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Mon – 30th Mar 2020

Are you new to reading ebooks? Here’s a South African guide from Penguin Random House

Looking for something great to read during this lockdown period? Browse Penguin Random House’s ebooks from the comfort of your phone.

Presenting Abi Daré’s debut novel The Girl with the Louding Voice – ‘A celebration of girls who dare to dream’

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré – a powerful, emotional debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determined to fight for her dreams and choose her own future.

Jacana Media Solidarity Reads Day 4: Redi Tlhabi, Bonnie Mbuli and Zoleka Mandela – 21% off for 21 days!

Solidarity Reads: Delivering the best ebooks Jacana Media has to offer at very special prices.

Sun – 29th Mar 2020

Fri – 27th Mar 2020

Die bekroonde Nederlandse skrywer Esther Verhoef se angswekkende riller Liewe Mamma is nou in Afrikaans beskibaar!

Esther Verhoef se Nederlandse domestic noir Lieve Mama is nou in Afrikaans by LAPA beskikbaar as Liewe Mamma.

Jacana Media Solidarity Reads Day 1: My Father, My Monster by McIntosh Polela

For the 21-day lockdown period Jacana Media is curating a series of ebook special offers from its extensive catalogue of titles.

The perfect snack with a cup of tea – download the recipe for Zanzibari Mini Doughnuts from The East African Cookbook

Penguin Random House has shared a delicious recipe for Mini Doughnuts, from Shereen Jog’s new cookbook The East African Cookbook!

Friday Night Book Club: Read an exclusive excerpt from NR Brodie’s new thriller Three Bodies

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend.

Thu – 26th Mar 2020

[Video interview] How to ignite a growth revolution in Africa – Jakkie Cilliers discusses his new book Africa First!

What stops Africa, with its abundant natural resources, from capitalising on its boundless potential?

9 new South African books (available as ebooks!) to get you through the shutdown

Pan Macmillan has shared a list of newly published South African ebooks to see you through the shutdown period.

Tue – 24th Mar 2020

[Video] ‘Suid-Afrikaners is passievolle lesers’: Jodi Picoult gesels oor Die belydenis en vertel hoekom sy so lief is vir Suid-Afrika

Die wêreldbekende skrywer Jodi Picoult het in Maart vanjaar by Die Groot Ontbyt aangesluit vir ‘n onderhoud oor haar eerste vertaalde boek in Afrikaans, Die belydenis.

Ter wille van jou deur Magdaleen Walters: Kan Stoffel sy onskuld bewys en Juanita se liefde wen?

‘n Tronkvoël en ‘n houtfabriekeienaar se dogter … sal liefde op die ou end seëvier? Vind uit in Ter wille van jou deur Magdaleen Walters

Escape to afternoons in tiny Parisian apartment in the 1970s with an excerpt from Isabelle in the Afternoon

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Isabelle in the Afternoon, a moving story of passion and heartbreak from Douglas Kennedy, the internationally bestselling author of The Pursuit of Happiness.

Find out more about Finding Common Ground, the new book by Wandile Sihlobo

Framed with insightful commentary and context, Wandile Sihlobo’s new book Finding Common Ground will be published by Pan Macmillan in April.

Mon – 23rd Mar 2020

Wen 1 van 3 kopieë van Bloedsteen of Blood Stone deur Irna van Zyl! (Kompetisie sluit 31 Maart 2020)

Drie gelukkige wenners kan elk ’n kopie van óf Bloedsteen óf Blood Stone deur Irna van Zyl wen!

Shedding light on a blood-soaked chapter in South Africa’s history – Read an excerpt from Philippa Garson’s memoir Undeniable: Memoir of a Covert War

‘Although some may find the violence triggering, it is my specific intention to not sidestep the uncomfortable truth about this time.’

Die dodelike geheime en obsessies van … Bloedfamilie deur Elsa Hamersma: Is die moordgeen in die familielede se DNS?

Een moord in die familie is erg genoeg, maar twee in een week raak bisar: Vind uit wie is die moordenaar in Bloedfamilie deur Elsa Hamersma, nuut by LAPA.

How to Argue With a Racist – the international bestseller by Adam Rutherford

How to Argue With a Racist by Adam Rutherford is a vital manifesto for a twenty-first century understanding of human evolution and variation, and a timely weapon against the misuse of science to justify bigotry.

The Stress Code author Richard Sutton offers practical tips for managing our unprecedented levels of stress

In The Stress Code: From Surviving to Thriving by Richard Sutton, you’ll find practical ways to help manage pressure and how they are beneficial for mental and physical health.

Fri – 20th Mar 2020

Capetonians! Don’t want to leave the house? Get The Book Lounge to come to you!

Your friendly neighbourhood bookshop, The Book Lounge, is ready and waiting for your order! Cape Town’s favourite independent bookshop The Book Lounge …