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Thu – 19th Nov 2020

New book alert! Sol Plaatje’s Mhudi: History, Criticism, Celebration by Sabata-mpho Mokae and Brian Willan

Sol Plaatje’s Mhudi: History, Criticism, Celebration by Sabata-mpho Mokae and Brian Willan is out in November from Jacana Media!

Celebrate African literature across social media during #ReadingAfrica Week 2020 (6-12 Dec)

LAPA Publishers and Catalyst Press invite you to join in and share the best in African literature this 2020 Reading Africa Week!

Wed – 18th Nov 2020

Maar kan jy braaibroodjies maak? Natuurlik! Probeer hierdie gratis resep vir Griekse Braaibroodjies uit Karlien kan nie kook nie

Probeer hierdie resep vir Griekse Braaibroodjies uit Karlien kan nie kook nie – 50 maklike resepte saamgestel deur leefstylsjef Izelle Hoffman wat na baie moeite lyk, maar geen moeite is nie!

Find out how African wild dogs vote by sneezing – Read an extract from Africa’s Wild Dogs: A Survival Story

Africa’s Wild Dogs: A Survival Story is a large-format photographic celebration of one of the continent’s most charismatic and endangered predators.

Jenny Crwys-Williams chats to ‘superstar’ writer Angela Makholwa at the launch of her new book Critical But, Stable

Bestselling author Angela Makholwa launched her new novel, Critical But, Stable, in conversation with Jenny Crwys-Williams yesterday!

My Life in Red and White – There is only one Arsène Wenger, and for the very first time, in his own words, this is his story

My Life in Red and White: My Autobiography by Arsène Wenger is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Tue – 17th Nov 2020

[Watch] Barack Obama introduces his presidential memoir A Promised Land!

‘My memoir, A Promised Land, is out today. I hope you’ll read it. My goal was to give you some insight into the events and people that shaped me during the early years of my presidency. Most of all, I hope it inspires you to see yourself playing a role in shaping a better world.’

Mon – 16th Nov 2020

‘Hm-hm. Hierso doen jy dit anders.’ Lees ’n skreeusnaakse uittreksel uit Amper Frans deur Louis Jansen van Vuuren

In sy jongste boek, Amper Frans, beskryf Louis Jansen van Vuuren hoe hy destyds tydens formele Franse onthale amper die hasepad gekies het. Lees ’n uittreksel.

Chanette Paul gesels met Izak de Vries oor Lira, wenner van die Prys vir Liefdesromans by die 2020 ATKV-Woordveertjies

Lira wen die Prys vir Liefdesromans by die 2020 ATKV-Woordveertjies! Chanette Paul gesels met Izak de Vries oor haar roman wat die liefdesroman-genre op sy kop draai.

A bold new voice, a bold new novel – Terry-Ann Adams writes an ode to Eldorado Park

Jacana Media is proud to announce the release of the effervescent and bold, truth-telling and door-opening Those Who Live in Cages by Terry-Ann Adams.

A missing boy. A small town. A question that needs answering. The Searcher by Tana French

The Searcher by Tana French is out now from Penguin Random House SA.

Lesley Lokko moves to Pan Macmillan with two new multi-generational novels

‘I’m thrilled to be back writing again and just delighted to have the opportunity to work with Wayne Brookes at Pan Macmillan. Big, big thank you to my agent, Kate Shaw, for bringing us together.’

Pan Macmillan SA authors win at the 2020 South African Literary Awards

Pan Macmillan SA is proud to have published three authors who have been honoured at the South African Literary Awards!

Fri – 13th Nov 2020

‘In Johannesburg is die kwarantyn nooit gelig nie’ – Lees ’n boeiende uittreksel uit Toekomsmens deur Isa Konrad

Lank nadat die res van die wêreld die resessie ná Covid-19 oorkom het, moes die volk opstaan en hul stede herbou. In Johannesburg is die kwarantyn nooit gelig nie. Lees ’n uittreksel uit Toekomsmens deur Isa Konrad.

New book alert! Safari Nation: A Social History of the Kruger National Park by Jacob Dlamini

Safari Nation: A Social History of the Kruger National Park by Jacob Dlamini is out now from Jacana Media!

Kry 30% afslag op uitgesoekte titels by LAPA Uitgewers se Swart Vrydag Pakhuisuitverkoping (13 Nov–3 Des)

LAPA Uitgewers se Swart Vrydag Pakhuisuitverkoping is hier! Kry 30% afslag op uitgesoekte titels vanaf 13 November to 3 Desember 2020.

You are invited to a live broadcast featuring Rebone Tau, author of The Rise and Fall of the ANC Youth League (18 Nov)

Don’t miss Rebone Tau in conversation with Brent Meersman on her book The Rise and Fall of the ANC Youth League and the future role of the organisation.

Friday Night Book Club: ‘I’m supposed to have sex with a rabbit? Isn’t that bestiality?’ Read an excerpt from Angela Makholwa’s new novel Critical But, Stable

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend. Get comfortable this evening with a glass of wine and …

Thu – 12th Nov 2020

‘I was diagnosed with autism when I was about four years and six months old’ – read an extract from Help! My Child is Atypical

Read an extract from Help! My Child is Atypical where author Christien Neser interviews Emile Gouws, an advocate for people on the autism spectrum and PhD candidate who was diagnosed with autism at age four.