Non-fiction

Fri – 15th Feb 2019

Career opportunities: Jacana Media is hiring! (Production Assistant)

Jacana Media, South Africa’s fastest-growing independent publisher, is seeking a levelheaded production assistant who will do what it takes to get the job done.

Thu – 14th Feb 2019

Read Chapter 1 of The Mastermind – the true story of Paul Le Roux, 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.

The Stress Code: From Surviving to Thriving by Richard Sutton – a scientific model for stress resilience

Supported by extensive scientific research, Richard Sutton’s new book The Stress Code offers practical tools and skills to buffer the adverse effects of stress and enhance functionality and health.

Join Deon Maas for the launch of Witboy in Berlin in Johannesburg

Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of Witboy in Berlin by Deon Maas.

‘The Tsafendas portrayed in The Man Who Killed Apartheid is an absolute treasure’ – Percy Zvomuya

Percy Zvomuya has reviewed The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas for New Frame.

Wed – 13th Feb 2019

Think out of the box this Valentine’s Day and surprise your sweetheart with the hilarious new anthology Love Poems for Married People

Written with brilliant wit, sharp observation and a big dose of reality, Love Poems for Married People takes the poetic form, turns it upside down and leaves it in the dishwasher to dry.

Tue – 12th Feb 2019

‘We have no photographs of our early days’ – Read an excerpt from Emma Rous’s gripping debut novel, The Au Pair

Read an excerpt from Emma Rous’s debut novel The Au Pair – one of the most anticipated books of 2019!

The Mastermind – The extraordinary story of Paul Le Roux from Krugersdorp, who became an international digital-age crime boss

The extraordinary story of Paul Le Roux – one of the world’s most prolific criminals – and the US government’s clandestine efforts to bring him down.

Squirm by Carl Hiaasen – a wildly entertaining novel celebrating the great outdoors and involving snakes, grizzlies, a missing dad, and a menacing drone!

Squirm is a funny, wildly entertaining adventure about the great outdoors and protecting the environment, from bestselling author Carl Hiaasen, author of the modern classic Hoot.

Letter to a Young Queer Intellectual by Amatesiro Dore

As part of The Johannesburg Review of Books January Conversation Issue, read Amatesiro Dore’s Letter to a Young Queer Intellectual:

Everyone is Present events in Johannesburg, London and New York

If you missed Terry Kurgan’s packed book launches in Johannesburg, here’s one more chance to catch her.

Mon – 11th Feb 2019

Don’t miss the launch of David Brock Katz’s new book South Africans versus Rommel in Joburg (Feb 21)

Delta Books and Bookdealers invite you to the launch of South Africans versus Rommel by David Brock Katz.

Mentors, the new book by Russell Brand – Could happiness lie in helping others and being open to accepting help yourself?

Russell Brand has a new book coming in March! In Mentors: How to Help and Be Helped, he shares the stories of the significant people who have had a positive impact on his life.

Don’t miss a book discussion around We Are No Longer at Ease: The Struggle for #FeesMustFall at Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education

“Combining personal reflections, essays, poetry and analyses, the book provides an insiders’ perspective on the movement, which swept university campuses across the country from 2015 and boldly challenged the status quo.”

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Thu – 7th Feb 2019

Join Francoise Malby Anthony, the author of An Elephant in My Kitchen, for a club lunch at Kelvin Grove

Join Kelvin Grove Club and Pan Macmillan for a club lunch with Françoise Malby Anthony, the author of An Elephant in My Kitchen.

Modjaji Books to open submissions in March 2019

Award-winning feminist press Modjaji Books will be opening submissions again on 1 March 2019.

Kwela 25: Iconic SA publisher celebrates 25 years of local publishing

Kwela Books is celebrating 25 years of local publishing this year, and will be hosting an event at Exclusive Books to celebrate. 

‘The struggle for free education matters’ – Read Malaika wa Azania’s Foreword to We Are No Longer at Ease: The Struggle for #FeesMustFall

We Are No Longer at Ease is a collection of personal articles, essays, speeches and poetry mainly from voices of young people …

Wed – 6th Feb 2019

Don’t miss the launch of Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Carsten Rasch (5 March)

MFBooks Joburg and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Carsten Rasch.

Mon – 4th Feb 2019

One of the first literary figures in France with a double identity, a cultural hybridity – An excerpt from The First Safari

Read an excerpt from The First Safari: Searching for François Levaillant by Ian Glenn, out now from Jacana Media!