Fri – 23rd Aug 2019
Don’t miss the launch of Field Guide to Mushrooms and other Fungi of South Africa at Mamma Roma in Cape Town (27 Aug)
You are invited to the launch of Field Guide to Mushrooms and other Fungi of South Africa!
Thu – 22nd Aug 2019
Introduce children to the local art scene with Explore! Awesome South African Artists by Cobi Labuscagne
Explore! Awesome South African Artists by Cobi Labuscagne is out in September from Jacana Media.
Don’t miss a book discussion of Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets at Wits (27 Aug)
WiSER, the Governing Intimacies project and UKZN Press invite you to a book discussion of Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000–2018, edited by Makhosazana Xaba.
Wed – 21st Aug 2019
Wordfest South Africa recently asked Mphuthumi Ntabeni to introduce his entrancing novel The Broken River Tent.
‘The problems are structural, they are not individual’ – Mcebisi Jonas discusses his book After Dawn: Hope After State Capture
In October 2015, the Gupta brothers offered Jonas the position of Minister of Finance in exchange for R600-million. Then the Deputy Finance Minister, Jonas turned down the bribe and a period of deep introspection followed for him.
My Vegetarian Braai by Adele Maartens is out now from Penguin Random House!
Tue – 20th Aug 2019
The South African’s Guide to Global Investing – addressing the specific challenges we face when investing to secure our financial future
Too many South Africans are excluded from the benefits of the international marketplace.
‘We should be casting around September’ – Angela Makholwa reveals the details of the film adaptation of her novel Black Widow Society
‘It’s all systems go! We should be casting around September.’
[Video] ‘I would classify it as a comedy but there’s a tragic aspect to it’ – Rémy Ngamije introduces his debut novel The Eternal Audience of One
Rémy Ngamije chats about his new novel, The Eternal Audience of One.
Bronwyn Law-Viljoen’s debut novel, The Printmaker, will be awarded the Olive Schreiner Prize for Prose on 7 September.
Mon – 19th Aug 2019
Die Afrikaanse Taal- en Kultuurvereniging (ATKV) het vroeër vandeesmaand die finaliste van die ATKV-Woordveertjies bekendgemaak.
There’s nothing gung-ho in the pages of Angolsh – only stubborn dirt, stifling heat, tough guys and tortured souls
From the pen of award-winning writer and film director Greg Latter comes a war memoir like no other – Angolsh: Scenes from an Army Camp.
‘It was normal for me to base the stories in Lenyenye, where I come from’ – Keletso Mopai chats about her book If You Keep Digging
Keletso Mopai chatted to SABC about her new book of short stories, If You Keep Digging.
New book alert! Alex van Tonder’s ‘dark, deadly and beautiful’ psychological thriller A Walk at Midnight
Alex van Tonder’s new book, A Walk at Midnight, is out from Pan Macmillan SA on 2 September 2019. It’s a must read!
Fri – 16th Aug 2019
What does it mean to have visions, to be mentally ill within a South African context? Masande Ntshanga discusses his new novel Triangulum
‘I was interested in this idea of exploring mental illness in a way that looked outside of its formulations by the West. What does it mean, actually, to have visions, and what does it mean to be mentally ill within an African context, or even a South African context?’
Join Andrew Pike for the launches of Against All Odds: The Epic Story of the Oceanos Rescue, a gripping account of SA’s biggest maritime investigation (26 Aug–3 Sep)
Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the book launches of Against All Odds: The Epic Story of the Oceanos Rescue by Andrew Pike.
Meet Yusuf Daniels, author of Living Coloured (Because Black and White were Already Taken), and get your book signed!
Yusuf Daniels, author of the hit memoir Living Coloured (Because Black and White were Already Taken), will be signing books at two Bargain Books stores in Cape Town.
The Friday Night Book Club: ‘The streets of Joburg are paved with gold, but they will have to dig deep to get close to it’ – Read an excerpt from Sue Nyathi’s The Gold Diggers
‘It was close to midnight when they finally drove into Beitbridge.’
Thu – 15th Aug 2019
Out in October 2019 from MFBooks Joburg – The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Zimunhu Taruvinga.
The South African economy has a secret weapon – read all about it in Palesa Lengolo’s new book Stokvels: How They Can Make Your Money Work For You
New from Penguin Random House SA by stokvel expert Palesa Lengolo – Stokvels: How They Can Make Your Money Work For You.