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Jacana Pocket Series: Informative, insightful, important reads

The Jacana Pocket Series is meant for those who are looking for a brief but lively introduction to a wide range of topics on South African history, politics and biography.

Nelson Mandela’s Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years launched in Johannesburg

Dare Not Linger is the sequel to Long Walk to Freedom, the story of Nelson Mandela’s presidential years, drawing on the memoir he began to write but was unable to finish.

Sisonke Msimang on the difficulty of writing about sexual assault in her new book Always Another Country

Sisonke Msimang’s much anticipated memoir, Always Another Country, was launched this week in South Africa. 

Wednesday – 18th October 2017

Join Sisonke Msimang for a coffee morning at Love Books to launch Always Another Country

Literary rockstar Sisonke Msimang is in South Africa to launch her memoir, Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home.

Madiba preferred to write longhand – Zelda la Grange chats about Nelson Mandela’s writing process

Dare Not Linger, the sequel to Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom, is out from Pan Macmillan South Africa in October.

Tuesday – 17th October 2017

Dates and venues announced for the second Abantu Book Festival

The Abantu Book Festival organisers have revealed the first poster for the event, as December approaches.

Thursday – 12th October 2017

Sisonke Msimang to launch Always Another Country at The Troyeville Hotel

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Troyeville Hotel invite you to the launch of Always Another Country by Sisonke Msimang.

Z Pallo Jordan says the assassination of Ruth First was no mistake

Z Pallo Jordan says there is no doubt in his mind that Ruth First was specifically targeted with the letter bomb that took her life.

Wednesday – 11th October 2017

Calling all writers! Pan Macmillan is considering unsolicited manuscripts in November – get ready

Pan Macmillan South Africa will be accepting manuscripts during an open submissions period from 20 to 24 November 2017.

Tuesday – 10th October 2017

The standard by which we judge men and leaders in general was lowered for Jacob Zuma – Redi Tlhabi

Redi Tlhabi says President Jacob Zuma should have owned up to the fact that he exploited his power with regards to Khwezi.

Twitchers – don’t miss the launch of Kingdom of Daylight: Memories of a Birdwatcher at Kalk Bay Books

Join author Peter Steyn in conversation with Vernon Head about his life with birds and his new book Kingdom of Daylight: Memories of a Birdwatcher.

Read an excerpt from Pumla Dineo Gqola’s new book Reflecting Rogue: Inside the Mind of a Feminist

During a panel with four feminist writers, moderator Mohale Mashigo, Yewande Omotoso and Nnedi Okorafor, at the 2016 Open Book Festival in Cape Town, Kabura Nganga asked “how do you/we cultivate feminist joy?”

Monday – 9th October 2017

Join Richard Steyn in Cape Town for the launch of Churchill and Smuts: The Friendship

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Churchill and Smuts: The Friendship by Richard Steyn.

Friday – 6th October 2017

A new book from Zakes Mda – Justify the Enemy: Becoming Human in South Africa

Justify the Enemy: Becoming Human in South Africa is a new collection of non-fiction by the prolific author Zakes Mda.

Mandla Langa on writing Dare Not Linger, the sequel to Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom

In one of the biggest book events of the year, the sequel to Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom will be published this month.

Thursday – 5th October 2017

Join Richard Steyn for the launch of Churchill and Smuts: The Friendship at Love Books

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of Churchill and Smuts: The Friendship by Richard Steyn.

Wednesday – 4th October 2017

Writing and photography on gender, human rights and sexuality in Africa: The Gerald Kraak Award reopen for submissions

The Jacana Literary Foundation (JLF) and the Other Foundation have decided to reopen submissions for the second annual Gerald Kraak Award.

Don’t miss the launch of Sisonke Msimang’s hotly anticipated memoir Always Another Country

Exclusive Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers take great pleasure in inviting you to the launch of Sisonke Msimang’s hotly anticipated memoir Always Another Country.

Trevor Noah wins major international award The Thurber Prize for American Humor for his book Born A Crime

Trevor Noah has won a big international award for his autobiography – the Thurber Prize for American Humor.

The Single Story Foundation launch journal of writing from Africa and the diaspora

The Single Story Foundation has launched an online journal of literary writing from Africa and the diaspora.