Africa

Wed – 22nd Jan 2020

New from Minimal Press: Ingrid Jonker – Waterfall of Moss and Sun

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

2020 Time of the Writer Festival – dates and authors announced

The dates and initial line-up for the 2020 Time of the Writer Festival have been announced!

Mon – 20th Jan 2020

New poetry from Minimal Press – My Father’s Blazer by Phelelani Makhanya

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.

Footnotes, January 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 …

Thu – 2nd Jan 2020

Fri – 20th Dec 2019

Announcing the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award shortlist – 3 fresh new voices demanding attention

The Jacana Literary Foundation is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award.

Tue – 10th Dec 2019

Out now: Children of Virtue and Vengeance, the highly anticipated second book in Tomi Adeyemi’s Legacy of Orïsha trilogy

Children of Virtue and Vengeance –  the breathtaking sequel to Tomi Adeyemi’s groundbreaking West African-inspired fantasy Children of Blood and Bone – is out now from Pan Macmillan!

Sat – 7th Dec 2019

Footnotes, December 2019: 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 …

Tue – 26th Nov 2019

Celebrate African literature at the launch of Hotel Africa: New Short Fiction from Africa

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