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Tue – 16th Feb 2021

African Small Publishers Catalogue 2021: Opportunity for publishers, freelancers and small businesses

Modjaji Books is happy to announce that a new edition (the fifth) of the African Small Publishers’ Catalogue is in production and will be available in July 2021.

The world needs a new hero … Prodigal Son, the new Evan Smoak thriller by Gregg Hurwitz, out now!

Prodigal Son – a tense and exciting new thriller from Gregg Hurwitz featuring Evan Smoak aka Orphan X.

Don’t miss the virtual launch of 69 Jerusalem Street by Lindiwe Nkutha (24 Feb)

Modjaji Books is thrilled to invite you to the virtual launch of Lindiwe Nkutha’s debut short story collection, 69 Jerusalem Street.

Intelligence Isn’t Enough by Carice Anderson – a new book that empowers Black graduates and Black professionals to thrive in the corporate environment

Find out more about Intelligence Isn’t Enough: A Black Professional’s Guide to Thriving in the Workplace, a new book by Carice Anderson!

Don’t miss the launch of Brent Meersman’s new book Rattling the Cage: Reflections on Democratic South Africa (17 Feb)

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Brent Meersman’s new book Rattling the Cage: Reflections on Democratic South Africa.

Three-way international rights deal for The Pan-African Pantheon: Prophets, Poets, and Philosophers

Jacana Media is delighted to announce a three-way rights sale for The Pan-African Pantheon: Prophets, Poets, and Philosophers, edited by Adekeye Adebajo.

Mon – 15th Feb 2021

Wen vier nuwe Romanzas – net betyds vir Valentynsdag! (15 Feb)

Laat die liefde blom hierdie Valentynsdag! Een gelukkige leser kan wegstap met al vier Romanzas wat in Februarie verskyn het.

Virtual event: Dr T answers your questions on sexual health and pleasure with The Cheeky Natives (18 Feb)

Dr T will be answering your questions live in an online event with The Cheeky Natives!

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of You Never Really Know by John Hunt, in conversation with Michele Magwood (9 Mar)

Join Penguin Random House and The Reading List for the launch of John Hunt’s new novel You Never Really Know.

New book alert! Elsewhere – an epic novel of wonder and terror by bestselling author Dean Koontz

In Elsewhere, master storyteller Dean Koontz has created a brilliant and terrifying speculative thriller with hat-tips to George Orwell, Ray Bradbury and HG Wells.

Sat – 13th Feb 2021

Footnotes, February 2021: 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. …

Fri – 12th Feb 2021

Historiese fiksie gebaseer op die Groot Trek: Diep spoor deur Jeanette Stals is nou beskikbaar by alle boekwinkels!

Diep spoor deur Jeanette Stals het verlede jaar as e-boek by Penguin Random House SA verskyn. En nou kan lesers haar jongste historiese roman in papiervorm ook geniet! 

Kies jou perfekte pasmaat die Valentynsdag en wen ’n toe-oë afspraak met LAPA! (11-15 Feb)

Spanning, romanse, kook, ware misdaad – watter genre is jou perfekte pasmaat? Neem deel aan LAPA se Valentynsdagkompetisie op Facebook en wen!

New book by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie announced – a timely and deeply personal memoir about her father’s death titled Notes on Grief

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has written a memoir titled Notes on Grief, to be published in May 2021.

Celebrate Saul Sithole, a neglected pioneer of South African science, at the launch of The Forgotten Scientist (18 Feb)

Jacana Media invites you to the virtual book launch of The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole by Lorato Trok.

Thu – 11th Feb 2021

Die sesde boek in die Romanza Nostalgie-reeks is hier! Lees Tussen jazz en rock en Sonder bagasie deur Elsa Winckler

Die Romanza Nostalgie-reeks sluit af met twee verhale deur die bekroonde skrywer, Elsa Winckler. Kry al ses versamelbundels vandag nog!

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Slabbert by Albert Grundlingh, in conversation with Tony Leon (17 Feb)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List for the launch of Slabbert: Man on a Mission by Albert Grundlingh.

New book alert! The Battle of Bangui: The Inside Story of South Africa’s Worst Military Scandal Since Apartheid

The Battle of Bangui: The Inside Story of South Africa’s Worst Military Scandal Since Apartheid by Warren Thompson, Stephan Hofstatter and James Oatway is out in February from Penguin Random House.

[Watch] Bestselling author Richard Sutton discusses his new book Stressproof and explains why it’s relevant now more than ever

Bestselling author Richard Sutton chatted about the game-changing action plans that can help combat stress-related challenges, as explored in his new book Stressproof.