Book extracts

Listen to an excerpt from Friday Black, the unforgettable and explosive debut short story collection by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Listen to an excerpt from Friday Black, the piercingly raw debut story collection from Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah.

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.

How to make your home more environmentally friendly – Read an excerpt from South Africa’s Guide to Climate Change by Sipho Kings and Sarah Wild

What should we be doing to reduce our carbon footprint? Read an extract from South Africa’s Guide to Climate Change for ideas on how you can make changes at home.

Excerpt from The Stellenbosch Mafia: ‘Floyd Shivambu was one of Johann Rupert’s go-to men in his informal intelligence network’

Read an extract from The Stellenbosch Mafia: Inside the Billionaires’ Club by Pieter du Toit.

To have, to hold, to betray – listen to an audiobook excerpt from Your Truth or Mine? by Trisha Sakhlecha

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook of Your Truth or Mine?, the excellent debut thriller by Trisha Sakhlecha.

Read an excerpt from Train Man, the brilliant and profoundly affecting novel by Andrew Mulligan

Journeys intersect. People find people when and where they least expect it. A missed connection needn’t be a disaster: it can save your life.

Read an extract from Knife, the gripping new book in Jo Nesbo’s intense and brilliant Harry Hole crime series

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from Knife, the brand new Harry Hole thriller from Jo Nesbo, where Harry comes face to face with a deadly foe.

A reboot of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for the 21st Century – Read an excerpt from Frankissstein: A Love Story by Jeanette Winterson

What will happen when homo sapiens are no longer the smartest beings on the planet?

Funny, furious and bold, FRANKISSSTEIN is a love story about life itself, the bodies we live in and the bodies we desire.

Read an excerpt here

‘Get out of my classroom. We don’t need types like you here.’ – Read an extract from As if Born to You by Susan Newham-Blake

As if Born to You, the new novel by Susan Newham-Blake, tells the story of two women, equally damaged by the past and its secrets, who discover that healing sometimes lies in unexpected places.

Read an excerpt from Blood on Her Hands: South Africa’s Most Notorious Female Killers by Tanya Farber

This excerpt focuses on Chané van Heerden, also known as ‘Welkom Killer’, who was convicted of the murder of Michael van Eck in 2011, when she was 20 years old.

An enchanting, romantic tale about the grace and beauty of second chances – Read an excerpt from Jojo Moyes’s new novel The Horse Dancer

Read an excerpt from Jojo Moyes’s The Horse Dancer, a novel about a lost girl and her horse, the enduring strength of friendship, and how even the smallest choices can change everything.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Your Truth or Mine? – the dark and original debut thriller by Trisha Sakhlecha

Staying in this evening? Get comfortable with a glass of wine and Your Truth or Mine?, the debut psychological suspense novel by Trisha Sakhlecha about the dark secrets couples keep from one another and how a marriage unravels.

Gripping, moving and brilliantly creepy – read an excerpt from The Whisper Man by Alex North

Like your thrillers spine-tinglingly terrifying? Then you’ll want to read this extract from The Whisper Man by Alex North.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Craig Higginson’s The Dream House, a novel of dark wit, a stark poetic style and extraordinary tenderness

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

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Nthikeng Mohlele’s spellbinding novel Pleasure

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

Read an excerpt from The Enforcers, revealing a brazen plot to assassinate Nelson Mandela at his inauguration

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from The Enforcers: Inside Cape Town’s Deadly Nightclub Battles by Caryn Dolley.

Read an excerpt from David Barclay Moore’s magnificent debut novel The Stars Beneath Our Feet

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Achmat Dangor’s powerful and thought-provoking novel Dikeledi

Staying in this evening? Get comfortable with a glass of wine and Achmat Dangor’s Dikeledi – the story of an ordinary family in the extraordinary days of apartheid.