Africa

Wed – 20th Nov 2019

Join in and share the best in African literature across social media during #ReadingAfrica Week 2019 (1–7 Dec)

What are you reading at the moment? An old favourite? A new find? An undiscovered classic? Fiction, poetry, comics or essays?

Whatever you’re reading, it’s time to shout it from the rooftops.

‘Many traditionally published writers would not even speak to me, such is the snobbery’ – Pamela Power chats to Sue Nyathi in her new interview series

Author Pamela Power has started a #FridayRead series, in which she interviews writers about their work!

Thu – 14th Nov 2019

Join Short Story Day Africa for the launch of Hotel Africa: New Short Fiction from Africa (4 Dec)

The Book Lounge and Short Story Day Africa are pleased to invite you to the launch of Hotel Africa: New Short Fiction from Africa.

Mon – 11th Nov 2019

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 – 1st Nov 2019

Announcing the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award longlist – unearthing new southern African writers

The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced the longlisted finalists for the 2019/20 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award!

Wed – 30th Oct 2019

Shortlist announced for the 2019 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers

The Miles Morland Foundation has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Morland Writing Scholarships. The scholarships are open to anyone writing in …

Thu – 10th Oct 2019

Interview with bestselling Nigerian–British author Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Nigerian–British author Sarah Ladipo Manyika was in South Africa recently, and took some time out to sit down with The Johannesburg Review of Books.

Mon – 23rd Sep 2019

Don’t miss the launch of The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Z Taruvinga at Exclusive Books Rosebank

MFBooks Joburg and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of the witty and poignant new book The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Z Taruvinga.

Thu – 19th Sep 2019

International line-up announced for 2019 Poetry Africa Festival in Durban

The 23rd Poetry Africa Festival will take place in Durban from 7 – 12 October 2019.

Tue – 17th Sep 2019

Don’t miss The Warehouse Book Sale this Heritage Day in Cape Town

The Warehouse Book Sale is held in Cape Town on public holidays through the year and has the largest selection of books for sale at the best prices.

Wed – 11th Sep 2019

Don’t miss Tony Park discussing his new book, Ghosts of the Past, with Pages and Wine in Sandton (17 Sep)

Join Tony Park at a Pages and Wine event for dinner and a discussion of his new book, Ghosts of the Park.

Tue – 27th Aug 2019

This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga shortlisted for the $50,000 St Francis College Literary Prize

Tsitsi Dangarembga’s latest novel This Mournable Body has been shortlisted for the $50,000 (over R750,000) St Francis College Literary Prize in Brooklyn, New York.

Fri – 16th Aug 2019

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.

Mon – 12th Aug 2019

International bestselling author Sarah Ladipo Manyika is coming to South Africa!

Save the date! International bestselling author Sarah Ladipo Manyika will be at the Open Book Festival and South African Book Fair this year.

Fri – 2nd Aug 2019

The programme for the 2019 Open Book Festival has been revealed!

The full programme has been announced for the ninth Open Book Festival!

New book alert! Women take centre stage in Perfect Imperfections by Makanaka Mavengere-Munsaka

Perfect Imperfections, the debut novel by Makanaka Mavengere-Munsaka, is out mid-August 2019 from BlackBird Books!

Sign up for Read This! – a new voice note show, hosted by The JRB and Volume

The Johannesburg Review of Books and Volume have launched a new books show called Read This!, where you can discover what’s hot in the world of literature.

Thu – 25th Jul 2019