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Author Archive | Justine

Nondumiso Tshabangu Reviews The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah


Star Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5 The Book of Memory Petina Gappah Faber & Faber, September 2015 Online Price: R302.00 The Book of Memory is the second work of fiction by Petina Gappah, a work that underscores why she won the Guardian First Book Award for her first, the short story collection An Elegy for Easterly. This […]

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Exclusive Books and the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town Launch New Dialogue Series, The Bicycle Talks

For immediate release The Bicycle Talks: Conversations that move you Exclusive Books and the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town are delighted to announce the launch of a new series of intimate dialogues on today’s most important topics, The Bicycle Talks. Buy Tickets Here The inaugural Bicycle Talk will take place Thursday 06 […]

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Rogue: The Book that Takes the Lid off State Capture


Statement from Benjamin Trisk: Occasionally, very occasionally, a book comes along that refocuses us as booksellers and gives us the feeling that we can serve our community by being brave enough to support something desperately worthwhile. A book of this ilk was The Super Afrikaners published 40 years ago by a courageous young publisher whose […]

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National Book Week 5 – 11 September 2016 #BUY_A_BOOK

South Africans, get ready for National Book Week! National Book Week is a joint initiative between the South African Book Development Council and the Department of Arts and Culture and takes place in the first week of September every year. During this time all involved in reading, schools, libraries, reading promotion projects and corporate social […]

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Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice Award 2016 Shortlist

Nielsen Booksellers' Choice Award 2016 Shortlist

The South African Booksellers Association has announced the Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice Award 2016 shortlist. The R20 000 prize is given to the author whose book South Africa’s booksellers most enjoyed reading, promoting and selling. The winner will be announced at the Sefika gala event in Cape Town on Tuesday, 30 August. The shortlisted titles are: […]

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Nondumiso Tshabangu Reviews Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi


Star Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5 Homegoing Yaa Gyasi Penguin Random House, June 2016 Online Price: R313.00   You can learn anything when you have to learn it. You could learn to fly if it meant you would live another day. Homegoing is a fresh new voice in African literature – one that it is imperative you […]

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Programme Highlights: 2016 Lowveld Book Festival, 5 – 7 August, White River, Mpumalanga

Lowveld Book Festival

The first annual Lowveld Book Festival will take place from 5 to 7 August in White River, Mpumalanga. A balanced programme is promised, with the inclusion of poetry, folklore, workshops, storytelling and story-time for youngsters, panel discussions, historical Lowveld literature, interviews with authors, YA literature, performing art, a book fair and book valuations. We’ve picked […]

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