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Thu – 10th Oct 2019

Interview with bestselling Nigerian–British author Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Nigerian–British author Sarah Ladipo Manyika was in South Africa recently, and took some time out to sit down with The Johannesburg Review of Books.

Wed – 9th Oct 2019

You are invited to the launch of A Sin of Omission by Marguerite Poland at Love Books (15 Oct)

The great Marguerite Poland returns with a new novel set once again in her beloved Eastern Cape.

Cast of Poppie Nongena stand together against gender-based violence, and part of film’s profits to be donated to the cause

Poppie Nongena, the new film based on the novel The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena by Elsa Joubert, won 12 awards at the recent Silwerskerm Film Festival.

What turned a white youngster from a modest background into a lifelong revolutionary? Catching Tadpoles, an extraordinary new memoir from Ronnie Kasrils

Catching Tadpoles: The Shaping of a Young Rebel, an extraordinary coming-of-age memoir from Ronnie Kasrils, is out in October from Jacana Media.

Mon – 7th Oct 2019

Win a signed copy of Bassie: My Journey of Hope by Basetsana Kumalo, plus a Lux hamper worth R1000!

One lucky reader stands a chance to win a book hamper, including signed copy of Bassie: My Journey of Hope by Basetsana Kumalo, courtesy of Penguin Random House!

New book alert! Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe: New Reflections – thought-provoking and moving essays collected by Benjamin Pogrund

Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe: New Reflections by Benjamin Pogrund is out in October from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Fri – 4th Oct 2019

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Phumlani Pikoli’s debut novel Born Freeloaders – hot off the press!

Staying in this evening? Get comfortable with a glass of wine and Born Freeloaders, the highly anticipated first novel from Phumlani Pikoli.

Thu – 3rd Oct 2019

For the Record

Footnotes, October 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 …

A guide for how to live your best life – You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich by Mapalo Makhu

You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich by Mapalo Makhu – if you’re a millennial who’s trying to figure out how money works, this book is for you.

Find out how you can build your business into an asset of value at the launch of Sweat Scale $ell by Pavlo Phitidis (30 Oct)

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Sweat Scale $ell by business growth expert Pavlo Phitidis.

Rémy Ngamije chats about the inspiration for his debut novel, The Eternal Audience of One

Rémy Ngamije chatted to the University of Cape Town’s Development and Alumni Department about his recently published debut novel, The Eternal Audience of One.

Read Coconut Kelz’s hilarious guide to the top 3 South African political parties and their leaders

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from Coconut Kelz’s Guide to Surviving This Shithole!

Wed – 2nd Oct 2019

Don’t miss the launch of Marguerite Poland’s new novel A Sin of Omission in Durban (10 Oct)

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the Durban launch of A Sin of Omission by Marguerite Poland.

Listen to Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh’s interview with Mohale Mashigo about her book of short stories Intruders

Mohale Mashigo joined the Radio 702 Literature Corner recently to talk about her latest book, Intruders.

Exhibition opening – Daylin Paul’s Broken Land (winner of the Ernest Cole Award) at Wits Art Museum (8 Oct)

Don’t miss the opening of Daylin Paul’s Broken Land at the Wits Art Museum, showing until Sunday 27 October.

Find out more about 80-year-old Julia Albu’s drive from Cape to Cairo at the Cape Town launch of My African Conquest

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of My African Conquest: Cape to Cairo by Julia Albu.

Tue – 1st Oct 2019

Join Nolitha Fakude, in conversation with Onkgopotse JJ Tabane, for the launch of her memoir Boardroom Dancing (16 Oct)

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Boardroom Dancing, the memoir of corporate activist Nolitha Fakude.

Find out more about Broken Land, the new book of photography by Daylin Paul, winner of the Ernest Cole Award

Showing not telling – Broken Land by Daylin Paul is out now from Jacana Media.

Mindf*ck: Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie’s book is out next week

From whistleblower Christopher Wylie, the definitive story of the Brexit coup, the making of Bannon’s America, and an ongoing crime against democracy.