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Life Interrupted – Samantha Smirin’s deeply compelling memoir of living with bipolar

Life Interrupted is a deeply compelling memoir that brilliantly humanises the sufferer beyond the label.

Join Eva Mazza at Exclusive Books Somerset Mall for the launch of Sex, Lies and Stellenbosch

MFBooks Joburg and Eva Mazza invite you to the launch of the sizzling Sex, Lies and Stellenbosch, a novel that peeks into the lives of the privileged men and women of the winelands.

‘How has this story never been told?’ Watch an interview with the authors of Broke and Broken: The Shameful Legacy of Gold Mining in South Africa

Broke and Broken: The Shameful Legacy of Gold Mining in South Africa, by Lucas Ledwaba and Leon Sadiki, explores one of southern Africa’s greatest tragedies. 

New, fully revised and extended edition of Cyril Ramaphosa: The Road to Presidential Power by Anthony Butler

A revised and extended edition of Cyril Ramaphosa: The Road to Presidential Power by Anthony Butler is out soon from Jacana Media.

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 …

One woman. One continent. Wander through Africa with Lerato Mogoatlhe’s Vagabond

Vagabond is the poetic, raw and honest diary of Lerato Mogoatlhe’s travels through 21 countries in Africa.

Watch an interview with Ijangolet S Ogwang, author of An Image in a Mirror, on BlackBird Books’s new YouTube channel

BlackBird Books has shared a video of author Ijangolet S Ogwang chatting about her debut novel An Image in a Mirror.

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.

Gerald Kraak Anthology and Prize shortlist announced, honouring African writing that provokes thought on the topics of gender, social justice and sexuality

The Jacana Literary Foundation, in partnership with the Other Foundation, has announced the judges’ selection for the third Gerald Kraak Anthology. Created …

Vagabond – Lerato Mogoatlhe’s hilarious and honest account of her five years of living as a drifter in Africa

Vagabond: Wandering Through Africa on Faith by Lerato Mogoatlhe is out from BlackBird Books in April 2019!

Don’t miss the launch of Vagabond: Wandering Through Africa on Faith by Lerato Mogoatlhe at Exclusive Books Rosebank

BlackBird Books and Exclusive Books invite you to the book launch of Vagabond: Wandering Through Africa on Faith by Lerato Mogoatlhe!

Traditional Leaders in a Democracy – exploring how chieftaincy is practised, experienced and contested in contemporary South Africa

Traditional Leaders in a Democracy: Resources, Respect and Resistance is out now from Jacana Media.

The Dinaane Debut Fiction Award call for submissions

If you are an aspiring author and want the chance to get published, then this is the opportunity you have been waiting for.

Don’t miss the launch of Whatever, the frank and hilariously dark memoir of 19-year-old Saskia Bailey, at The Book Lounge (10 April)

MFBooks Joburg invites you to the Cape Town launch of Saskia Bailey’s debut book, Whatever: A 21st-century Memoir.

Don’t miss the launch of Whatever, the frank and hilariously dark memoir of 19-year-old Saskia Bailey, at Love Books (4 April)

MFBooks Joburg invites you to the launch of Saskia Bailey’s debut book, Whatever: A 21st-century Memoir.

Don’t miss a book discussion of We Are No Longer at Ease at the Constitution Hill Human Rights Festival (22 Mar)

‪‪Is free higher education a human right? Join Jacana Media for a book discussion and intergenerational conversation at Constitution Hill.

Don’t miss the launch of Carsten Rasch’s memoir Between Rock and a Hard Place at Love Books (28 Mar)

MFBooks Joburg and Love Books invite you to the launch of Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Carsten Rasch, ‘a survivor from the South African punk and new wave scene of the eighties’.

Join Carsten Rasch in conversation with Valiant Swart for the launch of Between Rock and a Hard Place in Stellenbosch

MFBooks Joburg invites you to the launch of Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Carsten Rasch, ‘a survivor from the South African punk and new wave scene of the eighties’.

Don’t miss the book launch of The A to Z of South African Politics at Constitution Hill (19 Mar)

Constitution Hill, Exclusive Books and Jacana Media invite you to the book launch of The A to Z of South African Politics: People, Parties and Players.

Zapiro returns to FanCon in Cape Town! (28 April)

Zapiro, South Africa’s top multi-award winning cartoonist, returns to FanCon!