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Yesterday

‘The round slid smoothly into the chamber of his Kalashnikov’ – Read an excerpt from The Heist Men by Andrew Brown

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Andrew Brown’s new novel The Heist Men!

Skud af die koue en verslind vier nuwe liefdesverhale, nou beskikbaar by LAPA Uitgewers!

Nuut by LAPA! Vier nuwe liefdesverhale deur René van Zyl, Kristel Loots, Dina Botha en Corné van Rooyen.

‘Put up your hand, be bold, make things happen, even when it’s not fashionable’ – Nyimpini Mabunda shares his secrets to success

Take Charge: Life Lessons on the Road to CEO by Nyimpini Mabunda is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Don’t Shut Up Jacana Conversation: Don’t miss Terry-Ann Adams and Niq Mhlongo talking short story writing with Rehana Rossouw (23 May)

What can you do to catch a glimpse of a life, feel the distilled prose and watch the speed of light, all in one sitting?

By reading a short story.

Fri – 20th May 2022

A Bend in the River: 50% off two uncommonly beautiful stories, courtesy of Jacana Media

When not working on environmental matters, author Vernon RL Head is either designing buildings or travelling the world looking for rare birds. …

‘Só kyk die leessnobs op hul neuse’ skryf Christelle van Rooyen-Wessels in The Penguin Post

Is misdaadfiksie ‘kuns’? Christelle van Rooyen-Wessels besin.

Footnotes, May 2022: 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.

Thu – 19th May 2022

[ON MY MIND] Anyone can own a home – and keep it

When it comes to the stressful event of buying a home, one of the ways to make sure it doesn’t end up being a costly mistake is by learning from others who’ve done it before, says property finance specialist Tania Weich.

Don’t miss the launch of Spear: Mandela and the Revolutionaries by Paul S Landau at Love Books (26 May)

Jacana Media, in partnership with the University of Johannesburg and Love Books, invite you to the launch of Spear: Mandela and the Revolutionaries by Paul S Landau.

Join Nyimpini Mabunda for the launch of his new book Take Charge: Life Lessons on the Road to CEO (26 May)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Take Charge: Life Lessons on the Road to CEO by Nyimpini Mabunda.

Nuut: Mixtape van die liefde, saamgestel deur Antjie Krog, met gedigte deur Nathan Trantraal, Ronelda S Kamfer en nog!

Mixtape van die liefde is nou beskikbaar as e-boek by LAPA Uitgewers en tref ook binnekort die rakke!

Tue – 17th May 2022

[Om te skryf] Helene de Kock vertel ‘Die storie van ’n storie’ in The Penguin Post

Om oor die skryfproses te gesels, is opwindend, sê Helene de Kock. Om daadwerklik te begin skryf, kan as iets tergend en ontwykend beskryf word.

Mon – 16th May 2022

Tenk deur Pieter Stoffberg: ’n Plofbare roman oor een van die grootste veldslae met Suid-Afrikaanse tenks in Angola

1987. ’n Konvooi vegvoertuie is op pad na Angola om oorlog te maak in Pieter Stoffberg se jongste roman, Tenk.

Een gelukkig leser kan nou wegstap met Vita du Preez se volledige erotika-trilogie! Neem deel op Facebook voor 19 Mei

Liefdesles, Klaskamer én Skoolgeld – dis die drie boeke waarmee jy vandeesweek kan wegstap in LAPA Uitgewers se jongste Facebook-kompetisie.

Fri – 13th May 2022

NOU beskibaar by Wenkbrou – Liefdesles deur Vita du Preez! #DisIngewikkeld

Vita du Preez se jongste roman is hier! Liefdesles is die derde en laaste boek in haar erotika-trilogie en volg op Klaskamer en Skoolgeld.

New book alert! Bulelani Ngcuka: The Sting in the Tale by Marion Sparg

Bulelani Ngcuka: The Sting in the Tale by Marion Sparg is out this month from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Find out more about JG Jesman’s debut novel Chisoni, or Conversations on a Plane about Life and Death

Chisoni, or Conversations on a Plane about Life and Death by JG Jesman is out now from Penguin Random House. 

Thu – 12th May 2022

’n Nuwe seisoen, ’n nuwe begin vir die liefde in vier bekoorlike Romanzas!

Nuut by LAPA! Vier nuwe liefdesverhale deur Magdaleen Walters, Marilé Cloete, Santi Neven en Alicia Hanekom.

Don’t miss the launch of CA Davids’s new novel How to be a Revolutionary at Love Books (20 May)

Penguin Random House and Love Books invite you to the launch of How to Be a Revolutionary by CA Davids.