Non-fiction

Tue – 31st Jan 2023

Join Nicci Robertson for the launch of Thrive: Healthy Recipes that Break the Diet Rules in Midrand (2 Feb)

You’re invited to the launch of Thrive: Healthy Recipes that Break the Diet Rules by Nicci Robertson!

‘It’s everything you need for a new, better you!’ Mogau Seshoene chats about her latest cookbook Hosting With The Lazy Makoti

It’s never too late to start your new year’s resolutions, and Hosting With The Lazy Makoti: A Celebration of Food has you covered!

New book alert! The Communist Manifesto: The Modern South African Edition

The Communist Manifesto: The Modern South African Editio​n will be published by Jacana Media.

Mon – 30th Jan 2023

New book alert! John Laband’s The Boer Invasion of the Zulu Kingdom: 1837–1840

The Boer Invasion of the Zulu Kingdom: 1837–1840 by John Laband is out in February from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Fri – 27th Jan 2023

Of Wild Flowers and Trees – Braam van Wyk chats about his new book Trees of Kruger

Braam van Wyk is emeritus professor of botany at the University of Pretoria. A leading expert on plant taxonomy, he has had an abiding interest in making botany accessible to the general public, and has authored more than 350 publications about southern African vegetation and flora. He writes here about where it all began.

Tue – 24th Jan 2023

New book alert! The Plot to Save South Africa: Chris Hani’s Murder and the Week Nelson Mandela Averted Civil War by Justice Malala

The Plot to Save South Africa: Chris Hani’s Murder and the Week Nelson Mandela Averted Civil War by Justice Malala will be out in April from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Mon – 23rd Jan 2023

New book alert! Amílcar Cabral: The Life of a Reluctant Nationalist by António Tomás (Get 50% off now)

Fifty years ago this month, Amílcar Cabral was assassinated. Amílcar Cabral: The Life of a Reluctant Nationalist by António Tomás is out now from Jacana Media.

‘There is little doubt that BEE needs a rethink’ – Chris Bishop, author of The BEE Billionaires: Redressing the Imbalances of the Past, or Creating New Ones

Chris Bishop, veteran journalist and the founding editor of Forbes Africa and Billionaire Tomorrow, describes the process he went through in writing a book that questions the impact of one of the biggest economic experiments in Africa that began a quarter of a century ago: black economic empowerment.

The Lazy Person’s Guide to Exercise – 40 simple exercises you can sneakily squeeze in while in bed, at your desk, or watching TV

The Lazy Person’s Guide to Exercise: Over 40 Toning Flexercises to Do From Your Bed, Couch or While You Wait by Susan Elizabeth Clark is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Thu – 19th Jan 2023

The people stood and fought, and fought and stood – Apartheid’s Stalingrad: How the Townships of the Eastern Cape Defied the Apartheid War Machine

In the townships of the Eastern Cape, where the state threw everything they had at the uprisings of the mid-and late 1980s, the people stood and fought, and fought and stood. Apartheid’s Stalingrad is the first account in remembering those who fought and the power of the people.

Try this Protein-packed Berry Ice Cream from Thrive: Healthy Recipes that Break the Diet Rules

The only thing better than ice cream is a recipe with the added promise of healthy ageing! 

Wed – 18th Jan 2023

Lees ‘Skoeter’ deur Nanette van Rooyen en nog uittreksels uit Tyd is ’n b**ksem en ander belaglik lekker tekste deur Marieta Nel

Uittreksel uit Tyd is ’n b**ksem: ‘Dié Ronda-suster bel my skelm en dan skinder ons oor Ma totdat die hond kom kyk hoekom ek so histeries lag.’

An African Bite – celebrating the simplicity and authenticity of African food for a contemporary cook

Chef Daniel Mbonani Mbombi’s An African Bite celebrates the simplicity and authenticity of African food for a contemporary cook.

Mon – 16th Jan 2023

Start 2023 with good habits, with Nicci Robertson’s new cookbook Thrive: Healthy Recipes that Break the Diet Rules

Thrive: Healthy Recipes that Break the Diet Rules by Nicci Robertson is out now from Penguin Random House!

‘It is a truth universally acknowledge that a book can change a life’ – The Jane Austen Remedy by Ruth Wilson

The Jane Austen Remedy by Ruth Wilson is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Fri – 13th Jan 2023

Meet Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith at the launch of her new book Bliss on Toast at Exclusive Books Hyde Park (23 Jan)

Meet the legendary Prue Leith in Joburg and find out more about her new book Bliss on Toast!

Wed – 11th Jan 2023

Aandag, onnies! Voor jy ‘speel’ druk, lees die gratis uittreksel uit Leon van Nierop se praktiese filmstudiegids, Druk speel

‘Geniet dié boek! Ek glo dit sal jou help om met al jou sintuie na ’n film te kyk – en met jou oë wawyd oop.’ So skryf Leon van Nierop in die Voorwoord tot Druk speel: ’n Filmstudiegids vir die klaskamer.

‘I was brought into the world in case something happened to Willy’ – Listen to Prince Harry reading from his memoir Spare

Spare, the official memoir by Prince Harry, is available now from Penguin Random House SA, with the audio read by the author.

New book alert! 8 Rules of Love: How to Find it, Keep it, and Let it Go by bestselling author Jay Shetty

8 Rules of Love: How to Find it, Keep it, and Let it Go by Jay Shetty is out in January from Jonathan Ball Publishers.