Africa

Fri – 14th Sep 2018

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Olumide Popoola’s debut novel When We Speak of Nothing

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend! Stay in this evening and enjoy a glass of wine with …

Mon – 3rd Sep 2018

Read an excerpt from Nigerian–American author Tomi Adeyemi’s epic West African fantasy novel Children of Blood and Bone 

It’s all I can do not to scream. I dig my nails into the marula oak of my staff and squeeze to keep from fidgeting. Beads of sweat drip down my back, but I can’t tell if it’s from dawn’s early heat or from my heart slamming against my chest. Moon after moon I’ve been passed over.

Lives of Great Men by Chike Frankie Edozien – an incredibly powerful portrayal of what it means to be a gay Nigerian man

Lives of Great Men, the award-winning memoir from Chike Frankie Edozien, is out now from Jacana Media.

Tue – 28th Aug 2018

Short Story Day Africa Prize 2018 deadline extended

The deadline for the Short Story Day Africa Prize has been extended to 31 October 2018.

Fri – 24th Aug 2018

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from She Called Me Woman: Nigeria’s Queer Women Speak

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

Wed – 22nd Aug 2018

Listen to an excerpt from Hold, the debut novel from Michael Donkor set in Ghana and South-East London

‘Both moving and funny, a big-hearted book that will stay with you.’ – The Guardian (Best Fiction for 2018)

Tue – 14th Aug 2018

This Mournable Body – the new novel from Tsitsi Dangarembga is here!

With her 1988 novel Nervous Conditions, Dangarembga became the first black Zimbabwean woman to publish a novel in English. The Book of Not, published in 2006, continued with Tambudzai’s story. This Mournable Body completes the trilogy, thirty years later.

Fri – 10th Aug 2018

Trifonia Melibea Obono’s La Bastarda: Modjaji Books releases first novel by an Equatorial Guinean woman to be translated into English

Cape Town-based independent feminist press Modjaji Books is set to release the southern African version of La Bastarda by Trifonia Melibea Obono.

Africa! Submissions are open for the Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology

Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology: An award and anthology on the topics of gender, human rights and sexuality, for writers and photographers across Africa.

Tue – 7th Aug 2018

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2018

To celebrate 20 years since the beginning of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, a special 20th anniversary edition of the book that started it all has been released.

Mon – 6th Aug 2018

An exciting new African voice – Read an excerpt from Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu’s debut novel The Theory of Flight

Read an excerpt from The Theory of Flight, the debut novel by Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu!

Fri – 3rd Aug 2018

The programme for the 2018 Open Book Festival has been revealed!

The full programme has been announced for the eighth Open Book Festival!

Thu – 2nd Aug 2018

The Graceless Fall of Robert Mugabe – a fascinating account of the rise and fall of one of Africa’s longest-ruling dictators

The ousting of Robert Mugabe as Zimbabwe’s president took the world by surprise. In The Graceless Fall of Robert Mugabe, veteran Zimbabwean journalist Geoffrey Nyarota explains how and why the events of November 2017 happened as they did.

Details of Panashe Chigumadzi’s South African author tour for her new book These Bones Will Rise Again

A timeous book, with Zimbabwe’s elections having taken place on 30 July, These Bones Will Rise Again responds to the November 2017 ousting of Robert Mugabe, exploring events leading up to the ‘coup not coup’ that brought his 37-year rule to an end.

Hold – an intimate, powerful coming-of-age debut novel set in Ghana and London by Michael Donkor

Moving between Ghana and London, Michael Donkor’s debut novel Hold is an intimate, powerful coming-of-age novel. It’s a story of friendship and family, shame and forgiveness; of learning what we should cling to, and when we need to let go.

Don’t miss Panashe Chigumadzi at African Flavour Books for the launch These Bones Will Rise Again

African Flavour Books and Jacana Media invite you to the launch of Panashe Chigumadzi’s new book, These Bones Will Rise Again.

Wed – 1st Aug 2018

Don’t miss the Polokwane launch of Panashe Chigumadzi’s new book These Bones Will Rise Again

Jacana Media invite you to the Polokwane launch of Panashe Chigumadzi’s new book, These Bones Will Rise Again.

Tue – 31st Jul 2018

Don’t miss the launch of Panashe Chigumadzi’s new book These Bones Will Rise Again at Exclusive Books Brooklyn in Pretoria

Jacana Media and Exclusive Books Brooklyn Mall invite you to the launch of Panashe Chigumadzi’s new book, These Bones Will Rise Again.

New book alert! Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu’s debut novel The Theory of Flight

The Theory of Flight by Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu is out now from Penguin Random House!

Fri – 27th Jul 2018

House of Stone – Novuyo Rosa Tshuma’s unflinching epic about the fall of Rhodesia and the turbulent birth of Zimbabwe

Novuyo Rosa Tshuma’s House of Stone is a masterful, haunting debut set during the tumultuous beginnings of Zimbabwe that explores the creative – and often destructive – act of history-making.