South Africa

Mon – 11th Oct 2021

Mind Over Mountain by Robby Kojetin – a journey from the seat of a wheelchair to the summit of the highest mountain on Earth

Mind Over Mountain: A Mental and Physical Climb to the Top by Robby Kojetin is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Sat – 9th Oct 2021

Kom gesels met Pieter van Zyl oor sy boek Verhale van hoop by Hollywood Studios in Krugersdorp-Wes (9 Okt)

LAPA Uitgewers en Hollywood Costumes nooi jou uit na die bekendstelling van Verhale van hoop deur Pieter van Zyl – een dag voor Wêreld Psigiese Gesondheidsdag op Sondag 10 Oktober.

Thu – 7th Oct 2021

Video: ‘Ek wou vir Marilyn ’n tweede kans gee’ – Chanette Paul gesels oor die opvolgverhaal van haar Vywervrou-trilogie

LAPA Uitgewers het onlangs ’n kort video op Facebook gedeel waarin Chanette Paul gesels oor haar jongste roman, Marilyn.

‘Famo was the music I grew up listening to’ – Zakes Mda chats about his new novel Wayfarers’ Hymns

Zakes Mda’s new book, Wayfarers’ Hymns, is set in the fascinating world of famo music. He chatted to Lauren Mc Diarmid about the novel, his years living in Lesotho and stories that demand to be told.

Book signing: Barbara Masekela will be signing copies of her memoir Poli Poli at Exclusive Books Killarney (9 Oct)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers at Exclusive Books Killarney, where Barbara Masekela will be signing copies of her book Poli Poli.

2021 SA Book Awards winners announced – Refiloe Moahloli’s How Many Ways Can You Say Hello? takes top prize

The winners of the 2021 SA Book Awards were announced on Wednesday, 6 October, during a virtual ceremony.

Wed – 6th Oct 2021

‘Ek moet jou iets vertel … Jip, ek is gay’: Lees ’n uittreksel uit Skeef deur Renaldo Schwarp

‘Elkeen se reis is uniek,’ skryf mediapersoonlikheid Renaldo Schwarp in ’n uittreksel uit sy LGBTIQ-memoir, Skeef.

Kyk! Herman Lensing deel ’n voorsmaak van sy sesde kookboek, Huiskos

Huiskos is nes jy Herman Lensing se kombuis ken: kos wat almal kan saamkook. Binnekort beskikbaar!

New book alert! The Discovery of Love – a new collection of short stories from Nthikeng Mohlele

Nthikeng Mohlele’s new collection of short stories, The Discovery of Love, will be out from Jacana Media in October 2021.

Tue – 5th Oct 2021

‘Om stories elders te plaas, maak wyer tematiese velde oop’ – SJ Naudé gesels oor Dol heuning, kuns, taal en queerwees

Francois Lion-Cachet gesels met SJ Naudé oor sy jongste bundel kortverhale, Dol heuning, queerwees, kuns, Suid-Afrika en die straightjacket waarin Afrikaans haar tans bevind.

Die liefde blom soos madeliefies in Namakwaland in vier nuwe Romanzas!

Nuut by LAPA – vier nuwe Romanzas deur Didi Potgieter, Elsa Winckler, Lizelle von Wielligh en Nellie Alberts.

New book alert! Hauntings – a collection of stories edited by Niq Mhlongo

This Halloween, be prepared to be spooked by the upcoming, future bestselling, anthology Hauntings!

Mon – 4th Oct 2021

Graffiti-aanlynkuier: Kom luister hoe gesels Pieter van Zyl oor sy boek, Verhale van hoop (6 Okt)

Moenie Pieter van Zyl se gesprek met Anschen Conradie oor sy boek Verhale van hoop mis nie!

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of A Path Unexpected, with Jane Evans in conversation with Jonathan Jansen (14 Oct)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books for the launch of Jane Evans’s memoir A Path Unexpected – a story about family, love, loss, finding purpose and dedicating oneself to a life of service.

A Special Daily Maverick Live Webinar – Expensive Poverty: Why Aid Fails and How It Can Work

In a special Focus on Africa live journalism webinar, join Dr Greg Mills with Bobi Wine, Ugandan opposition leader, and Tendai Biti, MDC vice president and former Zimbabwean finance minister, as they look at Expensive Poverty.

Donate to help a brilliant writer Terry-Ann Adams buy a telescope to assist her near-sightedness

Terry-Ann Adams, author of the truly brilliant Those Who Live in Cages, is crowdfunding to buy a telescope that will assist her in her near-sightedness.

Audiobook alert! Listen to Land Matters by Tembeka Ngcukaitobi

The audiobook of Land Matters by Tembeka Ngcukaitobi is out now!

Fri – 1st Oct 2021

Footnotes, October 2021: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye.

Luister! Renaldo Schwarp gesels oor Skeef en die plaaslike gay-ervaring op The Scenic Drive with Rian

Radio-omroeper Renaldo Schwarp was nou die dag die eregas op The Scenic Drive with Rian, waar hy oor sy baanbrekerboek, Skeef, gesels het.