South Africa

Wed – 24th Feb 2021

‘Dit is ’n vrede wat nooit vervaag nie’ – Sophia Kapp gesels met Naomi Meyer oor haar liefde vir skryf en haar jongste roman, Kanaän

Naomi Meyer het onlangs met Sophia Kapp gesels oor haar jongste roman, Kanaän, die sneller van die verhaal, en hoe die Covid-19 pandemie haar kreatiwiteit beïnvloed. 

Don’t miss a free live webinar on Slabbert by Albert Grundlingh, in conversation with Marianne Thamm (24 Feb)

Join Marianne Thamm and Professor Albert Grundlingh as they explore the long-awaited biography of Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, which offers sharp insights into the thinking of this most unlikely politician and provides new perspectives on a figure who even today remains something of an enigma.

All Sorts of Tapas – the freshest and most fun way to eat with friends and family

All Sorts of Tapas by Chantal Lascaris is out now from Penguin Random House. 

Tue – 23rd Feb 2021

‘Dis byna supernatural, jy weet’: Lees ’n uittreksel uit Die duiwel maak my hart so seer deur François Bloemhof

Lees die eerste hoofstuk van François Bloemhof se nuwe spanningsverhaal, Die duiwel maak my hart so seer.

Dol heuning – SJ Naudé se tweede bundel kortverhale – ontstel, verras en bekoor

Die verhale in SJ Naudé se jongste bundel Dol heuning kring soos breedtegrade om ’n aardbol uit – van Suid-Afrika na Ysland, die Belgiese platteland en die Italiaanse Alpe. Ook in Engels beskikbaar as Mad Honey.

New fiction loading … Join the #ByTheFadingLight Early Adopters Club and get 30% off Ashraf Kagee’s stunning new novel

By the Fading Light, Ashraf Kagee’s stunning follow-up to the award-winning Khalil’s Journey, will be published by Jacana Media in April 2021!

Don’t miss the launch of Like Water is for Fish: The Power of Story in Our Lives by Garth Japhet, co-founder of Soul City Institute and founding CEO of Heartlines (3 Mar)

Join Pan Macmillan for the online launch of Heartlines CEO Garth Japhet’s new book, Like Water is for Fish, hosted by Paula Fray and Exclusive Books.

Mon – 22nd Feb 2021

Kom luister hoe gesels Anoeschka von Meck stoepstories in Stellenbosch oor haar jongste roman, Die heelal op my tong (18 Maart)

Anoeschka von Meck, skrywer van Die heelal op my tong, gesels op 18 Maart met Theo Kemp oor dié heerlike leeservaring. Moenie die geleentheid plus ’n driegang maal in Stellenbosch misloop nie!

[Book discussion] Join Richard Sutton for a discussion of his new book Stressproof with the Johannesburg Business School (23 Feb)

Join the Johannesburg Business School and Richard Sutton, author of Stressproof: The Game Plan, for a discussion on the conundrum of stress and its performance advantage versus its destructiveness; and stress-related challenges facing decision-makers in the world of business today.

Kom vier die bekendstelling van Malene Breytenbach se spanningsverhaal Skadumagte in Stellenbosch (11 Maart)

Kom sit aan by ’n driegang-maal en luister wanneer LAPA-skrywer Malene Breytenbach met Louise Esterhuizen gesels oor haar roman, Skadumagte.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of They Called You Dambudzo by Flora Veit-Wild, with Tinashe Mushakavanhu and Shaun Viljoen (25 Feb)

Please join Jacana Media for a Don’t Shut Up conversation between Flora Veit-Wild, Tinashe Mushakavanhu and Shaun Viljoen for the launch the soon-to-be published They Called You Dambudzo.

Thu – 18th Feb 2021

[Watch] What does it take to be successful? Carice Anderson reads an excerpt from her new book Intelligence Isn’t Enough

Intelligence Isn’t Enough: A Black Professional’s Guide to Thriving in the Workplace will empower young Black graduates entering the workforce and Black professionals already at work, teaching them not only how to survive but also thrive in the corporate environment.

‘Welcome to Eldorado Park.’ – Read an excerpt from Those Who Live in Cages, the acclaimed debut novel by Terry-Ann Adams

Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Terry-Ann Adams’s debut novel Those Who Live in Cages, a story about Coloured women, family, …

‘Great novels force us to think beyond our prejudices and to question where our empathies lie’ – Brent Meersman

Brent Meersman ruminates on the power of a good novel. Meersman’s new book Rattling the Cage: Reflections On Democratic South Africa is out now from Pan Macmillan SA.

Wed – 17th Feb 2021

‘Slabbert was always different’ – Albert Grundlingh offers new insights into the enigma that was Frederik van Zyl Slabbert

Slabbert: Man on a Mission, Albert Grundlingh’s penetrating biographical study of Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, offers sharp insights into the thinking and motivation of this most unlikely politician.

Tue – 16th Feb 2021

Armand kook alweer kaal in sy jongste resepteboek met 50 nuwe banting- en keto-vriendelike disse

Armand Kook Kaal Volume 2 bestaan uit 50 banting- en keto-vriendelike disse. Stap-vir-stap, en met pragfoto’s daarby, wys Armand hoe om heerlike disse te skep uit vars bestanddele sonder om die skaal of beursie te laat ly.

African Small Publishers Catalogue 2021: Opportunity for publishers, freelancers and small businesses

Modjaji Books is happy to announce that a new edition (the fifth) of the African Small Publishers’ Catalogue is in production and will be available in July 2021.

Don’t miss the virtual launch of 69 Jerusalem Street by Lindiwe Nkutha (24 Feb)

Modjaji Books is thrilled to invite you to the virtual launch of Lindiwe Nkutha’s debut short story collection, 69 Jerusalem Street.

Intelligence Isn’t Enough by Carice Anderson – a new book that empowers Black graduates and Black professionals to thrive in the corporate environment

Find out more about Intelligence Isn’t Enough: A Black Professional’s Guide to Thriving in the Workplace, a new book by Carice Anderson!

Don’t miss the launch of Brent Meersman’s new book Rattling the Cage: Reflections on Democratic South Africa (17 Feb)

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Brent Meersman’s new book Rattling the Cage: Reflections on Democratic South Africa.