New books

New book alert! The Communist Manifesto: The Modern South African Edition

The Communist Manifesto: The Modern South African Editio​n will be published by Jacana Media.

New book alert! John Laband’s The Boer Invasion of the Zulu Kingdom: 1837–1840

The Boer Invasion of the Zulu Kingdom: 1837–1840 by John Laband is out in February from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Laugh-out-loud funny, razor sharp and painfully relatable – Really Good, Actually by Monica Heisey

Really Good, Actually is one of the most hotly anticipated, hilarious and addictive debut novels coming in 2023, from Schitt’s Creek screenwriter and electric new voice in fiction, Monica Heisey.

Listen to an excerpt from How to Kill Your Family – a wickedly dark romp about class, family, love … and murder

They say you can’t choose your family. But you can kill them. How to Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

New book alert! The Plot to Save South Africa: Chris Hani’s Murder and the Week Nelson Mandela Averted Civil War by Justice Malala

The Plot to Save South Africa: Chris Hani’s Murder and the Week Nelson Mandela Averted Civil War by Justice Malala will be out in April from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

New book alert! Ghost Limb, the emotionally charged and poignant debut novel by Almini van der Merwe

Looking for an emotionally charged and poignant read? Local author Almini van der Merwe’s debut novel, Ghost Limb, is out now in the Umuzi Trailblazer series!

The Lazy Person’s Guide to Exercise – 40 simple exercises you can sneakily squeeze in while in bed, at your desk, or watching TV

The Lazy Person’s Guide to Exercise: Over 40 Toning Flexercises to Do From Your Bed, Couch or While You Wait by Susan Elizabeth Clark is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

New book alert! Amílcar Cabral: The Life of a Reluctant Nationalist by António Tomás (Get 50% off now)

Fifty years ago this month, Amílcar Cabral was assassinated. Amílcar Cabral: The Life of a Reluctant Nationalist by António Tomás is out now from Jacana Media.

Cover reveal! The girl with the dragon tattoo returns in The Girl in the Eagle’s Talons

Introducing the pulse-pounding new thriller from bestselling Swedish author Karin Smirnoff, starring iconic anti-heroine Lisbeth Salander!

The people stood and fought, and fought and stood – Apartheid’s Stalingrad: How the Townships of the Eastern Cape Defied the Apartheid War Machine

In the townships of the Eastern Cape, where the state threw everything they had at the uprisings of the mid-and late 1980s, the people stood and fought, and fought and stood. Apartheid’s Stalingrad is the first account in remembering those who fought and the power of the people.

A human skeleton, a terrifying local feud, an angry river spirit – A Deadly Covenant by Michael Stanley is out now!

A Deadly Covenant by Michael Stanley is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

‘It is a truth universally acknowledge that a book can change a life’ – The Jane Austen Remedy by Ruth Wilson

The Jane Austen Remedy by Ruth Wilson is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Start 2023 with good habits, with Nicci Robertson’s new cookbook Thrive: Healthy Recipes that Break the Diet Rules

Thrive: Healthy Recipes that Break the Diet Rules by Nicci Robertson is out now from Penguin Random House!

Raai wat verskyn in Januarie 2023 by Penguin Random House SA? Lokval deur Bettina Wyngaard!

In Lokval deur Bettina Wyngaard stel Nicci de Wee en haar span ’n lokval vir ’n internasionale sindikaat … maar wie is aas, en wie bobaas?

New book alert! 8 Rules of Love: How to Find it, Keep it, and Let it Go by bestselling author Jay Shetty

8 Rules of Love: How to Find it, Keep it, and Let it Go by Jay Shetty is out in January from Jonathan Ball Publishers. 

‘I was brought into the world in case something happened to Willy’ – Listen to Prince Harry reading from his memoir Spare

Spare, the official memoir by Prince Harry, is available now from Penguin Random House SA, with the audio read by the author.

Bederftyd die Kerstyd … Vind weer liefde in vier splinternuwe Romanzas!

Vul jou kerskous met vier pragtige liefdesverhale deur Elsa Winckler, Madelie Human, Dina Botha en Rina Cilliers – nou beskikbaar by LAPA Uitgewers! 

New book alert! Dawnlands by Philippa Gregory – in a divided country, power and loyalty conquer all

Dawnlands – the new historical novel from Philippa Gregory, the number one bestselling author of Tidelands and Dark Tides.

Mzala: A revolutionary prince of the people – The Lost Prince of the ANC by Mandla J Radebe

The Lost Prince of the ANC: The Life and Times of Jabulani Nobleman ‘Mzala’ Nxumalo by Mandla J Radebe is out in December from Jacana Media.