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Author Archive | Justine

Win One of Three Treehouse Box Sets!

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We have enjoyed laughing out loud at the wacky adventures of the world’s most awesome Treehouse. Now it is your turn! If you could add one level to Andy and Terry’s Treehouse, what would it be? For the artist, you can draw it on one page. Please include a brief description. For the writer, you […]

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Exclusive Books Mall of Africa Grand Opening Launch featuring Letshego Zulu and Global Citizen

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Exclusive Books is proud to celebrate the grand opening of our Mall of Africa store with guest author Letshego Zulu (I Choose to Live) in conversation with Karabo Kgoleng (seasoned broadcaster and book enthusiast) and in collaboration with Global Citizen to support their #turnthepage campaign. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook […]

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Puleng Hopper Reviews The Gold Diggers by Sue Nyathi

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Star Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 The Gold Diggers Sue Nyathi Pan Macmillan SA, May 2018 Online Price: R190       The Gold Diggers, published in 2018 by Pan Macmillan is Sue Nyathi’s second work of fiction. Her debut The Polygamist, was self-published in 2012. The narration follows the tumultuous journey, by river and road, of […]

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Nombulelo Moyo Reviews Illumination by Nthikeng Mohlele

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Star Rating: ★★★☆☆ 3/5 Illumination Nthikeng Mohlele Pan Macmillan SA, February 2019 Online Price: R277       The best thing about this book is that the author pays homage to both contemporary and old school musicians, particularly in the jazz genre in a manner that immortalises their contribution to the art fraternity. One cannot […]

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Puleng Hopper Reviews Thirteen Cents by K. Sello Duiker

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Star Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5 Thirteen Cents K. Sello Duiker Kwela Books, July 2013 Online Price: R236       In the novel Thirteen Cents Duiker paints a vivid and heart wrenching picture of how, in post-apartheid South Africa, overt and covert marginalization still prevail. Racism, tribalism, exploitation, classism, corruption, crime, violence, violation, starvation, and displacement, […]

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Q & A with contributors to Township Girls: The Cross-Over Generation

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Q1: Can you tell us a little about the book? A: [Nomsa Mwamuka]: This anthology documents the experiences of women who lived through a time of transition from colonialism to independence. The setting is largely Zimbabwe from the seventies – war years, to the eighties – the heydays of independence and of course till now. […]

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Nomonde Ndwalaza Reviews Rumours by Mongane Wally Serote

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Star Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5 Rumours Mongane Wally Serote Jacana Media, April 2013 Online Price: R226       Mongane Wally Serote’s Rumours explores a man’s journey to dig deep into himself in an effort to discover what it is that he already knows, but had somehow forgotten along the way. Serote uses South Africa’s post-apartheid […]

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Puleng Hopper Reviews This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga

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Star Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 This Mournable Body Tsitsi Dangarembga Jacana Media, November 2018 Online Price: R246       This Mournable Body is the last of a trilogy that began with Nervous Conditions and was followed by The Book of Not. The reader should be privy to the contents of the first two books, especially […]

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Nancy Richards Reviews Intruders by Mohale Mashigo

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Star Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 Intruders Mohale Mashigo Picador Africa, September 2018 Online Price: R166     If I didn’t know any different, I would say that Mohale Mashigo was one very sassy, savvy, sophisticated and stylish writer. Well I’m not wrong, she is indeed all of those things – but she’s also a sufferer. Anxiety […]

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Jennifer Crocker Reviews There Goes English Teacher by Karin Cronje

There Goes English Teacher

Star Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5 There Goes English Teacher Karin Cronje Modjaji Books, October 2018 Online Price: R289     Karin Cronje makes the decision to go to South Korea to teach English, in what seems like an almost unconsidered manner. We meet her at the beginning of this wonderful memoir, in her son’s bathroom with […]

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