South Africa

Fri – 19th Apr 2019

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Bare Ground, the debut novel by acclaimed non-fiction writer Peter Harris

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend!

Thu – 18th Apr 2019

Enter here to WIN 1 of 3 hampers including Gangster State, How to Succeed in the African Market and How to Get a SARS Refund for Small Businesses

Win one of three book hampers including Gangster State, How to Succeed in the African Market and How to Get a SARS Refund for Small Businesses!

Life Interrupted – Samantha Smirin’s deeply compelling memoir of living with bipolar

Life Interrupted is a deeply compelling memoir that brilliantly humanises the sufferer beyond the label.

Don’t miss the launch of The Woman of the Stone Sea by Meg Vandermerwe at The Book Lounge

Umuzi and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of The Woman of the Stone Sea by Meg Vandermerwe.

Wed – 17th Apr 2019

Don’t miss the launch of Samantha Smirin’s mesmerising memoir Life Interrupted at Love Books (2 May)

MFBooks Joburg and Love Books invite you to the launch of Life Interrupted, Samantha Smirin’s lucid and devastating memoir about living with bipolar.

Tue – 16th Apr 2019

‘Paul Le Roux was a sweet kid’ – Read an excerpt from The Mastermind – the true story of the brilliant international crime boss from Krugersdorp

Read an excerpt from The Mastermind – the incredible true story of Paul Le Roux, the coder from Krugersdorp who became an international crime boss.

Africa Reimagined by Hlumelo Biko – Realistic steps to return to a more balanced Afrocentric identity

Africa Reimagined is a passionately argued appeal for a rediscovery of our African identity.

Trevor Noah is back! A NEW (and not for grown-ups!) edition of Born a Crime

Pan Macmillan is thrilled to announce that Trevor Noah’s South African and international bestseller Born a Crime has been adapted for a younger audience.

Join Eva Mazza at Exclusive Books Somerset Mall for the launch of Sex, Lies and Stellenbosch

MFBooks Joburg and Eva Mazza invite you to the launch of the sizzling Sex, Lies and Stellenbosch, a novel that peeks into the lives of the privileged men and women of the winelands.

Mon – 15th Apr 2019

Gunship Over Angola – Steve Joubert’s gripping memoir, a powerful plea for healing and understanding

Gunship Over Angola: The Story of a Maverick Pilot by Steve Joubert is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

‘How has this story never been told?’ Watch an interview with the authors of Broke and Broken: The Shameful Legacy of Gold Mining in South Africa

Broke and Broken: The Shameful Legacy of Gold Mining in South Africa, by Lucas Ledwaba and Leon Sadiki, explores one of southern Africa’s greatest tragedies. 

The sporting dramas and passions that defined a quarter century – Luke Alfred introduces his new book Vuvuzela Dawn: 25 Sports Stories that Shaped a New Nation

Pan Macmillan has shared a video of Luke Alfred introducing his new book, Vuvuzela Dawn: 25 Sports Stories that Shaped a New Nation.

The Miriam Tlali Reading and Book Club celebrates World Book Day

The Miriam Tlali Reading and Book Club will celebrate World Book Day with a panel discussion entitled ‘Parents’ involvement is the number one predictor of early literacy success and future academic achievement’.

Fri – 12th Apr 2019

New, fully revised and extended edition of Cyril Ramaphosa: The Road to Presidential Power by Anthony Butler

A revised and extended edition of Cyril Ramaphosa: The Road to Presidential Power by Anthony Butler is out soon from Jacana Media.

Autumn Reading competition – win a hamper of 8 new international reads

Brighten up even the rainiest day with one of these sensational new international books, now available at leading bookstores nationwide and online.

Thu – 11th Apr 2019

Find out more about Mhudi, the first novel by a black South African, in an excerpt from Sol Plaatje: A Life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje

Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Sol Plaatje: A Life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje 1876–1932 by Brian Willan. This biography celebrates one of …

Don’t miss the Joburg launch of Vuvuzela Dawn: 25 Sport Stories that Shaped a New Nation by Luke Alfred and Ian Hawkey

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to the Johannesburg launch of Vuvuzela Dawn: 25 Sport Stories that Shaped a New Nation by Luke Alfred and Ian Hawkey.

Lawfare by Michelle le Roux and Dennis Davis – What happens when SA’s tumultuous political life becomes entangled in the courts of law?

‘Lawfare is a timely and important work that provokes and confronts the growing debate on constitutionalism and the material transformation of our society.’ – Dikgang Moseneke, former Deputy Chief Justice

Wed – 10th Apr 2019

We will not be silenced – Penguin Random House responds to Gangster State launch disruption and calls to burn the book

Penguin Random House has released a statement in response to the disruption of the launch of Gangster State in Johannesburg yesterday.