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Nirox Words provides a space where…

Floating on words and beauty

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Nirox Words provides a space where the spoken word is presented as an art form, writes Kate Sidley.

You know those relaxation …

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South Africa Can Work
Frans Rautenbach, Penguin…

Jacket Notes: Frans Rautenbach on how a conversation with his son motivated him to write South Africa Can Work

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South Africa Can Work
Frans Rautenbach, Penguin Random House, R250

My son’s statement hit me like a blow to the gut. We were …

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The Word is Murder 
Anthony Horowitz…

Book Bites: 8 October 2017

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The Word is Murder
Anthony Horowitz, Century
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Just when one thought that Sherlock Holmes (the one Benedict Cumberbatch embraced as his character …

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"A literary dance with science" - the Mail & Guardian reviews Christa Kuljian's Darwin's Hunch

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On evil's own trail: Michele Magwood reviews Retribution Road

Published in the Sunday Times Retribution Road Antonin Varenne, MacLehose Press **** Don’t be put off by the cowboy on the cover and the words “adventure story”. This is no cartoon Wild West

Jacket Notes: Leopold Scholtz on why he had to tell the stories of the Charlie Squadron in Ratels on the Lomba

Published in the Sunday Times Ratels on the Lomba Leopold Scholtz Jonathan Ball Publishers In certain respects, the Border War has been to many South Africans an embarrassing conflict that is best ignored.

Celebrating black female writers (21 October)

Join Xarra Books this Saturday, 21 October for a day dedicated to celebrating young black female writers. Lorraine Sithole will chair the discussion.

Launch: Always Another Country by Sisonke Msimang (19 October)

In her much anticipated memoir, Sisonke Msimang writes about her exile childhood in Zambia and Kenya, young adulthood and college years in North America, and returning to South Africa in

Celebrating black female writers (21 October)

Join Xarra Books this Saturday, 21 October for a day dedicated to celebrating young black female writers. Lorraine Sithole will chair the discussion.

My ensiklopedie van baie belangrike dinge: die perfekte naslaanboek vir jong feitevrate

My ensiklopedie van baie belangrike dinge Hier het ons ’n fantastiese eerste ensiklopedie, propvol feite, perfek vir jong slimkoppe wat nie kan wag om alles oor die wêreld te ontdek nie. My ensiklopedie van baie belangrike

Oktober is Geestesgesondheidsmaand - Lapa bied twee boeke wat kyk na die seer, maar met skrywers wat dit met liefde en empatie doen

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Van kant gemaak In België loop die negentiende eeu ook ten einde. Elisabeth, die dogter van die smid, trou met die jong dokter, Guillaume Duponselle. Dit sal nie ’n gelukkige huwelik word nie.

"The white elites in SA are used to controlling their worlds" - a Q&A with Jean and John Comaroff

"The Truth about Crime is replete with original insights. Reflecting on the disproportionate relationship between fear and actual danger in a number of major countries, Jean and John Comaroff explain

Shortlist for 2017 South African Literary Awards announced

2017 marks the highest milestone of South African Literary Awards (SALA), as the shortlist includes, for the first time, the !Xam and !Kun languages. Listed under the Posthumous Literary Awards, five

Launch: The State of Secularism by Dhammamegha Annie Leatt (11 October)

The author deftly guides the reader through various committees, negotiation forums, interest groups, political parties and legal wrangles to uncover the often-surprising developments, alliances and political about-turns in the process

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Jacket Notes: Frans Rautenbach on how a conversation with his son motivated him to write South Africa Can Work

Published in the Sunday Times South Africa Can Work Frans Rautenbach, Penguin Random House, R250 My son’s statement hit me like a blow to the gut. We were enjoying dinner at a Mexican

"A literary dance with science" - the Mail & Guardian reviews Christa Kuljian's Darwin's Hunch

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Watter plante is die vreemdste, grootste, kleinste, seldsaamste en lelikste op aarde? Botanicum beantwoord dié vrae en meer...

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