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Tag Archives | Exclusives

Winter Sale 2013: Great Books at better Prices

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By Zoë Hinis Winter isn’t the best time of the year. Besides the cold (which is so lazy it just goes right through you), there are the dark, foreboding mornings, the frost that takes forever to melt, the freezing outdoors contrasted with stuffy, overheated offices. Not a great time, really. Except, more than anything else, […]

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Exclusive Books Recommends: Titles for June 2013

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The Exclusive Books Recommends’ June selection contains a critically acclaimed, long-awaited set of books to thrill even the most discerning reader. The June book of the month And the Mountains Echoed is set to be one of the most talked about novels in 2013, the latest from much-lauded author Khaled Hosseini. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi […]

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Exclusive Books: Homebru 2013
Unique Perspectives on South Africa

Homebru 2013

The Exclusive Books Homebru 2013 campaign – Unique Perspectives on South Africa – will take place in stores from 26 April to 21 June 2013. Homebru is a popular, well-loved and widely inclusive campaign that has launched the careers of several South African writers while adding another voice to the streets, plains and vistas of […]

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Exclusive Books Recommends: April 2013
Vote For Your Favourite

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The Exclusive Books Recommends Campaign began in March 2013 and has enjoyed positive feedback from both judges and the public. The April selection of titles is just as impressive:  Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell, another truly memorable read, is this month’s recommended read. April is a wonderful month for reading. The weather cools, […]

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Author Profile: Andrew Whaley

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History . Andrew Whaley writes plays for stage, screen and radio. He travels to East and West Africa to make radio serial dramas. His play, ‘The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco’, was published in the first Methuen Anthology of Contemporary African Theatre. He wrote a memoir of South African pop legend, Brenda Fassie. His […]

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Author Profile: Andy Mason

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History . Andy Mason is head of CCIBA’s Comic Art Unit. He also works as a freelance writer, cartoonist and editor. Published under the pen names N.D. Mazin and Pooh, his underground comix, some of which go all the way back to the 1970s, include Cogent & Crint, Vittoke in Azania, The Big Chillum, The […]

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Author Profile: Annie Bell

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History . Annie Bell trained as a chef and spent several years as cookery writer for Vogue, then as food writer on The Independent. She has been the principal cookery writer on the Mail on Sunday YOU magazine for many years, and she was winner of the Guild of Food Writers’ Journalist of the Year […]

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Author Profile: Martinique Stilwell

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History . Martinique Stilwell was born in Johannesburg in 1967. From the age of 9 until she turned 16 she sailed around the world with her family. She studied at Wits University in Johannesburg and has practiced medicine in South Africa & Canada. Stilwell currently resides in Cape Town where she works as an aneasthetist.[1] […]

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Author Profile: Arja Salafranca

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History . Arja Salafranca was born in Spain to a Spanish father and a South African mother. Salafranca has lived in South Africa since the age of five. In 1993 she earned a degree in African Literature and Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand. Her fiction and poetry has been published in a number […]

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