Biography

Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira releases statement clarifying remarks about former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers in his new book

Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira has released a statement clarifying the comments he made about former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers in his new memoir, Beast.

Yusuf Daniels’s new book Living Coloured – a glimpse into the joy and often harsh reality of growing up on the Cape Flats

Living Coloured (Because Black & White Were Already Taken) by Yusuf Daniels is a special kind of memoir that utilises short stories to weave together both a culturally insightful and an achingly nostalgic glimpse into a childhood on the Cape Flats.

Don’t miss the Durban launch of former Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey’s memoir A Captain’s Journey (20 June)

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of A Captain’s Journey by Neil Tovey.

Join award-winning writer Helena Kriel for the launch of her memoir The Year of Facing Fire at Love Books

Love Books and MFBooks Joburg invite you to the launch of The Year of Facing Fire by award-winning writer Helena Kriel.

A true story of small-town apartheid – For The People by Anelia Schutte

For the People is an exploration of apartheid South Africa through the eyes of Owéna – a white woman who worked tirelessly for the black people of Knysna and found herself swept up in their struggle. They called her Nobantu: ‘for the people’.

The Year of Facing Fire – Helena Kriel’s memoir will leave you breathless, bereft and uplifted

The Year of Facing Fire, a family memoir by award-winning writer Helena Kriel, is out in June 2019 from Jacana Media and MFBooks Joburg.

You are invited to the launch of The Real Interior by Nthabi Taukobong

Join Tracey McDonald Publishers at Exclusive Books in Dainfern Square for the launch of Nthabi Taukobong’s book, The Real Interior.

Cover reveal! Beast – the must-read story of how a humble man from Zimbabwe has become a rugby icon

Beast, by Tendai Mtawarira and Andy Capostagno, will be published by Pan Macmillan this July.

Living Coloured (Because Black and White were Already Taken) by Yusuf Daniels – rip-roaring humour, aching nostalgia and insightful observations

Living Coloured (Because Black and White were Already Taken), Yusuf Daniels’s first-hand account of a childhood lived on the Cape Flats in the Coloured community, is out soon from Jacana Media.

The Beautiful Ones, the memoir Prince was writing when he died, will be published in October 2019

The Beautiful Ones by Prince, the artistic visionary, singer, songwriter, musician, producer, actor and filmmaker, will be published by Penguin Random House in October 2019.

Miracle Girl: Life Stories from a Xhosa Girl – the inspiring story of Sivosethu Ndubela, an orphan who survived two life-threatening open-heart surgeries

Miracle Girl: Life Stories from a Xhosa Girl is the inspirational and miraculous story of Sivosethu Ndubela.

Join Samantha Smirin, author of the mesmerising Life Interrupted, for an intimate discussion on Bipolar (30 April)

Author Samantha Smirin will be at Exclusive Books Sandton for an intimate discussion around mental illness and her new memoir Life Interrupted.

Life Interrupted – Samantha Smirin’s deeply compelling memoir of living with bipolar

Life Interrupted is a deeply compelling memoir that brilliantly humanises the sufferer beyond the label.

Don’t miss the launch of Samantha Smirin’s mesmerising memoir Life Interrupted at Love Books (2 May)

MFBooks Joburg and Love Books invite you to the launch of Life Interrupted, Samantha Smirin’s lucid and devastating memoir about living with bipolar.

New edition! The Seed is Mine The Life of Kas Maine, a South African Sharecropper by Charles van Onselen

A new edition of The Seed is Mine: The Life of Kas Maine, a South African Sharecropper by Charles van Onselen is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

What happens when the last breath stops? Read an excerpt from The Blackridge House by Julia Martin

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an extract from The Blackridge House by Julia Martin. The Blackridge House is a meditation on belonging, of …

Cover reveal! Elton John’s first and only official autobiography, Me – an unforgettable story by a living legend

Pan Macmillan is excited to reveal the name and cover of Elton John’s first and only official autobiography, Me!

Don’t miss the launch of Whatever, the frank and hilariously dark memoir of 19-year-old Saskia Bailey, at The Book Lounge (10 April)

MFBooks Joburg invites you to the Cape Town launch of Saskia Bailey’s debut book, Whatever: A 21st-century Memoir.

Don’t miss the launch of Whatever, the frank and hilariously dark memoir of 19-year-old Saskia Bailey, at Love Books (4 April)

MFBooks Joburg invites you to the launch of Saskia Bailey’s debut book, Whatever: A 21st-century Memoir.

Don’t miss the launch of Carsten Rasch’s memoir Between Rock and a Hard Place at Love Books (28 Mar)

MFBooks Joburg and Love Books invite you to the launch of Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Carsten Rasch, ‘a survivor from the South African punk and new wave scene of the eighties’.