Fri – 1st Nov 2019
The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced the longlisted finalists for the 2019/20 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award!
Wed – 30th Oct 2019
The Miles Morland Foundation has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Morland Writing Scholarships. The scholarships are open to anyone writing in …
Thu – 10th Oct 2019
Nigerian–British author Sarah Ladipo Manyika was in South Africa recently, and took some time out to sit down with The Johannesburg Review of Books.
Mon – 23rd Sep 2019
Don’t miss the launch of The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Z Taruvinga at Exclusive Books Rosebank
MFBooks Joburg and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of the witty and poignant new book The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Z Taruvinga.
Thu – 19th Sep 2019
The 23rd Poetry Africa Festival will take place in Durban from 7 – 12 October 2019.
Tue – 17th Sep 2019
The Warehouse Book Sale is held in Cape Town on public holidays through the year and has the largest selection of books for sale at the best prices.
Wed – 11th Sep 2019
Don’t miss Tony Park discussing his new book, Ghosts of the Past, with Pages and Wine in Sandton (17 Sep)
Join Tony Park at a Pages and Wine event for dinner and a discussion of his new book, Ghosts of the Park.
Tue – 27th Aug 2019
This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga shortlisted for the $50,000 St Francis College Literary Prize
Tsitsi Dangarembga’s latest novel This Mournable Body has been shortlisted for the $50,000 (over R750,000) St Francis College Literary Prize in Brooklyn, New York.
[Video] ‘I would classify it as a comedy but there’s a tragic aspect to it’ – Rémy Ngamije introduces his debut novel The Eternal Audience of One
Rémy Ngamije chats about his new novel, The Eternal Audience of One.
Fri – 16th Aug 2019
The Friday Night Book Club: ‘The streets of Joburg are paved with gold, but they will have to dig deep to get close to it’ – Read an excerpt from Sue Nyathi’s The Gold Diggers
‘It was close to midnight when they finally drove into Beitbridge.’
Thu – 15th Aug 2019
Out in October 2019 from MFBooks Joburg – The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Zimunhu Taruvinga.
Mon – 12th Aug 2019
Save the date! International bestselling author Sarah Ladipo Manyika will be at the Open Book Festival and South African Book Fair this year.
Fri – 2nd Aug 2019
The full programme has been announced for the ninth Open Book Festival!
Perfect Imperfections, the debut novel by Makanaka Mavengere-Munsaka, is out mid-August 2019 from BlackBird Books!
The Johannesburg Review of Books and Volume have launched a new books show called Read This!, where you can discover what’s hot in the world of literature.
Thu – 25th Jul 2019
Don’t miss the New Daughters of Africa Women’s Month launch in Joburg – with a line-up of literature, music and performances by the contributors (3 Aug)
Join New Daughters of Africa for a morning of performance, music and literature at the Market Theatre.
Wed – 24th Jul 2019
The 2019 Booker Prize longlist has been announced—described by the judges as ‘bold’, ‘lyrical’, ‘very diverse’ and ‘quite wild’.
Tue – 9th Jul 2019
Nigerian author Lesley Nneka Arimah has won the twentieth edition of the Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story ‘Skinned’.
Mon – 8th Jul 2019
In Dependence is a lyrical and moving story of unfulfilled love fraught with the weight of history, race and geography and intertwined with questions of belonging, ageing, faith and family secrets.
Fri – 5th Jul 2019
Call for applications: BlackBird Books Writer’s Residency for young African womxn at Casa Lorde, Pretoria
BlackBird Books, an imprint of Jacana Media, as well as Casa Lorde and Eunice Ngogodo Own Voices Initiative are setting up a writer’s residency for young African womxn who are starting their careers as writers.