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Mon – 10th Dec 2018

Madam and Eve: The Guptas Ate My Homework is now available at leading bookstores!

Madam & Eve: The Guptas Ate My Homework is out now from Jacana Media.

Ed Sheeran – the new biography of the most successful solo star on the planet

In Ed Sheeran, bestselling biographer Sean Smith traces the astonishing journey of the shy little boy with a stammer who grew up to be a global phenomenon.

Fri – 7th Dec 2018

Award announcement: Submissions for the Gerald Kraak Prize will be kept open all year

News flash: From now on submissions for the Gerald Kraak Prize will be kept open all year round. Selections for the 2019 anthology will be made by the end of February 2019 – but new submissions are welcome at any time.

Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and Other Lies – Often funny, sometimes surprising and always inspiring

This is a collection of writing from extraordinary women, from Hollywood actresses to teenage activists, each telling the story of their personal relationship with feminism, this book explores what it means to be a woman from every point of view.

Fox 8 – A darkly comic fable from Booker Prize-winning author George Saunders

An enchanting and darkly comic fable of human greed and nature, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo, exquisitely illustrated by Chelsea Cardinal

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Sindiwe Magona’s moving novel Beauty’s Gift

Staying in this evening? Settle in with a glass of wine and this extended excerpt from Beauty’s Gift, Sindiwe Magona at her very best.

Thu – 6th Dec 2018

Join Lesego Semenya for a discussion of his new cookbook Dijo: My Food, My Journey at the Treasure Island pop-up exhibition

Jacana Media and the Treasure Island pop-up exhibition invite you to a discussion of Dijo: My Food, My Journey by Lesego Semenya.

Pick a Penguin this Christmas – win a hamper of eight books!

Two lucky winners will each receive a hamper of EIGHT of our favourite books! This hamper includes: Hippie, The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela, Ottolenghi Simple, And Then Mama Said, Too Many Tsunamis, Diary of Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown, A Map of Days, and Wild Karoo.

Melmoth – Sarah Perry’s breathtaking follow-up to The Essex Serpent

20 years ago Helen Franklin did something she cannot forgive herself for, and she has spent every day since barricading herself against its memory. But her sheltered life is about to change.

Beauty’s Gift – Sindiwe Magona at her very best

Beauty’s Gift is a moving tale of how four women decide to change their own fate as well as the lives of those closest to them.

Tue – 4th Dec 2018

Find out more about Chigozie Obioma’s new novel, An Orchestra of Minorities

An Orchestra of Minorities is the second novel by Chigozie Obioma, the author of The Fishermen, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

Of Blood and Bone, the new book by Nora Roberts – an epic story of love, war, family and magic

Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts – the gripping sequel to the number one bestseller Year One – an epic story of love, war, family and magic.

Big Sky – brilliant new literary crime novel from number one bestseller Kate Atkinson announced

Kate Atkinson’s first new Jackson Brodie novel for nine years will be published in June 2019!

Join Ian Glenn for the launch of his new book The First Safari at the Lycée Français du Cap in Cape Town

Jacana Media and the Lycée Français du Cap invite you to the book launch of The First Safari: Searching for François Levaillant by Ian Glenn.

Don’t miss Frank Ostaseski, internationally respected Buddhist teacher, at The Novalis Ubuntu Institute

Frank Ostaseski will be speaking at The Novalis Ubuntu Institute in Cape Town.

‘Why can’t a girl from Soweto become a mermaid?’ Mohale Mashigo chats about her new book, Intruders

Mohale Mashigo chatted to The Reading List about her new book, Intruders.

Mon – 3rd Dec 2018

The Story of Nelson Mandela: The Prisoner who Became a President – A perfect introduction to a fascinating period in history

A biography for children from Faber Short Books – The Story of Nelson Mandela: The Prisoner who Became a President by Adrian Hadland.

Join BlackBird Books and Abantu Book Festival for sundowners at the Soweto Hotel

BlackBird Books, Abantu Book Festival and The Soweto Hotel invite you to sundowners.

Penguin Random House is giving away three copies of Becoming by Michelle Obama!

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era.

Prue: My All-time Favourite Recipes – quick-to-whip-up suppers and dinner party showstoppers

Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith draws on a lifelong passion for food with 100 recipes from her own kitchen table.