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‘On nights like these, sleep doesn’t come easily’: Read an extract from Fanie Viljoen’s latest book, Sacrifice to the Flies

Read a riveting excerpt from Sacrifice to the Flies by Fanie Viljoen, an award-winning YA novel set in a dystopian state!

Out now: Sacrifice to the Flies by Fanie Viljoen! Plus, listen to an excerpt

Fanie Viljoen’s multiple award-winning Young Adult novel, Offers vir die vlieë, is now available in English as Sacrifice to the Flies!

Mr Entertainment by Paula Fourie: A pioneering biography of one of Cape Town’s most beloved entertainers, Taliep Petersen

Mr Entertainment evokes not just Taliep Petersen’s life, but also the music and entertainment worlds of the 1950s to 2000s and their diverse and irrepressible cultural traditions.

A must-read for dog lovers! Eleven Dogs Live with Me by Jennifer Lindridge (Plus: Read an excerpt!)

Eleven Dogs Live with Me by Jennifer Lindridge is now available from LAPA Publishers, with quirky illustrations by Tori Stowe!

Festive wishlist 2021: Five magical children’s books that make the perfect gifts

Give your child the gift of reading this Christmas. Here are five of the most inspirational, magical and powerful local children’s books of 2021:

Celebrate food this festive season with 5 creative local cookbooks (Plus: Free recipes!)

Spending a lot more time in the kitchen these days? Join the club! Here are five cookbooks you must add to your collection this year. Plus, they make great gifts for aspirant chefs!

Video: ‘The book showcases that we are people’ – Renaldo Schwarp chats about his groundbreaking LGBTIQ-memoir, Skeef

‘We shouldn’t underestimate the power of sharing our stories,’ says Renaldo Schwarp, radio host, filmmaker and author of Skeef: Wat jy van LGBTIQ-wees wil weet.

Behind the scenes of Devilsdorp: Jana Marx shares all about her first day on set

In a moving personal account of her first day on the set of Devilsdorp, Jana Marx shares her experience of narrating and consulting on the Showmax Original documentary.

‘My grade 9 teacher is a serial killer!’ Watch the trailer for Devilsdorp, narrated by Jana Marx (Plus, check out all the tweets)

Attention, all true crime fans! You can now watch the original true crime documentary series Devilsdorp on Showmax, narrated by journalist Jana Marx.

Culture, compassion and conflicting loyalties: Glynnis Hayward’s new novel Roads and Bridges is now available from LAPA

Roads and Bridges by Glynnis Hayward – a complex story that delves into the meaning of ubuntu, compassion, culpability, culture, and one’s position in the world.

What drives a young person to kill their family members? Find out in Portraits of Pain by Melanie Moen

NEW! Portraits of Pain: Children who kill family members by Dr Melanie Moen

Make your own pizza at home! Try this simple recipe from I Cook, Because We Eat

In the mood for pizza? Try this amazing family-favourite recipe from I Cook, Because We Eat: Clover Mama Afrika Recipe Book!

I Cook, Because We Eat – 56 nourishing recipes, each exquisitely displayed in full colour

I Cook, Because We Eat: Clover Mama Afrika Recipe Book – a commemoration of our mothers’ hearty culinary skills – out now from LAPA Publishers!

Now available as audiobook! The Krugersdorp Cult Killings: Inside Cecilia Steyn’s Reign of Terror by Jana Marx

Great news for fans of true crime and real-life South African stories! Jana Marx’s explosive exposé of convicted murderer Cecilia Steyn is now available as audiobook.

‘Cecilia Steyn loved American serial killers’ – Listen to Jana Marx’s interview about The Krugersdorp Cult Killings

If not satanism, what were the true motives behind Cecilia Steyn’s reign of terror in The Krugersdorp Cult Killings? Listen to Jana Marx’s interview with Chai FM to find out.

Festive wishlist 2020: 10 lekker local recipe books for the foodies in your life

The festive season is a time for feasting on delicious, proudly South African dishes. Have a browse of these recently published recipe books for inspiration!

Career opportunity: LAPA Publishers is hiring a Christian publisher! Apply before 23 December 2020

LAPA Publishers (a division of Penguin Random House South Africa), has a vacancy for a qualified and dynamic individual to work as the new Christian publisher.

Celebrate African literature across social media during #ReadingAfrica Week 2020 (6-12 Dec)

LAPA Publishers and Catalyst Press invite you to join in and share the best in African literature this 2020 Reading Africa Week!

‘I was diagnosed with autism when I was about four years and six months old’ – read an extract from Help! My Child is Atypical

Read an extract from Help! My Child is Atypical where author Christien Neser interviews Emile Gouws, an advocate for people on the autism spectrum and PhD candidate who was diagnosed with autism at age four.

Podcast: How can you make money from your social media profiles? Elma Smit shares secrets from Become an Influencer on 702

Listen to Elma Smit’s interview on 702 where she shares lessons from monetising her own social media profiles. Become an Influencer is now available at your nearest bookstore.