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New edition of Sindiwe Magona’s classic Beauty’s Gift announced – plus a ‘powerful’ new novel out in 2019

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Pan Macmillan South Africa has announced a new edition of Sindiwe Magona’s classic novel Beauty’s Gift – as well as a new novel to be published in 2019!

The new edition of Beauty’s Gift will be released under the Picador Africa imprint in September 2018.

‘I am delighted that some of my writing has found a home with Pan Macmillan,’ Magona says. ‘A new edition of Beauty’s Gift is long overdue for South African readers – lest we begin to believe that HIV/Aids is a thing of the past – and I also look forward to sharing a new novel in 2019.’

Sindiwe Magona is a multiple award-winning motivational speaker, author, poet, playwright, storyteller and actor. Her work includes two autobiographical books, To My Children’s Children and Forced to Grow, two collections of short stories, Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night (Africa’s 100 Best Books of the 20th Century) and Push-Push and Other Stories, and two novels, Mother to Mother and, most recently, Chasing the Tails of My Father’s Cattle.

Magona has also published more than 130 children’s books – several of them in all 11 languages.

Magona has received numerous literary awards as well as awards in recognition of her work around women’s issues, the plight of children, and the fight against apartheid and racism. In April 2018, she received an honorary doctorate from Rhodes University. Magona lives and works in Cape Town.

‘I am thrilled that Pan Macmillan will have the opportunity to work with the inspiring Sindiwe Magona, who is a national literary icon, to publish a revised edition of Beauty’s Gift, featuring the essay, “Why I Wrote Beauty’s Gift”,’ Pan Macmillan publisher Andrea Nattrass says.

‘And 2019 will see the publication of a new and powerful novel from Magona, which will be a much-anticipated literary event.’

For marketing and publicity enquiries, please contact:

  • Veronica Napier at veronica@panmacmillan.co.za
  • Eileen Bezemer at eileen@panmacmillan.co.za

We are pleased to announce that a new edition of Dr Sindiwe Magona's classic novel, Beauty’s Gift, will be published by…

Posted by Pan Macmillan South Africa on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Categories Fiction South Africa

Tags Beauty’s Gift New Books New Releases Pan Macmillan SA Picador Africa Sindiwe Magona


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