Non-fiction

Mon – 3rd Feb 2020

‘Don’t let yourself be distracted by gender politics’ – BlackBird Books publisher Thabiso Mahlape’s career advice to the new generation of women

Thabiso Mahlape, the founder of BlackBird Books, has been profiled by the World of Women Project for the invaluable work she does in book publishing.

Fri – 31st Jan 2020

Deon Wiggett’s book My Only Story will expose the enablers of a ‘child rapist’ – podcast was the ‘tip of the iceberg’

Penguin Random House will publish Deon Wiggett’s explosive book, My Only Story, in September 2020.

Thu – 30th Jan 2020

[Watch] Anneleigh Jacobsen explains how her new thriller Corporation Games came about

Corporation Games by Anneleigh Jacobsen is a fictional corporate thriller based on a number of real-life financial scandals that have rocked South Africa.

Don’t miss the launch of Too Black to Wear Whites by Jonty Winch and Richard Parry at The Book Lounge (5 Feb)

Penguin Random House and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Too Black to Wear Whites: The Remarkable Story of Krom Hendriks, a Cricket Hero Who Was Rejected by Cecil John Rhodes’s Empire by Jonty Winch and Richard Parry.

Try this low-calorie breakfast muffin recipe from Pinch of Nom!

Who needs the drive-through when you can make these delicious Sausage and Egg English Muffins at home? By using lean pork mince to create your own sausage patties you can indulge in this classic breakfast sandwich for far fewer calories and fat than the takeaway version, but still have the feeling of indulgence. Yes!

Wed – 29th Jan 2020

Pre-order Jamil F Khan’s new book Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams at a special pre-publication price

Jacana Media is excited about Jamil F Khan’s forthcoming memoir Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams by Jamil F Khan.

Attention Mahikeng! Join Gaongalelwe Tiro at the Maftown Book Club to discuss his book Parcel of Death: The Biography of Onkgopotse Abram Tiro (30 Jan)

The Maftown Book Club session for the month of January will focus on Gaongalelwe Tiro’s book Parcel of Death: The Biography of Onkgopotse Abram Tiro.

Tue – 28th Jan 2020

Don’t miss the launch of UCT Under Apartheid by Howard Phillips, part of UCT’s Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series (12 Feb)

Alumni and friends of the University of Cape Town are invited to a campus book launch of UCT Under Apartheid: From Onset to Sit-in, 1948–1968, written by retired UCT academic Howard Phillips.

Acid for the Children – the autobiography of Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers legend – as raw, entertaining and wildly unpredictable as its author

In Acid for the Children Flea, the iconic bassist and co-founder of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers, finally tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you’d expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star.

Mon – 27th Jan 2020

Don’t miss Ronnie Kasrils’s Wits History Workshop seminar on his new memoir Catching Tadpoles (12 Feb)

Join Jacana Media and the Wits History Workshop for a seminar by Ronnie Kasrils about his latest memoir Catching Tadpoles: The Shaping of a Young Rebel.

Fri – 24th Jan 2020

The Kruger National Park – a game reserve that very nearly wasn’t – read an excerpt from David Bristow’s new book Of Hominins, Hunter-Gatherers and Heroes

Of Hominins, Hunter-Gatherers and Heroes: Searching for 20 Amazing Places in South Africa by David Bristow offers spellbinding stories of some amazing, little-known places in South Africa.

New book alert! How to Raise a Man: The Modern Mother’s Guide to Parenting her Teenage Son by Megan de Beyer

In this era of #MeToo and #AllMenAreTrash, it’s evident that something is going wrong with the way men progress from childhood into adulthood, and few realise how critical the role of the purposeful and emotionally empowered mother is in a boy’s journey to maturity.

Is a Bigfoot-like being living in the Knysna forest? Find out more about the South African cryptid, the otang

Beyond the Secret Elephants: Of Mystery, Elephants and Discovery, Gareth Patterson’s long-awaited sequel to The Secret Elephants, is out now from Tracey McDonald Publishers.

Thu – 23rd Jan 2020

‘I’m carrying, buried deep inside me, the pain of knowing first-hand the trauma of Mozambique’s past’

Jacana Media and MFBooks Joburg have shared an extract from Not Child’s Play: Kidnapped. Held Hostage. A True Story by Dave Muller.

Wed – 22nd Jan 2020

Don’t miss an evening of sensual delight with Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, The Lazy Makoti and The Cheeky Natives! (14 Feb)

Join Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, The Lazy Makoti and The Cheeky Natives for an evening of sensual delight with chocolate body paint, exciting toy giveaways and tips for pleasure lovers.

Join Ali Bacher and David Williams for an informative presentation on their new book South Africa’s Greatest Bowlers Past and Present (12 Feb)

Get ready to be bowled over!

Join us for an informative presentation by Dr Ali Bacher and David Williams as they discuss their new book ‘South Africa’s Greatest Bowlers – Past & Present’ at St Dunstan’s College on Wednesday, 12 February.

Tue – 21st Jan 2020

2020 Time of the Writer Festival – dates and authors announced

The dates and initial line-up for the 2020 Time of the Writer Festival have been announced!

Join The Business Book Club for a discussion of Sweat Scale $ell with business accelerator Pavlo Phitidis (4 Feb)

The February edition of The Business Book Club will feature business accelerator Pavlo Phitidis.

How Christiaan Barnard’s success went to his head – Read an excerpt from Bill Bryson’s new book The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Bill Bryson’s new book The Body: A Guide for Occupants.