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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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The Man Booker Prize 2016 Long List

The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize was announced yesterday. This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges: Amanda Foreman (Chair); Jon Day; Abdulrazak Gurnah; David Harsent and Olivia Williams. It was chosen from 155 submissions published in the UK between 1 October 2015 […]

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Stephanie Meyer – The Chemist

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Stephanie Meyer is back with a brand new adult thriller – The Chemist! In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life. She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An […]

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Win Tickets to the Exclusive BFG Movie Premier!

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In celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl and the release of the BFG movie we are giving our loyal customers the chance to win tickets to the exclusive premier of the BFG movie in Johannesburg! Simply tell us why you and your family are the biggest BFG fans and […]

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Homebru Town Hall with Bontle Senne 08 June 2016

As part of our Homebru celebration this year we decided to take showcasing our local authors to the next level by allowing their fans to interact with them in a live Twitter Town Hall Q&A Session. Our first session was with Bontle Senne, author of Powers of the Knife. #EBHomebru [View the story “Homebru Town […]

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Centenary of Native Life in South Africa by Sol Plaatje

Native Life in South Africa

2016 marks the centenary of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje’s Native Life in South Africa, a detailed and moving appeal against the Land Act of 1913. The immemorial opening phrase of the book describes the Act’s devastation: “Awaking on Friday morning, June 20, 1913,” Plaatje wrote, “the South African native found himself, not actually a slave, but […]

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