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.

What is a national crisis and how can it be turned into an opportunity? Listen to the Asian Aspiration podcast

‘When you have a crisis, you’re able to push forward dramatic reforms which otherwise could potentially prove to be politically fatal …’

Mon – 4th May 2020

Another week of LIVE literature discussions, with The Cheeky Natives

Guests include Nakhane, Abi Daré, Sisonke Msimang and Novuyo Rosa Tshuma.

Wed – 22nd Apr 2020

Marked down for lockdown – discover over 35 incredible ebooks from Pan Macmillan, now on sale!

While bookstores may be temporarily closed during lockdown, you can still read and stay safe with this unmissable collection of Pan Macmillan …

Tue – 21st Apr 2020

China’s growing footprint in Africa – Read an excerpt from Africa First! Igniting a Growth Revolution by Jakkie Cilliers

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from Africa First! Igniting a Growth Revolution by Jakkie Cilliers.

Mon – 6th Apr 2020

Solidarity Reads: Are you longing to escape? Get the Sibanda detective trilogy by CM Elliot at 21% off for 21 days

Join forces with Detective Inspector Jabulani Sibanda deep in the Matabele bush.

Thu – 2nd Apr 2020

Jacana Media Solidarity Reads Day 7: We need revolutionaries now!

Solidarity Reads: Delivering the best ebooks Jacana Media has to offer at very special prices – 21% off for 21 days.

Mon – 30th Mar 2020

Presenting Abi Daré’s debut novel The Girl with the Louding Voice – ‘A celebration of girls who dare to dream’

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré – a powerful, emotional debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determined to fight for her dreams and choose her own future.

Fri – 27th Mar 2020

The perfect snack with a cup of tea – download the recipe for Zanzibari Mini Doughnuts from The East African Cookbook

Penguin Random House has shared a delicious recipe for Mini Doughnuts, from Shereen Jog’s new cookbook The East African Cookbook!

Thu – 26th Mar 2020

9 new South African books (available as ebooks!) to get you through the shutdown

Pan Macmillan has shared a list of newly published South African ebooks to see you through the shutdown period.

[Video interview] How to ignite a growth revolution in Africa – Jakkie Cilliers discusses his new book Africa First!

What stops Africa, with its abundant natural resources, from capitalising on its boundless potential?

Fri – 20th Mar 2020

As jy van moord droom deur Deborah Steinmair: Wat gebeur as ’n kind wat ontvoer is 20 jaar later terugkom?

Deborah Steinmair se jongste verhoudingsriller As jy van moord droom het pas op LAPA se rakke verskyn, en vind oorsprong in die storie van Gert van Rooyen en Joey Haarhoff.