South Africa

Fri – 23rd Aug 2019

Don’t miss the launch of Field Guide to Mushrooms and other Fungi of South Africa at Mamma Roma in Cape Town (27 Aug)

You are invited to the launch of Field Guide to Mushrooms and other Fungi of South Africa!

Thu – 22nd Aug 2019

Introduce children to the local art scene with Explore! Awesome South African Artists by Cobi Labuscagne

Explore! Awesome South African Artists by Cobi Labuscagne is out in September from Jacana Media.

Don’t miss a book discussion of Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets at Wits (27 Aug)

WiSER, the Governing Intimacies project and UKZN Press invite you to a book discussion of Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000–2018, edited by Makhosazana Xaba.

Wed – 21st Aug 2019

Watch Mphuthumi Ntabeni introduce his novel The Broken River Tent, and listen to an excerpt

Wordfest South Africa recently asked Mphuthumi Ntabeni to introduce his entrancing novel The Broken River Tent.

‘The problems are structural, they are not individual’ – Mcebisi Jonas discusses his book After Dawn: Hope After State Capture

In October 2015, the Gupta brothers offered Jonas the position of Minister of Finance in exchange for R600-million. Then the Deputy Finance Minister, Jonas turned down the bribe and a period of deep introspection followed for him.

New cookbook alert: My Vegetarian Braai – even meat-eaters will be seduced!

My Vegetarian Braai by Adele Maartens is out now from Penguin Random House!

Tue – 20th Aug 2019

Olive Schreiner Prize and French edition for Bronwyn Law-Viljoen’s debut novel, The Printmaker

Bronwyn Law-Viljoen’s debut novel, The Printmaker, will be awarded the Olive Schreiner Prize for Prose on 7 September.

Mon – 19th Aug 2019

Veels geluk aan al die finaliste van die ATKV-Woordveertjies 2019! (Plus: Video)

Die Afrikaanse Taal- en Kultuurvereniging (ATKV) het vroeër vandeesmaand die finaliste van die ATKV-Woordveertjies bekendgemaak.

There’s nothing gung-ho in the pages of Angolsh – only stubborn dirt, stifling heat, tough guys and tortured souls

From the pen of award-winning writer and film director Greg Latter comes a war memoir like no other – Angolsh: Scenes from an Army Camp.

New book alert! Alex van Tonder’s ‘dark, deadly and beautiful’ psychological thriller A Walk at Midnight

Alex van Tonder’s new book, A Walk at Midnight, is out from Pan Macmillan SA on 2 September 2019. It’s a must read!

Fri – 16th Aug 2019

What does it mean to have visions, to be mentally ill within a South African context? Masande Ntshanga discusses his new novel Triangulum

‘I was interested in this idea of exploring mental illness in a way that looked outside of its formulations by the West. What does it mean, actually, to have visions, and what does it mean to be mentally ill within an African context, or even a South African context?’

Join Andrew Pike for the launches of Against All Odds: The Epic Story of the Oceanos Rescue, a gripping account of SA’s biggest maritime investigation (26 Aug–3 Sep)

Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the book launches of Against All Odds: The Epic Story of the Oceanos Rescue by Andrew Pike.

Meet Yusuf Daniels, author of Living Coloured (Because Black and White were Already Taken), and get your book signed!

Yusuf Daniels, author of the hit memoir Living Coloured (Because Black and White were Already Taken), will be signing books at two Bargain Books stores in Cape Town.

Thu – 15th Aug 2019

Cover reveal! The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Zimunhu Taruvinga

Out in October 2019 from MFBooks Joburg – The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Zimunhu Taruvinga.

The South African economy has a secret weapon – read all about it in Palesa Lengolo’s new book Stokvels: How They Can Make Your Money Work For You

New from Penguin Random House SA by stokvel expert Palesa Lengolo – Stokvels: How They Can Make Your Money Work For You.