Book News: Enter Magogodi

2017-05-21 06:06

The short list for the annual Caine Prize awarded for a short story by an African writer was announced this week and South Africa’s Magogodi oaMphela Makhene is in with a shot to pocket the R175 000 prize money, writes Charl Blignaut.

WATCH: This video should dust off your idea of the library

Chessboards, DVDs, a coffee shop and iPad lounge form part of Cape Town's most popular library.

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No matter how old these books are, we just cannot stop talking about or reading them.

No matter how old these books are, we just cannot stop talking about or reading them.

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South African author on the list of finalists for this year’s Man Booker Prize

2015-03-24 16:58

Award-winning poet and novelist Marlene van Niekerk is on the hand-picked list of finalists for this year’s Man Booker Prize.

Nick Cannon is working on a childrens poetry book to be published in March next year

2014-09-03 17:00

Nick Cannon has made a deal for a book of children's poems, coming in March of next year.

Pulp Fiction at the Open Book Festival

2013-08-27 09:15

Almost 25 000 books will be donated to libraries around South Africa as part of the 2013 Open Book Festival programme.

Caine prize winner confirmed for Open Book Festival

2013-08-26 16:29

The Open Book Festival is thrilled to announce that Tope Folarin will be featured and attending the fest.

Author interview: Rosie Fiore

2012-07-30 12:00

Adele Hamilton chats to South African born author, Rosie Fiore about her latest book, Babies in Waiting.


Book News: The joys of Tutu and Dalai Lama PLUS African books now e-vailable

2016-09-11 07:18

An upcoming piece of uplifting nonfiction called The Book of Joy will have Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama as its subjects.

This book scared the hell out of me!

2016-05-03 14:08

Our readers share the scariest books they've ever read.

11 year-old starts campaign for black, female heroes

2016-01-29 14:28

American girl starts inspiring (and very necessary) book drive.

South African Indies Rock Book Festival is becoming a thing and you need to know about it.

2015-03-24 15:30

A talented young writer is launching her own independent book festival in Johannesburg and we have the details.

South African author shortlisted for Caine Prize for African Writing

Diane Awerbuck has been shortlisted to receive the Caine Prize for African writing. She tells us about her short story, Phosphorescence, and talks us through her journey as an author.

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Comics fest at this year's Open Book Literary Festival

2013-08-27 09:15

Yes, you heard right. The Open Book Festival has included this exciting new additional program.

My First Orgasm

2012-09-05 15:32

An extract from My First Time, a new book that features a collection of stories from remarkable women sharing some of their most memorable and significant life-changing moments.

Babies in Waiting

2012-07-30 12:00

One stupid night with Brian. Just one, stupid, drunken shag, and now this… read an exclusive extract from South African author Rosie Fiore’s book, Babies in Waiting.

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