Book Extracts

The Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from The Spanish Promise by bestselling author Karen Swan

Staying in this evening? Warm yourself up with a glass of wine and Karen Swan’s sizzling summer novel The Spanish Promise.

Something’s gone sour in the Winelands … Read an excerpt from Double Echo by François Bloemhof

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Double Echo by François Bloemhof.

How 8 journalists stood up to censorship imposed by Hlaudi Motsoeneng – read an excerpt from The SABC8, the shocking new book by Foeta Krige

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from The SABC8 by Foeta Krige, a story of the fight for media freedom, death threats, intimidation and assault.

‘Mr Moloto, you know that farm is not really yours …’ Read an excerpt from Land of My Ancestors by Botlhale Tema

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Land of My Ancestors by Botlhale Tema. About the book When working on the …

A seminal boyhood moment played out against the backdrop of political upheaval – Read an excerpt from Tony Peake’s North Facing

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from North Facing by Tony Peake. About the book Peake’s first novel for 20 years is …

The Friday Night Book Club: Read ‘My Beautiful Little Boy’ from Phumlani Pikoli’s book The Fatuous State of Severity

The Fatuous State of Severity is a fresh collection of short stories and illustrations that explores themes surrounding the experiences of a generation of young, urban South Africans coping with the tensions of social media, language insecurities and relationships of various kinds.

‘Isabella Hammad is an enormous talent and her book is a wonder’ – Zadie Smith. Read an excerpt from The Parisian here

‘The Parisian is a sublime reading experience: delicate, restrained, surpassingly intelligent, uncommonly poised and truly beautiful….That this remarkable historical epic should be the debut of a writer in her twenties seems impossible, yet it’s true. Isabella Hammad is an enormous talent and her book is a wonder.’ – Zadie Smith

Read an excerpt from Bradley Steyn’s new book Undercover with Mandela’s Spies – an astonishing true-life thriller that reveals for the first time the dirty secrets of a dirty war

Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Undercover with Mandela’s Spies: The Story of The Boy Who Crossed the Square by Bradley D …

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!