South Africa

Friday – 25th May 2018

‘The first thing Basjan did on arrival in the new land was to spit on it’ – Read an excerpt from Patagonia by Maya Fowler

The first thing Basjan did on arrival in the new land was to spit on it. It chagrined him that that was the first this land of grey dust got out of him, but it was necessary to rid himself of the taste of vomit. The salt water had been no help.

Don’t miss Jan-Jan Joubert and Tony Leon at the launch of Who Will Rule in 2019? in Stellenbosch

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Protea Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Who Will Rule in 2019? by Jan-Jan Joubert.

Career opportunity: Jacana Media’s Staging Post is hiring!

If all you’ve ever wanted was a career in publishing, then this position is for you. Applications close end June.

Pwaangulongii Dauod wins Gerald Kraak Award for his essay ‘Africa’s future has no space for stupid black men’

Pwaangulongii Dauod has won the R25 000 Gerald Kraak Award, which honours African writing and photography that ‘provokes thought on the topics of gender, social justice and sexuality’.

Join Iman Rappetti for the launch of her memoir Becoming Iman in Durban

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to celebrate the launch of Becoming Iman by Iman Rappetti.

Thursday – 24th May 2018

Save the date: Mpho Dagada on Bitcoin and growing your wealth

Jacana Media presents Mpho Dagada, a young, self-made millionaire who in his memoir, Mr Bitcoin: How I Became a Millionaire at 21, shares his story of triumph and failure.

Who Will Rule in 2019? Don’t miss the launch of Jan-Jan Joubert’s new book in Pretoria

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Who Will Rule in 2019? by Jan-Jan Joubert.

Wednesday – 23rd May 2018

Mr Bitcoin: How I Became a Millionaire at 21 – Mpho Dagada tells his story

Jacana Media presents Mpho Dagada, a young, self-made millionaire who in his memoir, Mr Bitcoin: How I became a millionaire at 21, shares his story of triumph and failure.

Join Jan-Jan Joubert and Eusebius McKaiser for the launch of Who Will Rule in 2019? in Joburg

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Who Will Rule in 2019? by Jan-Jan Joubert.

Tuesday – 22nd May 2018

Haji Mohamed Dawjee chats about who should be reading her book, Sorry, Not Sorry: Experiences of a Brown Woman in a White South Africa

In Sorry, Not Sorry, Haji Mohamed Dawjee explores the often maddening experience of moving through post-apartheid South Africa as a woman of colour.

Don’t miss the launch of Patagonia by Maya Fowler at Love Books

Maya is an award-winning South African writer, and this fascinating novel, she transports us to the wide Patagonian plains, where the Afrikaans language survives to this day.

Africa’s newest genre – the queer Afro-modern – showcased in As You Like It: The Gerald Kraak Anthology Vol 2

As You Like It: The Gerald Kraak Anthology Vol 2 brings together stories of self-expression, identity, sexuality and agency, all located within Africa and its legacy.

Join Suzan Hackney and Karina M Szczurek for the launch of Tsk Tsk: The Story of a Child at Large at Kalk Bay Books

If you’re in Cape Town, join Jonathan Ball Publishers for the launch of Tsk Tsk: The Story of a Child at Large by Suzan Hackney at Kalk Bay Books!

Meet bestselling author Tony Park in Nelspruit!

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to celebrate the launch of Tony Park’s new book, Captive.

Monday – 21st May 2018

Join Clinton Chauke at Bridge Books for the launch of Born in Chains: The Diary of an Angry ‘Born Free’

In Born In Chains Clinton writes about negotiating the pitfalls and lifelines of a young life: crime and drugs, football, religion, friendship, school, circumcision and, ultimately, becoming a man. Throughout it all, he displays determination as well as a self-deprecating humour that will keep you turning the pages till the end.

Don’t miss the launch of Patagonia by Maya Fowler at The Book Lounge

Umuzi and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Patagonia by Maya Fowler.

Don’t miss the launch of I Remember Nelson Mandela in Joburg

I Remember Nelson Mandela is a collection of remembrances from more than one hundred individuals, from household staff to bodyguards and presidential advisors.

Mandy Wiener chats to Iman Rappetti about Ministry of Crime: An Underworld Explored

Award-winning journalist Mandy Wiener chatted to Iman Rappetti recently about her new book Ministry of Crime: An Underworld Explored.

Friday – 18th May 2018

Hayden Eastwood explains the inspiration for the title of his new book, Like Sodium in Water

Hayden Eastwood chatted to Polity SA about his new book, Like Sodium in Water, a memoir of post-independence Zimbabwe and an atmosphere of nostalgia that hangs over much of Harare’s remaining white community.

Join Trevor Manuel and Raymond Parsons for the launch of Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism

Don’t miss the launch of Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism: The Role of Business in South Africa in Johannesburg.