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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.

Watch an interview with Ijangolet S Ogwang, author of An Image in a Mirror, on BlackBird Books’s new YouTube channel

BlackBird Books has shared a video of author Ijangolet S Ogwang chatting about her debut novel An Image in a Mirror.

Vagabond – Lerato Mogoatlhe’s hilarious and honest account of her five years of living as a drifter in Africa

Vagabond: Wandering Through Africa on Faith by Lerato Mogoatlhe is out from BlackBird Books in April 2019!

Don’t miss the launch of Vagabond: Wandering Through Africa on Faith by Lerato Mogoatlhe at Exclusive Books Rosebank

BlackBird Books and Exclusive Books invite you to the book launch of Vagabond: Wandering Through Africa on Faith by Lerato Mogoatlhe!

Watch a video interview of Tumelo Buthelezi chatting about his debut novel, The Last Sentence

On their brand new YouTube channel, BlackBird Books have shared a video of Tumelo Buthelezi chatting about his debut novel, The Last Sentence.

Join BlackBird Books and Abantu Book Festival for sundowners at the Soweto Hotel

BlackBird Books, Abantu Book Festival and The Soweto Hotel invite you to sundowners.

A remarkable new literary talent – Read an excerpt from Tumelo Buthelezi’s debut novel The Last Sentence

‘Come to me,’ he heard a voice say, a woman’s voice. It was warm and inviting. Irresistible, in fact.

Watch an interview with Africa’s Lit September #litrockstar Mphuthumi Ntabeni, author of The Broken River Tent

Mphuthumi Ntabeni explains how his debut novel The Broken River Tent was inspired by his need to understand Xhosa history from the perspective of the dispossessed.

Tumelo Buthelezi’s debut novel The Last Sentence out now from BlackBird Books

From BlackBird Books, the pioneering publisher of An Image in a Mirror, Nwelezelanga, Sweet Medicine and If I stay right here, a new story …

Read an excerpt from Born to Kwaito – ‘Yizo Yizo: The Poetry of Dysfunction’ by Sihle Mthembu

‘Ronnie Nyakale virtually strangled Teboho when he auditioned for the part of Papa Action.’

Born to Kwaito book launch a roaring success

Born to Kwaito: Reflections on the Kwaito Generation, a new BlackBird Books publication by Esinako Ndabeni and Sihle Mthembu, was launched at the SABC in Auckland Park on Thursday, 5 July 2018.