Non-fiction

Yesterday

Trevor Noah’s book Born A Crime wins Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award

Trevor Noah’s book took top honours, while The Book Lounge won best independent bookseller for the fourth year in a row, at the Sefika Awards last night.

Tyler Perry: Buy Trevor Noah’s ‘incredible’ book!

Tyler Perry and Bill Gates are big fans of Trevor Noah’s award-winning autobiography Born A Crime.

Don’t miss the launch of The Cowboy Capitalist by Charles van Onselen in Johannesburg

Find out how America was involved in the Jameson Raid at the launch of The Cowboy Capitalist by Charles van Onselen.

Claim your free sample of the explosive exposé Apartheid Guns and Money

Shining a light on apartheid’s corruption secrets: Apartheid Guns and Money: A Tale of Profit, by Hennie van Vuuren, is published by Jacana Media.

John W Fredericks will launch his autobiography Skollie at the Artscape

John W Fredericks’s autobiography Skollie – the inspiration for the film Noem My Skollie – will be launched at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town.

Tuesday – 22nd August 2017

Don’t miss the launch of Inside Apartheid’s Prison by Raymond Suttner at UCT

Jacana Media and the UCT Law Faculty invite you to the launch of Inside Apartheid’s Prison by Raymond Suttner.

Monday – 21st August 2017

How to get published in South Africa

How do I approach a publisher? How do I choose a publisher? What royalties should I expect?

Friday – 18th August 2017

‘I wrote it for black women but men are finding value in it’ – Malebo Sephodi chats about her new book Miss Behave

Miss-Behave challenges society’s deep-seated beliefs about what it means to be an obedient woman. In this book, Malebo tracks her journey on a path towards achieving total autonomy and self-determinism. Miss-Behave will challenge, rattle and occasionally cause you to scream ‘yassss, yassss, yassss’ at various intervals.

Thursday – 17th August 2017

Don’t miss the launch of Glynnis Breytenbach’s new book Rule of Law

Exclusive Books and Pan Macmillan invite you to join us to celebrate the launch of Rule of Law by Glynnis Breytenbach with Nechama Brodie, in conversation with Jessica Pitchford.

Wednesday – 16th August 2017

A disconcerting portrait of South Africa’s underworld: Tymon Smith reviews Hitmen for Hire

Hitmen for Hire by Mark Shaw debunks the myth that assassinations and political killings belong to South Africa’s past.

Win a copy of Frans Rautenbach’s insightful and provocative new book South Africa Can Work

In his insightful and provocative book South Africa Can Work, Frans Rautenbach proposes a complete overhaul of policy thinking, and provides fresh arguments that effectively address South Africa’s unemployment, race problems and lack of education.

Tuesday – 15th August 2017

I was never invited to a team braai – Thando Manana describes being the first black African to play for the Griquas

Former Springbok rugby player Thando Manana, author of Being a Black Springbok: The Thando Manana Story, chatted to Azania Mosaka on CapeTalk about his autobiography.

Don’t miss the launch of Killing Karoline – What happens when the baby they buried comes back?

Born Karoline King in 1980 in Johannesburg South Africa, Sara-Jayne (as she will later be called by her adoptive parents) is the result of an affair, illegal under apartheid’s Immorality Act, between a white British woman and her black South African employee.

Monday – 14th August 2017

Don’t miss the launch of Hedley Twidle’s new book of essays, Firepool, at Love Books

Hedley Twidle will be chatting to Simon van Schalkwyk at Love Books in Melville on Thursday, 17 August.

Try this amazing Duck Rendang recipe from Lean in 15 – The Sustain Plan by Joe Wicks

Bestselling author Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach, has inspired thousands to transform their bodies by shifting unwanted fat and building lean muscle.

Friday – 11th August 2017

Feminism and lobola – can it work? Pumla Dineo Gqola tells her story at the launch of Reflecting Rogue

Pumla Dineo Gqola launched her new book Reflecting Rogue at Love Books in Melville last night.

Don’t miss a discussion on economic transformation with Mmusi Maimane and Lorenzo Fioramonti

Professor and author Lorenzo Fioramonti‏ will be in conversation with DA leader Mmusi Maimane to discuss economic transformation in South Africa at Wits University this month.

Fikile Mbalula should read this book: Marianne Thamm recommends Mark Shaw’s Hitmen for Hire

Marianne Thamm has reviewed Mark Shaw’s new book Hitmen for Hire: Exposing South Africa’s Underworld for the Daily Maverick.

Join the Struik Nature Club

Join the Struik Nature club to be the first to know about our new releases, special offers and special editions, plus you will be invited to our launches and author events and will stand in line to win great prizes monthly!

Thursday – 10th August 2017

Trevor Noah, Deon Meyer and Dikgang Moseneke up for Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award

The shortlist for the Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award – a prize for South African booksellers’ favourite book – has been announced.