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Watch Mphuthumi Ntabeni introduce his novel The Broken River Tent, and listen to an excerpt

Wordfest South Africa recently asked Mphuthumi Ntabeni to introduce his entrancing novel The Broken River Tent.

It’s competition time! Win a Women’s Day book hamper with Jacana Media (enter before 11 Aug)

In celebration of Women’s Day on Friday, 9 August, Jacana Media is giving away a hamper of three books by three phenomenal women.

New book alert! Women take centre stage in Perfect Imperfections by Makanaka Mavengere-Munsaka

Perfect Imperfections, the debut novel by Makanaka Mavengere-Munsaka, is out mid-August 2019 from BlackBird Books!

Celebrate Black Girls in Literature and Women’s Month with BlackBird Books and Bridge Books in Joburg (10 August)

BlackBird Books, an imprint of Jacana Media, invites you to a Black Girls in Literature event at Bridge Books in Johannesburg – in celebration of Women’s Month!

Call for applications: BlackBird Books Writer’s Residency for young African womxn at Casa Lorde, Pretoria

BlackBird Books, an imprint of Jacana Media, as well as Casa Lorde and Eunice Ngogodo Own Voices Initiative are setting up a writer’s residency for young African womxn who are starting their careers as writers.

Cover reveal! An Image in a Mirror by Ijangolet S Ogwang is the latest novel to receive a BlackBird Books redesign

BlackBird Books has revealed its latest cover redesign – featuring the publisher’s bold new look!

Watch: Real travel advice for Africa from Lerato Mogoatlhe, author of Vagabond: Wandering Through Africa on Faith

Author and journalist Lerato Mogoatlhe sat down with Africa’s Lit to chat about her book Vagabond and her journeys in Africa.

Read an excerpt from Thabiso Mofokeng’s darkly enjoyable debut novel, The Last Stop

BlackBird Books has shared an excerpt from Thabiso Mofokeng’s debut novel, The Last Stop.

Don’t miss the Literary Alliance’s 2nd anniversary and a book discussion of Lerato Mogoatlhe’s Vagabond at Love Books (22 June)

The Literary Alliance invite you to their 2nd birthday celebrations and a book discussion of Vagabond: Wandering Through Africa on Faith by Lerato Mogoatlhe.

What kind of books does BlackBird Books publish? Find this out and more in a video chat feat. Thabiso Mahlape and Esinako Ndabeni

BlackBird Books recently launched a series of YouTube chats with your favourite authors!

Join Lerato Mogoatlhe for the Cape Town launch of Vagabond at The Book Lounge (28 May)

BlackBird Books and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Vagabond by Lerato Mogoatlhe.

Marah Louw bares her soul in new YouTube series: BlackBird Books Chat Episode 01

BlackBird Books has launched a series of YouTube chats with your favourite authors!

‘I want to go back to Rwanda but I don’t want to go back to be Rwandan’ – Read an excerpt from The Eternal Audience of One by Rémy Ngamije

BlackBird Books has shared an excerpt from The Eternal Audience of One, the debut novel by Rwandan-born Namibian writer Rémy Ngamije!

‘Just as Mama wanted, my belly is hidden.’ Read an excerpt from Keletso Mopai’s debut short story collection, If You Keep Digging

BlackBird Books has shared an excerpt from If You Keep Digging, the debut short story collection by Keletso Mopai!

BlackBird Books reveals exciting new look with two novels by debut authors – The Eternal Audience of One and If You Keep Digging

BlackBird Books has revealed the covers for two new books – featuring the publisher’s bold new look!

‘How has this story never been told?’ Watch an interview with the authors of Broke and Broken: The Shameful Legacy of Gold Mining in South Africa

Broke and Broken: The Shameful Legacy of Gold Mining in South Africa, by Lucas Ledwaba and Leon Sadiki, explores one of southern Africa’s greatest tragedies. 

One woman. One continent. Wander through Africa with Lerato Mogoatlhe’s Vagabond

Vagabond is the poetic, raw and honest diary of Lerato Mogoatlhe’s travels through 21 countries in Africa.