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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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Kobo eBooks FAQ

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Exclusive Books has partnered with Kobo to bring a new, better eReading experience to our customers. In case you have any questions about the switch, or need more information, here is a quick FAQ covering the main points. Please contact Customer Care on 0800 332 550, +27(0)117980111 or info@exclusivebooks.co.za if your query is not covered […]

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Lungile Khumalo Reviews Period Pain by Kopano Matlwa

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Star Rating: ★★★ 3/5 Period Pain Kopano Matlwa Jacana Media, November 2016 Online Price: R200       The only books worth reading are books written in blood – Frederick Buechner Period Pain is a raw, hard-hitting and an intensely personal account of a young woman’s struggle to find her place in contemporary South Africa. […]

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Nondumiso Tshabangu Reviews The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah

The Book of Memory

Star Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5 The Book of Memory Petina Gappah Faber & Faber, September 2015 Online Price: R302 The Book of Memory is the second work of fiction by Petina Gappah, a work that underscores why she won the Guardian First Book Award for her first, the short story collection An Elegy for Easterly. This […]

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Exclusive Books and the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town Launch New Dialogue Series, The Bicycle Talks

For immediate release The Bicycle Talks: Conversations that move you Exclusive Books and the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town are delighted to announce the launch of a new series of intimate dialogues on today’s most important topics, The Bicycle Talks. Buy Tickets Here The inaugural Bicycle Talk will take place Thursday 06 […]

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Rogue: The Book that Takes the Lid off State Capture

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Statement from Benjamin Trisk: Occasionally, very occasionally, a book comes along that refocuses us as booksellers and gives us the feeling that we can serve our community by being brave enough to support something desperately worthwhile. A book of this ilk was The Super Afrikaners published 40 years ago by a courageous young publisher whose […]

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