South Africa

Wed – 13th Mar 2019

Find out more about Mubanga Kalimamukwento’s novel The Mourning Bird, winner of the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award

Mubanga Kalimamukwento is the winner of this year’s Dinaane Debut Fiction Award, for her novel The Mourning Bird.

Don’t miss the launch of The Last Elephants by Don Pinnock and Colin Bell at The Book Lounge

Penguin Random House and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of The Last Elephants by Don Pinnock and Colin Bell.

Purchase a copy of The Accident by Gail Schimmel at Exclusive Books and you could win a R5000 book club voucher

Purchase a copy of The Accident by Gail Schimmel in any Exclusive Books store before 31 March and stand a chance to win a R5000 voucher for your book club!

Tue – 12th Mar 2019

David Brock Katz chatted to CNBC about his new book South Africans vs Rommel: The Untold Story of the Desert War in World War II

Author David Brock Katz chatted to CNBC Africa’s Jill de Villiers about his new book South Africans versus Rommel: The Untold Story of the Desert War in World War II.

Don’t miss a discussion of the new book Democracy Works: Rewiring Politics to Africa’s Advantage in Durban (26 Mar)

Xubera Institute for Research and Development, The Brenthurst Foundation and Pan Macmillan invite you to the launch of Democracy Works: Rewiring Politics to Africa’s Advantage, by Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Jeffrey Herbst and Tendai Biti.

Notes from the Lost Property Department

Iris Langley is forced to take charge when her mother, Grace, has a stroke. This is no easy task: Iris suffers from the lingering effects of a near-fatal fall as a child.

Mubanga Kalimamukwento wins Dinaane Debut Fiction Award for her novel The Mourning Bird

Mubanga Kalimamukwento has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award, for her novel The Mourning Bird.

Mon – 11th Mar 2019

The Blackridge House by Julia Martin – a powerful memoir of dementia

The Blackridge House is a meditation on belonging, of the stories we tell of home and family and of the precarious footprint of life.

Apartheid agents, war memories and legacies – Join Barry Gilder at Rhodes for a discussion around his book The List

The Rhodes University Department of Political and International Studies and Office of Equity and Institutional Culture invite you to a public dialogue titled ‘Apartheid Agents, War Memories and Legacies’ on Thursday, 14 March 2019.

Fri – 8th Mar 2019

Gerald Kraak anthology As You Like It selected as finalist for Lambda Literary LGBTQ Anthology Award

Jacana Media is delighted to announce that As You Like It has been selected as a finalist in the Lambda Literary Awards, in the LGBTQ Anthology category.

Win a copy of the audiobook of Tumi Morake’s memoir And Then Mama Said …

Entertaining and thought-provoking, And Then Mama Said … by Tumi Morake is one of the must-read memoirs of the year, and now you can WIN the audiobook!

Thu – 7th Mar 2019

Zakes Mda’s brilliant new novel is The Zulus of New York – Joburg and Cape Town launch details here!

Zakes Mda’s new novel, The Zulus of New York, will be published by Umuzi in March 2019.

Outstanding in every way – win a hamper of the best in local fiction

Penguin Random House is proud to bring you a full quartet of incredible local fiction new releases this month.

Don’t miss the 2018 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award results announcement

The Jacana Literary Foundation, Exclusive Books and the University of Johannesburg Library invite you to the announcement of the results of the 2018 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award on 11 March

New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent

New Daughters of Africa – showcasing the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, this major international collection celebrates their contributions to literature and international culture.

Join Richard Sutton for the launch of his new book The Stress Code at Exclusive Books Hyde Park

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to the Johannesburg launch of The Stress Code by Richard Sutton.

Wed – 6th Mar 2019

Don’t miss the launch of Charles Abrahams’s new book Class Action: In Pursuit of a Larger Life at Love Books (6 Mar)

Penguin Random House invite you to the launch of Charles Abrahams’s memoir Class Action: In Pursuit of a Larger Life.

Africa’s Lit Volume 29 – A discussion with the contributors to We Are No Longer At Ease: The Struggle for #FeesMustFall

Africa’s Lit chatted to some of the contributors to the new book We Are No Longer at Ease: The Struggle for #FeesMustFall.

Greg Mills chats about his new book Democracy Works, and rewiring politics to Africa’s advantage

Greg Mills chatted to John Maytham on CapeTalk about his new book Democracy Works: Rewiring Politics to Africa’s Advantage.

Mon – 4th Mar 2019

Don’t miss Adam Habib in conversation with Achille Mbembe at the launch of Rebels and Rage: Reflecting on #FeesMustFall (12 Mar)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Rebels and Rage: Reflecting on #FeesMustFall by Adam Habib.