Interviews

[Podcast] ‘You hear this thing that the boers killed your uncle … you do not really understand’ – Gaongalelwe Tiro talks about his new book Parcel of Death

Gaongalelwe Tiro recently spoke to David O’Sullivan on Kaya FM about his paternal uncle’s life story – Parcel of Death: The Biography of Onkgopotse Abram Tiro.

[Video] Eminem, the Spice Girls, Emo, African funk and jazz – Rémy Ngamije shares the music behind his debut novel The Eternal Audience of One

BlackBird Books recently shared a video of Rwandan-born Namibian writer Rémy Ngamije talking about music, pop culture and his debut novel, The Eternal Audience of One.

[Podcast] ‘It’s not fashionable to deal with real issues’: Mcebisi Jonas discusses After Dawn: Hope After State Capture

The former Deputy Finance Minister of South Africa, Mcebisi Jonas, recently joined Bongani Bingwa on Talk Radio 702 to talk about his new book, After Dawn: Hope After State Capture.

‘The problems are structural, they are not individual’ – Mcebisi Jonas discusses his book After Dawn: Hope After State Capture

In October 2015, the Gupta brothers offered Jonas the position of Minister of Finance in exchange for R600-million. Then the Deputy Finance Minister, Jonas turned down the bribe and a period of deep introspection followed for him.

‘Do you think you funny?’ How Yusuf Daniels got his big break in publishing (his book Living Coloured is now a bestseller)

Yusuf Daniels chats about his new memoir, Living Coloured (Because Black and White were Already Taken).

‘I’ve never hugged my mother’ – Listen to Landa Mabenge talk to The Cheeky Natives about his memoir, Becoming Him: A Trans Memoir of Triumph

In this in-depth podcast, Landa Mabenge talks to The Cheeky Natives about his memoir Becoming Him: a Trans Memoir of Triumph.

Video: Does the ‘Stellenbosch Mafia’ really exist and how much power do they wield over South Africa?

In this video, author and News24 assistant editor for in-depth news Pieter du Toit unpacks his book, The Stellenbosch Mafia: Inside the Billionaires’ Club.

Listen to an interview with Elizabeth Macneal, author of the highly anticipated new novel The Doll Factory

Pan Macmillan has shared an interview with Elizabeth Macneal, author of the highly anticipated new novel The Doll Factory.

‘My whiteness saved my life that day’ – Bradley Steyn, author of Undercover with Mandela’s Spies, describes the massacre that changed his life

Bradley D Steyn spoke to Polity SA recently about his book Undercover with Mandela’s Spies: The Story of The Boy Who Crossed the Square.

‘I am a South African-based, African writer’—Watch a video interview with Nthikeng Mohlele on his latest novel Illumination

Nthikeng Mohlele chatted to Africa’s Lit recently about his latest novel, Illumination.

‘Born the wrong colour – so I had to die’: Sara-Jayne King talks about identity, adoption and her memoir Killing Karoline

Author, journalist and Cape Talk presenter Sara-Jayne King spoke to the BBC’s Andile Masuka recently about identity, adoption and her harrowing memoir, Killing Karoline. 

‘The best way to understand a country’s history is through the lives of its people’ – Watch a video interview with Bill Nasson on Illuminating Lives

Bill Nasson explores the people at the heart of his and Vivian Bickford-Smith’s collection of biographical essays, Illuminating Lives: Biographies of Fascinating People from South African History.

‘Does any writer have the right to tell any story?’ Lacuna author Fiona Snyckers talks about writing Lucy Lurie, who is ‘not a metaphor’

Pan Macmillan recently chatted to Fiona Snyckers about her highly charged new novel, Lacuna, a response to JM Coetzee’s 1999 novel Disgrace.

‘I have a need to tell stories and the stories need to come out’ – Listen to Gail Schimmel discussing her fourth novel, The Accident

Listen to Gail Schimmel in conversation with Radio Today Johannesburg’s Sue Grant-Marshall about her fourth novel, The Accident.

What kind of books does BlackBird Books publish? Find this out and more in a video chat feat. Thabiso Mahlape and Esinako Ndabeni

BlackBird Books recently launched a series of YouTube chats with your favourite authors!

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!