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The long lists for the 2007 Sunday Times Literary Awards
2007-04-20
Non-Fiction Book Title Author Publisher Africa -- In the Footsteps of the Great Explorers Kingsley Holgate Struik African Salad Stan Engelbrecht & Tamsen de Beer DayOne Anatomy of South Africa Richard Calland Zebra Are you with us? The Story of a PAC activist ...

May is the month to celebrate local writing as Exclusive Books announces Homebru 2007
2007-04-18
May is the month to put local publishing on the radar as Exclusive Books announces its Homebru listing of good “home-grown” titles for 2007. “Homebru is really our way, as the country’s largest book retailer, to throw a powerful spotlight onto a cross section of superb, locally-published books and to challenge our reading public to experiment with both ways of writing and perspectives on the world that may fall outside their traditional framework,” says Marketing Manager,...

Help the Centre for the Book choose the ''25 Best SA Books''
2007-03-27
The Centre for the Book is in search of the 25 Best South African Books for the 2007 Cape Town International Book Fair. As part of the Centre for the Book community, they are asking you to participate in this fun book promotion activity. What are the recent South African books that you have loved? Books that you feel capture something of what South Africa is like now? You don’t have to send us a full list of 25 books - send us the names of your favourite five or six, or even one or two! You...

Book launch invite: Shabbir Banoobhai’s if i could write
Blue Waters Hotel, Durban - 21 March 2007 - 2007-03-07
You are invited to the launch of Shabbir Banoobhai's book if i could write: Ramadan Letters that can be read at Christmas or on any other day, hosted by the Muslim Youth Movement, Durban. Date: Human Rights Day, Wednesday - 21st March 2007 Time: 3pmVenue: Blue Waters Hotel, Marine Parade, Durban Guest Speaker: Dr Lubna Nadvi, (University of Kwa Zulu Natal) RSVP: 031 306 2011Email: asif@mym.za.org Comments on the book: "if i could write is a luminous work of the heart containing profound...

Freedom Park - Roots and Solutions
2007-02-28
Just Done Productions Publishing would like to announce the release of a short booklet by Willem Steenkamp. This booklet examines the controversy surrounding the non-inclusion of the names of the SADF casualties on the Freedom Park Memorial. It examines the roots of the issue and comes up with some ideas for a solution. The book can be purchased online via http://www.justdone.co.za/catalog/ International customers should purchase via http://www.lulu.com/content/701189 20 Pages, A5, Saddle-Stitched...

Women authors come out tops at Juta Double Storey
2007-02-21
Juta Double Storey is proud to announce four titles recently awarded prestigious literary accolades: Everything Good Will Come by Sefi Atta Everything good did come to Sefi Atta: she won the coveted (and first) Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa for her book Everything Good Will Come (Double Storey, 2005). The Wole Soyinka Prize was developed to honour Africa’s first Nobel Laureate. The prize, run by the Lumina Foundation in Nigeria, affords the winner significant prestige within...

The Community Publishing Project
2007-01-24
The Centre for the Book’s Community Publishing Project (CPP) is proud to announce that twenty books have now been published with the support of its grants. This ground-breaking project has made it possible for writers to publish their own work where no other avenues were open to them. Popular fiction - crime, romance, thrillers in all languages would be especially welcomed for future grants. The most recent books to be published with grants from the CPP are children’s books, Mogopo...

The Community Publishing Project
Centre for the Book - 2007-01-24
The Centre for the Book's Community Publishing Project (CPP) is proud to announce that twenty books have now been published with the support of its grants. This ground-breaking project has made it possible for writers to publish their own work where no other avenues were open to them. Popular fiction - crime, romance, thrillers in all languages would be especially welcomed for future grants. The most recent books to be published with grants from the CPP are children's books, Mogopo wa Rakgadi in...

Fantasy Industry: Perceptions of the South African Special Forces in the Media
2006-12-21
Just Done Productions is proud to announce the release of our latest title. This small book is an edited version of a dissertation done as partial fulfillment for the a degree in journalism. It has been edited and formatted for publication. This book examines the media perceptions of the South African Special forces and points out the pitfalls and lack of knowledge that most reporting on the topic exhibits. The author sets the record straight and has some advice for anyone who wishes to report on...

2007 International Young Publisher of the Year Award
Andrea Ogle - 2006-12-15
You are invited to apply to win a place as the South African finalist for the 2007 International Young Publisher of the Year Award (IYPYA) Closing date: 02 February 2007 This award will consider applicants working in the following publishing fields: Publishing (including e-publishing) Agents Literary festivals Retailing (including e-tailing) The South African finalist will: Undertake a 10 day visit to the UK from 9 – 20 April 2007 Compete against other finalists...

