South Africa


Don’t miss a public lecture by Christa Kuljian on her book Darwin’s Hunch: Science, Race, and the Search for Human Origins

Christa Kuljian will be giving a public lecture on her book Darwin’s Hunch: Science, Race, and the Search for Human Origins.

The Shout – bestselling author Stephen Leather’s latest edge-of-your-seat thriller

The Shout is a standalone thriller from bestselling author Stephen Leather that takes us into the world of the London Fire Brigade’s elite Investigations Unit.


Manage your Money like a F*cking Grown Up: Free mini workshop with Sam Beckbessinger in Johannesburg

In Manage your Money like a F*cking Grown Up, money dork Sam Beckbessinger tells it to you straight: how to take control of your money to take control of your life.

Jacana author Hennie van Vuuren wins top investigative journalism award for Apartheid Guns and Money

Jacana Media congratulates author Hennie van Vuuren who was recently awarded the runner-up prize in the 2017 Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Journalism.

Sneak peek of Imraan Coovadia’s new novel A Spy in Time

A most amazing event – proof copies of the inimitable Imraan Coovadia’s new novel A Spy in Time – out in a few months’ time

Award-winning journalist and bestselling Killing Kebble author Mandy Wiener has a new book coming in May!

‘The proximity of organised crime, politics and the police is frightening.’

Poetry Potion 13 cover revealed

Poetry Potion is an online poetry journal that goes into print once ever quarter.

2018 Humanities and Social Sciences Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2018 Humanities and Social Sciences Awards have been announced. 

Tuesday – 20th March 2018

Get the most bang for your buck from the taxman: How to Get a SARS Refund by Daniel Baines

Increase your chances of getting a refund from SARS with a new book from Penguin Random House SA!

Former ANN7 editor Rajesh Sundaram reveals details of Zuma involvement in the news channel

Bongani Bingwa spoke to Rajesh Sundaram on Radio 702 about his new tell-all book Indentured: Behind the Scenes at Gupta TV, which reveals the true nature of the Zuma-Gupta cabal.

‘Nthikeng Mohlele is now my favourite contemporary South African novelist’ – Eusebius McKaiser’s rave review of Michael K

Eusebius McKaiser and Karabo Kgoleng explore the novel Michael K by South African author Nthikeng Mohlele.

A story of unparalleled greed and western complicity – Dictatorland: The Men Who Stole Africa by Paul Kenyon

A vivid, heart-breaking portrait of the fate that so many African countries suffered after independence.

Jolyn Phillips wins the 2018 Humanities and Social Sciences Award for Tjieng Tjang Tjerries

Modjaji Books is thrilled to announce that Modjaji author Jolyn Phillips has won the 2018 Humanities and Social Science Award for her book Tjieng Tjang Tjerries and other stories.

Support independent bookshops and publishers on Indiebookday! (24 March 2018)

On Saturday 24 March, independent publishers and booksellers propose readers to celebrate Indie Book Day.

Monday – 19th March 2018

CM Elliott’s Zimbabwean crime novels optioned for a TV series

CM Elliott’s series of Jabulani Sibanda detective novels have been optioned for possible adaption as a television series by Anant Singh and Brian Cox of Videovision Entertainment.

Friday – 16th March 2018

5 reasons to read The Wren Hunt, the thrilling new book by Mary Watson

The Wren Hunt is part thriller, part love story: a captivating Young Adult novel about a girl caught in a battle between two ancient magics.

‘It was time to speak out’ – Tracy Going on her memoir Brutal Legacy

‘It was time to speak out’ – Tracy Going discusses her new memoir, Brutal Legacy.

Murder is on the menu in Irna van Zyl’s new thriller, Death Cup

Detective Storm van der Merwe and Andreas Moerdyk are back in Death Cup – the brand new thriller by Irna van Zyl, author of Dead in the Water.

Thursday – 15th March 2018

BlackBird Books new book alert: An Image in a Mirror by Ijangolet S Ogwang

BlackBird Books has announced a new publication: An Image in a Mirror by Ijangolet S Ogwang.