Amabookabooka: The Quarantine Chronicles – Lowdown on health horror with Marcus Low’s novel Asylum

Listen to this episode of Amabookabooka, a novel podcast about books and the people who write them, in which Marcus Low talks about his incredible post-apocalyptic novel, Asylum.

[Luister] Waldimar Pelser: ‘Ek fokus op oneerlikheid, dubbele standaarde, en mense wat ons land skade aandoen’

Rapport redakteur en bekroonde joernalis en skrywer Waldimar Pelser was ‘n gas op Podlitiek op Maroela Media waar hy met Paul Maritz en Ernst van Zyl gesels het oor sy jongste boek, In gesprek met Waldimar: Sy 100 beste ontledings, inleidings en beledigings

Amabookabooka: The Quarantine Chronicles

We have dusted off Amabookabooka – a novel podcast about books and the people who write them (for the people who read them) – to produce a lockdown series – interviewing an author a day for 21 days.

‘Mens se kop kan jou vyand word in die reis met kanker’ – Madelein Rust oor haar boek Kanker schmanker! (Potgooi plus uittreksel)

In Kanker schmanker! vertel Madelein Rust van haar stryd teen borskanker. Luister na die potgooi oor haar boek en lees ‘n uittreksel.

[Podcast] ‘You hear this thing that the boers killed your uncle … you do not really understand’ – Gaongalelwe Tiro talks about his new book Parcel of Death

Gaongalelwe Tiro recently spoke to David O’Sullivan on Kaya FM about his paternal uncle’s life story – Parcel of Death: The Biography of Onkgopotse Abram Tiro.

[Podcast] ‘It’s not fashionable to deal with real issues’: Mcebisi Jonas discusses After Dawn: Hope After State Capture

The former Deputy Finance Minister of South Africa, Mcebisi Jonas, recently joined Bongani Bingwa on Talk Radio 702 to talk about his new book, After Dawn: Hope After State Capture.

‘I’ve never hugged my mother’ – Listen to Landa Mabenge talk to The Cheeky Natives about his memoir, Becoming Him: A Trans Memoir of Triumph

In this in-depth podcast, Landa Mabenge talks to The Cheeky Natives about his memoir Becoming Him: a Trans Memoir of Triumph.

‘Born the wrong colour – so I had to die’: Sara-Jayne King talks about identity, adoption and her memoir Killing Karoline

Author, journalist and Cape Talk presenter Sara-Jayne King spoke to the BBC’s Andile Masuka recently about identity, adoption and her harrowing memoir, Killing Karoline. 

‘I have a need to tell stories and the stories need to come out’ – Listen to Gail Schimmel discussing her fourth novel, The Accident

Listen to Gail Schimmel in conversation with Radio Today Johannesburg’s Sue Grant-Marshall about her fourth novel, The Accident.

Listen to Eusebius McKaiser in conversation with Fiona Snyckers about her new book Lacuna

‘This book is going to be one of those books we all recognise as one of the most important and best recent novels that have landed in South Africa …’

Listen to Michael Nassen Smith discussing his new book Confronting Inequality: The South African Crisis

Michael Nassen Smith chatted to Michelle Constant on the Jet Set Breakfast on SAfm to give some insight into his new book Confronting Inequality: The South African Crisis.

‘Truly brilliant and darkly funny’: Eusebius McKaiser spoke to Christy Chilimigras about her memoir Things Even González Can’t Fix

Eusebius McKaiser spoke to Christy Chilimigras recently about her painfully beautiful memoir Things Even González Can’t Fix.

‘Nthikeng Mohlele is now my favourite contemporary South African novelist’ – Eusebius McKaiser’s rave review of Michael K

Eusebius McKaiser and Karabo Kgoleng explore the novel Michael K by South African author Nthikeng Mohlele.

‘Johannesburg is a city that runs on high-octane fuel’ – Peter Harris chats about his new book Bare Ground

Peter Harris visited Jenny Crwys-Williams in the Kaya FM studios to chat about his debut novel Bare Ground, published by Pan Macmillan.

Angela Makholwa chats about researching the ‘blesser phenomenon’ for her new novel, The Blessed Girl

What does the ‘blesser phenomenon’ say about us as South Africans?

Podcast: Raymond Suttner discusses his book Inside Apartheid’s Prison

Raymond Suttner is one of a small group of white South Africans who was imprisoned for his efforts to overthrow the apartheid regime.

‘It’s my most personal book’: Pumla Dineo Gqola chats to Eusebius McKaiser about Reflecting Rogue

Eusebius McKaiser chatted to Pumla Dineo Gqola on 702 about her new book, Reflecting Rogue.

‘Reading set me free’ – Kopano Matlwa chats about writing, success and her new novel Period Pain

Kopano Matlwa has been featured on Face to Face with Success with Nikiwe Bikitsha, a new series of short motivational interviews with interesting South Africans.

I was never invited to a team braai – Thando Manana describes being the first black African to play for the Griquas

‘Obviously they kept to themselves, so I couldn’t go and attend a team braai with the guys – I never did, because I was never invited to … you just met at training.’