Tue – 20th Aug 2019
[Video] ‘I would classify it as a comedy but there’s a tragic aspect to it’ – Rémy Ngamije introduces his debut novel The Eternal Audience of One
Rémy Ngamije chats about his new novel, The Eternal Audience of One.
Fri – 16th Aug 2019
The Friday Night Book Club: ‘The streets of Joburg are paved with gold, but they will have to dig deep to get close to it’ – Read an excerpt from Sue Nyathi’s The Gold Diggers
‘It was close to midnight when they finally drove into Beitbridge.’
Thu – 15th Aug 2019
Out in October 2019 from MFBooks Joburg – The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Zimunhu Taruvinga.
Mon – 12th Aug 2019
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 full programme has been announced for the ninth Open Book Festival!
Perfect Imperfections, the debut novel by Makanaka Mavengere-Munsaka, is out mid-August 2019 from BlackBird Books!
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
Don’t miss the New Daughters of Africa Women’s Month launch in Joburg – with a line-up of literature, music and performances by the contributors (3 Aug)
Join New Daughters of Africa for a morning of performance, music and literature at the Market Theatre.
Wed – 24th Jul 2019
The 2019 Booker Prize longlist has been announced—described by the judges as ‘bold’, ‘lyrical’, ‘very diverse’ and ‘quite wild’.
Tue – 9th Jul 2019
Nigerian author Lesley Nneka Arimah has won the twentieth edition of the Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story ‘Skinned’.
Mon – 8th Jul 2019
In Dependence is a lyrical and moving story of unfulfilled love fraught with the weight of history, race and geography and intertwined with questions of belonging, ageing, faith and family secrets.
Fri – 5th Jul 2019
Call for applications: BlackBird Books Writer’s Residency for young African womxn at Casa Lorde, Pretoria
BlackBird Books, an imprint of Jacana Media, as well as Casa Lorde and Eunice Ngogodo Own Voices Initiative are setting up a writer’s residency for young African womxn who are starting their careers as writers.
Tue – 2nd Jul 2019
Win a copy of Mubanga Kalimamukwento’s debut novel The Mourning Bird – winner of the 2019 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award
You can stand a chance to win a copy of Mubanga Kalimamukwento’s debut novel The Mourning Bird. Here’s how:
Fri – 28th Jun 2019
An unforgettable memoir about driving through Africa’s most treacherous roads during the Mozambican civil war. They called it the ‘Hell Run’.
Cover reveal! An Image in a Mirror by Ijangolet S Ogwang is the latest novel to receive a BlackBird Books redesign
BlackBird Books has revealed its latest cover redesign – featuring the publisher’s bold new look!
Mon – 24th Jun 2019
Short Story Day Africa is extremely proud to have first discovered and published two of the five stories shortlisted for the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing – for the second time since the project’s inception.
Short Story Day Africa is a small non-profit organisation that relies on donations to fund our development projects. These include the SSDA Editing Mentorship, the annual prize and anthology, and the writing workshops we hold across the African continent.
Thu – 20th Jun 2019
Under the Camelthorn Tree: Raising a Family Among Lions by Kate Nicholls – a 21st-century My Family and Other Animals with a dark side
Under the Camelthorn Tree: Raising a Family Among Lions – a mother’s gritty yet often humorous account of bringing up her five children in a lion research camp – is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.
Tue – 11th Jun 2019
The lottery of life and love in Lagos – find out more about Toni Kan’s new short story collection Nights of the Creaking Bed
Corruption, religious intolerance, gratuitous violence and the importance of joy are some of the big themes that underlie Toni Kan’s memorable collection, Nights of the Creaking Bed.
Wed – 5th Jun 2019
As You Like It, anthology featuring African LGBTQI+ voices and allies, wins international Lambda Literary Award
Jacana Media and the Other Foundation are thrilled to announce that the Gerald Kraak Anthology As You Like It has won the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Anthology – Fiction.