Wed – 16th Sep 2020

The History of Man – the new novel by Sunday Times Literary Award-winner Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu!

The History of Man – the new novel by award-winning author Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu – is out in October 2020 from Penguin Random House SA.

Mon – 31st Aug 2020

Money, Blood and Conscience

Read the new, highly acclaimed historical novel that Amnesty International USA Director (ret.) Jack Healey calls, ‘an electrifying ride through Ethiopia’s democracy revolution’.

‘The risk of another betrayal cannot be tolerated’

Read the explosive interview with the author of Money, Blood and Conscience that made this European newspaper ask, ‘Could a new historical novel about Ethiopia’s former dictatorship be the final straw that forces the World Health Organization’s beleaguered Director-General Tedros Adhanom Gebhreyesus to resign?’

Gerald Kraak call for submissions – An anthology and prize on the topics of gender, human rights and sexuality, for writers and photographers across Africa

The Jacana Literary Foundation (JLF) and the Other Foundation are pleased to announce that submissions for the fourth annual Gerald Kraak Prize and Anthology for 2021 are open.

Dystopia: How The Tyranny of Specialists Fragment African Cities

In Dystopia, Archimedes Muzenda reveals the destruction specialist planning has caused in cities across Africa.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Last Survivor by Tony Park, with wildlife presenter James Hendry (12 Aug)

Pan Macmillan invites you to the virtual book launch of Tony Park’s new novel, Last Survivor, a story of greed, danger and treachery.

Fri – 7th Aug 2020

‘A Pink Line has been drawn through society’ – Mark Gevisser introduces his new book, The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers

Mark Gevisser’s new book is an exploration of how the conversation around sexual orientation and gender identity has come to divide – and describe – the world in an entirely new way over the first two decades of this century.

Friday Night Book Club: Greed. Danger. Treachery. A rare cycad – stolen. Read an excerpt from Tony Park’s latest novel Last Survivor

A priceless plant, a rare African cycad thought to be extinct and prized by collectors, has been discovered, then stolen.

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.