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Tue – 12th Nov 2019

Don’t miss the launch of Kuli Roberts’s debut novel Siren at the Mall of Africa (12 Nov)

BlackBird Books and Bargain Books invite you to the launch of Siren by Kuli Roberts.

Brilliant, honest, combative – My Life and Rugby by Eddie Jones – the ultimate rugby book for all fans of the sport

Eddie Jones is a gigantic yet enigmatic figure in world rugby and a true legend of the game. In My Life and Rugby, he tells his story for the first time – including the full inside story of England’s 2019 World Cup campaign.

Mon – 11th Nov 2019

Join Dave Muller in East London for the launch of Not Child’s Play: Kidnapped. Held Hostage. A True Story (14 Nov)

MF Books Joburg and Dave Muller invite you to the launch of Not Child’s Play: Kidnapped. Held Hostage. A True Story.

Don’t miss the launch of White Fragility – the international bestseller by Robin DiAngelo – at The Book Lounge (13 Nov)

Penguin Random House, Social Justice Agency and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo.

Dibi Breytenbach en Wendy Maartens kuier in Pretoria (PLUS: LAPA maak ’n belangrike aankondiging) (12 Nov)

LAPA Uitgewers nooi jou uit na ’n opwindende boekgesprek met twee van ons geliefde skrywers: Dibi Breytenbach en Wendy Maartens.

Don’t miss a Cuban evening at The Royale in Craighall Park to celebrate Marita van der Vyver’s new novel, Borderline (12 Nov)

Join Penguin Random House for a Cuban evening inspired by Marita van der Vyver’s brand new novel, Borderline.

New book alert! Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay – one of the finest thriller writers in the world at the very top of his game

Number 1 bestseller Linwood Barclay returns with Elevator Pitch – a heart-stopping thriller that will do for elevators what Psycho did for showers and Jaws did for the beach …

New from Marie Kondo – a graphic novel to spark joy in life, work and love – The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up

The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo is out now from Pan Macmillan.

New anthology to celebrate 20 years of the Caine Prize for African Writing

The Caine Prize for African Writing has released a special edition anthology, celebrating the literary talent of 20 excellent African short stories since its inception in 2000.

New book alert! The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi – a ‘companion’ novel to Kintu

A ‘magnificent’ new novel by award-winning Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has been announced!

Fri – 8th Nov 2019

As if Born to You

You are invited to the launch of Susan Newham-Blake’s moving novel As if Born to You at Exclusive Books Rosebank (12 Nov)

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of As if Born to You by Susan Newham-Blake.

Winging It: On Tour With the Boks by Liam Del Carme – a detailed and humorous insider’s view

Winging It: On Tour With the Boks by Liam Del Carme is out now from Jacana Media!

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook of Deon Meyer’s new novel The Last Hunt

Hodder Books has shared an excerpt from The Last Hunt by Deon Meyer.

LAPA Publishers invite you to an evening of conservation in Pretoria

LAPA will host an evening of conservation on Tuesday 12 November, aiming to protect lions, indigenous stories, rhinos, and elephants.

Thu – 7th Nov 2019

Don’t miss the launch of Explore! Awesome South African Artists at The Atelier in Joburg (9 Nov)

Join Cobi Labuscagne for the launch of her new book Explore! Awesome South African Artists.

Meet Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng and get your copy of Dr T: A Guide to Sexual Health and Pleasure SIGNED in Durban (8 Nov)

Join Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng for the Pleasure Revolution and get your copy of her book signed at Bargain Books in Umhlanga!

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism – the international bestseller by Robin DiAngelo

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo – a practical, crystallising guide for how white people can change the way they communicate and fight racism.

The Institute – Stephen King’s scariest novel yet

Thrilling, suspenseful, heartbreaking, Stephen King’s The Institute is a stunning novel of childhood betrayed and hope regained.

What happens when the spirit world clashes with corporate greed? Corporation Games – a new fictional corporate thriller by Anneleigh Jacobsen

Corporation Games by Anneleigh Jacobsen – a fictional corporate thriller based on a number of real-life financial scandals that have rocked South Africa.

Footnotes, November 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 …