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‘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.

Don’t miss the Joburg launch of Born to Kwaito: Reflections on the Kwaito Generation

Save the date for the launch of Born to Kwaito, a new BlackBird Books publication by Esinako Ndabeni and Sihle Mthembu.

Don’t miss Mphuthumi Ntabeni and Bongani Kona at the launch of The Broken River Tent at The Book Lounge

Join Mphuthumi Ntabeni in conversation with Chimurenga editor Bongani Kona for the launch of The Broken River Tent.

Don’t miss the Cape Town launch of An Image in a Mirror by Ijangolet S Ogwang

BlackBird Books and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of An Image in a Mirror, the debut novel by Ijangolet S Ogwang.

Read an excerpt from Mphuthumi Ntabeni’s The Broken River Tent, a novel about the life and times of the Xhosa chief Maqoma

Jacana Media has shared an extract from The Broken River Tent, the debut novel by Mphuthumi Ntabeni. The Broken River Tent is set in …

New book alert! Vagabond: Wandering Through Africa on Faith by Lerato Mogoatlhe

Vagabond: Wandering Through Africa on Faith by Lerato Mogoatlhe will be out from BlackBird Books in September 2018!