Scorched: South Africa’s changing climate: a vivid journey through southern Africa’s mesmerising landscapes
2006-12-11
Scorched: South Africa’s changing climateLeonie S Joubert Published by Wits University Press Click to buy Scorched: South Africa's changing climate from kalahari.net Scorched is a vivid journey through southern Africa’s mesmerising landscapes as climate change sets in. It wanders through the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands to capture the last faltering calls of a rain frog that was named after the hobbit Bilbo Baggins. The author pauses for thought following an elephant stampede to consider...

Invitiation to the launch of uTshepo Mde: Tall Enough
16 December 2006 - 2006-12-11
You're invited! Please join Vuvu for cake and tea as we launch uTshepo Mde: Tall Enough, the beautifully illustrated tale of a boy who wants to be as tall as a tree. The launch will be at a is for apple, the brand new, eye-poppingly fabulous children's bookstore in Kloofnek Road, Tamboerskloof. Venue: 16B Kloofnek Road Tamboerskloof Date: Saturday, 16 December 2006Time: 2:30 for 3 pm Please let us know whether you'll be coming. Email info@electricbookworks.com, or call (021)...

New book published in 5 official SA languages: Mazanendaba and the Magical Story Shell
2006-12-08
Mazanendaba and the Magical Story Shell Author: Gcina Mhlophe Price: R69,95Format: 205mm x 262mm (P)Extent: 28ppBinding: Hard coverJacklin Enterprises (PTY) LTD This books is availalbe in:English: ISBN-13: 978-1-4150-0703-9isiXhosa: ISBN-13: 978-1-4150-0704-7isiZulu: ISBN-13: 978-1-4150-0705-5Setswana: ISBN-13: 978-1-4150-0706-3Afrikaans: ISBN-13: 978-1-4150-0702-0 ABOUT THE BOOK Mazanendaba lived in a beautiful house by the sea with her husband and children, but something was missing from their...

The Big Bad Bitterkomix Handbook
2006-12-04
Over the last ten years or so, Bitterkomix has been (as one critic remarks) "consistently challenging and outrageous, undeniably brilliant, and impossible to ignore". Internationally, the Bitterkomix duo of Anton Kannemeyer and Conrad Botes stand at the forefront of the new international expressionist comix movement. Locally, they have raised a storm of controversy through their assault on the Afrikaner cultural mainstream, which they have developed into a broader critique of South African...

Off The Wall: An Anthology of Poetry
A Touch of Madness, Obs - 11 December 2006 - 2006-11-30
“...an engaging thought-provoking anthology - from classic to zany-including racy rap rhythms, traditional rhyme, Cape patois, narrative poetry and satire...” This 60-page book is a celebration of the rich variety, energy and diversity of contemporary Cape Town poetry. Each Monday night an eclectic group of poets meet at A Touch of Madness, Observatory, Cape Town. The readings, facilitated by Hugh Hodge, include an invited poet and an open mike “free for all.” It...

Author awarded for promotion of multilingualism
Alicia Hendricks - 2006-11-30
Nthuseng Tsoeu, co-author of the Multilingual Illustrated Dictionary, has received an award from the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport for promoting multilingualism in the Western Cape. The award was presented to her at the Arts, Culture, Heritage, Library and Archives Services 2006 Awards Ceremony on Friday, November 24th. Together with John Bennett, Nthuseng created the Multilingual Illustrated Dictionary, a seven-language glossary, fully illustrated with colour pictures...

Kaapstadse Boekeskou twee keer so groot in 2007
HWB Communications - 2006-11-23
Vloerruimte vir die 2007 Kaapstadse Boekeskou, wat vanaf 16-19 Junie by die Kaapstadse Internasionale Konferensiesentrum (Kiks) sal plaasvind, sal twee keer so groot wees as die eerste Boekeskou wat vroeër vanjaar plaasgevind het. Vanessa Badroodien, besturende direkteur van die Boekeskou, het vandag gesê dat danksy die oorweldigende reaksie van uitgewers, uitstallers en besoekers aan die Boekeskou, meer as 10 000 vierkante meter vloerruimte vir volgende jaar bespreek is, meer...

Kalk Bay Books
2006-11-23
where everyone has a story The quaint False Bay fishing village of Kalk Bay has never been short of reasons to visit it. Now there’s another one: in December Ann Donald, former Fairlady editor, is opening a new bookshop, Kalk Bay Books, in the old Klipkantien on the Main Road. The beautiful stone building, once a sailors’ pub, will be lined with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves filled with a wide range of new books, magazines and newspapers. Beyond the broad bar counter, through the arched...

uTshepo Mde: Coming in November 2006
2006-11-20
UTshepo Mde: Tall Enough is the beautifully illustrated tale of a boy who wants to be as tall as a tree. Told in Xhosa, and accompanied by an English translation, Mhlobo Jadezweni's fable unfolds in Hannah Morris's strong, sensitive, bright illustrations. UTshepo Mde will be published by Vuvu in November 2006. Order now and get 20% off the retail price through Electric Book Works: that's R12 off the price of R60! Publication details Home page: www.utshepomde.co.za Publication date: 30 November...

