Books

Xarra Books is alive and kicking – and relaunching in brand in its new...

Xarra Bookstore, which is renowned for stocking South African and African books, is relaunching its brand with a grand opening on Saturday July 29 2017 at its new premises in Midrand,...

Jonathan Ball Publishers to publish Sisonke Msimang memoir

Jonathan Ball Publishers has won a fierce bidding battle for Sisonke Msimang’s memoir and first book, acquiring Southern African rights from agent Isobel Dixon at Blake Friedmann, London. Jonathan Ball will...

Black Pen: Black Women Writers Group

Black Pen: Black Women Writers Group is a group for Black Women (African/Caribbean) who love creative writing. Creative genres and formats may include: fiction, poetry, prose, short stories, science-fiction, drama etc. Founded...

Jamaican novelist Marlon James makes history by winning Man Booker Prize

by Elleke Boehmer, University of Oxford The announcement of the Man Booker Prize – awarded to the best novel of the year written in English – is always bound to be big news....

Excerpt from “Sankomota: An Ode in One Album”, by Phehello J Mofokeng

I Thin light blue plumes of Rothmans smoke curled through the air. The smoke twirled up skywards as if a shaman was summoning a spirit; a muse. The band leader leaned against...

Hardly Working: A Travel Memoir of Sorts by Zukiswa Wanner

Ten years after her first book was published, Zukiswa Wanner leaves her Nairobi home on an adventure-filled road trip with her partner and son. Travelling by road to the southernmost country...

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