Mon – 30th Mar 2020
Presenting Abi Daré’s debut novel The Girl with the Louding Voice – ‘A celebration of girls who dare to dream’
The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré – a powerful, emotional debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determined to fight for her dreams and choose her own future.
Fri – 27th Mar 2020
The perfect snack with a cup of tea – download the recipe for Zanzibari Mini Doughnuts from The East African Cookbook
Penguin Random House has shared a delicious recipe for Mini Doughnuts, from Shereen Jog’s new cookbook The East African Cookbook!
Thu – 26th Mar 2020
[Video interview] How to ignite a growth revolution in Africa – Jakkie Cilliers discusses his new book Africa First!
What stops Africa, with its abundant natural resources, from capitalising on its boundless potential?
Pan Macmillan has shared a list of newly published South African ebooks to see you through the shutdown period.
Fri – 20th Mar 2020
As jy van moord droom deur Deborah Steinmair: Wat gebeur as ’n kind wat ontvoer is 20 jaar later terugkom?
Deborah Steinmair se jongste verhoudingsriller As jy van moord droom het pas op LAPA se rakke verskyn, en vind oorsprong in die storie van Gert van Rooyen en Joey Haarhoff.
Mon – 16th Mar 2020
Wed – 11th Mar 2020
Calling all book clubs and lovers of South African literature! Make sure you don’t miss out on this event
An evening with authors Yewande Omotoso, Fred Khumalo, Siphiwe Ndlovu, Kurt Ellis, Natalia Molebatse and Sihle Khumalo.
Thu – 27th Feb 2020
‘That was the last day I ever saw Africa while alive.’ Read an excerpt from Rosanna Amaka’s searing debut, The Book of Echoes
Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from The Book of Echoes by Rosanna Amaka.
Mon – 24th Feb 2020
The Book of Echoes by Rosanna Amaka – a heart-warming novel about survival, endurance and the wounds of slavery
The Book of Echoes – the sweeping, uplifting and inspirational story of how a boy from Brixton and a girl from Lagos reinvent their lives in modern-day London.
Fri – 21st Feb 2020
The Jacana Literary Foundation, in partnership with Exclusive Books, has announced the winner of the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award.
Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Children of Virtue and Vengeance – the new book in Tomi Adeyemi’s stunning West African-inspired fantasy series
The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend!
Wed – 12th Feb 2020
The Lion’s Binding Oath and Other Stories by Somali author Ahmed Ismail Yusuf is available now from LAPA Publishers.
Mon – 10th Feb 2020
The Jacana Literary Foundation and Exclusive Books invite you to the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award announcement!
Thu – 6th Feb 2020
Join Ghanaian author Nana Oforiatta Ayim for the launch of her debut novel The God Child at The Book Lounge, with Mohale Mashigo (14 Feb)
Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of The God Child by Nana Oforiatta Ayim.
Tue – 4th Feb 2020
The God Child by Nana Oforiatta Ayim – a coming-of-age story about a young girl finding her freedom in the midst of familial, cultural and political constraints
The God Child, the debut novel by Ghanaian writer Nana Oforiatta Ayim, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.
Wed – 29th Jan 2020
New from Petina Gappah: Out of Darkness, Shining Light – A radical novel that resurrects the voices of those in the shadows of history
The hotly anticipated second novel by Petina Gappah follows the epic journey of Dr Livingstone’s corpse through 19th-century Africa.
Ingrid Jonker (1933–1965) was an Afrikaans author and poet. Interest in Jonker’s works during her short tragic life became much greater after her death than when she lived.
Tue – 21st Jan 2020
The dates and initial line-up for the 2020 Time of the Writer Festival have been announced!
Mon – 20th Jan 2020
Phelelani Makhanya’s second poetry collection My Father’s Blazer pokes on diverse subjects, from environmental concerns to nostalgic reflections, to the vivid imagery of our natural landscape.
Fri – 10th Jan 2020
Calling all book lovers in Stone Town Zanzibar! Make sure to diarise the launch of Ndileka Mandela’s memoir I Am Ndileka
StepOne will be hosting Ndileka Mandela in Zanzibar’s first event of its kind as she launches her new book I Am Ndileka.