South Africa

Wed – 16th Oct 2019

The Books That Made Me by Jamil F Khan, author of Khamr: The Making of a Waterslams

Jacana Media has shared The Books That Made Me by Jamil F Khan, author of Khamr: The Making of a Waterslams, due early 2020.

Tue – 15th Oct 2019

Don’t miss the launch of A House Divided: The Feud That Took Cape Town to the Brink by Crispian Olver at Love Books (23 Oct)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of A House Divided: The Feud That Took Cape Town to the Brink by Crispian Olver.

Siren, the debut novel by Kuli Roberts – a classic rags-to-riches tale, jam-packed with drama

Siren, the debut novel by television and radio personality Kuli Roberts, is out on 1 November 2019 from BlackBird Books!

In the Midst of Wolves by Kurt Ellis – a dark psychological thriller set in Johannesburg

In the Midst of Wolves, the new novel by Kurt Ellis, is out now from Penguin Random House!

Mon – 14th Oct 2019

Don’t miss the launch of Marguerite Poland’s new novel A Sin of Omission at Kalk Bay Books (17 Oct)

The great Marguerite Poland returns with a new novel set once again in her beloved Eastern Cape.

Don’t miss the launch of A House Divided: The Feud That Took Cape Town to the Brink by Crispian Olver at The Book Lounge (17 Oct)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of A House Divided: The Feud That Took Cape Town to the Brink by Crispian Olver.

Don’t miss the launch of The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Z Taruvinga at The Book Lounge (31 Oct)

MFBooks Joburg and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of the witty and poignant new book The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Z Taruvinga.

Fri – 11th Oct 2019

Join Marguerite Poland for the Cape Town launch of A Sin of Omission at The Book Lounge, with Refilwe Moloto (16 Oct)

Penguin Random House and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of A Sin of Omission, the new novel by Marguerite Poland.

Join Mukuka Chipanta in Cape Town for the launch of his new novel Five Nights Before the Summit, with Ekow Duker (24 Oct)

Weaver Press and Jacana Media invite you to the launch of Five Nights Before the Summit by Mukuka Chipanta.

Thu – 10th Oct 2019

Join Fred Khumalo for the Durban launch of his new novel The Longest March (17 Oct)

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of The Longest March by Fred Khumalo.

The Books That Made Me by Vanessa Govender, author of the memoir Beaten but not Broken

Jacana Media has shared a feature called The Books That Made Me by Vanessa Govender, author of Beaten but not Broken.

Crispian Olver exposes the political meltdown behind ‘Day Zero’ in his new book A House Divided: The Feud That Took Cape Town to the Brink

Crispian Olver’s new book, A House Divided: The Feud That Took Cape Town to the Brink, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Interview with bestselling Nigerian–British author Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Nigerian–British author Sarah Ladipo Manyika was in South Africa recently, and took some time out to sit down with The Johannesburg Review of Books.

Wed – 9th Oct 2019

You are invited to the launch of A Sin of Omission by Marguerite Poland at Love Books (15 Oct)

The great Marguerite Poland returns with a new novel set once again in her beloved Eastern Cape.

Cast of Poppie Nongena stand together against gender-based violence, and part of film’s profits to be donated to the cause

Poppie Nongena, the new film based on the novel The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena by Elsa Joubert, won 12 awards at the recent Silwerskerm Film Festival.

What turned a white youngster from a modest background into a lifelong revolutionary? Catching Tadpoles, an extraordinary new memoir from Ronnie Kasrils

Catching Tadpoles: The Shaping of a Young Rebel, an extraordinary coming-of-age memoir from Ronnie Kasrils, is out in October from Jacana Media.

Mon – 7th Oct 2019

Win a signed copy of Bassie: My Journey of Hope by Basetsana Kumalo, plus a Lux hamper worth R1000!

One lucky reader stands a chance to win a book hamper, including signed copy of Bassie: My Journey of Hope by Basetsana Kumalo, courtesy of Penguin Random House!

New book alert! Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe: New Reflections – thought-provoking and moving essays collected by Benjamin Pogrund

Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe: New Reflections by Benjamin Pogrund is out in October from Jonathan Ball Publishers.