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By Jennifer Platt for the Sunday Times

To Quote Myself: A…

Alan Paton Award shortlist: Interview with Khaya Dlanga on his memoir To Quote Myself

By Jennifer Platt for the Sunday Times

To Quote Myself: A Memoir
Khaya Dlanga (Pan Macmillan)

Your book is the only memoir to be shortlisted this year. Was …

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The Magistrate of Gower
Claire Robertson…

Barry Ronge Fiction Prize shortlist: Claire Robertson on the genesis of her book The Magistrate of Gower (Plus: Excerpt)

Published in the Sunday Times

The Magistrate of Gower
Claire Robertson (Umuzi)

I came across the story of General Sir Hector MacDonald, a British officer in the …

Kwela Books is proud to present How Far We Slaves…

An account of the day Nelson Mandela met Fidel Castro: How Far We Slaves Have Come

Kwela Books is proud to present How Far We Slaves Have Come, by Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro:

Two world renowned revolutionary icons, Nelson Mandela and …

We still dream, but the innocence of the promise of…

Writing What We Like: A snapshot of what smart young South Africans think

We still dream, but the innocence of the promise of freedom is lost.

New from Tafelberg - Writing What We Like: A New Generation Speaks, edited …

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Book Bites: 22 May 2016

Missing, Presumed Missing, Presumed Susie Steiner (HarperCollins) **** Book thrill An intriguing look into how most crimes are resolved by dogged determination rather than hunches and exciting leads. The case of the missing Cambridge postgraduate Edith

North American edition of The Reactive by Masande Ntshanga reviewed by Minneapolis Star Tribune‎

The Reactive Verdict: carrot Even as "The Reactive" hits some story beats that readers of a certain melancholy strain of crime fiction will find familiar, it also evades them. This is as much

Jacket Notes: Nthikeng Mohlele on the inspiration for his new novel Pleasure - and why he almost abandoned it

Nthikeng Mohlele Published in the Sunday Times Pleasure Nthikeng Mohlele (Picador) The genesis of Pleasure was an inability to comprehend disturbing and morally reprehensible acts of brutality. The inspiration was in many ways also a

Join Anastacia Tomson at Love Books for the launch of Always Anastacia: A Transgender Life in South Africa

Invitation to the launch of Always Anastacia: A Transgender Life in South Africa by Anastacia Tomson   Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of Always Anastacia: A Transgender Life in South Africa by Anastacia Tomson. Tomson will be in conversation with Natasha

Join Zakes Mda and Mohale Mashigo for the launch of Little Suns at The Book Lounge

Invitation to the launch of Little Suns by Zakes Mda   Umuzi and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Little Suns, the latest novel from Zakes Mda. The event will take place in Cape Town on Thursday, 2 June,

Don't miss the launch of Always Anastacia: A Transgender Life in South Africa at The Book Lounge

Invitation to the launch of Always Anastacia: A Transgender Life in SA by Anastacia Tomson   Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Always Anastacia: A Transgender Life in South Africa by Anastacia Tomson. Tomson will be in conversation with

2016 Media24 Books Literary Awards shortlists announced

2016 Media24 Books Literary Awards shortlists announced   Alert! The shortlists for the 2016 Media24 Books Literary Awards have been announced. The awards recognise the best work published by Media24 Books - including NB Publishers and Jonathan Ball -

Nuut: Dollars Eventualis deur Nico van Rensburg

Dollars Eventualis   Dollars Eventualis deur Nico van Rensburg verskyn eersdaags op Naledi se rakke: AFRIKAANS – ware lewensketse van gebeure met gewone mense wat noodgedwonge in die regswêreld van prokureurs en howe beland.

Sirkel van noodlot deur ST Potgieter nou op die rakke

Sirkel van noodlot Sirkel van noodlot bring internasionale misdaad, speurwerk, familiesaga en liefdesverhaal in ’n komplekse spanningsroman byeen. Sirkel van noodlot speel af teen die agtergrond van internasionele misdaadsindikate wat fokus op mensehandel. Tamara

Save the date for the launch of State of the Nation 2016: Who is in Charge? Mandates, Accountability and Contestations in South Africa

Invitation to the launch of State of the Nation 2016   HSRC Press is proud to invite you to the launch of its flagship title release, State of the Nation 2016: Who is in Charge? Mandates, Accountability and Contestations in South

Rape Unresolved: Policing sexual offences in South Africa by Dee Smythe launched at UCT

Dee Smythe   New UCT Press publication Rape Unresolved: Policing sexual offences in South Africa by Dee Smythe was launched recently at the Kramer Law Building at the University of Cape Town. More about

Don't miss the launch of A Church of Strangers: The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in South Africa at WiSER

A Church of Strangers: The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in South Africa WiSER and Wits University Press invite you to the launch of Ilana van Wyk's new book A Church of Strangers: The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in South

Travel and Nature

'A bit of bleeding but very little damage' - Johan Marais shares the story behind recent python photoshoot

python bite   Johan Marais, internationally renowned herpetologist and author of Snakes and Snakebite in Southern Africa, has shared the story behind a recent photoshoot involving a python and a very bloody arm.

Wits paleoanthropologist Lee Berger among TIME's 100 most influential people in world

lee berger homo naledi time 100 Wits University paleoanthropologist Professor Lee Berger‚ renowned for his discovery of Homo naledi and Australopithecus sediba‚ among other achievements‚ appears on TIME magazine’s 2016 list of the 100 most influential

Sustainable gardening project launches in Atlantis with LAPA

Annie Peterson has a dream. She wants the people of Atlantis to be proud of the people Atlantis. There is so much talent; it is time to harness that talent.

Green and Lifestyle

Don't miss the launch of Life on a Table by International Gourmet Chef Award winner Antoinette De Chavonnes Vrugt

Invitation to the launch of Life on a Table by Antionette de Chavonnes Vrugt   Protea and Venture Publications invite you to the launch of Antionette de Chavonnes Vrugt's Life on a Table: Stories from my Namibian kitchen. Antionette de Chavonnes Vrugt is the winner of

Join Kath Megaw, Daisy Jones and Vickie de Beer at the Good Food and Wine Show

Good Food and Wine Show   Join Quivertree Publications at the Good Food and Wine Show - Africa's largest culinary event! The theme for this year's Good Food and Wine Show is "Fresh" and it's all about

Impress your guests with Jan Braai's Red Wine Pears potjie recipe

The Democratic Republic of Braai Jan Braai's newest book, The Democratic Republic of Braai, was recently published by Bookstorm. Jan is well known for his legendary braai desserts, and this mouthwatering recipe for Red Wine