Non-fiction

Fri – 24th Jan 2020

The Kruger National Park – a game reserve that very nearly wasn’t – read an excerpt from David Bristow’s new book Of Hominins, Hunter-Gatherers and Heroes

Of Hominins, Hunter-Gatherers and Heroes: Searching for 20 Amazing Places in South Africa by David Bristow offers spellbinding stories of some amazing, little-known places in South Africa.

New book alert! How to Raise a Man: The Modern Mother’s Guide to Parenting her Teenage Son by Megan de Beyer

In this era of #MeToo and #AllMenAreTrash, it’s evident that something is going wrong with the way men progress from childhood into adulthood, and few realise how critical the role of the purposeful and emotionally empowered mother is in a boy’s journey to maturity.

Is a Bigfoot-like being living in the Knysna forest? Find out more about the South African cryptid, the otang

Beyond the Secret Elephants: Of Mystery, Elephants and Discovery, Gareth Patterson’s long-awaited sequel to The Secret Elephants, is out now from Tracey McDonald Publishers.

Thu – 23rd Jan 2020

‘I’m carrying, buried deep inside me, the pain of knowing first-hand the trauma of Mozambique’s past’

Jacana Media and MFBooks Joburg have shared an extract from Not Child’s Play: Kidnapped. Held Hostage. A True Story by Dave Muller.

Wed – 22nd Jan 2020

Don’t miss an evening of sensual delight with Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, The Lazy Makoti and The Cheeky Natives! (14 Feb)

Join Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, The Lazy Makoti and The Cheeky Natives for an evening of sensual delight with chocolate body paint, exciting toy giveaways and tips for pleasure lovers.

Join Ali Bacher and David Williams for an informative presentation on their new book South Africa’s Greatest Bowlers Past and Present (12 Feb)

Get ready to be bowled over!

Join us for an informative presentation by Dr Ali Bacher and David Williams as they discuss their new book ‘South Africa’s Greatest Bowlers – Past & Present’ at St Dunstan’s College on Wednesday, 12 February.

Tue – 21st Jan 2020

2020 Time of the Writer Festival – dates and authors announced

The dates and initial line-up for the 2020 Time of the Writer Festival have been announced!

Join The Business Book Club for a discussion of Sweat Scale $ell with business accelerator Pavlo Phitidis (4 Feb)

The February edition of The Business Book Club will feature business accelerator Pavlo Phitidis.

How Christiaan Barnard’s success went to his head – Read an excerpt from Bill Bryson’s new book The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Bill Bryson’s new book The Body: A Guide for Occupants.

Cover reveal! Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams by Jamil F Khan

Jacana Media has shared the cover for Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams, the forthcoming book by Jamil F Khan!

Mon – 20th Jan 2020

Don’t miss the launch of Rodney Trudgeon’s Concert Notes: A Selection of Favourite Orchestral Masterpieces at the Artscape (27 Jan)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Fine Music Radio invite you to the launch of Rodney Trudgeon’s Concert Notes.

Join Hassen Ebrahim for the launch of his memoir Marabastad to Mogadishu: The Journey of an ANC Soldier at Love Books (29 Jan)

Jacana Media and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation invite you to the launch of Marabastad to Mogadishu: The Journey of an ANC Soldier by Hassen Ebrahim.

Don’t miss an evening with Prue Leith in Cape Town (PLUS a cooking demonstration!) (5 Feb)

Join Pan Macmillan for a meet and greet and cooking demonstration by Prue Leith to celebrate her two latest cookbooks, Prue and The Vegetarian Kitchen (coming March 2020).

Join cricket legend Ali Bacher and David Williams for a lunch-time launch of South Africa’s Greatest Bowlers at the Rand Club

Who are South Africa’s greatest bowlers? Join cricket legend Ali Bacher and top journalist David Williams for a lunch-time discussion at the Rand Club to find out!

Tue – 14th Jan 2020

‘Afrikaans-speaking doctor operates on Mandela’ – Read an excerpt from Operation Mandela by Willem Laubscher

Read an excerpt from Operation Mandela by Willem Laubscher – the Afrikaans-speaking doctor who performed surgery on Nelson Mandela.

Everyone’s Guide to the South African Economy – essential reading for every South African consumer and taxpayer

If you are baffled by the specialised jargon of economists and bankers and want to know more about the economic forces that subtly dictate your day-to-day existence, Everyone’s Guide to the South African Economy will put you in the picture.

Mon – 13th Jan 2020

‘Wit, rebellion and sizzling sex’ – Ronnie Kasrils chats to Sue Grant-Marshall about his memoir, Catching Tadpoles

Ronnie Kasrils chatted to Sue Grant-Marshall on Radio Today’s Reading Matters about his extraordinary coming-of-age memoir, Catching Tadpoles: The Shaping of a Young Rebel.

Caroline Kurtz explores what it was like to grow up between cultures in her memoir, A Road Called Down on Both Sides

In her memoir, A Road Called Down on Both Sides: Growing Up in Ethiopia and America, Caroline Kurtz writes about what it was like to grow up between the two countries.

This year forget big resolutions. Dip into Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything by BJ Fogg, the world’s leading expert on habit formation

Struggling to stick with that New Year’s resolution already? For real change start small. Try any habit, make it tiny, find where it fits naturally in your life and nurture its growth.

New book alert! Rodney Trudgeon’s Concert Notes – A Selection of Favourite Orchestral Masterpieces

Rodney Trudgeon’s Concert Notes – A Selection of Favourite Orchestral Masterpieces is out in mid-January 2020 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.