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The Bookseller recently reported that Bonnier Zaffre has poached Wilbur…

Wilbur Smith signs with Bonnier Zaffre in one of the biggest deals in publishing history

The Bookseller recently reported that Bonnier Zaffre has poached Wilbur Smith from HarperCollins in an eight-figure deal.

Bonnier Publishing group chief executive, Richard Johnson, described …





After months of evaluation and deliberation it is finally time…

2017 Barry Ronge Fiction Prize Shortlist

After months of evaluation and deliberation it is finally time to reveal the shortlist for the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize, in association with Porcupine Ridge. …



 
 
It is finally time to reveal the shortlist for South…

2017 Alan Paton shortlist

 
 
It is finally time to reveal the shortlist for South Africa’s most prestigious book award, the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction, in association with Porcupine …



"This is the story of my life. And the story…

Book launch: Fever by Deon Meyer

"This is the story of my life. And the story of your life and your world too, as you will see."

Nico Storm and his father …

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"Blackness is indeed consciousness of black experiences" - Gabriel Apata reviews Critique of Black Reason

In Critique of Black Reason eminent critic Achille Mbembe offers a capacious genealogy of the category of Blackness – from the Atlantic slave trade to the present – to critically

Thabiso Mofokeng has created a character who makes the reader pause and consider his plight - Margaret von Klemperer reviews The Last Stop

This review was originally published in the Witness THE central character of this short novel is Macko, an illegal immigrant who has been in South Africa for many years and who

Lee Berger's Almost Human "fascinating and dramatically paced," writes Rachel Newcomb for The Washington Post

Almost Human is the personal story of a charismatic and visionary palaeontologist, a rich and readable narrative about science, exploration, and what it means to be human. In 2013, Lee Berger

Book launch: Fever by Deon Meyer

Fever "This is the story of my life. And the story of your life and your world too, as you will see." Nico Storm and his father drive across a desolate South

Nal'ibali celebrates diversity with drag queen story hour in Soweto

Thiart Li/Shenay O'Brien   Capturing the imagination of children and working towards a more just society that recognises and accepts gender fluidity during childhood, the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign will be hosting South

"Ek hoop die digkuns sal ’n soektog vir my bly" - Johan Myburg by die bekendstelling van Uittogboek

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Vyf kinder- en jeugboeke om vandeesmaand te verslind

Die rooikop, die leeu en die handgranaat Annelie Ferreira Adele was nog altyd versot op kuns. Dit was haar díng. Maar sedert die begin van die jaar kry sy skielik vrot punte.

Twee verruklike deegdisse uit Theresa de Vries se Deeg

Deeg is die enigste boek oor deeg wat jy ooit nodig sal kry! Alle soorte deeg om terte of pasteie te maak word bespreek – broskors, blaarkors, skilferkors, warmwaterkors, fillo en

"Ek hoop die digkuns sal ’n soektog vir my bly" - Johan Myburg by die bekendstelling van Uittogboek

Uittogboek Die bekendstelling van die gerekende skrywer, joernalis en kunskritikus, Johan Myburg, se nuwe digbundel Uittogboek het onlangs by Love Books, Johannesburg plaasgevind. Johan was in gesprek met Bibi Slippers, wie se

"Blackness is indeed consciousness of black experiences" - Gabriel Apata reviews Critique of Black Reason

In Critique of Black Reason eminent critic Achille Mbembe offers a capacious genealogy of the category of Blackness – from the Atlantic slave trade to the present – to critically

Read an interview with Larry Swatuk, author of Water in Southern Africa

The University of Waterloo's Water Institute conducted an interview with Larry Swatuk who recently published his ninth book, Water in Southern Africa. Here, Swatuk discusses the book, how water professionals and

Crossing the Divide shows how strategies are emerging in the Global South to bridge the divide between the formal and informal economy

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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.

2017 Alan Paton shortlist

    It is finally time to reveal the shortlist for South Africa’s most prestigious book award, the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction, in association with Porcupine Ridge. The winner, who will

Alan Paton Awards shortlist: Christa Kuljian talks about her book Darwin's Hunch: Science, Race and the Search for Human Origins

Published in the Sunday Times Christa Kuljian discusses her Alan Paton Award shortlisted book Darwin's Hunch: Science, Race and the Search for Human Origins, the impact colonialism had on studying human

Green and Lifestyle

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Lee Berger's Almost Human "fascinating and dramatically paced," writes Rachel Newcomb for The Washington Post

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Tales of the Karoo platteland and a recipe for all-day venison: take a sneak peek into Tony Jackman's foodSTUFF

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