Non-fiction

Thu – 2nd Dec 2021

Don’t miss the launch of International Brigade Against Apartheid, edited by Ronnie Kasrils (8 Dec)

Join Jacana Media for the international launch of International Brigade Against Apartheid: Secrets of the Peoples War that Liberated South Africa.

Wed – 1st Dec 2021

Tue – 30th Nov 2021

The latest episode of Pagecast is out now! Listen to Sara Nisha Adams chatting about her new book The Reading List

In the new episode of Pagecast, a new podcast by Jonathan Ball Publishers, Nicola Bruns and Ingrid Klückow chat with author Sara Nisha Adams about her debut novel, The Reading List.

Mon – 29th Nov 2021

Swart Vrydag LAPA

Swart Vrydag is nog lank nie verby nie! Kry tot 75% afslag op geselekteerde boeke by LAPA (26 Nov–3 Des)

LAPA Uitgewers se Swart Vrydag Boekverkoping duur nog die hele week, so gou spring as jy jou gunsteling boeke teen ‘n groot afslag wil bekom!

Don’t miss the launch of Leandie du Randt: My Life Hacks at Exclusive Books Brooklyn Mall! (30 Nov)

Penguin Random House SA and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of My Life Hacks by Leandie du Randt tomorrow at 17:30 in Pretoria!

Fri – 26th Nov 2021

Free webinar: Inside the publishing process with Pan Macmillan (1 Dec)

Join Pan Macmillan South Africa’s free webinar for a guide to navigating the publishing process and an overview of the publishing industry.

The Digital Silk Road – An expert on China’s growing digital empire provides an urgent look at the battle to connect and control tomorrow’s networks

The Digital Silk Road: China’s Quest to Wire the World and Win the Future by Jonathan E Hillman is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Thu – 25th Nov 2021

[Video] Leandie du Randt gesels oor My Hacks vir die Lewe: ‘Moenie iets doen waarvan jy nie hou nie’

Hoe kry Leandie du Randt – aktrise, entrepreneur, model, skrywer, stemkunstenaar en publieke figuur – dit reg om soveel te doen? Kyk na die video om uit te vind.

Wed – 24th Nov 2021

Speed up your cooking with Ramsay in 10: Delicious Recipes Made in a Flash by Gordon Ramsay

Ramsay in 10: Delicious Recipes Made in a Flash by Gordon Ramsay is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook of Mosilo Mothepu’s Uncaptured: The True Account of the Nenegate/Trillian Whistleblower

The unabridged audiobook version of Uncaptured: The True Account of the Nenegate/Trillian Whistleblower by Mosilo Mothepu is now available!

Mon – 22nd Nov 2021

Books for Black Friday! Jacana Media’s 50% off sale starts on Friday at 6am (PLUS stand a chance to win books too!)

Jacana Media’s Black Friday kicks off at 6am this Friday, 26 November 2021.

Thu – 18th Nov 2021

[Video] ‘’n Goeie boek is ’n boek wat die kind geniet. Punt’ – Christien Neser deel 7 wenke om jou kind aan die lees te kry

Christien Neser gesels oor die skryf van jeugboeke, spraakterapie en hoe om ’n liefde vir lees by jou kind te koester.

Don’t miss a book signing of Matthew Blackman and Nick Dall’s Rogues’ Gallery in Cape Town (20 Nov)

Join Penguin Random House for a book signing with Matthew Blackman and Nick Dall, the authors of Rogues’ Gallery: An Irreverent History of Corruption in South Africa, from the VOC to the ANC!

Wed – 17th Nov 2021

Dagstukkies vir die moeë siel: In die teenwoordigheid van die Allerhoogste deur Stephan Joubert is nou beskikbaar

LUCA stel bekend: In die teenwoordigheid van die Allerhoogste deur Stephan Joubert. Jou jaar van geestelike groei begin nou!

‘The trail leads not merely north and south but upwards to the body, mind and soul …’ Explore South Africa on World Hiking Day

With World Hiking Day on 17 November, keen traveller and author of Hiking Trails of South Africa Willie Olivier shares why South Africa is best seen up close and personal.

Find out more about Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture by Gaiutra Bahadur

161 years ago, on 16 November 1860, the SS Truro that sailed from Madras carrying the first 342 indentured Indian labourers arrived in Port Natal (present-day Durban).

Tue – 16th Nov 2021

Don’t miss The Cheeky Natives in conversation with Akwaeke Emezi about their new book Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir (17 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Cheeky Natives invite you to the virtual launch of Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir by Akwaeke Emezi.

Fri – 12th Nov 2021

Footnotes, November 2021: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye. …

2021 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2021 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology has been announced!