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Bridge Books, your go-to bookstore for new and second-hand African…

Bridge Books publishes its first book!

Bridge Books, your go-to bookstore for new and second-hand African and South African books in downtown Joburg, has just published its first book, The Philosophy …

  Alert! Submissions are open for the 2018 Sunday…

Submissions are open for the 2018 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award for non-fiction and the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize

Alert! Submissions are open for the 2018 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award for non-fiction and the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize. As in previous …

Met Adam Small se oorlye op 25 Junie 2016 het…

Adam Small: Denker, digter, dramaturg ’n huldigingsbundel wat een van die belangrikste swart Afrikaanse stemme verewig

Met Adam Small se oorlye op 25 Junie 2016 het daar ’n einde gekom aan die lewe van ’n unieke mens en ’n unieke oeuvre: …

It is the First World War and Susan Nell stands…

Cape Town launch: The Camp Whore by Francois Smith (14 November)

It is the First World War and Susan Nell stands before the door of a private ward in a British military hospital. On the door …

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"He explores humanity without sacrificing the enticing nature of mystery that many apocalyptic-genre novels do well" - Aerodrome reviews Marcus Low's Asylum

Asylum Barry James is detained in a quarantine facility in the blistering heat of the Great Karoo. Here he exists in two worlds: the discordant and unforgiving reality of his incarceration

Solve the girl-meets-boy equation by looking very closely: Rosa Lyster reviews Elif Batuman's The Idiot

Published in the Sunday Times The Idiot **** Elif Batuman, Jonathan Cape, R290 It's difficult to classify The Idiot. Elif Batuman's novel begins on the narrator's first day of college. Selin, a

"Everything your ever wanted to know about crime but were too afraid to ask" - Robyn Sassen reviews The Truth About Crime

"The Truth about Crime is replete with original insights. Reflecting on the disproportionate relationship between fear and actual danger in a number of major countries, Jean and John Comaroff explain

Cape Town launch: Race Otherwise by Zimitri Erasmus (20 November)

‘Race Otherwise brings together the full amplitude of Zimitri Erasmus’s thinking about how race works. It tunes into registers both personal and social. It is not without indignation, and not

Cape Town launch: The Camp Whore by Francois Smith (14 November)

It is the First World War and Susan Nell stands before the door of a private ward in a British military hospital. On the door she reads a single name.

Unprecedented turnout at the launch of Jacques Pauw's The President's Keepers. Take that, SSA.

Peter Bruce in conversation with Jacques Pauw at the Exclusive Books, Hyde Park launch of The President's Keepers. Pic: Exclusive Books.   The scene was set: a crowd nearing 1000 people. Former

Franz Marx se eerste roman tref die rakke!

’n Spieël is ’n vreemde ding, want in ’n spieël leef ’n koue leuen; alles is andersom, verkeerdom en plat. Regs is links en links is regs. ’n Spieël lieg,

Vyf wonderlike Romanza's om vandeesmaand te geniet

Bewustelik joune Bewustelik joune Elsa Winckler Bruce Fordyce, die beroemde Comrades-atleet, het jare gelede al gewaarsku dat langafstandhardopers nie goeie troumateriaal maak nie... Kris se lewe is weer op koers. Dit was vyf jaar van

Die storie van Afrikaans: uit Europa en van Afrika boeiende leesstof vir enigiemand wat geïnteresseerd is in die ontstaan en ontwikkeling van Afrikaans

Die storie van Afrikaans: uit Europa en van Afrika In hierdie boek - wat in twee dele gepubliseer word en gedeeltelik gebaseer is op E.H. Raidt se Afrikaans en sy Europese verlede - word opnuut gekyk na Afrikaans

Linda Chisholm's Between Worlds shows that the transition from mission to Bantu Education was far from seamless

Between Worlds In Between Worlds Linda Chisholm meticulously and with great sensitivity dissects how one mission society, the German Hermannsburg Mission Society, parleyed its decision to remain within the state system in

Die storie van Afrikaans: uit Europa en van Afrika boeiende leesstof vir enigiemand wat geïnteresseerd is in die ontstaan en ontwikkeling van Afrikaans

Die storie van Afrikaans: uit Europa en van Afrika In hierdie boek - wat in twee dele gepubliseer word en gedeeltelik gebaseer is op E.H. Raidt se Afrikaans en sy Europese verlede - word opnuut gekyk na Afrikaans

"Everything your ever wanted to know about crime but were too afraid to ask" - Robyn Sassen reviews The Truth About Crime

"The Truth about Crime is replete with original insights. Reflecting on the disproportionate relationship between fear and actual danger in a number of major countries, Jean and John Comaroff explain

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Adam Small: Denker, digter, dramaturg ’n huldigingsbundel wat een van die belangrikste swart Afrikaanse stemme verewig

Met Adam Small se oorlye op 25 Junie 2016 het daar ’n einde gekom aan die lewe van ’n unieke mens en ’n unieke oeuvre: ’n digter, dramaturg en denker

Jacket Notes: Frans Rautenbach on how a conversation with his son motivated him to write South Africa Can Work

Published in the Sunday Times South Africa Can Work Frans Rautenbach, Penguin Random House, R250 My son’s statement hit me like a blow to the gut. We were enjoying dinner at a Mexican

"A literary dance with science" - the Mail & Guardian reviews Christa Kuljian's Darwin's Hunch

The announcement of the Homo naledi hominid fossils by Professor Lee Berger in September 2015 at Maropeng outside Johannesburg dominated the news and headlines for months internationally. The public reaction

Green and Lifestyle

Truly unique, Nataniël's Closet offers a visual celebration as exceptional as its author

Closet Truly unique, Closet offers a visual celebration as exceptional as its author. As Nataniël looks back on his 30-year career in show business, he takes us into his closet, showing his

Strijdom van der Merwe's Sculpting the Land reminds us of the capacity of an individual to alter the universe by embracing the changing of nature

As a land artist Strijdom van der Merwe uses the materials provided by the chosen site. His sculptural forms take shape in relation to the landscape. It is a process of

WIN! Five double tickets for Vaya: Untold Stories of Johannesburg or a copy of the book

“This project represents hope and pride. I have endured and persevered to get here. My story matters.” David Majoka – storyteller and writer   Vaya the film is based on the lives of