Fri – 14th Sep 2018
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
The deadline for the Short Story Day Africa Prize has been extended to 31 October 2018.
Fri – 24th Aug 2018
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
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.