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The Talking Table is hosting a creative writing workshop presented…

Creative writing workshop with Bronwyn Law-Viljoen (25-30 January 2019)

The Talking Table is hosting a creative writing workshop presented by Bronwyn Law-Viljoen! The workshop will take place from 25-30 January in the eastern Free …






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Flame in the Snow: The Love Letters of André…

Flame in the Snow wins Sol Plaatje Translation Award 2019

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Flame in the Snow: The Love Letters of André Brink and Ingrid Jonker translated by Leon de Kock, Karin Schimke, edited by Francis Galloway
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Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano's Fight for Perfection…

A captivating biography about boxing's underdog-turned-hero, Rocky Marciano: Anna Stroud reviews Unbeaten

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Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano's Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World *****
Mike Stanton
Pan Macmillan, R330

He was too old by boxing standards when …

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The Enumerations ****
Máire Fisher, Umuzi, R280

Máire…

"My work wasn't ever going to be to make the reader feel comfortable" - Máire Fisher discusses her latest novel with Tiah Beautement

Published in the Sunday Times

The Enumerations ****
Máire Fisher, Umuzi, R280

Máire Fisher has followed her successful debut novel, Birdseye, with the polished The Enumerations.

The story …

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Louis Botha is depicted warts-and-all in this biography, writes William Saunderson-Meyer

Published in the Sunday Times Louis Botha: A Man Apart ***** Richard Steyn Jonathan Ball Publishers, R260 It's a cliché that we must take lessons from the past. There are at least two problems

Barbara Kingsolver evokes the anxiety of living through social turmoil, writes Michele Magwood

Unsheltered **** Barbara Kingsolver, Faber & Faber, R295 Barbara Kingsolver rages against tyranny while writing about ordinary life. Picture: David Wood There is a marvellous tableau early on in Barbara Kingsolver’s new novel

Rooney captures exactly what it’s like to be young and clever and just a little bit intoxicated with yourself, writes Rosa Lyster of Normal People

Published in the Sunday Times Sally Rooney's Normal People is a book for anyone who has ever looked at their family or their life or their relationship and gone “Is this

Bekendstelling: Die lig skyn daar buite deur Jacques de Viljee (13 Desember)

Die bekendstelling van Jacques de Viljee se debuutbundel Die lig skyn daar buite vind Donderdagaand 13 Desember by The Striped Horse on Kloof (fka The Vic) in Kaapstad plaas. Daar

"My work wasn't ever going to be to make the reader feel comfortable" - Máire Fisher discusses her latest novel with Tiah Beautement

Published in the Sunday Times The Enumerations **** Máire Fisher, Umuzi, R280 Máire Fisher has followed her successful debut novel, Birdseye, with the polished The Enumerations. The story explores 17-year-old Noah Groome, who

Dan Wiley's Intimate Lightning is the first book-length study of the difficult and elusive poet, Sydney Clouts

About the book: Intimate Lightning is the first book-length study of a poet who, though still frequently anthologised, has fallen into some obscurity. Yet Sydney Clouts (1926-1981) was acknowledged by many

Bekendstelling: Die lig skyn daar buite deur Jacques de Viljee (13 Desember)

Die bekendstelling van Jacques de Viljee se debuutbundel Die lig skyn daar buite vind Donderdagaand 13 Desember by The Striped Horse on Kloof (fka The Vic) in Kaapstad plaas. Daar

Selfies, seksklets & slimfone is die boek wat elke tiener (en hul ouers) móét lees

As ’n tiener in vandag se tegnoverslaafde wêreld van sosiale media en internet dink jy dalk jy is piekfyn en jy weet presies wat jy doen. Tog: selfs JY weet nie

Inskrywings is oop vir LAPA se 2019 jeugromankompetisie!

LAPA hou weer ’n jeugromankompetisie. Hierdie gewilde kompetisie het al groot name getrek, soos Fanie Viljoen (Afkop), Marita van der Vyfer (Al wat ek weet), Jan Vermeulen (Asem), Nanette van Rooyen

Launch: Mothers by Jacqueline Rose (4 December)

Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty is guided by a simple argument: that motherhood is the place in our culture where we lodge – or rather bury – the

Dan Wiley's Intimate Lightning is the first book-length study of the difficult and elusive poet, Sydney Clouts

About the book: Intimate Lightning is the first book-length study of a poet who, though still frequently anthologised, has fallen into some obscurity. Yet Sydney Clouts (1926-1981) was acknowledged by many

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

Travel and Nature

A captivating biography about boxing's underdog-turned-hero, Rocky Marciano: Anna Stroud reviews Unbeaten

Published in the Sunday Times  Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano's Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World ***** Mike Stanton Pan Macmillan, R330 He was too old by boxing standards when he started, his arms were

Selfies, seksklets & slimfone is die boek wat elke tiener (en hul ouers) móét lees

As ’n tiener in vandag se tegnoverslaafde wêreld van sosiale media en internet dink jy dalk jy is piekfyn en jy weet presies wat jy doen. Tog: selfs JY weet nie

Discussion: The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela (22 November, Bridge Books)

Have you ever attended a launch sans author? Try something new and join The Cheeky Natives for a discussion on Sisonke Msimang's latest book, The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela -

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Cape Town launch: Everyone is Present by Terry Kurgan (22 November)

In this book, Terry 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

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