On my shelf: Giving SA’s slaves a voice

2017-09-03 06:02

In her column about South African books published in the past that are relevant today, the author considers two works: The Slave Book and Unconfessed, writes Panashe Chigumadzi.

Steamroller destroys Terry Pratchett's unfinished works

2017-08-30 15:21

A steamroller was used to destroy a hard drive containing unfinished works by late British comic fantasy author Terry Pratchett.

WATCH: This Soweto jungle gym doubles as a free community library

More than 2.3 million South Africans are unable to read, but this innovative art project hopes to change that statistic.

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Book about Mandela's 'last days' withdrawn from circulation

2017-07-24 20:57

A new book describing former president Nelson Mandela’s last moments has been withdrawn from circulation, publisher Penguin Random House South Africa has announced.

BOOK EXTRACT: The apartheid arms money machine

2017-05-14 10:32

In this extract from his explosive book published this week, Hennie van Vuuren reveals the full extent of the international network created to help the apartheid regime illegally buy weapons.

Barack and Michelle Obama sign book deals

2017-03-01 10:10

The former president and first lady have signed with Penguin Random House.

From Apartheid-era child soldier to author, this is Jacqui Zimba's story

In her first book, Jacqui Zimba tackles the life of violence she fell into under the apartheid government.

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'The cripple, the loose-mouthed Serb and the drug deal gone wrong' - Extract from Krejcir, the book

2016-12-06 16:34

Angelique Serrao's Krejcir delves into several killings and intricate ties in the criminal underworld. Here is an extract from a chapter titled The cripple, the loose-mouthed Serb and the drug deal gone wrong from her book Krejcir: Business as Usual.

Deon Meyer’s imaginary crimes come to life with Cape Town tour

2016-11-16 20:22

South Africans and international visitors can now join a mystery tour through parts of Cape Town to get into the head of famed local author Deon Meyer and his protagonists.

WTF is up with Bob Dylan's reaction to his Nobel Prize?

2016-10-21 13:33

After finally acknowledging his Nobel Prize win in a post on his website, Bob Dylan has now mysteriously removed it again.


WATCH: SA author’s book turned into mind-blowingly amazing short film

2017-08-31 09:01

Charlie Human’s dark and twisted Apocalypse Now Now has been turned into a short film and it's absolutely amazing!

Bonang’s book of errors

2017-08-29 09:43

The book is pulled off the shelves because of mistakes

'Some things are meant to be private' - Twitter reacts to Mandela book being withdrawn

2017-07-25 11:52

Penguin Random House has withdrawn all copies of the latest book on former President Nelson Mandela's final days. South Africans weigh in on whether or not this was the right decision.

The joy of paper

2017-06-11 06:10

Mother and daughter team Ingrid Mennen and Irene Berg have created a children’s book that evokes the wonder of print to celebrate how awesome reading is. They share their creative journey with Gayle Edmunds and why they keep red crayons in their pocket.

Book extract: The battle on the river

2017-05-14 09:31

In this nail-biting extract from their book Confluence, which has been made into the film Beyond the River, Piers Cruickshanks and Siseko Ntondini describe day one of the 2014 Dusi Canoe Marathon. They would go on to lift gold, but started on the bac

On my shelf: Rereading Toni Morrison

2017-02-26 06:29

"I feel most white when I am thrown against a sharp black background", writes Panashe Chigumadzi.

On my shelf: The ‘boy’ who taught us personhood

2017-02-05 16:05

In her new monthly column on books published in the past that are relevant to today’s conversations, novelist Panashe Chigumadzi considers the autobiography of one of SA’s first great black writers, Peter Abrahams

Trevor Noah’s audiobook is a bestseller in the US

2016-11-28 12:02

South African comedian Trevor Noah’s autobiography about growing up during Apartheid has reached another milestone.

Nobel academy member slams 'arrogant' Bob Dylan

2016-10-22 11:59

A prominent member of the academy which awards the Nobel literature prize slammed this year's laureate Bob Dylan as arrogant.

Bob Dylan book sales soar after Nobel announcement

2016-10-14 12:25

He won his Nobel for writing songs, but Bob Dylan's unexpected honour also is providing a boost for his books.

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