Non-fiction

Thu – 18th Apr 2019

Enter here to WIN 1 of 3 hampers including Gangster State, How to Succeed in the African Market and How to Get a SARS Refund for Small Businesses

Win one of three book hampers including Gangster State, How to Succeed in the African Market and How to Get a SARS Refund for Small Businesses!

Life Interrupted – Samantha Smirin’s deeply compelling memoir of living with bipolar

Life Interrupted is a deeply compelling memoir that brilliantly humanises the sufferer beyond the label.

The Moment of Lift, the debut book from Melinda Gates – a timely and necessary call to action for women’s empowerment

Let Melinda Gates inspire you to commit to the lift with her debut book, The Moment of Lift, out from Pan Macmillan this April.

Wed – 17th Apr 2019

Don’t miss the launch of Samantha Smirin’s mesmerising memoir Life Interrupted at Love Books (2 May)

MFBooks Joburg and Love Books invite you to the launch of Life Interrupted, Samantha Smirin’s lucid and devastating memoir about living with bipolar.

Tue – 16th Apr 2019

‘Paul Le Roux was a sweet kid’ – Read an excerpt from The Mastermind – the true story of the brilliant international crime boss from Krugersdorp

Read an excerpt from The Mastermind – the incredible true story of Paul Le Roux, the coder from Krugersdorp who became an international crime boss.

Africa Reimagined by Hlumelo Biko – Realistic steps to return to a more balanced Afrocentric identity

Africa Reimagined is a passionately argued appeal for a rediscovery of our African identity.

Trevor Noah is back! A NEW (and not for grown-ups!) edition of Born a Crime

Pan Macmillan is thrilled to announce that Trevor Noah’s South African and international bestseller Born a Crime has been adapted for a younger audience.

Mon – 15th Apr 2019

Gunship Over Angola – Steve Joubert’s gripping memoir, a powerful plea for healing and understanding

Gunship Over Angola: The Story of a Maverick Pilot by Steve Joubert is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

‘How has this story never been told?’ Watch an interview with the authors of Broke and Broken: The Shameful Legacy of Gold Mining in South Africa

Broke and Broken: The Shameful Legacy of Gold Mining in South Africa, by Lucas Ledwaba and Leon Sadiki, explores one of southern Africa’s greatest tragedies. 

The sporting dramas and passions that defined a quarter century – Luke Alfred introduces his new book Vuvuzela Dawn: 25 Sports Stories that Shaped a New Nation

Pan Macmillan has shared a video of Luke Alfred introducing his new book, Vuvuzela Dawn: 25 Sports Stories that Shaped a New Nation.

Fri – 12th Apr 2019

New, fully revised and extended edition of Cyril Ramaphosa: The Road to Presidential Power by Anthony Butler

A revised and extended edition of Cyril Ramaphosa: The Road to Presidential Power by Anthony Butler is out soon from Jacana Media.

Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven bestselling author Mitch Albom in South Africa this month

Remember Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven? Well Mitch Albom, author extraordinaire, will be at Love Books to launch his latest book, The Next Person you Meet in Heaven.

Thu – 11th Apr 2019

Find out more about Mhudi, the first novel by a black South African, in an excerpt from Sol Plaatje: A Life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje

Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Sol Plaatje: A Life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje 1876–1932 by Brian Willan. This biography celebrates one of …

Don’t miss the Joburg launch of Vuvuzela Dawn: 25 Sport Stories that Shaped a New Nation by Luke Alfred and Ian Hawkey

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to the Johannesburg launch of Vuvuzela Dawn: 25 Sport Stories that Shaped a New Nation by Luke Alfred and Ian Hawkey.

Lawfare by Michelle le Roux and Dennis Davis – What happens when SA’s tumultuous political life becomes entangled in the courts of law?

‘Lawfare is a timely and important work that provokes and confronts the growing debate on constitutionalism and the material transformation of our society.’ – Dikgang Moseneke, former Deputy Chief Justice

Wed – 10th Apr 2019

We will not be silenced – Penguin Random House responds to Gangster State launch disruption and calls to burn the book

Penguin Random House has released a statement in response to the disruption of the launch of Gangster State in Johannesburg yesterday.

Protesters rip up books, disrupt launch of Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s Gangster State

Protesters disrupted the launch of Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s new book Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule’s Web of Capture at Exclusive Books Sandton City last night.

ANCYL Free State calls for burning of Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s ‘puke disguised as a book’ Gangster State

The ANC Youth League in the Free State Province has said it will burn copies of Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s new book Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule’s Web of Capture.

A rediscovery of our African identity – Hlumelo Biko launches Africa Reimagined at Love Books

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of Hlumelo Biko’s new book, Africa Reimagined: Reclaiming a Sense of Abundance and Prosperity.

2019 Man Booker International Prize shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize, celebrating the ‘finest works of translated fiction from around the world’, has been announced.