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Thu – 19th Mar 2020
Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams – Jamil F Khan interrogates the intersections of Islam, Colouredness and the hypocrisy of respectability
Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams by Jamil F Khan is out in April from Jacana Media.
In Three Bodies, NR Brodie’s formidable duo (from her debut novel Knucklebone) are fighting time to figure out who is killing women in and around Joburg … is there a serial killer on the loose?
Financial Freedom Through Property – how anyone can make money in property, regardless of the resources available to them
Financial Freedom Through Property – a step-by-step, practical guide on how to purchase your first investment property, written in easy-to-understand, conversational language that explains complex concepts simply.
Inspired by real events, from the Boer War to brutal camps for teenage boys now – You Will Be Safe Here, the debut novel by Damian Barr
The stunning and shocking debut novel from the award-winning author of Maggie & Me.
Wed – 18th Mar 2020
‘Mens moet altyd alles bevraagteken en jou verstand gebruik. Selfs in jou eie geloof’ – René van Zyl gesels oor Die Alfadokument
René van Zyl gesels oor haar samesweringsriller, Die Alfadokument, wat handel oor ŉ berugte internasionale geloofsorde in Kaapstad.
A hard-hitting exposé of the profit-driven multinational running Mangaung private prison – The Misery Merchants: Life and Death in a Private South African Prison
The Misery Merchants: Life and Death in a Private South African Prison by Ruth Hopkins is out at the end of March 2020 from Jacana Media.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, The Reading List will host a virtual book launch for Irna van Zyl’s new crime novel Blood Stone this evening! (6 pm, Wednesday 18 March 2020.)
‘Something terrible has happened … She ended up under a train.’ – Read an excerpt from Irna van Zyl’s heart-stopping new thriller, Blood Stone
Detective Warrant Officer Storm van der Merwe’s mother did not fall under the train on Paddington Station by accident. No, she’d been pushed.
Tue – 17th Mar 2020
‘Mens se kop kan jou vyand word in die reis met kanker’ – Madelein Rust oor haar boek Kanker schmanker! (Potgooi plus uittreksel)
In Kanker schmanker! vertel Madelein Rust van haar stryd teen borskanker. Luister na die potgooi oor haar boek en lees ‘n uittreksel.
A Poor Season for Whales, the new novel from award-winning author Michiel Heyns, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.
The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley – the 2020 debut novel everyone is talking about.
Wandile Sihlobo, whose book Finding Common Ground will be published by Pan Macmillan in April 2020, has shared some words of caution in light of the coronavirus epidemic.
Mon – 16th Mar 2020
Daar is min verhale in Afrikaans wat armoede uitbeeld soos ’n Ballade vir Nkunzi deur Ben Vijoen, nou by LAPA beskikbaar.
Love Books and The Book Lounge cancel book launches until further notice – but will need your support, so keep buying books! (Home delivery available)
Two of our favourite independent bookshops, Love Books and The Book Lounge, have announced that they have decided to cancel all book launches until further notice.
Durban’s Time of the Writer book festival cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic (alternative digital version being planned)
Book events are being cancelled all over the world in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the latest loss is Durban’s Time of the Writer Festival.
The Franschhoek Literary Festival, which was due to take place from 15 to 17 May 2020 in Cape Town, has been cancelled, ‘in light of the growing concerns about the global spread of COVID-19’.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, South African publishers have decided to postpone or cancel all upcoming book launch events until further …
Sat – 14th Mar 2020
At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye …