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Mon – 19th Aug 2019

New book alert! Alex van Tonder’s ‘dark, deadly and beautiful’ psychological thriller A Walk at Midnight

Alex van Tonder’s new book, A Walk at Midnight, is out from Pan Macmillan SA on 2 September 2019. It’s a must read!

Fri – 16th Aug 2019

What does it mean to have visions, to be mentally ill within a South African context? Masande Ntshanga discusses his new novel Triangulum

‘I was interested in this idea of exploring mental illness in a way that looked outside of its formulations by the West. What does it mean, actually, to have visions, and what does it mean to be mentally ill within an African context, or even a South African context?’

Join Andrew Pike for the launches of Against All Odds: The Epic Story of the Oceanos Rescue, a gripping account of SA’s biggest maritime investigation (26 Aug–3 Sep)

Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the book launches of Against All Odds: The Epic Story of the Oceanos Rescue by Andrew Pike.

Meet Yusuf Daniels, author of Living Coloured (Because Black and White were Already Taken), and get your book signed!

Yusuf Daniels, author of the hit memoir Living Coloured (Because Black and White were Already Taken), will be signing books at two Bargain Books stores in Cape Town.

Thu – 15th Aug 2019

Cover reveal! The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Zimunhu Taruvinga

Out in October 2019 from MFBooks Joburg – The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Zimunhu Taruvinga.

The South African economy has a secret weapon – read all about it in Palesa Lengolo’s new book Stokvels: How They Can Make Your Money Work For You

New from Penguin Random House SA by stokvel expert Palesa Lengolo – Stokvels: How They Can Make Your Money Work For You.

How to make your home more environmentally friendly – Read an excerpt from South Africa’s Guide to Climate Change by Sipho Kings and Sarah Wild

What should we be doing to reduce our carbon footprint? Read an extract from South Africa’s Guide to Climate Change for ideas on how you can make changes at home.

Breaking news: Miché Solomon/Zephany Nurse will be telling her story at the Open Book Festival

Miché Solomon and Joanne Jowell will discuss the astonishing new memoir Zephany: Two Mothers One Daughter at the Open Book Festival in September. …

Siya Kolisi: Against All Odds – the remarkable story of the first black South African to captain a Springbok rugby team

Siya Kolisi: Against All Odds by Jeremy Daniel is out in September 2019 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Wed – 14th Aug 2019

Join Vincent Carruthers for a magical journey of discovery as he launches his new book Cradle of Life in Magaliesberg (24 Aug)

The Struik Nature Club invites you to the launch of Cradle of Life: The Story of the Magaliesberg and the Cradle of Humankind, by celebrated environmentalist Vincent Carruthers.

Why do South Africans find crime fiction so fascinating? Listen to author Amy Heydenrych share a deeply personal story

Shame on You author Amy Heydenrych speaks out about a personal experience that shaped her writing.

Join The Book Revue for a morning of conversation with Letshego Zulu about her gripping memoir, I Choose to Live (17 Aug)

Jacana Media and The Book Revue invite you to a morning with Letshego Zulu, author of the gripping memoir I Choose to Live.

Becoming Nigerian by Elnathan John – a tongue-in-cheek look at Nigeria’s relationship to itself

Be(com)ing Nigerian: A Guide by Elnathan John moves between the sublime and the ridiculous, deftly capturing both the hilarity and the horror of Nigeria.

Tue – 13th Aug 2019

Andrew Pike captures the greatest maritime rescue in South African history in Against All Odds: The Epic Story of the Oceanos Rescue

In Against All Odds, maritime lawyer Andrew Pike recreates the compelling drama and extraordinary heroism of the greatest maritime rescue in South African history.

Don’t miss upcoming discussions with Mcebisi Jonas about his new book After Dawn: Hope After State Capture in Joburg (15 and 22 August)

Pan Macmillan South Africa invites you to two upcoming events in celebration of Mcebisi Jonas’s new book – After Dawn: Hope After State Capture.

Don’t miss the launch of Get Me to 21: The Jenna Lowe Story by Gabi Lowe at Exclusive Books Hyde Park (14 August)

MFBooks Joburg and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Get Me to 21: The Jenna Lowe Story by Gabi Lowe.

New book alert! Zadie Smith’s dazzling, first-ever short story collection Grand Union

Grand Union: Stories by Zadie Smith will be published in October 2019 by Penguin Random House.

Mon – 12th Aug 2019

New book alert! Bassie: My Journey of Hope – out in October 2019 (Plus: Watch Basetsana Kumalo introduce the book!)

The stunning cover has been revealed for Bassie: My Journey of Hope by Basetsana Kumalo!

Election 2019: Change and Stability in South Africa’s Democracy – in-depth analysis by experts on South African politics

Election 2019: Change and Stability in South Africa’s Democracy, edited by Roger Southall and Collette Schulz-Herzenberg, is out soon from Jacana Media.