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One of the year’s best thrillers from the new Queen of Crime – Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, but one of the women doesn’t come out of the woods, and each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened.

Only two weeks until Wilbur Smith’s new Courtney novel releases!

Courtney’s War by Wilbur Smith and David Churchill is the brand new Courtney Series novel, and the much-anticipated sequel to the global bestseller War Cry.

Join Life, in a Garden for a book discussion and lunch with Melusi Tshabalala, author of Melusi’s Everyday Zulu

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Life, in a Garden invite you to the launch of Melusi’s Everyday Zulu by Melusi Tshabalala.

The Team Secret by Koos Stadler and Anton Burger – To fast-track your business, shape up your teams!

The South African Special Forces achieved exceptional results with small groups of elite soldiers instead of larger, conventional teams. The Team Secret shows that the same principle applies in the business world – a small team has a much better chance of completing projects efficiently, on budget and on time.

New edition of Guy Butler’s Tales From The Old Karoo to celebrate the author’s centenary

First published in 1989, Guy Butler’s Tales From the Old Karoo is considered to be one of the classics of South African literature. In celebration of the author’s birth in 1918, this centenary issue is newly packaged and designed to appeal to a modern audience.

Read an excerpt from Hold – Michael Donkor’s highly anticipated debut novel

Moving between Ghana and London, Michael Donkor’s debut novel Hold is an intimate, powerful coming-of-age novel. It’s a story of friendship and family, shame and forgiveness; of learning what we should cling to, and when we need to let go.

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2018

To celebrate 20 years since the beginning of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, a special 20th anniversary edition of the book that started it all has been released.

Hold – an intimate, powerful coming-of-age debut novel set in Ghana and London by Michael Donkor

Moving between Ghana and London, Michael Donkor’s debut novel Hold is an intimate, powerful coming-of-age novel. It’s a story of friendship and family, shame and forgiveness; of learning what we should cling to, and when we need to let go.

Don’t miss the launch of Melusi’s Everyday Zulu at Bridge Books Maboneng with The Cheeky Natives

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Bridge Books are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Melusi’s Everyday Zulu by Melusi Tshabalala.

The Eight Zulu Kings: From Shaka to Goodwill Zwelithini, the new book by well-respected historian John Laband

The Eight Zulu Kings: From Shaka to Goodwill Zwelithini by John Laband will be out in August 2018 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai – an ‘expansive, huge-hearted novel that conveys the scale of the trauma of the early Aids crisis’

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai: two intertwining stories take us through the heartbreak of the eighties and the chaos of the modern world.

New book alert! Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House by Omarosa Manigault Newman

Inside the Trump White House: The shocking truth will be revealed in Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House by Omarosa Manigault Newman.

Much-loved linguist Melusi Tshabalala launches Melusi’s Everyday Zulu at Love Books

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of Melusi’s Everyday Zulu by Melusi Tshabalala.

Listen to an excerpt from The Hunters by Kat Gordon – a seductive, troubling journey into Britain’s colonial past

The Hunters by Kat Gordon is a sweeping, coming-of-age story set against the richly atmospheric backdrop of colonial Kenya in the 1920s.

Johann van Loggerenberg discusses his new book Death and Taxes: How SARS Made Hitmen, Drug Dealers and Tax Dodgers Pay Their Dues

Johann van Loggerenberg was a guest on Jacaranda FM discussing his new book Death and Taxes: How SARS Made Hitmen, Drug Dealers and Tax Dodgers Pay Their Dues.

Hashim Amla: The fourth book in the inspirational new Road to Glory series for younger readers

Written specifically for youngsters aged 10–14, Hashim Amla takes the reader close to all the action, and the ups and downs.

The world today could do with a dose of Nelson Mandela’s leadership – Peter Hain, author of Mandela: His Essential Life

‘You’ve got President Trump, you’ve got President Putin, you’ve got Erdoğan in Turkey, all these authoritarian figures, and they appeal to people’s base instincts. Nelson Mandela always appealed to people’s higher instincts in the way that he led.’

It’s Madiba’s centenary this month! Read all about his legacy in Peter Hain’s new book Mandela: His Essential Life

Mandela: His Essential Life chronicles the life and legacy of one of the twentieth century’s most influential and admired statesmen.

A novel that will haunt you long after you turn the final page: Bearskin by James A McLaughlin

‘Bearskin is visceral, raw, and compelling – filled with sights, smells, and sounds truly observed. It’s a powerful debut and an absolute showcase of exceptional prose. There are very few first novels when I feel compelled to circle brilliant passages, but James McLaughlin’s writing had me doing just that.’

Don’t miss the launch of two books on Nelson Mandela, with Lord Peter Hain and Kate Sidley

Exclusive Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to an evening with Lord Peter Hain, in conversation with Kate Sidley.