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A disconcerting portrait of South Africa’s underworld: Tymon Smith reviews Hitmen for Hire

Hitmen for Hire by Mark Shaw debunks the myth that assassinations and political killings belong to South Africa’s past.

Experimental fiction and toxic relationships: Chwayita Ngamlana explains the inspiration for her debut novel If I Stay Right Here

Chwayita Ngamlana explains the inspiration for her debut novel, If I Stay Right Here, out soon from BlackBird Books.

Cover revealed for Bare Ground – the debut novel from award-winning non-fiction writer Peter Harris

Pan Macmillan South Africa has revealed the cover for Bare Ground, the debut novel from award-winning author Peter Harris.

Win a copy of Frans Rautenbach’s insightful and provocative new book South Africa Can Work

In his insightful and provocative book South Africa Can Work, Frans Rautenbach proposes a complete overhaul of policy thinking, and provides fresh arguments that effectively address South Africa’s unemployment, race problems and lack of education.

Writing has changed my life: SJ Naudé discusses his new novel The Third Reel

SJ Naudé chatted about his new novel The Third Reel with Ayanda-Allie Paine on ENCA Weekend Wakeup recently.

I was never invited to a team braai – Thando Manana describes being the first black African to play for the Griquas

Former Springbok rugby player Thando Manana, author of Being a Black Springbok: The Thando Manana Story, chatted to Azania Mosaka on CapeTalk about his autobiography.

Don’t miss the launch of Killing Karoline – What happens when the baby they buried comes back?

Born Karoline King in 1980 in Johannesburg South Africa, Sara-Jayne (as she will later be called by her adoptive parents) is the result of an affair, illegal under apartheid’s Immorality Act, between a white British woman and her black South African employee.

The Tiger’s Prey – the new novel from Wilbur Smith: A thrilling saga of the sea

In The Tiger’s Prey, Wilbur Smith, the world’s greatest storyteller, once again recreates all the drama, uncertainty, and courage of a bygone era:

Read an excerpt from I am Pandarus, the new novel from award-winning author Michiel Heyns

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from I am Pandarus, the new novel from acclaimed author Michiel Heyns.

Don’t miss the launch of Hedley Twidle’s new book of essays, Firepool, at Love Books

Hedley Twidle will be chatting to Simon van Schalkwyk at Love Books in Melville on Thursday, 17 August.

Masande Ntshanga chats about his relationship with language and his novel The Reactive

Masande Ntshanga chatted to Ayanda-Allie Paine on ENCA Weekend Wakeup about his award-winning book The Reactive recently.

Try this amazing Duck Rendang recipe from Lean in 15 – The Sustain Plan by Joe Wicks

Bestselling author Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach, has inspired thousands to transform their bodies by shifting unwanted fat and building lean muscle.

An electric debut novel: If I Stay Right Here by Chwayita Ngamlana

This is Chwayita Ngamlana’s debut novel – and it won’t be the last.

Feminism and lobola – can it work? Pumla Dineo Gqola tells her story at the launch of Reflecting Rogue

Pumla Dineo Gqola launched her new book Reflecting Rogue at Love Books in Melville last night.

Join the Struik Nature Club

Join the Struik Nature club to be the first to know about our new releases, special offers and special editions, plus you will be invited to our launches and author events and will stand in line to win great prizes monthly!

Fikile Mbalula should read this book: Marianne Thamm recommends Mark Shaw’s Hitmen for Hire

Marianne Thamm has reviewed Mark Shaw’s new book Hitmen for Hire: Exposing South Africa’s Underworld for the Daily Maverick.

Don’t miss a discussion on economic transformation with Mmusi Maimane and Lorenzo Fioramonti

Professor and author Lorenzo Fioramonti‏ will be in conversation with DA leader Mmusi Maimane to discuss economic transformation in South Africa at Wits University this month.

Don’t miss the launch of Reflecting Rogue, the brilliant collection of essays by Pumla Dineo Gqola

MF Books Joburg, Jacana Media and Love Books invite you to the launch of Reflecting Rogue by Pumla Dineo Gqola!

Trevor Noah, Deon Meyer and Dikgang Moseneke up for Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award

The shortlist for the Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award – a prize for South African booksellers’ favourite book – has been announced.

Don’t miss the launch of Jassy Mackenzie’s Bad Seeds at Love Books

Umuzi and Love Books invite you to the launch of Bad Seeds, the new thriller from Jassy Mackenzie.