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

[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?

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.

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.

Mon – 16th Mar 2020

Jacana Media Author of the Month: Chike Frankie Edozien

Chike Frankie Edozien is Jacana Media’s Author of the Month for March!

Wed – 11th Mar 2020

Calling all book clubs and lovers of South African literature! Make sure you don’t miss out on this event

An evening with authors Yewande Omotoso, Fred Khumalo, Siphiwe Ndlovu, Kurt Ellis, Natalia Molebatse and Sihle Khumalo.

Thu – 27th Feb 2020

‘That was the last day I ever saw Africa while alive.’ Read an excerpt from Rosanna Amaka’s searing debut, The Book of Echoes

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from The Book of Echoes by Rosanna Amaka.

Mon – 24th Feb 2020

The Book of Echoes by Rosanna Amaka – a heart-warming novel about survival, endurance and the wounds of slavery

The Book of Echoes – the sweeping, uplifting and inspirational story of how a boy from Brixton and a girl from Lagos reinvent their lives in modern-day London.

Fri – 21st Feb 2020

Rešoketšwe Manenzhe wins the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award for her novel Scatterlings

The Jacana Literary Foundation, in partnership with Exclusive Books, has announced the winner of the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award.

Wed – 12th Feb 2020

Find out more about The Lion’s Binding Oath and Other Stories by Somali author Ahmed Ismail Yusuf

The Lion’s Binding Oath and Other Stories by Somali author Ahmed Ismail Yusuf is available now from LAPA Publishers.

Mon – 10th Feb 2020

Don’t miss the announcement of the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award winner in Joburg (20 Feb)

The Jacana Literary Foundation and Exclusive Books invite you to the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award announcement!

Thu – 6th Feb 2020

Join Ghanaian author Nana Oforiatta Ayim for the launch of her debut novel The God Child at The Book Lounge, with Mohale Mashigo (14 Feb)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of The God Child by Nana Oforiatta Ayim.

Tue – 4th Feb 2020

The God Child by Nana Oforiatta Ayim – a coming-of-age story about a young girl finding her freedom in the midst of familial, cultural and political constraints

The God Child, the debut novel by Ghanaian writer Nana Oforiatta Ayim, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Wed – 29th Jan 2020

New from Petina Gappah: Out of Darkness, Shining Light – A radical novel that resurrects the voices of those in the shadows of history

The hotly anticipated second novel by Petina Gappah follows the epic journey of Dr Livingstone’s corpse through 19th-century Africa.

New from Minimal Press: Ingrid Jonker – Waterfall of Moss and Sun

Ingrid Jonker (1933–1965) was an Afrikaans author and poet. Interest in Jonker’s works during her short tragic life became much greater after her death than when she lived.

Tue – 21st Jan 2020

2020 Time of the Writer Festival – dates and authors announced

The dates and initial line-up for the 2020 Time of the Writer Festival have been announced!

Mon – 20th Jan 2020

New poetry from Minimal Press – My Father’s Blazer by Phelelani Makhanya

Phelelani Makhanya’s second poetry collection My Father’s Blazer pokes on diverse subjects, from environmental concerns to nostalgic reflections, to the vivid imagery of our natural landscape.

Fri – 10th Jan 2020

Calling all book lovers in Stone Town Zanzibar! Make sure to diarise the launch of Ndileka Mandela’s memoir I Am Ndileka

StepOne will be hosting Ndileka Mandela in Zanzibar’s first event of its kind as she launches her new book I Am Ndileka.

Footnotes, January 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 …