Non-fiction

Mon – 30th Mar 2020

Wonder wat jy gaan doen vir die volgende 21 dae? Jou gunsteling LAPA titels is nou as e-boeke beskikbaar

Die nasionale inperking het aangebreek, en jy weet nie hoe jy deur 21 dae gaan kom nie … Ons het die antwoord! Jou gunsteling titels is nou as e-boeke beskikbaar.

Business growth expert and author Pavlo Phitidis offers ‘a battle plan for business in the Corona economy’

Pavlo Phitidis discusses the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses and gives some advice on how to weather the upcoming storm in order for your business to survive.

Are you new to reading ebooks? Here’s a South African guide from Penguin Random House

Looking for something great to read during this lockdown period? Browse Penguin Random House’s ebooks from the comfort of your phone.

Jacana Media Solidarity Reads Day 4: Redi Tlhabi, Bonnie Mbuli and Zoleka Mandela – 21% off for 21 days!

Solidarity Reads: Delivering the best ebooks Jacana Media has to offer at very special prices.

Fri – 27th Mar 2020

Jacana Media Solidarity Reads Day 1: My Father, My Monster by McIntosh Polela

For the next 21 days Jacana Media will send you ebook offers from its extensive catalogue of titles.

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.

Tue – 24th Mar 2020

Find out more about Finding Common Ground, the new book by Wandile Sihlobo

Framed with insightful commentary and context, Wandile Sihlobo’s new book Finding Common Ground will be published by Pan Macmillan in April.

Mon – 23rd Mar 2020

Shedding light on a blood-soaked chapter in South Africa’s history – Read an excerpt from Philippa Garson’s memoir Undeniable: Memoir of a Covert War

‘Although some may find the violence triggering, it is my specific intention to not sidestep the uncomfortable truth about this time.’

How to Argue With a Racist – the international bestseller by Adam Rutherford

How to Argue With a Racist by Adam Rutherford is a vital manifesto for a twenty-first century understanding of human evolution and variation, and a timely weapon against the misuse of science to justify bigotry.

The Stress Code author Richard Sutton offers practical tips for managing our unprecedented levels of stress

In The Stress Code: From Surviving to Thriving by Richard Sutton, you’ll find practical ways to help manage pressure and how they are beneficial for mental and physical health.

Fri – 20th Mar 2020

Capetonians! Don’t want to leave the house? Get The Book Lounge to come to you!

Your friendly neighbourhood bookshop, The Book Lounge, is ready and waiting for your order! Cape Town’s favourite independent bookshop The Book Lounge …

Joburgers! Love Books remains open and is ready to deliver books (and wine!) to your door

Your friendly neighbourhood bookshop, Love Books, is waiting for your order! Joburg’s favourite independent bookshop Love Books is offering a free courier …

Thu – 19th Mar 2020

Financial Freedom Through Property – how anyone can make money in property, regardless of the resources available to them

Financial Freedom Through Property – a step-by-step, practical guide on how to purchase your first investment property, written in easy-to-understand, conversational language that explains complex concepts simply.

Wed – 18th Mar 2020

A hard-hitting exposé of the profit-driven multinational running Mangaung private prison – The Misery Merchants: Life and Death in a Private South African Prison

The Misery Merchants: Life and Death in a Private South African Prison by Ruth Hopkins is out at the end of March 2020 from Jacana Media.

Tue – 17th Mar 2020

‘Mens se kop kan jou vyand word in die reis met kanker’ – Madelein Rust oor haar boek Kanker schmanker! (Potgooi plus uittreksel)

In Kanker schmanker! vertel Madelein Rust van haar stryd teen borskanker. Luister na die potgooi oor haar boek en lees ‘n uittreksel.

Brian Willan stars at Human and Social Science Awards evening

Brian Willan’s Sol Plaatje: A Life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje 1876–1932 was named joint winner of the Best Biography Award at the Human and Social Science Awards last week.

Wandile Sihlobo advises caution as South Africans begin panic-buying amid coronavirus outbreak

Wandile Sihlobo, whose book Finding Common Ground will be published by Pan Macmillan in April 2020, has shared some words of caution in light of the coronavirus epidemic.