Non-fiction

Thu – 10th Jun 2021

Don’t miss the virtual launch of When They Came For Me by John Schlapobersky live from London (13 Jun)

Author John Schlapobersky and publishers Jonathan Ball Publishers and Berghahn Books invite you to the virtual launch of When They Came For Me: The Hidden Diary of an Apartheid Prisoner.

Tue – 8th Jun 2021

[Uittreksel] Sjoe, dis bitter koud! Probeer die patroon vir ’n veelsydige serp uit 50 tydlose hekelpatrone

Oulike idees vir elke hekelentoesias – probeer die patroon vir ’n veelsydige serp uit 50 tydlose hekelpatrone deur Christa Swanepoel.

Virtual book launch: When They Came For Me: The Hidden Diary of an Apartheid Prisoner by John R Schlapobersky (9 Jun)

Join Judge Dennis Davis in conversation with consultant psychotherapist John Schlapobersky as they discuss his struggle for survival laid out in his detailed memoir.

New book alert! Ambivalent: Photography and Visibility in African History

Ambivalent: Photography and Visibility in African History will be published soon by Jacana Media.

Fri – 4th Jun 2021

Footnotes, June 2021: 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. …

Fortuine deur Ebbe Dommisse is terug op die rakke! Gou spring voor dit weer uitverkoop

Aandag! Fortuine: Die wel en wee van Afrikaner-magnate is nou weer landswyd by toonaangewende boekwinkels beskikbaar.

Thu – 3rd Jun 2021

The Inside Track on Publishing for Writers – Don’t miss Helen Moffett’s publishing seminar in partnership with Modjaji Books (24 Jun)

Join Modjaji Books on Thursday 24 June 2021 at 6pm for a publishing seminar with experienced editor, award-winning writer and all-round book fiend Helen Moffett.

Pride Month spotlight! Pride is a unique celebration of LGBTQ culture

Pride: The Story of the LGBTQ Equality Movement is a unique and comprehensive account of the ongoing challenges facing the gay community, and a celebration of the equal rights that have been won for many as a result of the sacrifices and passion of this mass movement.

Burning Questions – from cultural icon Margaret Atwood comes a brilliant collection of essays – funny, erudite, endlessly curious, uncannily prescient

Penguin Random House SA is delighted to announce the publication of Margaret Atwood’s Burning Questions: Essays 2004‒2021 in March 2022.

BirdLife South Africa honours ‘Forgotten Scientist’ Saul Sithole with the Saul Sithole Memorial Library

Lorato Trok’s book The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole tells the story of a pioneering black scientist whose great contribution to the fields of anthropology and ornithology in South Africa has been ignored and largely forgotten.

Mon – 31st May 2021

Arrested By His Love by Khanyisile Madlala

A non-fiction page turner, Arrested By His Love is an inspirational memoir of self discovery, finding your life purpose, fulfilling destiny and walking in victory amid adversary.

World Travel – a celebration of the life and legacy of one of the most important food writers of all time, the inimitable Anthony Bourdain

In World Travel, a life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives readers an introduction to some of Bourdain’s favourite places – in his own words.

New book alert! A new edition of Sol Plaatje’s seminal novel Mhudi, with an Introduction by Sabata-mpho Mokae

A new edition of Sol Plaatje’s Mhudi, with an Introduction by Sabata-mpho Mokae, will be out soon from Jacana Media.

My Final Answer: Get behind the scenes with Jeremy Maggs (2 Jun)

Join Daily Maverick’s Rebecca Davis in conversation with Jeremy Maggs as they take a look behind-the-scenes at what was unfolding in the newsrooms as some of the breaking stories in South Africa unfolded.

Fri – 28th May 2021

Ougat: From A Hoe Into A Housewife And Then Some – Shana Fife’s writing is like nothing you’ve read before

Ougat: From A Hoe Into A Housewife And Then Some by Shana Fife will be out in June 2021 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Thu – 27th May 2021

Wat het regtig daardie aand by die koshuis gebeur? Vind uit in Die Stella-moorde deur Susan Cilliers – binnekort beskikbaar!

Binnekort beskikbaar: Die Stella-moorde deur Susan Cilliers, skrywer van die topverkoper Huis van Gruwels.

When They Came For Me: The Hidden Diary of an Apartheid Prisoner by John R Schlapobersky – a record of its time with lessons for ours

When They Came For Me: The Hidden Diary of an Apartheid Prisoner by John Schlapobersky is out in June 2021 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Tue – 25th May 2021

The Bomber Mafia – internationally bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell returns with an exploration of one of the grandest obsessions of the twentieth century

The Bomber Mafia: A Story Set in War by Malcolm Gladwell – a riveting tale of persistence, innovation, and the incalculable wages of war, from the international bestselling author of Talking to Strangers.

A publishing first! Shubnum Khan’s memoir How I Accidentally Became a Global Stock Photo will be released in India

Shubnum Khan’s memoir How I Accidentally Became a Global Stock Photo: And Other Strange And Wonderful Stories will be published in India!