Videos

‘The problems are structural, they are not individual’ – Mcebisi Jonas discusses his book After Dawn: Hope After State Capture

In October 2015, the Gupta brothers offered Jonas the position of Minister of Finance in exchange for R600-million. Then the Deputy Finance Minister, Jonas turned down the bribe and a period of deep introspection followed for him.

Watch Mphuthumi Ntabeni introduce his novel The Broken River Tent, and listen to an excerpt

Wordfest South Africa recently asked Mphuthumi Ntabeni to introduce his entrancing novel The Broken River Tent.

What does it mean to have visions, to be mentally ill within a South African context? Masande Ntshanga discusses his new novel Triangulum

‘I was interested in this idea of exploring mental illness in a way that looked outside of its formulations by the West. What does it mean, actually, to have visions, and what does it mean to be mentally ill within an African context, or even a South African context?’

‘Do you think you funny?’ How Yusuf Daniels got his big break in publishing (his book Living Coloured is now a bestseller)

Yusuf Daniels chats about his new memoir, Living Coloured (Because Black and White were Already Taken).

‘What we’re seeing in Cape Town is just a fragment of transnational organised crime’ – Watch an interview with Caryn Dolley on her new book The Enforcers

Caryn Dolley chatted to Open News recently about her new book The Enforcers: Inside Cape Town’s Deadly Nightclub Battles.

Video: Does the ‘Stellenbosch Mafia’ really exist and how much power do they wield over South Africa?

In this video, author and News24 assistant editor for in-depth news Pieter du Toit unpacks his book, The Stellenbosch Mafia: Inside the Billionaires’ Club.

‘It’s basically my life story, but with a lot of spice’ – Yusuf Daniels chats about the incredible success of his book Living Coloured

Author Yusuf Daniels chats about how his book Living Coloured (Because Black & White Were Already Taken) came to be.

‘My whiteness saved my life that day’ – Bradley Steyn, author of Undercover with Mandela’s Spies, describes the massacre that changed his life

Bradley D Steyn spoke to Polity SA recently about his book Undercover with Mandela’s Spies: The Story of The Boy Who Crossed the Square.

‘I am a South African-based, African writer’—Watch a video interview with Nthikeng Mohlele on his latest novel Illumination

Nthikeng Mohlele chatted to Africa’s Lit recently about his latest novel, Illumination.

‘The best way to understand a country’s history is through the lives of its people’ – Watch a video interview with Bill Nasson on Illuminating Lives

Bill Nasson explores the people at the heart of his and Vivian Bickford-Smith’s collection of biographical essays, Illuminating Lives: Biographies of Fascinating People from South African History.

Watch the book trailer for No Neutral Ground: Finding Jesus in a Cape Town Ghetto by Pete Portal, shot on location in the Cape Flats

No Neutral Ground is the gripping account of Pete Portal’s move from London to Manenberg, of addicts and gangsters meeting Jesus and being transformed and all the heartbreak and failure along the way.

Watch: Real travel advice for Africa from Lerato Mogoatlhe, author of Vagabond: Wandering Through Africa on Faith

Author and journalist Lerato Mogoatlhe sat down with Africa’s Lit to chat about her book Vagabond and her journeys in Africa.

Lucinda Riley has a special message for her South African readers!

Lucinda Riley’s latest book The Butterfly Room has just gone to number one in South Africa, and she has a special message of thanks for her fans!

What kind of books does BlackBird Books publish? Find this out and more in a video chat feat. Thabiso Mahlape and Esinako Ndabeni

BlackBird Books recently launched a series of YouTube chats with your favourite authors!

Marah Louw bares her soul in new YouTube series: BlackBird Books Chat Episode 01

BlackBird Books has launched a series of YouTube chats with your favourite authors!

Africa’s Lit Volume 31: Zakes Mda chats about his latest novel The Zulus of New York

Zakes Mda sat down with Africa’s Lit to discuss his new novel The Zulus of New York!

A word from Melinda Gates on her new book The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

The Moment of Lift, the debut book from Melinda Gates, is out now from Pan Macmillan!