She smiled a half-smile and asked, ‘Do you have a gun?’ – Read an excerpt from Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
What do divisions matter in a world full of doors? Read an excerpt from Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West, a tale of love and hope, travelling from the Middle East to London and beyond.
‘I think we can make reading cool again’ – Clinton Chauke chats about the success of his debut book Born in Chains
In the latest edition of Africa’s Lit, young author Clinton Chauke discusses the reception his debut book Born in Chains has received.
The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela, the new book from Sisonke Msimang, will be out from Jonathan Ball Publishers on 24 October 2018.
David Goldblatt was a brilliant photographer, social commentator, and altogether decent human being, and he will be greatly missed.
Yewande Omotoso’s debut novel Bom Boy will be published in the United States by Catalyst Press in January 2019. Catalyst Press is an …
The winners of the 2018 Sunday Times Literary Awards were announced on Saturday.
Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from I am Pandarus, the new novel from acclaimed author Michiel Heyns.
‘Dad thinks lots of things are right-wing. He even thinks He-Man is right-wing’ – Like Sodium in Water, a memoir of post-independence Zimbabwe by Hayden Eastwood
It’s post-independence Zimbabwe and an atmosphere of nostalgia hangs over much of Harare’s remaining white community.
Charlie Human’s dark Cape Town-based urban fantasy novel Apocalypse Now Now has been adapted into a short film!
Hitmen for Hire by Mark Shaw debunks the myth that assassinations and political killings belong to South Africa’s past.
Masande Ntshanga chatted to Ayanda-Allie Paine on ENCA Weekend Wakeup about his award-winning book The Reactive recently.
Hedley Twidle will be chatting to Simon van Schalkwyk at Love Books in Melville on Thursday, 17 August.
A new collection of JM Coetzee’s essays has been announced by Penguin.
Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25 million books and nobody is allowed to read them
When the library at Alexandria burned it was said to be an “international catastrophe.” When the most significant humanities project of our time was dismantled in court, those who’d had a hand in its undoing breathed a sigh of relief.
The 2017 Man Booker International Prize shortlist of six books has been revealed.
Ever dream of sampling Twin Peaks’ culinary centrepiece? Well, now you can make it yourself.
Ragnar Jónasson, author of Rupture, explains how rendering great English thriller writer Agatha Christie into his own language taught him how to write fiction himself.
Sam Leith considers the importance of indexers in a Google age. The best indexes, he writes, “are works of art”.
There’s a new piece from the incredible Binyavanga Wainaina in the latest issue of Granta.
With his focus on “darker” subject matter, Wolf Erlbruch is an interesting choice for this year’s Astrid Lindgren memorial award.