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Fri – 12th Apr 2019

New, fully revised and extended edition of Cyril Ramaphosa: The Road to Presidential Power by Anthony Butler

A revised and extended edition of Cyril Ramaphosa: The Road to Presidential Power by Anthony Butler is out soon from Jacana Media.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton – the perfect book to curl up with this evening

Staying in this evening? Settle in with some hot chocolate and this excerpt from The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton, a novel in which a long-buried secret is waiting to be uncovered …

Autumn Reading competition – win a hamper of 8 new international reads

Brighten up even the rainiest day with one of these sensational new international books, now available at leading bookstores nationwide and online.

Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven bestselling author Mitch Albom in South Africa this month

Remember Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven? Well Mitch Albom, author extraordinaire, will be at Love Books to launch his latest book, The Next Person you Meet in Heaven.

Thu – 11th Apr 2019

Find out more about Mhudi, the first novel by a black South African, in an excerpt from Sol Plaatje: A Life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje

Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Sol Plaatje: A Life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje 1876–1932 by Brian Willan. This biography celebrates one of …

Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – one of the most enjoyably readable books of the year

Daisy Jones and The Six – a gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup.

Don’t miss the Joburg launch of Vuvuzela Dawn: 25 Sport Stories that Shaped a New Nation by Luke Alfred and Ian Hawkey

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to the Johannesburg launch of Vuvuzela Dawn: 25 Sport Stories that Shaped a New Nation by Luke Alfred and Ian Hawkey.

Lawfare by Michelle le Roux and Dennis Davis – What happens when SA’s tumultuous political life becomes entangled in the courts of law?

‘Lawfare is a timely and important work that provokes and confronts the growing debate on constitutionalism and the material transformation of our society.’ – Dikgang Moseneke, former Deputy Chief Justice

Wed – 10th Apr 2019

We will not be silenced – Penguin Random House responds to Gangster State launch disruption and calls to burn the book

Penguin Random House has released a statement in response to the disruption of the launch of Gangster State in Johannesburg yesterday.

Protesters rip up books, disrupt launch of Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s Gangster State

Protesters disrupted the launch of Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s new book Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule’s Web of Capture at Exclusive Books Sandton City last night.

ANCYL Free State calls for burning of Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s ‘puke disguised as a book’ Gangster State

The ANC Youth League in the Free State Province has said it will burn copies of Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s new book Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule’s Web of Capture.

A rediscovery of our African identity – Hlumelo Biko launches Africa Reimagined at Love Books

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of Hlumelo Biko’s new book, Africa Reimagined: Reclaiming a Sense of Abundance and Prosperity.

2019 Man Booker International Prize shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize, celebrating the ‘finest works of translated fiction from around the world’, has been announced.

2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize has been announced!

Tue – 9th Apr 2019

But Deliver Us from Evil – a moving work of historical fiction by Lauri Kubuitsile

But Deliver Us from Evil, the new book by Lauri Kubuitsile, is out now from Penguin Random House.

Mon – 8th Apr 2019

One woman. One continent. Wander through Africa with Lerato Mogoatlhe’s Vagabond

Vagabond is the poetic, raw and honest diary of Lerato Mogoatlhe’s travels through 21 countries in Africa.

[UPDATE: Venue has been changed] Joburg and Cape Town launch details for Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s new book Gangster State

Exclusive Books and Penguin Random House invite you to the Joburg and Cape Town launches of Gangster State by Pieter-Louis Myburgh. 

New edition! The Seed is Mine The Life of Kas Maine, a South African Sharecropper by Charles van Onselen

A new edition of The Seed is Mine: The Life of Kas Maine, a South African Sharecropper by Charles van Onselen is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Listen to Eusebius McKaiser in conversation with Fiona Snyckers about her new book Lacuna

‘This book is going to be one of those books we all recognise as one of the most important and best recent novels that have landed in South Africa …’

Fri – 5th Apr 2019

‘We are not afraid of Mr Magashule’s threats’ – Penguin Random House statement on Gangster State

Penguin Random House has released another statement in response to controversy surrounding the new book Gangster State.