New book: Sex at 6pm - A Personal Journey Through IVF by Annarosa Berman
2006-11-10
“With each passing month in which I did not fall pregnant, my longing to have a child became more desperate. It felt as if an invisible wall had been erected between me and the world, where families were preparing dinner in brightly lit kitchens.” - Annarosa Berman. In an Australian Institute of Family Studies report, published in September 2005, more than 60% of men and women surveyed said they believed IVF would succeed for them, and those in their late 30s were as optimistic...

Oshun performance poet wins Noma Award for her first published book
2006-11-08
Oshun Books, an imprint of Struik Publishers, is thrilled to announce that Lebogang Mashile has won the Noma Award for Publishing in Africa in 2006 for her poetry anthology In a Ribbon of Rhythm. The book was published by Oshun in 2005, in co-operation with the Mutloatse Arts Heritage Trust. Oshun is delighted to have won such a prestigious award in only its second year of publishing activity. The Jury’s citation reads: “This is a powerful voice which has great beauty, delight and...

Kiran Desai wins The Man Booker Prize
2006-11-08
Congratulations to Penguin author Kiran Desai who has scooped The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2006 for her novel The Inheritance of Loss - featured in our New Books section this month. Kiran is not only the first woman to win The Man Booker since 2000 when Margaret Atwood received the prize for The Blind Assassin, but at 35, she is the youngest woman to ever win. As one of the world’s most famous literary prizes, The Man Booker Prize represents the very best of contemporary fiction and...

Penguin Books author event: Meet Barry Ronge
Exclusive Books Hyde Park, 9 November 2006 - 2006-11-02
Barry Ronge is one of South Africa’s longest-serving and most beloved columnists. Spit 'n Polish is a collection of his best columns written down the years, and is a must-have stocking filler this Christmas for anyone who likes to reflect and laugh at the same time. Please join us for the launch of Spit 'n Polish at: Exclusive Books Hyde Park in Johannesburg, on Thursday, 9 November 2006 at 5:30 for 6:00pm. Please RSVP to hydepark@exclusivebooks.co.za or phone 011 325 4298. To buy a copy...

Nearly Finished Coffee Morning
Constantia Village, 20 October - 2006-10-05
Robyn Cohen, author of the recently published Nearly Finished – a guide to home renovation will give a talk and sign copies of her book at a coffee morning to be hosted by the Constantia branch of Exclusive Books at Barberellas in Constantia Village on Friday 20th October from 09:30 sharp to 11:00. Tea, coffee and delicious snacks will be served and there will be a lucky draw. Tickets cost R45 and due to limited seating, advance booking is highly recommended by calling the bookshop on 794 7800....

Secret Mothers’ Business: Joanne Fedler in conversation with Willemien de Villiers at Centre for the Book
9 October 2006 - 2006-09-28
The Centre for the Book and Jacana Media take pleasure in presenting a lunchtime conversation with Joanne Fedler, author of Secret Mothers’ Business Event: Joanne Fedler will be in conversation with Willemien de VilliersDate: Monday, 9th OctoberTime: 13h00 Venue: The Centre for the Book62 Queen Victoria StreetCape TownRSVP to: Ntsiki Matsoboyana via email: cbreception@nlsa.ac.za or telephone on 021 4232669 Joanne Fedler and Willemien de Villiers will talk about Fedler’s new book Secret...

Pride: Protest and Celebration
2006-09-26
Pride: Protest and CelebrationEdited by Shaun De Waal and Anthony Manion Pride: Protest and Celebration is a history of South Africa’s gay pride marches and parades over the last 16 years. It brings together a host of valuable and rare material: pictures, documents and personal testimony of activists, organisers and participants of Pride since 1990. Press clippings are also used in this beautiful collection, to trace how Pride has been reported over the years, helping to form both an historical...

Kwela’s Mary Watson wins 2006 Caine Prize
2006-07-20
Author: Mary Watson Publisher: Kwela Pub. Date: April 2004 Price: R110 Pages: 152 pp ISBN: 0-7957-0181-0 Mary Watson, a lecturer at the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Film and Media Studies, was awarded the prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing at a dinner ceremony held at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, UK, last night. Watson won the £10, 000 prize for her story “ Jungfrau” which appears in Moss, her collection of short stories...


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