New books

Geen engel nie deur Andre Kruger – ‘n aangrypende roman oor familie, verraad en wraak

In André Krüger se aangrypende roman oor familie, verraad en wraak – geskryf in die taal van die straat en die tyd – voer een man ’n uiterste stryd teen sy lotsbestemming.

For fans of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Janice Hadlow’s The Other Bennet Sister tells Mary’s story …

It is a sad fact of life that if a young woman is unlucky enough to come into the world without expectations, she had better do all she can to ensure she is born beautiful. To be handsome and poor is misfortune enough; but to be both plain and penniless is a hard fate indeed.

Acid for the Children – the autobiography of Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers legend – as raw, entertaining and wildly unpredictable as its author

In Acid for the Children Flea, the iconic bassist and co-founder of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers, finally tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you’d expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star.

Kiley Reid’s debut novel Such a Fun Age – a powerful story about race and privilege by a new literary star

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, ‘the most provocative page-turner of 2020’, will be available in South Africa in February!

Is a Bigfoot-like being living in the Knysna forest? Find out more about the South African cryptid, the otang

Beyond the Secret Elephants: Of Mystery, Elephants and Discovery, Gareth Patterson’s long-awaited sequel to The Secret Elephants, is out now from Tracey McDonald Publishers.

New book alert! How to Raise a Man: The Modern Mother’s Guide to Parenting her Teenage Son by Megan de Beyer

In this era of #MeToo and #AllMenAreTrash, it’s evident that something is going wrong with the way men progress from childhood into adulthood, and few realise how critical the role of the purposeful and emotionally empowered mother is in a boy’s journey to maturity.

Jodi Picoult in Afrikaans? Sowaar! Nuut in Februarie 2020: Die Belydenis, vertaal deur Daniel Hugo

Uit die pen van die gewilde skrywer van My Sister’s Keeper verskyn dié boeiende verhaal van twee vroue … en een geheim.

‘Some writers have it, and CJ Tudor has it big time’

The Other People, the new novel by CJ Tudor, is out in February from Penguin Random House SA!

The Little Shop of Found Things by bestselling author Paula Brackston – a page-turning series debut

Paula Brackston, the bestselling author of The Witch’s Daughter, returns to her trademark blend of magic and romance guaranteed to enchant in The Little Shop of Found Things, the first book in a new continuing series.

A dark and seductive foray into the surreal – Nudibranch by Irenosen Okojie

Nudibranch, the new novel by Nigerian British writer Irenosen Okojie, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

New from Minimal Press: Ingrid Jonker – Waterfall of Moss and Sun

Ingrid Jonker (1933–1965) was an Afrikaans author and poet. Interest in Jonker’s works during her short tragic life became much greater after her death than when she lived.

The Stuff of Love Songs by Feyisayo Anjorin

Tolu’s lover is a treasure in his heart, so the purity of his feelings flows.

New poetry from Minimal Press – My Father’s Blazer by Phelelani Makhanya

Phelelani Makhanya’s second poetry collection My Father’s Blazer pokes on diverse subjects, from environmental concerns to nostalgic reflections, to the vivid imagery of our natural landscape.

Find out more about Deepa Anappara’s Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line – hailed as 2020’s most powerful debut 

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line, the debut novel by Deepa Anappara, is out in January from Penguin Random House.

Reggie and Me – the new novel from James Hendry – the author of the bestselling A Year in the Wild and Back to the Bush

“Poignant, hilarious and at times tragic, this is the charming tale of Harmish, a quirky and lovable schoolboy growing up in Joburg during the turbulent 80s and early 90s.” – Justin Fox, author of #TheImpossibleFive

What if a prank becomes murder? The Pact by Amy Heydenrych will keep you guessing

Amy Heydenrych’s new book The Pact is out in January 2020 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

New book alert! Rodney Trudgeon’s Concert Notes – A Selection of Favourite Orchestral Masterpieces

Rodney Trudgeon’s Concert Notes – A Selection of Favourite Orchestral Masterpieces is out in mid-January 2020 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

This year forget big resolutions. Dip into Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything by BJ Fogg, the world’s leading expert on habit formation

Struggling to stick with that New Year’s resolution already? For real change start small. Try any habit, make it tiny, find where it fits naturally in your life and nurture its growth.

Caroline Kurtz explores what it was like to grow up between cultures in her memoir, A Road Called Down on Both Sides

In her memoir, A Road Called Down on Both Sides: Growing Up in Ethiopia and America, Caroline Kurtz writes about what it was like to grow up between the two countries.