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Lungile Khumalo Reviews The Reactive by Masande Ntshanga

The Reactive

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆ 3/5 The Reactive Masande Ntshanga Umuzi, September 2014 Online Price: R185     Ten years ago, I helped a handful of men take my little brother’s life. I wasn’t there when it happened, but I told Luthando where to find them. Masande Ntshanga’s debut novel grabs you from the get go. Our […]

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Nondumiso Tshabangu Reviews Dear Ijeawele, Or A Feminist Manifesto In Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Dear Ijeawele

Star Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto In Fifteen Suggestions Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 4th Estate, March 2017 Online Price: R226.00 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was recently in the news for comments she made on transgender women and I myself joined the critics. I thought, How dare she? The episode made me realise that […]

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The Gruffalo Now Available in isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sesotho and Setswana

Gruffalo isiXhosa

Pan Macmillan publishers recently introduced the children’s classic, The Gruffalo, in four new South African languages – isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sesotho and Setswana – and Exclusive Books is proud to stock all editions of this perennial favourite. Click to view the various editions of the book: isiXhosa isiZulu Sesotho Setswana English Afrikaans A mouse took a […]

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Lungile Khumalo Reviews We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

We Need New Names

Star Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5 We Need New Names NoViolet Bulawayo Vintage Publishing, February 2014 Online Price: R165   Leaving your country is like dying, and when you come back you are like a ghost returning to earth, roaming around with a missing gaze in your eyes In We Need New Names we meet ten year old […]

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Q & A with Lorraine Sithole, Co-founder of BookWormers GP

BookWormers GP is a rising book club based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Follow them on Twitter. Want to start your own book club? Click here to find out how. Q: How did BookWormers GP come about? What need were you seeking to fulfill? The book club was formed in April 2011 by myself and two […]

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Nondumiso Tshabangu Reviews Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Swing Time

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆ 3/5 Swing Time Zadie Smith Hamish Hamilton, November 2016 Online Price: R313.00   I have recently discovered Zadie Smith and I have to say — Why didn’t anyone put me on to her sooner? This has not been an easy read, however: Swing Time does a difficult dance. It doesn’t quite mesh […]

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How to Register Your Book Club with Exclusive Books

Join the club! Exclusive Books has a great book club programme, featuring steep discounts and even the ability to borrow books from our stores, to preview them before you decide to buy. Here are the steps to follow, plus our book club terms and conditions. Step 1: Visit your regular Exclusive Books store with a […]

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