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Don’t miss this writing webinar with successful local author Fiona Snyckers! (21 Jul)

Have you ever wondered how writers do what they do? How they write novels that keep you interested and turning page after page into the early hours of the morning?

The Inside Track on Publishing for Writers – Don’t miss Helen Moffett’s publishing seminar in partnership with Modjaji Books (24 Jun)

Join Modjaji Books on Thursday 24 June 2021 at 6pm for a publishing seminar with experienced editor, award-winning writer and all-round book fiend Helen Moffett.

2021 Sunday Times/CNA Literary Awards longlists announced

South Africa’s most prestigious literary awards are back with two thrilling fiction and non-fiction longlists, and a dedicated new sponsor.

Two Modjaji titles make the 2021 Sunday Times/CNA Literary Awards longlists

Modjaji Books is proud to see two of our titles, The Gospel According to Wanda B Lazarus by Lynn Joffe and WILL, the Passenger Delaying Flight … by Barbara Adair, on the Sunday Times/CNA Literary Awards 2021 longlist under the Fiction category.

African Small Publishers Catalogue 2021: Opportunity for publishers, freelancers and small businesses

Modjaji Books is happy to announce that a new edition (the fifth) of the African Small Publishers’ Catalogue is in production and will be available in July 2021.

Don’t miss the virtual launch of 69 Jerusalem Street by Lindiwe Nkutha (24 Feb)

Modjaji Books is thrilled to invite you to the virtual launch of Lindiwe Nkutha’s debut short story collection, 69 Jerusalem Street.

Five Modjaji Books titles and over 50 Modjaji authors on the 2021 HSS Awards longlists

Modjaji Books is thrilled to see the following books longlisted for the 2021 Humanities and Social Science (HSS) Awards.

Modjaji Books to open submissions in March 2019

Award-winning feminist press Modjaji Books will be opening submissions again on 1 March 2019.

Don’t miss the launch of A Person My Colour: Love, Adoption and Parenting While White by Martina Dahlmanns

Modjaji Books and The Book Lounge are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Modjaji’s latest memoir, A Person My Colour: Love, Adoption and Parenting While White by Martina Dahlmanns with contributions by Tumi Jonas-Mpofu.

There Goes English Teacher: Forthcoming memoir from Modjaji Books launching twice in Cape Town

Searingly honest, heartachingly funny and deeply sad, Karin Cronje’s powerful memoir There Goes English Teacher spans three years of adventures and misadventures as an English teacher in a small Korean village and later at a university.

Trifonia Melibea Obono’s La Bastarda: Modjaji Books releases first novel by an Equatorial Guinean woman to be translated into English

Cape Town-based independent feminist press Modjaji Books is set to release the southern African version of La Bastarda by Trifonia Melibea Obono.

Bom Boy, Yewande Omotoso’s first novel, to be published in the US in January 2019

Yewande Omotoso’s debut novel Bom Boy will be published in the United States by Catalyst Press in January 2019. Catalyst Press is an …

New edition of African Small Publishers’ Catalogue in progress

Calling African self-publishers, small and independent publishers, printers, book designers, editors, illustrators, booksellers, PR people, literary magazines, literary festivals – find out how to list or feature or take out an ad.

2018 Humanities and Social Sciences Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2018 Humanities and Social Sciences Awards have been announced. 

Jolyn Phillips wins the 2018 Humanities and Social Sciences Award for Tjieng Tjang Tjerries

Modjaji Books is thrilled to announce that Modjaji author Jolyn Phillips has won the 2018 Humanities and Social Science Award for her book Tjieng Tjang Tjerries and other stories.

The Book Lounge launch of Secret Keeper, Kerry Hammerton’s third collection of poetry

The Book Lounge and Modjaji Books are delighted to invite you to the launch of Kerry Hammerton’s third collection of poetry, Secret Keeper. Finuala Dowling will be in conversation with Kerry, who will also read from her collection.

Don’t miss the Kalk Bay launch of Messages from the Bees by Robin Winckel-Mellish

Kalk Bay Books and Modjaji Books are delighted to invite you to the launch of Robin Winckel-Mellish’s second collection of poems Messages from the Bees. Christine Coates will introduce Robin, who will also read from her collection.

Brave, beautiful, badass: A to Z of Amazing South African Women

Modjaji’s newest title, A to Z of Amazing South African Women, is making waves. From the Thundafund campaign to selling out before hitting the shelves and now being received with praise by the media.

Michelle Hattingh’s brave and powerful memoir I’m the Girl Who Was Raped sold to 4 continents

I’m the Girl Who Was Raped was published in April 2016 and we’ve already sold North American rights to Inanna in Canada and world English rights (excluding North America and Africa) to Spinifex – the feminist publishers in Australia.

Independent feminist publisher Modjaji Books turns 10 – read an interview with founder Colleen Higgs

How have things changed in the ten years that independent feminist publishing house Modjaji Books has been around?