New books

In Madness: Stories of Uncertainty and Hope, Sean Baumann argues for a more inclusive way of making sense of mental health

Madness: Stories of Uncertainty and Hope by Sean Baumann is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Acclaimed author Lauren Beukes returns with Afterland – a striking feminist dystopian thriller (PLUS Virtual Book Launch details)

A brilliant blend of psychological suspense, American noir, and trenchant science-fiction, Afterland is the high-concept feminist thriller that Lauren Beukes’s fans have been waiting for!

Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams – ‘an exquisitely crafted, groundbreaking memoir, destined to change and save lives’

The wait is finally over and Jamil F Khan’s book Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams is now available as an ebook on various platforms!

Hier is 4 nuwe Romanza’s om jou alleentyd op te kikker – ook beskikbaar in e-boekformaat

Die nasionale inperking het aangebreek, maar jy hoef die alleen deur die volgende 21 dae te gaan nie. Is jy mal oor liefdesverhale? Dan is ons vier nuwe Romanza’s net die antwoord. Ook beskikbaar in e-boekformaat.

Aandag alle ouers: Hier is 9 nuwe kinderboeke in Afrikaans en Engels om die jongspan (en vir jou) mee besig te hou

Wonder jy soms wat om met die kinders te doen? Hier is nege nuwe kinderboeke in Afrikaans en Engels om hulle (en jou) besig te hou.

Presenting Abi Daré’s debut novel The Girl with the Louding Voice – ‘A celebration of girls who dare to dream’

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré – a powerful, emotional debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determined to fight for her dreams and choose her own future.

Die bekroonde Nederlandse skrywer Esther Verhoef se angswekkende riller Liewe Mamma is nou in Afrikaans beskibaar!

Esther Verhoef se Nederlandse domestic noir Lieve Mama is nou in Afrikaans by LAPA beskikbaar as Liewe Mamma.

Ter wille van jou deur Magdaleen Walters: Kan Stoffel sy onskuld bewys en Juanita se liefde wen?

‘n Tronkvoël en ‘n houtfabriekeienaar se dogter … sal liefde op die ou end seëvier? Vind uit in Ter wille van jou deur Magdaleen Walters

Escape to afternoons in tiny Parisian apartment in the 1970s with an excerpt from Isabelle in the Afternoon

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Isabelle in the Afternoon, a moving story of passion and heartbreak from Douglas Kennedy, the internationally bestselling author of The Pursuit of Happiness.

Die dodelike geheime en obsessies van … Bloedfamilie deur Elsa Hamersma: Is die moordgeen in die familielede se DNS?

Een moord in die familie is erg genoeg, maar twee in een week raak bisar: Vind uit wie is die moordenaar in Bloedfamilie deur Elsa Hamersma, nuut by LAPA.

How to Argue With a Racist – the international bestseller by Adam Rutherford

How to Argue With a Racist by Adam Rutherford is a vital manifesto for a twenty-first century understanding of human evolution and variation, and a timely weapon against the misuse of science to justify bigotry.

The Secret Messenger – the highly awaited new novel from Mandy Robotham, the bestselling author of The German Midwife

Set between German-occupied 1940s Venice and modern-day London, this is a fascinating tale of the bravery of everyday women in the darkest corners of WWII, for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.

As jy van moord droom deur Deborah Steinmair: Wat gebeur as ’n kind wat ontvoer is 20 jaar later terugkom?

Deborah Steinmair se jongste verhoudingsriller As jy van moord droom het pas op LAPA se rakke verskyn, en vind oorsprong in die storie van Gert van Rooyen en Joey Haarhoff.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an exclusive, first-look excerpt from Gail Schimmel’s new thriller Two Months!

‘Today is actually the twenty-first of April. It’s a Saturday. You’ve lost about two months.’

Capetonians! Don’t want to leave the house? Get The Book Lounge to come to you!

Your friendly neighbourhood bookshop, The Book Lounge, is ready and waiting for your order! Cape Town’s favourite independent bookshop The Book Lounge …

Financial Freedom Through Property – how anyone can make money in property, regardless of the resources available to them

Financial Freedom Through Property – a step-by-step, practical guide on how to purchase your first investment property, written in easy-to-understand, conversational language that explains complex concepts simply.

Is there a serial killer at work in Joburg? NR Brodie returns with Three Bodies

In Three Bodies, NR Brodie’s formidable duo (from her debut novel Knucklebone) are fighting time to figure out who is killing women in and around Joburg … is there a serial killer on the loose?

A hard-hitting exposé of the profit-driven multinational running Mangaung private prison – The Misery Merchants: Life and Death in a Private South African Prison

The Misery Merchants: Life and Death in a Private South African Prison by Ruth Hopkins is out at the end of March 2020 from Jacana Media.

Out now! The Authenticity Project is the feel-good novel of 2020

The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley – the 2020 debut novel everyone is talking about.