Non-fiction

Yesterday

Don’t miss the Joburg launch of No Longer Whispering to Power by Thandeka Gqubule tonight

David Krut Projects and Jonathan Ball Publishers to invite you to the book launch of No Longer Whispering to Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela by Thandeka Gqubule.

Join Thandeka Gqubule for the Cape Town launch of No Longer Whispering To Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela

Exclusive Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of No Longer Whispering To Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela by Thandeka Gqubule.

3 Joburg launches for Koleka Putuma’s Collective Amnesia confirmed, plus events in the Vaal and Pretoria

uHlanga Press has announced three Johannesburg launches for Koleka Putuma’s debut collection of poems, Collective Amnesia.

Friday – 19th May 2017

Enjoy a literary feast with Pan Macmillan at this year’s Franschhoek Literary Festival

Pan Macmillan authors on the Franschhoek Literary Festival programme include Mohale Mashigo, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Rebecca Davis and Dikgang Moseneke – and many others!

Monday – 15th May 2017

2017 Alan Paton Award for non-fiction shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction has been announced!

Sunday – 14th May 2017

You have the power to save South African publishing! – a message from Paige Nick

Paige Nick has shared a ‘Sunday thought’ about the South African book world.

Thursday – 11th May 2017

A must-read for aspiring writers: Nick Mulgrew’s open letter about the state of South African poetry

The open submissions period inspired uHlanga’s publisher, Nick Mulgrew, to write an open letter about poetry in South Africa,and what he believes writers could learn from his experience.

Read an excerpt from No Longer Whispering to Power, the new biography of Thuli Madonsela

HuffPost SA has published an exclusive extract from the unauthorised biography of former public protector Thuli Madonsela.

Forget flowers – spoil your mum with books!

Enter the Penguin Random House South Africa Mother’s Day competition!

Don’t miss Pan Macmillan authors at the Kingsmead Book Fair!

Will we see you at the Kingsmead Book Fair this weekend?

H Melt and Victor Yates win Lambda Literary’s Judith A Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers

Lambda Literary, a nonprofit organisation promoting LGBTQ literature in the United States, has announced the recipients of the 2017 Judith A Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers.

Wednesday – 10th May 2017

Don’t miss the launch of The Republic of Gupta by Pieter-Louis Myburgh, with Ferial Haffajee

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to join them for the launch of The Republic of Gupta by Pieter-Louis Myburgh.

Tuesday – 9th May 2017

Add your name to PEN SA’s call for the release of Dr Stella Nyanzi

Please fill in the online form if you would like us to add your name to PEN South Africa’s appeal to the Ugandan President to release Dr Stella Nyanzi:

A remarkable new sports biography – Being a Black Springbok: The Thando Manana Story

Thando Manana was the third black African player to don a Springbok jersey after unification in 1992, when he made his debut in 2000 in a tour game against Argentina A.

Monday – 8th May 2017

The Fifth Mrs Brink by Karina M Szczurek

Arriving on the doorstep of Jonathan Ball Publishers, I felt like a refugee who had sailed through treacherous waters in a derelict dinghy and found her way to the shores of a safe haven. With only my ancient fountain pen in the bag I carried, I was seeking asylum again.

Friday – 5th May 2017

William Kentridge wins the Princess of Asturias Award, Spain’s most prestigious art prize

William Kentridge has been awarded Spain’s most prestigious art prize, the Princess of Asturias award.

Thursday – 4th May 2017

George Bizos to deliver annual Nadine Gordimer Lecture at Wits

Advocate George Bizos will deliver this year’s Nadine Gordimer Lecture at Wits University.

Rebecca Davis reviews No Longer Whispering To Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela

Rebecca Davis has written a review of Thandeka Gqubule’s No Longer Whispering To Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela for the Daily Maverick:

More than 200 free art books made available to download from the Guggenheim

Books of work by Picasso, Kandinsky, Lichtenstein, Flavin, Klimt and Rothko have been digitised and are now available for free.

Wednesday – 3rd May 2017

Help make a book happen: An A to Z of AmaZing South African Women

Meet the rebels, artists, troublemakers, athletes, dancing queens and freedom fighters that shaped our past – and are changing our future. Please help us print 1000 copies of this AmaZing book. It will make you feel proud for a change!