Videos

‘Put up your hand, be bold, make things happen, even when it’s not fashionable’ – Nyimpini Mabunda shares his secrets to success

Take Charge: Life Lessons on the Road to CEO by Nyimpini Mabunda is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

‘Smuts was one of the towering figures of South African history, whether one liked him or not’ – an interview with author Richard Steyn

Richard Steyn chatted to Polity recently about his biography Jan Smuts: Unafraid of Greatness.

‘In the Ghorami household sex was never mentioned’ – Listen to Monica Ali reading from her new novel Love Marriage

Monica Ali, the bestselling, Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Brick Lane, reads an excerpt from Love Marriage – her first new novel in a decade.

[Video] Patricia Lockwood shared her favourite line from her novel No One Is Talking About This

Patricia Lockwood, author of the Booker-shortlisted and Women’s Prize-shortlisted novel No One Is Talking About This, has an unexpected favourite line from the book.

Watch an interview with bestselling author Nicholas Sparks (and find out about his new book, The Wish!)

The international bestselling author of The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks, is back with his most epic story yet.

Watch: Refilwe Moloto in conversation with Hlumelo Biko on his latest book Black Consciousness: A Love Story

Refilwe Moloto unpacks Hlumelo Biko’s latest book Black Consciousness: A Love Story, brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers. 

‘Food that reminds you of a special place that’s home’ – watch the virtual launch of Hosting With The Lazy Makoti

Mogau Seshoene recently launched her brand new cookbook Hosting With The Lazy Makoti!

[Video] A story of suspense, drama and dogged persistence – watch Evert Kleynhans introducing his new book Hitler’s Spies: Secret Agents and the Intelligence War in South Africa

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared a video of Evert Kleynhans introducing his new book Hitler’s Spies: Secret Agents and the Intelligence War in South Africa.

‘It’s a collection of my thoughts and the lessons that I’ve learnt’ – Watch Kojo Baffoe introducing his new book, Listen to Your Footsteps

Kojo Baffoe’s new book, Listen to Your Footsteps is an honest and, at times, raw collection of essays from a son, a father, a husband, a brother and a man deeply committed to doing the internal work.

‘I started writing and let me tell you I could not stop’ – Jeremy Maggs introduces his new book, My Final Answer

Pan Macmillan has shared a video of Jeremy Maggs introducing his new memoir, My Final Answer.

Watch Rešoketšwe Manenzhe in conversation with Jennifer Malec about her award-winning novel Scatterlings

Rešoketšwe Manenzhe chatted to Jennifer Malec recently about her debut novel Scatterlings.

‘The book takes you on a journey of strange and wonderful adventures’ – Shubnum Khan introduces her new book How I Accidentally Became a Global Stock Photo

Pan Macmillan has shared a video of Shubnum Khan introducing her new book How I Accidentally Became a Global Stock Photo: And Other Strange And Wonderful Stories is part memoir, part travelogue and part love letter.  

[Watch] ‘I wanted to … tell the story of South Africa since 1994’ – Brent Meersman on his new book, Rattling the Cage: Reflections on Democratic South Africa

Pan Macmillan has shared a video of Brent Meersman introducing his new book, Rattling the Cage: Reflections on Democratic South Africa.

Watch: Marianne Cronin has a message for her South African readers, and introduces her debut novel The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot

The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin is out now from Penguin Random House SA!

Watch author Joanna Nadin reading an excerpt from her new book The Talk of Pram Town, a story about mothers, daughters and second chances …

Written in Joanna Nadin’s trademark dazzling prose, The Talk of Pram Town tells the story of three generations of Earnshaws and asks whether it always has to be like mother, like daughter …

Watch Emmanuel Taban introducing his new book The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph

The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph by Emmanuel Taban and Andrew Crofts is out in March from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

[Watch] What does it take to be successful? Carice Anderson reads an excerpt from her new book Intelligence Isn’t Enough

Intelligence Isn’t Enough: A Black Professional’s Guide to Thriving in the Workplace will empower young Black graduates entering the workforce and Black professionals already at work, teaching them not only how to survive but also thrive in the corporate environment.

[Watch] Bestselling author Richard Sutton discusses his new book Stressproof and explains why it’s relevant now more than ever

Bestselling author Richard Sutton chatted about the game-changing action plans that can help combat stress-related challenges, as explored in his new book Stressproof.

[Watch] Number one bestselling author Philippa Gregory tells us about her new historical novel, Dark Tides

Philippa Gregory has shared some thoughts about her new novel, Dark Tides. 

[Watch] Garth Japhet chats about his debut book Like Water is For Fish: The Power of Story in Our Lives

Pan Macmillan has shared a video of Dr Garth Japhet introducing his first book, Like Water is For Fish: The Power of Story in Our Lives.