Book Excerpts

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Lucy Diamond’s compelling and beautifully written novel Something To Tell You

‘Come on, then, she said to herself. This is your moment. The one you’ve been thinking about for the last six months. Are you going to knock or what?’

Read an extract from Ian McEwan’s provocative and thrilling new novel Machines Like Me

‘While his batteries began to charge, I made us coffee then scrolled through the 470-page online handbook. Its language was mostly clear and precise. But Adam was created across different agencies and in places the instructions had the charm of a nonsense poem. “Unreveal upside of B347k vest to gain carefree emoticon with motherboard output to attenuate mood-swing penumbra.”‘

‘You know witchcraft is powerful, more powerful than your Jesus.’ – Read an extract from Lauri Kubuitsile’s new novel But Deliver Us from Evil

Penguin Random House has shared an extract from Lauri Kubuitsile’s new book But Deliver Us from Evil, a moving work of historical fiction.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Redemption, the latest novel from David Baldacci, master of thrillers

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend! Staying in this evening? Settle in with a glass of wine …

‘That night, the machine returned.’ – Read an excerpt from Triangulum, Masande Ntshanga’s bold, multilayered new novel

Presented as a message from the future, Masande Ntshanga’s new novel Triangulum boldly mixes science-fiction with philosophy and details of South African history seldom examined.

‘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!

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Achmat Dangor’s Dikeledi – the story of an ordinary family in the extraordinary days of apartheid

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend! Staying in this evening? Settle in with a glass of wine …

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Bare Ground, the debut novel by acclaimed non-fiction writer Peter Harris

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend!

‘Paul Le Roux was a sweet kid’ – Read an excerpt from The Mastermind – the true story of the brilliant international crime boss from Krugersdorp

Read an excerpt from The Mastermind – the incredible true story of Paul Le Roux, the coder from Krugersdorp who became an international crime boss.

Read an excerpt from Daisy Jones and The Six – the riveting and unforgettable novel that everybody’s talking about

Start reading the most buzzed about book of the year with this extract from Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, courtesy of Penguin Random House!

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton – the perfect book to curl up with this evening

Staying in this evening? Settle in with some hot chocolate and this excerpt from The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton, a novel in which a long-buried secret is waiting to be uncovered …

Find out more about Mhudi, the first novel by a black South African, in an excerpt from Sol Plaatje: A Life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje

Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Sol Plaatje: A Life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje 1876–1932 by Brian Willan. This biography celebrates one of …

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Lacuna, the highly anticipated new novel from Fiona Snyckers

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend!

Read an excerpt from Arushi Raina’s debut novel, When Morning Comes – a snapshot of South Africa on the eve of the Soweto uprising

Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Arushi Raina’s debut novel, When Morning Comes.

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 …