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‘I wrestled with life and lost.’ – Read an excerpt from Nthikeng Mohlele’s novel Rusty Bell

Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Nthikeng Mohlele’s novel Rusty Bell.

Don’t miss the launch of the new book These Are the Things That Sit With Us in Bonteheuwel

You’re invited to the launch of a new book documenting memories and stories from Bonteheuwel: These Are the Things That Sit With Us.

Don’t miss the launch of Jump!, Lenerd Louw’s epic travel and soul adventure, at Love Books (3 July)

MFBooks Joburg and Love Books invite you to the launch of Jump! by Lenerd Louw.

Watch: Real travel advice for Africa from Lerato Mogoatlhe, author of Vagabond: Wandering Through Africa on Faith

Author and journalist Lerato Mogoatlhe sat down with Africa’s Lit to chat about her book Vagabond and her journeys in Africa.

Read an excerpt from Thabiso Mofokeng’s darkly enjoyable debut novel, The Last Stop

BlackBird Books has shared an excerpt from Thabiso Mofokeng’s debut novel, The Last Stop.

Don’t miss the Literary Alliance’s 2nd anniversary and a book discussion of Lerato Mogoatlhe’s Vagabond at Love Books (22 June)

The Literary Alliance invite you to their 2nd birthday celebrations and a book discussion of Vagabond: Wandering Through Africa on Faith by Lerato Mogoatlhe.

Join Yusuf Daniels for the Cape Town launch of Living Coloured (Because Black and White Were Already Taken) (26 June)

Jacana Media invite you to an Exclusive Books Homebru event to launch Living Coloured (Because Black & White Were Already Taken) by Yusuf Daniels.

Barry Gilder’s novel The List has been optioned for a film or TV series!

Barry Gilder’s novel The List has been optioned for development as a feature film series or television series by Known Associates Entertainment.

Competition time! Win a Father’s Day book hamper from Jacana Media

Share your fondest memory of your father and you could win a book hamper from Jacana Media!

Yusuf Daniels’s new book Living Coloured – a glimpse into the joy and often harsh reality of growing up on the Cape Flats

Living Coloured (Because Black & White Were Already Taken) by Yusuf Daniels is a special kind of memoir that utilises short stories to weave together both a culturally insightful and an achingly nostalgic glimpse into a childhood on the Cape Flats.

Don’t miss a #FeesMustFall panel discussion with Adam Habib, Wandile Ngcaweni and Sarah Mokwebo at the Nelson Mandela Foundation

Adam Habib, Wandile Ngcaweni and Sarah Mokwebo will take part in a panel discussion entitled ‘Narratives of Change: Reflecting on Movements in South Africa’.

Don’t miss the launch of The 30-year Safari by Justin Fox at Exclusive Books Cavendish (11 June)

Jacana Media and Exclusive Books Cavendish invite you to the launch of The 30-year Safari: A Celebration of Getaway Photography edited by Justin Fox.

Meet the troublemakers at the Pretoria launch of Undercover with Mandela’s Spies (13 June)

Jacana Media and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Undercover with Mandela’s Spies by Bradley D Steyn and Mark Fine.

As You Like It, anthology featuring African LGBTQI+ voices and allies, wins international Lambda Literary Award

Jacana Media and the Other Foundation are thrilled to announce that the Gerald Kraak Anthology As You Like It has won the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Anthology – Fiction.

Some of the most iconic images of Africa from the past three decades – The 30-year Safari: A Celebration of Getaway Photography

‘Getaway Magazine has published some of the most iconic images of Africa in the past three decades and this book is a celebration of the best of them.’ – Justin Fox, Getaway editor.

Join Bradley D Steyn for the launch of Undercover with Mandela’s Spies in Cape Town (4 June)

Jacana Media and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Undercover with Mandela’s Spies: The Story of The Boy Who Crossed the Square by Bradley D Steyn and Mark Fine.

Township Girls: The Cross-Over Generation – 30 women share their memories of growing up in pre- and post-independence Zimbabwe

Township Girls: The Cross-Over Generation is a collection of stories by 30 Southern African women relating their experiences of growing up in the turbulent transition years just prior to and post independence in Zimbabwe in 1980.

The Year of Facing Fire – Helena Kriel’s memoir will leave you breathless, bereft and uplifted

The Year of Facing Fire, a family memoir by award-winning writer Helena Kriel, is out in June 2019 from Jacana Media and MFBooks Joburg.

OluTimehin Adegbeye wins the Gerald Kraak Prize for her essay ‘Mothers and Men’

OluTimehin Adegbeye has won the R25,000 Gerald Kraak Prize, which honours African writing and photography that ‘provokes thought on the topics of gender, social justice and sexuality’.

The Dinaane Debut Fiction Award has extended its submissions period until 30 June 2019

Good news for aspiring writers: The Dinaane Debut Fiction Award has extended its submissions period until 30 June 2019.