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One city. Five people. A bloody trail of revenge. Read an excerpt from Beyers de Vos’s debut novel Talion

Ben hears the gunshot before he feels it. The car is still running, the rumble of the engine unnaturally loud. His foot is slipping off the clutch. His blood is spilling out behind him, wetting the seat. His whole body is trying to panic, trying to cry out, trying to flee. But he can’t move; his lungs are filling with blood.

Celebrate what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday with a landmark book

Today Penguin Random House celebrates what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday with The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela.

Listen to a 1971 letter from Mandela to his daughter Zenani, from the new book The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

‘You will be able to pay me a visit in 1975, when you will have turned 16, but I am growing impatient, and the coming five years feel longer than eternity.’

Don’t miss Arundhati Roy, author of The God of Small Things and The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, in Cape Town

Penguin Random House and the University of Cape Town invite you to an evening with Arundhati Roy.

Don’t miss Arundhati Roy, author of The God of Small Things and The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, in Johannesburg

Penguin Random House and Wits University invite you to an evening with Arundhati Roy.

Get some reading inspiration at a fun-filled book club morning with Penguin Random House and UPPERcase Books

Join Penguin Random House and UPPERcase Books for a fun-filled book club morning at Central Square in Pretoria.

Reunited with her family on the Oprah show – Read an excerpt from The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya

‘I’d fantasised about this moment so many times. In Malawi, I used to write my name in dust on trucks, hoping my mother would see my loopy cursive Clemantine and realise that I was alive.’

‘The world has a view of Nelson Mandela as a cuddly teddy bear’ – Sahm Venter discusses The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

‘The world generally has a view of Nelson Mandela as being this cuddly teddy bear, or this grandfatherly person, because he was a grandfather when he came out of prison.’

Don’t miss the Port Elizabeth launch of Karoo Food by Gordon Wright, the acclaimed author of Veld to Fork

Penguin Random House SA invites you to the Port Elizabeth book launch of Karoo Food by Gordon Wright, the acclaimed author of Veld to Fork.

Download the recipe for Yellow Pea Dhal from Tastes of Durban!

Durban’s rich, multicultural heritage is reflected in the foods that are to be found throughout the city, from spicy, aromatic Indian cuisine and fish and seafood to dishes influenced by the Portuguese, Zulu nation and British.

Join Imraan Coovadia at The Book Lounge for the Cape Town launch of A Spy in Time with Ashraf Jamal

You are invited to the launch of Imraan Coovadia’s new novel, A Spy in Time, a dazzlingly original tale for extraordinary times.

Win a copy of the inspirational new book The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

Poignant, impassioned, gripping, and always inspirational.

She smiled a half-smile and asked, ‘Do you have a gun?’ – Read an excerpt from Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

What do divisions matter in a world full of doors? Read an excerpt from Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West, a tale of love and hope, travelling from the Middle East to London and beyond.

Hauntingly beautiful: Read an excerpt from The Possible World by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz

A captivating novel that will make you laugh, cry and see the world anew: read an extract from the hauntingly beautiful The Possible World.

Join Imraan Coovadia and Richard Poplak at Love Books for the launch of A Spy in Time

You are invited to the launch of Imraan Coovadia’s new novel, A Spy in Time, a dazzlingly original tale for extraordinary times.

Get an in-depth look into The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela ahead of the book’s publication

Click here for an in-depth look into The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela including photographs and video footage.

Out now: The Ultimate Guide to Retirement in South Africa

Most people are rich for a single day in their lives: the day they retire and receive their retirement savings.

RIP David Goldblatt, 1930–2018

David Goldblatt was a brilliant photographer, social commentator, and altogether decent human being, and he will be greatly missed.

Don’t miss Bhekisisa Mncube at the launch of The Love Diary of a Zulu Boy

Penguin Random House and DBE Wise Up Wednesday Book Club invite you to the launch of a unique book: The Love Diary of a Zulu Boy by Bhekisisa Mncube.

Don’t miss the launch of Gordon Wright’s new cookbook Karoo Food in Cape Town

You are invited to the book launch of Karoo Food by Gordon Wright, the acclaimed author of Veld to Fork.