Africa

Mon – 3rd Aug 2020

Win a Zimbabwe-themed book hamper from Jacana Media and Weaver Press!

Jacana Media, in association with Weaver Press, are celebrating authors who hail from Zimbabwe or have written about Zimbabwe by giving away a jam-packed book hamper!

Fri – 31st Jul 2020

‘Hugely ambitious and brilliantly executed, an engrossing and essential read’ – Praise for Mark Gevisser’s new book The Pink Line

The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers by Mark Gevisser is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of The Pink Line by Mark Gevisser, with The Cheeky Natives and GALA (6 Aug)

Jonathan Ball Publishers, The Cheeky Natives and GALA Queer Archive invite you to the virtual launch of The Pink Line by Mark Gevisser.

New from Mark Gevisser – The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers

The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers by Mark Gevisser is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Thu – 16th Jul 2020

Two Weeks in November – Ocean’s 11 meets Game of Thrones in a real-world life or death chess match for the future of Zimbabwe

Two Weeks in November is the thrilling, surreal, unbelievable and often very funny true story of four would-be enemies – a high- ranking politician, an exiled human rights lawyer, a dangerous spy and a low-key white businessman turned political fixer – who team up to help unseat one of the world’s longest serving dictators, Robert Mugabe.

Zee Tees Off by Trevor Davies

Post-apartheid South Africa seen through the eyes of 15-year-old, golf-mad Zee.

Wed – 8th Jul 2020

2020 CDI Zambia Tell Your Own Story National Book Awards winners announced – Mubanga Kalimamukwento wins Best Fiction

Congratulations to author Mubanga Kalimamukwento for winning the Best Fiction Award at the 2020 3rd edition CDI Zambia Tell Your Own Story National Book Awards! Her winning novel The Mourning Bird is also the Dinaane Debut Fiction awards winner for 2019.

Mon – 22nd Jun 2020

Tiramisini with Coffee Ice Cream – try this delicious recipe from Out of an African Kitchen: Recipes and Stories

This quirky anthology of recipes, reminiscences, anecdotes and stories was compiled and written in honour of the chefs and guests at Angama Mara, the lovely lodge on the edge of Africa’s Rift Valley overlooking Kenya’s Maasai Mara.

Thu – 18th Jun 2020

Rémy Ngamije seals international publishing deal for his debut novel The Eternal Audience of One

Rémy Ngamije’s debut novel The Eternal Audience of One will soon be published in the United States! The Eternal Audience of One was published …

Mon – 15th Jun 2020

Don’t miss Mubanga Kalimamukwento and The Cheeky Natives in a Lockdown Takeover on Instagram Live (15 June)

Mubanga Kalimamukwento will be chatting to The Cheeky Natives on Instagram about her debut novel The Mourning Bird.

Fri – 5th Jun 2020

Footnotes, June 2020: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye.

[Watch] Virtual book launch: Africa First! Igniting a Growth Revolution by Jakkie Cilliers

A virtual book launch for Jakkie Cilliers’s new book Africa First! Igniting a Growth Revolution was hosted by The Reading List and Jonathan Ball Publishers recently.

Tue – 2nd Jun 2020

Elephants: Birth, Death and Family in the Lives of the Giants – a lyrically written account of several years of research by Hannah Mumby

Elephants: Birth, Death and Family in the Lives of the Giants by Hannah Mumby is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Watch Mubanga Kalimamukwento in conversation with Rémy Ngamije for the Afrolit Sans Frontières virtual literary festival

Mubanga Kalimamukwento chatted to fellow author Rémy Ngamije for the Afrolit Sans Frontières virtual literary festival. 

Pan Macmillan SA is calling for commercial fiction submissions

Have you written a tragic romance, a nail-biting thriller or a family drama with a jaw-dropping plot twist?

Celebrate research produced by Africans for African solutions with a free download of the new book Epidemics and the Health of African Nations

To celebrate Africa Day, MISTRA is offering free access to one its publications, Epidemics and the Health of African Nations.

Mon – 11th May 2020

Thu – 7th May 2020

Uber Eats is now delivering books from Exclusive Books in South Africa

Exclusive Books has joined forces with Uber Eats to deliver books to word-hungry South Africans. 

Help South Africa’s beloved indie bookshops keep their doors open during lockdown

The latest edition of Burn After Reading tells you everything you need to know about supporting your local independent bookshop.