South Africa


Trevor Noah’s book Born A Crime wins Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award

Trevor Noah’s book took top honours, while The Book Lounge won best independent bookseller for the fourth year in a row, at the Sefika Awards last night.

Tyler Perry: Buy Trevor Noah’s ‘incredible’ book!

Tyler Perry and Bill Gates are big fans of Trevor Noah’s award-winning autobiography Born A Crime.

Don’t miss the launch of The Cowboy Capitalist by Charles van Onselen in Johannesburg

Find out how America was involved in the Jameson Raid at the launch of The Cowboy Capitalist by Charles van Onselen.

Claim your free sample of the explosive exposé Apartheid Guns and Money

Shining a light on apartheid’s corruption secrets: Apartheid Guns and Money: A Tale of Profit, by Hennie van Vuuren, is published by Jacana Media.

John W Fredericks will launch his autobiography Skollie at the Artscape

John W Fredericks’s autobiography Skollie – the inspiration for the film Noem My Skollie – will be launched at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town.

Tuesday – 22nd August 2017

Don’t miss the launch of Inside Apartheid’s Prison by Raymond Suttner at UCT

Jacana Media and the UCT Law Faculty invite you to the launch of Inside Apartheid’s Prison by Raymond Suttner.

Monday – 21st August 2017

‘Brilliant’ Sarah Lotz’s The Three to be adapted for ‘stunning’ new BBC drama series

The BBC has announced it will adapt South African author Sarah Lotz’s The Three trilogy as a major new eight-part drama for its flagship channel.

Henrietta Rose-Innes reveals the tentative title of her new book

Henrietta Rose-Innes has written a piece for Female First upon the United Kingdom release of her book Green Lion.

How to get published in South Africa

How do I approach a publisher? How do I choose a publisher? What royalties should I expect?

‘Reading set me free’ – Kopano Matlwa chats about writing, success and her new novel Period Pain

Kopano Matlwa has been featured on Face to Face with Success with Nikiwe Bikitsha, a new series of short motivational interviews with interesting South Africans.

Friday – 18th August 2017

She tells it like it is, and some don’t want to hear it – USA Today features Koleka Putuma

South Africa’s new generation of slam poets, with Koleka Putuma the ‘leading light’, has been featured by Alexa Cole for USA Today.

‘I wrote it for black women but men are finding value in it’ – Malebo Sephodi chats about her new book Miss Behave

Miss-Behave challenges society’s deep-seated beliefs about what it means to be an obedient woman. In this book, Malebo tracks her journey on a path towards achieving total autonomy and self-determinism. Miss-Behave will challenge, rattle and occasionally cause you to scream ‘yassss, yassss, yassss’ at various intervals.

Thursday – 17th August 2017

The next District 9? Trailer released for Apocalypse Now Now – based on the novel by Charlie Human

Charlie Human’s dark Cape Town-based urban fantasy novel Apocalypse Now Now has been adapted into a short film!

Don’t miss the launch of Glynnis Breytenbach’s new book Rule of Law

Exclusive Books and Pan Macmillan invite you to join us to celebrate the launch of Rule of Law by Glynnis Breytenbach with Nechama Brodie, in conversation with Jessica Pitchford.

Wednesday – 16th August 2017

A disconcerting portrait of South Africa’s underworld: Tymon Smith reviews Hitmen for Hire

Hitmen for Hire by Mark Shaw debunks the myth that assassinations and political killings belong to South Africa’s past.

Cover revealed for Bare Ground – the debut novel from award-winning non-fiction writer Peter Harris

Pan Macmillan South Africa has revealed the cover for Bare Ground, the debut novel from award-winning author Peter Harris.

Experimental fiction and toxic relationships: Chwayita Ngamlana explains the inspiration for her debut novel If I Stay Right Here

Chwayita Ngamlana explains the inspiration for her debut novel, If I Stay Right Here, out soon from BlackBird Books.

Win a copy of Frans Rautenbach’s insightful and provocative new book South Africa Can Work

In his insightful and provocative book South Africa Can Work, Frans Rautenbach proposes a complete overhaul of policy thinking, and provides fresh arguments that effectively address South Africa’s unemployment, race problems and lack of education.

Tuesday – 15th August 2017

I was never invited to a team braai – Thando Manana describes being the first black African to play for the Griquas

Former Springbok rugby player Thando Manana, author of Being a Black Springbok: The Thando Manana Story, chatted to Azania Mosaka on CapeTalk about his autobiography.

Writing has changed my life: SJ Naudé discusses his new novel The Third Reel

SJ Naudé chatted about his new novel The Third Reel with Ayanda-Allie Paine on ENCA Weekend Wakeup recently.