Non-fiction

Fri – 22nd Oct 2021

Luister! Hoe het Ethienne Reynecke die doodsengel drie keer vrygespring? Tinus van Staden vertel op Pretoria FM

Luister na ’n onderhoud met Tinus van Staden oor die verstommende storie van oud-rugbyheld en gemengde gevegskuns-kampioen, Ethienne Reynecke.

Video: Braai your own Brandy-marinated Prawns from Mynie Plays with Fire (Plus: a free lesson on how to devein a prawn!)

Watch Mynie Steffens demonstrate how to braai Brandy-marinated Prawns from her latest cookbook, Mynie Plays with Fire.

New book alert! The highly anticipated Hosting With The Lazy Makoti: A Celebration of Food is out now

Hosting With The Lazy Makoti: A Celebration of Food – the highly anticipated new cookbook from South Africa’s award-winning and bestselling cookbook author and chef. Out now!

Thu – 21st Oct 2021

A story of survival – Richard Peirce investigates the sudden disappearance of great white sharks from Gansbaai in his book Orca

Its flourish of great whites is Gansbaai’s claim to fame, and a large part of its success, so when its shiver of sharks started to disappear, the small Western Cape town faced a conundrum. Shark conservationist and author of Orca, Richard Peirce, investigated the sudden retreat.

Tune in and discover with JBP Pagecast – a new podcast from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Have you ever wondered about what your favourite author does in their free time? How they feel after writing the final page? The inspiration behind leading characters in their stories?

Wed – 20th Oct 2021

Wen INA, ’n Verhaal van genade en genesing deur Ina Bonnette! Neem deel op Facebook voor 22 Oktober

Jy kan nou ’n kans staan om Ina Bonnette se lewensverhaal te wen! INA, ’n Verhaal van genade en genesing is nou beskikbaar by LUCA.

Black Lion: Alive in the Wilderness by Sicelo Mbatha – both memoir and philosophical reflection

Black Lion: Alive in the Wilderness by Sicelo Mbatha with Bridget Pitt – part memoir, part guide to understanding the importance of wilderness to humanity’s health and spiritual well-being.

Tue – 19th Oct 2021

Don’t miss the launch of the blazing Amakomiti by Trevor Ngwane (21 Oct)

Trevor Ngwane’s Amakomiti argues that, contrary to common perception, shack dwellers are an essential part of the urban population, whose political agency must be recognised and respected. 

Thu – 14th Oct 2021

Pan Macmillan is proud to be releasing In Black and White, a riveting memoir by Anant Singh, in November 2021

In Black and White: A Memoir by Anant Singh will be out from Pan Macmillan SA in November 2021.

New book alert! All Rise: Resistance and Rebellion in South Africa – A Graphic History

All Rise: Resistance and Rebellion in South Africa is a vivid, first-of-its-kind collection of near-forgotten South Africa resistance histories. 

Tue – 12th Oct 2021

Warren Ingram explores new and unforeseen challenges – and a load of new opportunities – in Global Investing Made Easy

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from Global Investing Made Easy, the new book by Warren Ingram.

South African heist hero Leo Prinsloo releases book – Leo’s Guide to Not Becoming a Statistic

Leo Prinsloo, the man who became an international internet sensation after leaked footage went viral of his reaction to an attempted high-value goods-in-transit heist, has released a book.

Mon – 11th Oct 2021

Digging for the Blues – Fred de Vries on the genesis of his book Blues for the White Man

There is a much deeper context that begs for digging up if we’re to fully understand the impact of music, writes Blues for the White Man author Fred de Vries.

Kom luister na Ina Bonnette se verhaal van oorlewing, genade en genesing by die aanlynbekendstelling van INA (13 Okt)

Nou beskikbaar by LUCA! Kom luister na Ina Bonnette in gesprek met Bertha Wahl by die aanlynbekendstelling van INA, ’n Verhaal van genade en genesing.

Mind Over Mountain by Robby Kojetin – a journey from the seat of a wheelchair to the summit of the highest mountain on Earth

Mind Over Mountain: A Mental and Physical Climb to the Top by Robby Kojetin is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Sat – 9th Oct 2021

Kom gesels met Pieter van Zyl oor sy boek Verhale van hoop by Hollywood Studios in Krugersdorp-Wes (9 Okt)

LAPA Uitgewers en Hollywood Costumes nooi jou uit na die bekendstelling van Verhale van hoop deur Pieter van Zyl – een dag voor Wêreld Psigiese Gesondheidsdag op Sondag 10 Oktober.

Thu – 7th Oct 2021

‘Famo was the music I grew up listening to’ – Zakes Mda chats about his new novel Wayfarers’ Hymns

Zakes Mda’s new book, Wayfarers’ Hymns, is set in the fascinating world of famo music. He chatted to Lauren Mc Diarmid about the novel, his years living in Lesotho and stories that demand to be told.

Book signing: Barbara Masekela will be signing copies of her memoir Poli Poli at Exclusive Books Killarney (9 Oct)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers at Exclusive Books Killarney, where Barbara Masekela will be signing copies of her book Poli Poli.

2021 SA Book Awards winners announced – Refiloe Moahloli’s How Many Ways Can You Say Hello? takes top prize

The winners of the 2021 SA Book Awards were announced on Wednesday, 6 October, during a virtual ceremony.