South Africa

Thu – 26th Mar 2020

[Video interview] How to ignite a growth revolution in Africa – Jakkie Cilliers discusses his new book Africa First!

What stops Africa, with its abundant natural resources, from capitalising on its boundless potential?

9 new South African books (available as ebooks!) to get you through the shutdown

Pan Macmillan has shared a list of newly published South African ebooks to see you through the shutdown period.

Tue – 24th Mar 2020

[Video] ‘Suid-Afrikaners is passievolle lesers’: Jodi Picoult gesels oor Die belydenis en vertel hoekom sy so lief is vir Suid-Afrika

Die wêreldbekende skrywer Jodi Picoult het in Maart vanjaar by Die Groot Ontbyt aangesluit vir ‘n onderhoud oor haar eerste vertaalde boek in Afrikaans, Die belydenis.

Ter wille van jou deur Magdaleen Walters: Kan Stoffel sy onskuld bewys en Juanita se liefde wen?

‘n Tronkvoël en ‘n houtfabriekeienaar se dogter … sal liefde op die ou end seëvier? Vind uit in Ter wille van jou deur Magdaleen Walters

Find out more about Finding Common Ground, the new book by Wandile Sihlobo

Framed with insightful commentary and context, Wandile Sihlobo’s new book Finding Common Ground will be published by Pan Macmillan in April.

Mon – 23rd Mar 2020

Wen 1 van 3 kopieë van Bloedsteen of Blood Stone deur Irna van Zyl! (Kompetisie sluit 31 Maart 2020)

Drie gelukkige wenners kan elk ’n kopie van óf Bloedsteen óf Blood Stone deur Irna van Zyl wen!

Shedding light on a blood-soaked chapter in South Africa’s history – Read an excerpt from Philippa Garson’s memoir Undeniable: Memoir of a Covert War

‘Although some may find the violence triggering, it is my specific intention to not sidestep the uncomfortable truth about this time.’

Die dodelike geheime en obsessies van … Bloedfamilie deur Elsa Hamersma: Is die moordgeen in die familielede se DNS?

Een moord in die familie is erg genoeg, maar twee in een week raak bisar: Vind uit wie is die moordenaar in Bloedfamilie deur Elsa Hamersma, nuut by LAPA.

The Stress Code author Richard Sutton offers practical tips for managing our unprecedented levels of stress

In The Stress Code: From Surviving to Thriving by Richard Sutton, you’ll find practical ways to help manage pressure and how they are beneficial for mental and physical health.

Fri – 20th Mar 2020

Capetonians! Don’t want to leave the house? Get The Book Lounge to come to you!

Your friendly neighbourhood bookshop, The Book Lounge, is ready and waiting for your order! Cape Town’s favourite independent bookshop The Book Lounge …

Joburgers! Love Books remains open and is ready to deliver books (and wine!) to your door

Your friendly neighbourhood bookshop, Love Books, is waiting for your order! Joburg’s favourite independent bookshop Love Books is offering a free courier …

Friday Night Book Club: Read an exclusive, first-look excerpt from Gail Schimmel’s new thriller Two Months!

‘Today is actually the twenty-first of April. It’s a Saturday. You’ve lost about two months.’

As jy van moord droom deur Deborah Steinmair: Wat gebeur as ’n kind wat ontvoer is 20 jaar later terugkom?

Deborah Steinmair se jongste verhoudingsriller As jy van moord droom het pas op LAPA se rakke verskyn, en vind oorsprong in die storie van Gert van Rooyen en Joey Haarhoff.

Thu – 19th Mar 2020

10 vrae aan Rosita Oberholster: ‘Skryf ’n boek! Ek het eers op 40 begin skryf en weet nie hoekom nie’

LAPA het onlangs met Rosita Oberholster gesels om die skrywer beter te leer ken.

Is there a serial killer at work in Joburg? NR Brodie returns with Three Bodies

In Three Bodies, NR Brodie’s formidable duo (from her debut novel Knucklebone) are fighting time to figure out who is killing women in and around Joburg … is there a serial killer on the loose?

Financial Freedom Through Property – how anyone can make money in property, regardless of the resources available to them

Financial Freedom Through Property – a step-by-step, practical guide on how to purchase your first investment property, written in easy-to-understand, conversational language that explains complex concepts simply.

Wed – 18th Mar 2020

‘Mens moet altyd alles bevraagteken en jou verstand gebruik. Selfs in jou eie geloof’ – René van Zyl gesels oor Die Alfadokument

René van Zyl gesels oor haar samesweringsriller, Die Alfadokument, wat handel oor ʼn berugte internasionale geloofsorde in Kaapstad. 

A hard-hitting exposé of the profit-driven multinational running Mangaung private prison – The Misery Merchants: Life and Death in a Private South African Prison

The Misery Merchants: Life and Death in a Private South African Prison by Ruth Hopkins is out at the end of March 2020 from Jacana Media.