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Mon – 10th Jun 2019

Something’s gone sour in the Winelands … Read an excerpt from Double Echo by François Bloemhof

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Double Echo by François Bloemhof.

John Connolly is in South Africa to launch his novel A Book of Bones, the thrilling new instalment of the Charlie Parker series!

Jonathan Ball Publishers invites you to the launch of A Book of Bones by John Connolly, the latest in his popular Charlie Parker series.

Cover reveal! Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng’s book Dr T: A Guide to Sexual Health and Pleasure will be published in August 2019

The cover for Tlaleng Mofokeng’s highly anticipated new book Dr T: A Guide to Sexual Health and Pleasure has been revealed!

Fri – 7th Jun 2019

Meet the troublemakers at the Pretoria launch of Undercover with Mandela’s Spies (13 June)

Jacana Media and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Undercover with Mandela’s Spies by Bradley D Steyn and Mark Fine.

Make Your Money Work For You by Anthea Gardner – grow your wealth, no accounting degree necessary!

Launch your financial future by investing just R100 per month. It’s time to take action and make your money work for you.

Field Guide to Mushrooms and other Fungi of South Africa – facts, foraging and recipes!

Field Guide to Mushrooms and other Fungi of South Africa – an essential guide for all nature lovers, foragers and foodies!

Ready to take the UK by storm! Angela Makholwa’s novel The Blessed Girl is out from Bloomsbury in June

Bloomsbury will publish the United Kingdom edition of Angela Makholwa’s The Blessed Girl on 13 June 2019!

Thu – 6th Jun 2019

Join award-winning writer Helena Kriel for the launch of her memoir The Year of Facing Fire at Love Books

Love Books and MFBooks Joburg invite you to the launch of The Year of Facing Fire by award-winning writer Helena Kriel.

Moving, powerful, compassionate and beautifully written – The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Writers! Pan Macmillan SA is accepting unsolicited manuscripts in June – take advantage of the opportunity

Good news for prospective authors! From 18–24 June 2019, Pan Macmillan SA is accepting unsolicited manuscripts.

The 7 Things Every Young Black Entrepreneur Should Know – the essential go-to guide

The 7 Things Every Young Black Entrepreneur Should Know is the go-to guide for every young black entrepreneur!

Wed – 5th Jun 2019

A true story of small-town apartheid – For The People by Anelia Schutte

For the People is an exploration of apartheid South Africa through the eyes of Owéna – a white woman who worked tirelessly for the black people of Knysna and found herself swept up in their struggle. They called her Nobantu: ‘for the people’.

Footnotes, June 2019: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye …

As You Like It, anthology featuring African LGBTQI+ voices and allies, wins international Lambda Literary Award

Jacana Media and the Other Foundation are thrilled to announce that the Gerald Kraak Anthology As You Like It has won the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Anthology – Fiction.

Siege: Trump Under Fire by Michael Wolff – an explosive book about a president who is increasingly volatile, erratic and exposed

With Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff defined the first phase of the Trump administration; now, in Siege, he has written an equally essential and explosive book about a presidency that is

Find out about the story behind the headlines – don’t miss the launch of The SABC 8 by Foeta Krige (5 June)

Exclusive Books and Penguin Random House invite you the launch of The SABC8 by Foeta Krige.

Lucinda Riley has a special message for her South African readers!

Lucinda Riley’s latest book The Butterfly Room has just gone to number one in South Africa, and she has a special message of thanks for her fans!

Tue – 4th Jun 2019

Find out which authors will be at the 2019 Open Book Festival in Cape Town

The Open Book Festival has announced the first group of authors that will be at the event this year!

How 8 journalists stood up to censorship imposed by Hlaudi Motsoeneng – read an excerpt from The SABC8, the shocking new book by Foeta Krige

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from The SABC8 by Foeta Krige, a story of the fight for media freedom, death threats, intimidation and assault.

Mon – 3rd Jun 2019

‘Mr Moloto, you know that farm is not really yours …’ Read an excerpt from Land of My Ancestors by Botlhale Tema

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Land of My Ancestors by Botlhale Tema. About the book When working on the …