Non-fiction

Tue – 6th Aug 2019

Join former Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas at the Joburg launch of After Dawn (13 August)

How can we free South Africa from corruption? Find out at the launch of After Dawn: Hope After State Capture by Mcebisi Jonas.

Mon – 5th Aug 2019

Join Gaongalelwe Tiro at the launch of Parcel of Death: The Biography of Onkgopotse Abram Tiro at Exclusive Books (22 Aug)

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Parcel of Death: The Biography of Onkgopotse Abram Tiro by Gaongalelwe Tiro.

Jonathan Ball Publishers joins the audiobook revolution: Now you can listen to your favourite South African books!

A leader in the field of local publishing in history, politics and current affairs, Jonathan Ball Publishers has now joined the audiobook revolution!

Fri – 2nd Aug 2019

New book alert! Rockonomics: What the Music Industry Can Teach Us About Economics (and Our Future)

In Rockonomics, Alan Krueger uses the music industry, from rock artists to music executives, from managers to promoters, as a way in to explain the principles of economics, and the forces shaping our economic lives.

The programme for the 2019 Open Book Festival has been revealed!

The full programme has been announced for the ninth Open Book Festival!

Edward Snowden tells his story for the very first time in his memoir Permanent Record – out in September 2019

Edward Snowden’s memoir Permanent Record will be published globally by Macmillan Publishers on 17 September 2019.

Sign up for Read This! – a new voice note show, hosted by The JRB and Volume

The Johannesburg Review of Books and Volume have launched a new books show called Read This!, where you can discover what’s hot in the world of literature.

Thu – 1st Aug 2019

Attention fly fisherman! Yet More Sweet Days by Tom Sutcliffe is in stores now

Yet More Sweet Days, the new book by Tom Sutcliffe, is now available in bookstores and fly shops throughout South Africa.

‘What we’re seeing in Cape Town is just a fragment of transnational organised crime’ – Watch an interview with Caryn Dolley on her new book The Enforcers

Caryn Dolley chatted to Open News recently about her new book The Enforcers: Inside Cape Town’s Deadly Nightclub Battles.

Wed – 31st Jul 2019

Don’t miss the launch of Get Me to 21: The Jenna Lowe Story by Gabi Lowe at Exclusive Books Cavendish (6 August)

MFBooks Joburg and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Get Me to 21: The Jenna Lowe Story by Gabi Lowe.

New book alert! Parcel of Death, the little-told life story of Onkgopotse Abram Tiro, hailed by many as the ‘godfather’ of the June 1976 uprisings

A compelling portrait of Onkgopotse Abram Tiro’s story and its lasting significance in South Africa’s history, Parcel of Death by Gaongalelwe Tiro is out this August from Pan Macmillan.

Tue – 30th Jul 2019

‘I’ve never hugged my mother’ – Listen to Landa Mabenge talk to The Cheeky Natives about his memoir, Becoming Him: A Trans Memoir of Triumph

In this in-depth podcast, Landa Mabenge talks to The Cheeky Natives about his memoir Becoming Him: a Trans Memoir of Triumph.

Video: Does the ‘Stellenbosch Mafia’ really exist and how much power do they wield over South Africa?

In this video, author and News24 assistant editor for in-depth news Pieter du Toit unpacks his book, The Stellenbosch Mafia: Inside the Billionaires’ Club.

Footnotes, August 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 over the last month. Browse and enjoy!

Mon – 29th Jul 2019

Join Sarah Wild and Sipho Kings for the Joburg launch of South Africa’s Survival Guide to Climate Change (13 August)

Pan Macmillan and Love Books invite you to the launch of South Africa’s Survival Guide to Climate Change by Sarah Wild and Sipho Kings.

Join Living Coloured author Yusuf Daniels for a fun-filled evening of talks, food, spot prizes and more in Cape Town (3 August)

Yusuf Daniels invites you to a fun-filled evening in support of small businesses at Kenwyn Primary School in Cape Town.

Don’t miss the launch of The Enforcers: Inside Cape Town’s Deadly Nightclub Battles by Caryn Dolley at Love Books (30 July)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of The Enforcers: Inside Cape Town’s Deadly Nightclub Battles by Caryn Dolley.

Fri – 26th Jul 2019

Read an excerpt from Blood on Her Hands: South Africa’s Most Notorious Female Killers by Tanya Farber

This excerpt focuses on Chané van Heerden, also known as ‘Welkom Killer’, who was convicted of the murder of Michael van Eck in 2011, when she was 20 years old.

Raise your hand if you agree that pavlovas are the stuff dreams are made of! (Recipe inside)

Penguin Random House has shared a free recipe for Ilse van der Merwe’s Pavlova with Lemon Curd and Passion Fruit from her stunning new cookbook, Cape Mediterranean!

Epidemics and the Health of African Nations – MISTRA’s latest publication probes possible solutions to the continent’s heavy burden of disease

Epidemics and the Health of African Nations – the latest publication from The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) – is out now.