Non-fiction

Wed – 16th Oct 2019

The Books That Made Me by Jamil F Khan, author of Khamr: The Making of a Waterslams

Jacana Media has shared The Books That Made Me by Jamil F Khan, author of Khamr: The Making of a Waterslams, due early 2020.

Elton John’s Me – the first and only official autobiography of a much-loved global icon – is out now! 

In his first and only official autobiography, published globally on 15 October 2019, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life.

Tiger Woods announces a memoir that tells his ‘definitive story’

Tiger Woods has announced that he is writing his ‘definitive story’ in a memoir titled Back.

Tue – 15th Oct 2019

Don’t miss the launch of A House Divided: The Feud That Took Cape Town to the Brink by Crispian Olver at Love Books (23 Oct)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of A House Divided: The Feud That Took Cape Town to the Brink by Crispian Olver.

Mon – 14th Oct 2019

Don’t miss the launch of A House Divided: The Feud That Took Cape Town to the Brink by Crispian Olver at The Book Lounge (17 Oct)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of A House Divided: The Feud That Took Cape Town to the Brink by Crispian Olver.

Don’t miss the launch of The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Z Taruvinga at The Book Lounge (31 Oct)

MFBooks Joburg and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of the witty and poignant new book The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Z Taruvinga.

Thu – 10th Oct 2019

The Books That Made Me by Vanessa Govender, author of the memoir Beaten but not Broken

Jacana Media has shared a feature called The Books That Made Me by Vanessa Govender, author of Beaten but not Broken.

Crispian Olver exposes the political meltdown behind ‘Day Zero’ in his new book A House Divided: The Feud That Took Cape Town to the Brink

Crispian Olver’s new book, A House Divided: The Feud That Took Cape Town to the Brink, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Wed – 9th Oct 2019

What turned a white youngster from a modest background into a lifelong revolutionary? Catching Tadpoles, an extraordinary new memoir from Ronnie Kasrils

Catching Tadpoles: The Shaping of a Young Rebel, an extraordinary coming-of-age memoir from Ronnie Kasrils, is out in October from Jacana Media.

Mon – 7th Oct 2019

Win a signed copy of Bassie: My Journey of Hope by Basetsana Kumalo, plus a Lux hamper worth R1000!

One lucky reader stands a chance to win a book hamper, including signed copy of Bassie: My Journey of Hope by Basetsana Kumalo, courtesy of Penguin Random House!

New book alert! Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe: New Reflections – thought-provoking and moving essays collected by Benjamin Pogrund

Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe: New Reflections by Benjamin Pogrund is out in October from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Thu – 3rd Oct 2019

For the Record

Footnotes, October 2019: 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 …

A guide for how to live your best life – You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich by Mapalo Makhu

You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich by Mapalo Makhu – if you’re a millennial who’s trying to figure out how money works, this book is for you.

Find out how you can build your business into an asset of value at the launch of Sweat Scale $ell by Pavlo Phitidis (30 Oct)

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Sweat Scale $ell by business growth expert Pavlo Phitidis.

Read Coconut Kelz’s hilarious guide to the top 3 South African political parties and their leaders

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from Coconut Kelz’s Guide to Surviving This Shithole!

Wed – 2nd Oct 2019

Exhibition opening – Daylin Paul’s Broken Land (winner of the Ernest Cole Award) at Wits Art Museum (8 Oct)

Don’t miss the opening of Daylin Paul’s Broken Land at the Wits Art Museum, showing until Sunday 27 October.

Find out more about 80-year-old Julia Albu’s drive from Cape to Cairo at the Cape Town launch of My African Conquest

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of My African Conquest: Cape to Cairo by Julia Albu.

Tue – 1st Oct 2019

Join Nolitha Fakude, in conversation with Onkgopotse JJ Tabane, for the launch of her memoir Boardroom Dancing (16 Oct)

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Boardroom Dancing, the memoir of corporate activist Nolitha Fakude.

Find out more about Broken Land, the new book of photography by Daylin Paul, winner of the Ernest Cole Award

Showing not telling – Broken Land by Daylin Paul is out now from Jacana Media.