Non-fiction

Mon – 21st Dec 2020

How I Learned to Understand the World – Hans Rosling’s own story of how a young scientist became a revolutionary thinker

The moving, playful memoir of the late Hans Rosling – Swedish statistics mastermind, researcher extraordinaire and author of the global bestseller, Factfulness.

Saving a Stranger’s Life by Anne Biccard – the true story of an emergency room doctor in Johannesburg facing off against Covid-19

Dr Anne Biccard writes of the camaraderie and dogged determination of health workers holding fast in the face of the Covid-19 nightmare as they battle, every day, to save a stranger’s life.

Fri – 18th Dec 2020

Saul Sithole dedicated 62 years of his life to the scientific world of birds and fossils: Read an extract from The Forgotten Scientist

Read an extract from The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole by Lorato Trok – the untold story of a pioneering black scientist who made a great contribution to the fields of anthropology and ornithology in South Africa.

20 black women writers ask ‘what’s next?’ in Loud Black Girls by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené

Loud Black Girls – an important and timely anthology of black British writing, edited and curated by the authors of the highly acclaimed, groundbreaking Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible.

Thu – 17th Dec 2020

Human Nature – an illuminating book that tackles our modern environmental future through the lens of preeminent photographers

In Human Nature, 12 of today’s most influential nature and conservation photographers address the biggest environmental concerns of our time.

Sea Change: Return To The Wild – a mind-change of a book, from the makers of My Octopus Teacher

From the makers of the hit documentary My Octopus Teacher comes a new book, Sea Change: Return To The Wild.

Tue – 15th Dec 2020

Lus vir koek? Bak dit self! Probeer Marlene Schoeman se resep vir Vanieljestroopkoek met roomkaasvulsel

Perfek vir baba se doop: probeer Marlene Schoeman se heerlike resep vir Vanieljestroopkoek met roomkaasvulsel uit Bak dit self: 50 feestelike koeke om baba te vier.

Pre-order your copy of They Called You Dambudzo by Flora Veit-Wild today (Coming in February 2021)

They Called You Dambudzo: A Memoir by Flora Veit-Wild is out in February 2021 from Jacana Media.

Where will books take you this holiday season? (PLUS: Win a hamper of 8 books!)

From faraway places to back in time, books can transport you just about anywhere!

Mon – 14th Dec 2020

Annelie Botes gesels met Deborah Steinmair oor Voetstoots: ‘Mens moet oplettend wees oor wat rondom jou gebeur’

Annelie Botes is nie iemand wat doekies omdraai nie. Soos sy self onlangs aan Deborah Steinmair gesê het, ‘ek is nie ’n vrou wie se oggend- en aandpraatjies verskil nie’. Lees die onderhoud:

Watch now! Daily Maverick webinar with The Unlikely Mr Rogue, Ivan Pillay, and author Evelyn Groenink

Video: In a Daily Maverick webinar on Wednesday, 9 December, Ivan Pillay and Evelyn Groenink, a journalist and his partner of 30 years, spoke to Ferial Haffajee about how the SARS ‘rogue unit’ accusations have affected their lives.

Meet the happiest man on earth, Auschwitz survivor Eddie Jaku

The Happiest Man on Earth: The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor by Eddie Jaku is out now from Pan Macmillan. 

Sat – 12th Dec 2020

Footnotes, December 2020: 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. …

Fri – 11th Dec 2020

In God: Is daar ’n ander antwoord? bied Dr Ben du Toit ’n woordeskat vir lesers wat soms worstel met teologiese vrae

In God: Is daar ’n ander antwoord? neem Ben du Toit die vraag oor God en die relevansie van godsdiens en geloof verder.

Kyk hoe lekker kuier Louis Jansen van Vuuren en Riana Scheepers by die virtuele bekendstelling van Amper Frans

Video: Louis Jansen van Vuuren het onlangs vanuit Château de la Creuzette in Frankryk met Riana Scheepers gesels oor sy memoir, Amper Frans.

Win 1 of 3 copies of The Promised Land by Barack Obama

Three lucky winners will each receive a copy of Barack Obama’s powerful and compelling memoir, A Promised Land. Here’s how you can win!

Pan Macmillan SA Holiday Gift Guide: Step into 2021 on the right foot with 8 local non-fiction titles

Are you looking to end the year with an inspiring non-fiction book or two to shift your thinking, gain new insights or step into 2021 on the right foot?

Thu – 10th Dec 2020

The how-to-self-publish guide – a Jacana Masterclass (12 Dec)

Jacana Media brings you The How-to-Self-Publish Guide – a Masterclass for those looking to do it for themselves, but who are too nervous to ask how it works.

Tue – 8th Dec 2020

Wat is die geheim van selfgemaakte miljoenêrs? Vind uit in Riaan Botha se jongste boek Welvaartskeppers

Welvaartskeppers deur Riaan Botha bevat 68 welvaartstrategieë asook suksesstories wat jou lewe kan verander.

Virtual event invitation: Talking wild dogs – the scientists’ perspective (10 Dec)

Wild Dogs are commanding the spotlight when it comes to passion, curiosity, intrigue and research.