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PEN South Africa, in collaboration with the Institute for Creative…

PEN SA to present the 2018 Day of the Imprisoned Writer on 15 November

PEN South Africa, in collaboration with the Institute for Creative Arts, will present the 2018 Day of the Imprisoned Writer on Thursday, 15 November (5:30 …



Bastian Balthasar Bux ontdek in ’n boekwinkel ’n geheimsinnige boek…

Michael Ende se immergewilde Die eindelose storie is vir die eerste keer in Afrikaans vertaal!

Bastian Balthasar Bux ontdek in ’n boekwinkel ’n geheimsinnige boek: Die eindelose storie. Opgewonde neem hy dit saam en word ingetrek in die wilde avonture …



Tumi Morake modelled her public persona on her mother, a…

Launch - And Then Mama Said... by Tumi Morake (15 November)

Tumi Morake modelled her public persona on her mother, a charming and contentious woman who used her big, bold voice to say what others were …



The Woman in the Blue Cloak is a brilliant novella…

Launch: The Woman in the Blue Cloak by Deon Meyer (15 November)

The Woman in the Blue Cloak is a brilliant novella which will thrill and entertain fans of Deon Meyer's much-loved detective Benny Griessel.

Benny Griessel is …

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"What makes I Want to go Home Forever so powerful, is that the stories are told in the words used by the interviewees," writes Jan Bornman for New Frame

Generations of people from across Africa, Europe and Asia have turned metal from the depths of the earth into Africa’s wealthiest, most dynamic and most diverse urban centre, a mega-city

"This is Winkler’s fourth novel, and he just gets better and better," writes Paige Nick of Mark Winkler's Theo & Flora

Theo Published in the Sunday Times Theo & Flora **** Mark Winkler, Umuzi, R250 Some of the letters written by Theo and Flora. Picture: Mark Winkler   The story behind this novel is almost as nuanced

Some people take Susan Lewis’s novels with them to the grave, writes Jennifer Platt

Published in the Sunday Times The Secret Keeper is veteran author Susan Lewis's 43rd novel.   The Secret Keeper *** Susan Lewis, Century, R215 There are people who love Susan Lewis’s novels so much that

Launch: The Woman in the Blue Cloak by Deon Meyer (15 November)

The Woman in the Blue Cloak is a brilliant novella which will thrill and entertain fans of Deon Meyer's much-loved detective Benny Griessel. Benny Griessel is a cop on a mission:

Bekendstelling: Die Ongelooflike Onskuld van Dirkie Verwey deur Charl-Pierre Naudé (13 November)

Op ’n dag in die vroeë sewentigs bemerk ’n afgeleë Noord-Kaapse gemeenskap ’n gebou in hul midde waar voorheen net ’n stuk braakgrond was. Drie weke later verdwyn die gebou

Cape Town launch: I Beg to Differ by Peter Storey (14 November)

'Let me say to Mr Botha: apartheid is doomed! It has been condemned in the Councils of God, rejected by every nation on the planet and is no longer believed

Michael Ende se immergewilde Die eindelose storie is vir die eerste keer in Afrikaans vertaal!

Bastian Balthasar Bux ontdek in ’n boekwinkel ’n geheimsinnige boek: Die eindelose storie. Opgewonde neem hy dit saam en word ingetrek in die wilde avonture van die helde Atréju en

The 2018 South African Literary Awards winners announced

Via SALA   The 2018 winners of the prestigious South African Literary Awards were announced at a gleaming awards ceremony on the 6th November at UNISA. Twenty-three South African authors were shortlisted

SALA 2018: Jaco Jacobs het gewoon geen brieke nie – nog ’n toekenning!

Twee boeke van Jaco Jacobs is gisteraand bekroon by die jaarlikse Suid-Afrikaanse Letterkundetoekennings, beter bekend onder die Engelse akroniem SALA. In die splinternuwe kategorie vir kinderboeke is drie boeke bekroon, twee

Township Violence and the End of Apartheid studies the conflicts between the ANC and the IFP that took place in SA's industrial heartland surrounding Johannesburg

A powerful re-reading of modern South African history following apartheid that examines the violent transformation during the transition era and how this was enacted in the African townships of the

Touched by Biko investigates the lives of key men and women who were part of Biko's political sphere

Touched by Biko: The interviews by Andile M-Afrika investigates the lives of key men and women who were part of Biko’s political sphere. It reveals common traits in the lives of

Wits University Press announces Open Access Programme

It’s international Open Access week 22-28 Oct 2018 and Wits University Press’ Open Access Programme is well under way. In accordance with Wits University’s commitment to Open Access and showcasing

Travel and Nature

Launch - And Then Mama Said... by Tumi Morake (15 November)

Tumi Morake modelled her public persona on her mother, a charming and contentious woman who used her big, bold voice to say what others were afraid to utter. It’s the

Township Violence and the End of Apartheid studies the conflicts between the ANC and the IFP that took place in SA's industrial heartland surrounding Johannesburg

A powerful re-reading of modern South African history following apartheid that examines the violent transformation during the transition era and how this was enacted in the African townships of the

The Secret Thread is a strand of human history connecting people across barriers created by apartheid

The Secret Thread is a strand of human history connecting people across barriers created by apartheid. It is a thread that drew people together, forcing them to face painful realities.

Green and Lifestyle

Launch: Everyone is Present by Terry Kurgan (14 November)

In this book, Kurgan begins with a family snapshot made by her Polish grandfather in 1939 on the eve of the war. Presenting this evocative image as a repository of

Launch: Wild Land by Peter and Beverly Pickford (18 October)

In more than 200 striking images, acclaimed South African photographers Peter and Beverly Pickford have created an epic, unparalleled portrait of some of our planet’s most untouched places: from the

Kate Sidley on what new book lists tell you about the world

Published in the Sunday Times Every month, publishers send out This Month’s Highlights e-mails to reviewers like me. The point of the mail is for us to select books to review,