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Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice Award 2016 Shortlist

Nielsen Booksellers' Choice Award 2016 Shortlist

The South African Booksellers Association has announced the Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice Award 2016 shortlist. The R20 000 prize is given to the author whose book South Africa’s booksellers most enjoyed reading, promoting and selling. The winner will be announced at the Sefika gala event in Cape Town on Tuesday, 30 August. The shortlisted titles are: […]

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Nondumiso Tshabangu Reviews Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing

Star Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5 Homegoing Yaa Gyasi Penguin Random House, June 2016 Online Price: R313   You can learn anything when you have to learn it. You could learn to fly if it meant you would live another day. Homegoing is a fresh new voice in African literature – one that it is imperative you […]

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Programme Highlights: 2016 Lowveld Book Festival, 5 – 7 August, White River, Mpumalanga

Lowveld Book Festival

The first annual Lowveld Book Festival will take place from 5 to 7 August in White River, Mpumalanga. A balanced programme is promised, with the inclusion of poetry, folklore, workshops, storytelling and story-time for youngsters, panel discussions, historical Lowveld literature, interviews with authors, YA literature, performing art, a book fair and book valuations. We’ve picked […]

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Bloody Book Week Programme 28 – 31 July 2016

Bloody_Book_Week

THURSDAY 28 JULY 2016 The Bloody Crime Quiz with Quiz Master Larry Benjamin We test your knowledge of all things criminal. Crime cases, crime books, crime writers and of course, Jack Reacher! And Sally Andrews, author of Recipes for Love and Murder. Come have some fun. WHERE: Stanley Beer Yard, 44 Stanley, Milpark TIME: 18.30 […]

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A Memorial on the Death of Elie Wiesel by Benjamin Trisk

Elie Wiesel

Exclusive Books CEO Benjamin Trisk has provided this in memoriam for noted humanist Elie Wiesel, who died on Saturday 02 July 2016, aged 87: Elie Wiesel died on July 2nd. More than any other single person he drew the attention of the American public to the Holocaust. He acted out its lessons all his life: […]

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