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 A Short History of South Africa 
Gail Nattrass

In A…

Seven non-fiction eBook releases to look forward to this winter

A Short History of South Africa
Gail Nattrass

In A Short History of South Africa, Gail Nattrass, historian and educator, presents the reader with a …



The winners of the 2017 Short Sharp Stories Award have…

Short Sharp Stories 2017 winners announced

The winners of the 2017 Short Sharp Stories Award have been announced.

The “Short Sharp Stories Award” for South African short-story fiction is made each year …



"We are learning to scan the wreckage of our history…

Listen: Sisonke Msimang on multiculturalism in post-apartheid South Africa

"We are learning to scan the wreckage of our history and mine it for gold. To look for the connections between us, even as we …



The Art and Heart of Writing Your Story: A hands-on…

KZN August writing retreat with Elana Bregin

The Art and Heart of Writing Your Story: A hands-on inspirational retreat for those who have a burning story to write but need help …

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Miss-Behave a manifesto for South African black women, writes Nkateko Mabasa

Miss Behave Upon encountering historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s quote, ‘well-behaved women seldom make history’, Malebo Sephodi knew that she was tired of everyone else having a say on who and what she

A literary tap dance: Pearl Boshomane reviews Alain Mabanckou's Black Moses

Published in the Sunday Times Black Moses Alain Mabanckou (Serpent’s Tail) **** The cliché that comes to mind after reading Alain Mabanckou’s Black Moses is “better late than never”, because I had previously

Twists and shouts: Anna Stroud talks to Fred Strydom about his latest novel The Inside-Out Man

Fred Strydom’s new novel explores identity through characters who are striving to find peace. By Anna Stroud for the Sunday Times Photo © Joanne Olivier   The Inside-Out Man Fred Strydom (Umuzi) ***** Fred Strydom was

KZN August writing retreat with Elana Bregin

The Art and Heart of Writing Your Story: A hands-on inspirational retreat for those who have a burning story to write but need help finding the fire-starter This is an

Binyavanga Wainaina to deliver a talk at Wits University

Binyavanga Wainaina is a celebrated Kenyan writer with a storied career. Wainaina recently moved to Johannesburg and this will be his first big public talk in South Africa. Achal Prabhala and

Bekendstelling: Narsiste, psigopate, stalkers en sadiste

Jy het vandag niksvermoedend by minstens een psigopaat verbygeloop. En by die huis wag 'n narsis op jou en 'n sluiper by jou venster. Wie is hierdie ongure, gevaarlike mense?

Seven non-fiction eBook releases to look forward to this winter

A Short History of South Africa A Short History of South Africa Gail Nattrass In A Short History of South Africa, Gail Nattrass, historian and educator, presents the reader with a brief, general account of South

Hoe om ’n heel vis oop te braai - laat waai met Jan Braai!

Wanneer jy ’n vars vis reg braai, sal dit vir seker ’n wonderlike maaltyd wees, ’n anker in ’n wêreld vol onsekerheid. Ek kan eenvoudig nie genoeg beklemtoon hoe belangrik dit

’n Leeftyd Later: Herinneringe aan Angola ’n wonderlike lewensverhaal uit die pen van ’n sterk, intelligente vrou

Marthie Voigt (nooi Prinsloo) is in 1931 in Suidwes-Afrika gebore; die vierde van ses kinders. Wat volg is ’n groot avontuur. Marthie word groot in die wye en ongetemde vlaktes van

Reprinted English edition of Emperor Shaka the Great published with the isiZulu edition on the 10th anniversary of Mazisi Kunene's death

Mazisi Kunene is the much-celebrated author of epics, such as Emperor Shaka the Great (UNodumehlezi KaMenzi) and Anthem of the Decades (Inhlokomo Yeminyaka), as well as numerous poems, short stories,

The latest contribution to The Road to Democracy series analyses commemorations and memorialisations of the Soweto uprisings

The Road to Democracy Volume 7 - Soweto Uprisings: New Perspective, Commemorations and Memorialisati This latest contribution to The Road to Democracy series deftly analyses commemorations and memorialisations of the 1976 uprisings in Soweto. Voices of authorities, police and veterans of the struggle are

Is crime fiction the new 'political novel' in South Africa? A complete survey of local crime fiction from the 19th century to the present day

Survey of South African Crime Fiction Is crime fiction the new ‘political novel’ in South Africa? Why did the apartheid censors disapprove of crime fiction more than any other genre? Crime fiction continues to be a

Travel and Nature

Listen: Sisonke Msimang on multiculturalism in post-apartheid South Africa

"We are learning to scan the wreckage of our history and mine it for gold. To look for the connections between us, even as we walk with our eyes firmly

Common Names of Angolan Plants presents an updated catalogue of thousands of names recorded for indigenous Angolan flora

Common Names of Angolan Plants presents an updated and expanded catalogue of several thousand common names recorded for the indigenous and exotic floristic riches of Angola. Separate alphabetical lists of common

Listen: AmaBookaBooka interview Christa Kuljian

In 1871, Darwin predicted that humans evolved in Africa. European scientists thought his claim astonishing and it took the better part of a century for Darwin to be proven correct.

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Two funky crochet patterns from Hello, Crochet

In this unusual crochet book, each pattern is used as a base for four different interpretations, depending on your style – bohemian, artistic, contemporary or romantic. The patterns range in difficulty,

Kook saam Kaaps haal kortlys vir Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award 2017

LAPA en die ATKV, in samewerking met RSG, is trots op die blitsverkoper Kook saam Kaaps deur tannie Koelsoem Kamalie en tannie Flori Schrikker. Die boek het pas die kortlys