Africa

Wed – 13th Feb 2019

Mon – 11th Feb 2019

‘Only sons could carry the family name’ – Read an excerpt from Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia’s debut novel The Son of the House

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from The Son of the House, the debut novel by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia.

Thu – 7th Feb 2019

Don’t miss the Cape Town launch of Dead of Night, the new book by bestselling, award-winning author Michael Stanley (13 Feb)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Michael Stanley’s latest novel, Dead of Night.

The lives of two Nigerian women change forever – Don’t miss Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia’s debut novel The Son of the House

Kidnapped in Nigeria by a group not unlike Boko Haram, two women, Nwabulu and Julie, relate the stories of the very different lives fate has meted out for them.

Join Francoise Malby Anthony, the author of An Elephant in My Kitchen, for a club lunch at Kelvin Grove

Join Kelvin Grove Club and Pan Macmillan for a club lunch with Françoise Malby Anthony, the author of An Elephant in My Kitchen.

Modjaji Books to open submissions in March 2019

Award-winning feminist press Modjaji Books will be opening submissions again on 1 March 2019.

Wed – 6th Feb 2019

Dead of Night, the stunning new thriller by Michael Stanley, author of the award-winning Detective Kubu series

When freelance journalist Crystal Nguyen heads to South Africa, she thinks she’ll be researching an article on rhino-horn smuggling for National Geographic, but within a week she’s been hunting poachers, hunted by their bosses, and then arrested in connection with a murder.

Mon – 4th Feb 2019

Read an excerpt from Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s extraordinary, bestselling debut, Friday Black

Friday Black is a piercingly raw debut story collection from Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, a young writer with an explosive voice; a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it’s like to be young and black in America.

Wed – 30th Jan 2019

A Short History of Modern Angola by David Birmingham – ‘a timely and incredibly readable book on this rising power’

A Short History of Modern Angola by David Birmingham is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers. 

New book alert! Manchester Happened – a new collection of short stories by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, author of Kintu

Manchester Happened is the masterful new collection of short stories by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi.

Tue – 29th Jan 2019

Moira Forjaz captures the life stories of the inhabitants of Ilha de Moçambique in The Islanders

There are centuries of history among the island’s coral stone town and macuti (palm leaf) huts, with stories that need to be told, but this time by the people and not by the historians.

‘Dogs are now involved in about 90% of all arrests of poachers’ – Tony Park chats about his new novel, Scent of Fear

Set in Africa, Scent of Fear is an action-packed thriller that looks at the world of tracker dogs and their handlers employed in the war against poaching on the continent.

Mon – 21st Jan 2019

‘Get married. Have babies. Then continue with secret boyfriends.’ Read an excerpt from Lives of Great Men by Chike Frankie Edozien

Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Lives of Great Men, the award-winning memoir from Chike Frankie Edozien.

Wed – 16th Jan 2019

Applications open for the Short Story Day Africa Editing Mentorship

The Short Story Day Africa Editing Mentorship is open for applications.

Don’t miss the Cape Town launch of Tony Park’s new book Scent of Fear (17 Jan)

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to meet Tony Park at the launch of his new novel, Scent of Fear.

Tue – 8th Jan 2019

Don’t miss the Joburg launch of Tony Park’s new book Scent of Fear (15 Jan)

Pan Macmillan and Bargain Books invite you to meet Tony Park at the launch of his new novel, Scent of Fear.

Fri – 21st Dec 2018

The Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Tony Park’s action-packed new thriller Scent of Fear

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend!

Wed – 19th Dec 2018

The JRB shares an excerpt from Tsitsi Dangarembga’s new book This Mournable Body

[The JRB Exclusive] An excerpt from Tsitsi Dangarembga’s This Mournable Body, the third in the Tambudzai Trilogy that began with Nervous Conditions

Fri – 7th Dec 2018

Award announcement: Submissions for the Gerald Kraak Prize will be kept open all year

News flash: From now on submissions for the Gerald Kraak Prize will be kept open all year round. Selections for the 2019 anthology will be made by the end of February 2019 – but new submissions are welcome at any time.

Tue – 4th Dec 2018

Find out more about Chigozie Obioma’s new novel, An Orchestra of Minorities

An Orchestra of Minorities is the second novel by Chigozie Obioma, the author of The Fishermen, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.