New edition of African Small Publishers’ Catalogue in progress

Calling African self-publishers, small and independent publishers, printers, book designers, editors, illustrators, booksellers, PR people, literary magazines, literary festivals – find out how to list or feature or take out an ad.

Brave, beautiful, badass: A to Z of Amazing South African Women

Modjaji’s newest title, A to Z of Amazing South African Women, is making waves. From the Thundafund campaign to selling out before hitting the shelves and now being received with praise by the media.

Michelle Hattingh’s brave and powerful memoir I’m the Girl Who Was Raped sold to 4 continents

I’m the Girl Who Was Raped was published in April 2016 and we’ve already sold North American rights to Inanna in Canada and world English rights (excluding North America and Africa) to Spinifex – the feminist publishers in Australia.

Independent feminist publisher Modjaji Books turns 10 – read an interview with founder Colleen Higgs

How have things changed in the ten years that independent feminist publishing house Modjaji Books has been around?

An A to Z of AmaZing South African Women – something to celebrate

Get behind a joyful, celebratory project – An A to Z of Amazing South African Women!

Help make a book happen: An A to Z of AmaZing South African Women

Meet the rebels, artists, troublemakers, athletes, dancing queens and freedom fighters that shaped our past – and are changing our future. Please help us print 1000 copies of this AmaZing book. It will make you feel proud for a change!

Issue 1 of The Johannesburg Review of Books is out

We are delighted to present the first issue of The Johannesburg Review of Books—comprising almost twenty reviews, essays, articles, stories, poems, photographs and other items.

Chinelo Okparanta, Dinaw Mengestu and Yaa Gyasi make Granta’s list of the best young American novelists

Granta has chosen its third list of the ‘Best of Young American Novelists’, including the Nigeria-born Chinelo Okparanta, Ethiopia-born Dinaw Mengestu and Ghana-born Yaa Gyasi.

Rutanang Book Fair moves online – participants revealed

The Rutanang Book Fair has announced a move online, and has also announced this year’s line up!

Two Cape Town launches for Dawn Garisch’s 6th novel – Accident

Dawn Garisch has a brilliant disquieting new novel coming out in May, Accident. For Cape Town people, catch her at one of two launches – The Book Lounge on the 9th May and Kalk Bay Books on the 10th May.

Help the African Speculative Fiction Society complete its list of all published African sci-fi/fantasy ever

The African Speculative Fiction Society has undertaken an ambitious project.

‘Poverty porn’ debate raging around Fiston Mwanza Mujila’s award-winning novel Tram 83

Have you heard about the heated conversation taking place about Congolese author Fiston Mwanza Mujila’s award-winning novel Tram 83? Brittle Paper has got you covered.

‘I like the idea of a black girl kicking butt’ – Bontle Senne chats about her Afrocentric children’s books

Bontle Senne chatted to Beautiful News about her new Shadow Chasers series of books.

Deadline for open submissions to Modjaji Books – 30th April 2017

You have 10 days left till the current window for submitting to Modjaji Books closes. Don’t miss out on your chance for submitting.

Do Not Go Gentle into North America

Futhi Ntshingila’s Do Not Go Gentle is coming out later this year as one of four South African titles for new Catalyst Press in the US. New title: We Kiss Them With Rain.

African Book Trust launched: Giving South African books to South African libraries

Griffin Shea has launched the African Book Trust, a new non-profit dedicated to donating local books to South African libraries and schools.