South Africa

Fri – 14th Dec 2018

Taking the snobbery out of food – Lesego Semenya (LesDaChef) chats about his debut cookbook, Dijo

Africa’s Lit chatted to Chef Lesego Semenya about his food journey, his goal of taking the snobbery out of food and his new cookbook, Dijo.

Helen Moffett signs two-book UK deal, beginning with Pride and Prejudice-inspired historical novel

Helen Moffett’s novel Charlotte, which will tell the story of Elizabeth Bennet’s friend in Pride and Prejudice, has been acquired by Bonnier Books UK, as part of a two-book deal.

Thu – 13th Dec 2018

It’s time to step into those domestic goddess stilettos with The Lazy Makoti’s Guide To The Kitchen

The Lazy Makoti’s Guide the Kitchen by Mogau Seshoene – the cookbook every aspiring home cook should have – is out now!

The future of African economic activity – prepare for a KasiNomic Revolution

KasiNomic Revolution: The Rise of African Informal Economies by GG Alcock is out now!

Wed – 12th Dec 2018

Calling all African musicians! Enter the Democracy Works theme song competition

Are you a musician with a keen interest in reinforcing the importance of democracy and changing the African narrative?

Nature Book Bonanza – 25% off and free delivery!

Don’t miss out on the Struik Nature book bonanza! 

Kyle Allan appointed editor of poetry journal New Coin

Well-known KwaZulu-Natal poet Kyle Allan will edit the poetry journal New Coin from January 2019.

Tue – 11th Dec 2018

How to look at food in a whole new light – Being Bertus Basson, the new cookbook from the acclaimed South African chef

In his second book, acclaimed South African chef Bertus Basson provides a deeper look into his restaurants and his food philosophy.

Watch: Prue Leith introduces her first cookbook in 25 years!

Whether you are looking for dinner party inspiration, a new mid-week meal, a simple dessert for the holiday season or the perfect gift, then this book is your answer.

Mon – 10th Dec 2018

The cover for Nthikeng Mohlele’s new novel, Illumination, has been revealed!

Pan Macmillan has revealed the cover for Nthikeng Mohlele’s new novel, Illumination!

Madam and Eve: The Guptas Ate My Homework is now available at leading bookstores!

Madam & Eve: The Guptas Ate My Homework is out now from Jacana Media.

Fri – 7th Dec 2018

Award announcement: Submissions for the Gerald Kraak Prize will be kept open all year

News flash: From now on submissions for the Gerald Kraak Prize will be kept open all year round. Selections for the 2019 anthology will be made by the end of February 2019 – but new submissions are welcome at any time.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Sindiwe Magona’s moving novel Beauty’s Gift

Staying in this evening? Settle in with a glass of wine and this extended excerpt from Beauty’s Gift, Sindiwe Magona at her very best.

Thu – 6th Dec 2018

Join Lesego Semenya for a discussion of his new cookbook Dijo: My Food, My Journey at the Treasure Island pop-up exhibition

Jacana Media and the Treasure Island pop-up exhibition invite you to a discussion of Dijo: My Food, My Journey by Lesego Semenya.

Pick a Penguin this Christmas – win a hamper of eight books!

Two lucky winners will each receive a hamper of EIGHT of our favourite books! This hamper includes: Hippie, The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela, Ottolenghi Simple, And Then Mama Said, Too Many Tsunamis, Diary of Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown, A Map of Days, and Wild Karoo.

Beauty’s Gift – Sindiwe Magona at her very best

Beauty’s Gift is a moving tale of how four women decide to change their own fate as well as the lives of those closest to them.

Tue – 4th Dec 2018

Join Ian Glenn for the launch of his new book The First Safari at the Lycée Français du Cap in Cape Town

Jacana Media and the Lycée Français du Cap invite you to the book launch of The First Safari: Searching for François Levaillant by Ian Glenn.