Season of Glass by Rahla Xenopoulos.

Ra-Ra-Ramen: Try this delicious recipe for duck ramen from Whole: Bowl Food for Balance recipes

Sometimes the pleasure lies in how you eat, and this ramen dish is a great example of that. Slurping down your noodles can be immensely satisfying and bring a lot of joy and laughter, as well as being delicious!

Win a copy of Sorry, Not Sorry by Haji Mohamed Dawjee PLUS a T-shirt

The Reading List is giving away two copies of Sorry, Not Sorry, the new book from Haji Mohamed Dawjee, and two T-shirts, courtesy of Penguin Random House SA!

Don’t miss international bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz at The Book Lounge

Penguin Random House and The Book Lounge presents international bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz launching Hellbent, the third book in the Orphan X series.