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The 2017 Exclusive Books Homebru Selection

Homebru 2017

  Exclusive Books is delighted to unveil our selection of fiction, non-fiction, cookery and children’s books for our annual Homebru campaign. This year’s slogan is ‘books by us, written for you’ – and the nearly fifty titles on offer represent a highly engaging slice of current South African writing and life, from thrilling speculative fiction […]

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Homebru 2017: A Month of Events Celebrating South African Writing

HomeBruTW

Exclusive Books Homebru 2017 is officially here! With nearly fifty ‘books by us, written for you’, there’s plenty of local content to delight South African readers in June. Here is the full list of events celebrating local writing in Exclusive Books stores nationwide. Please RSVP to events@exclusivebooks.co.za with the event date and book title in […]

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Author Profile: Martinique Stilwell

Martinique-Stilwell, Image Courtesy of Penguin SA

History . Martinique Stilwell was born in Johannesburg in 1967. From the age of 9 until she turned 16 she sailed around the world with her family. She studied at Wits University in Johannesburg and has practiced medicine in South Africa & Canada. Stilwell currently resides in Cape Town where she works as an aneasthetist.[1] […]

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Author Profile: Michiel Heyns

History . Michiel Heyns grew up all over South Africa – Thaba Nchu, Kimberley, Grahamstown, Cape Town – and was educated at the Universities of Stellenbosch and Cambridge. For much of his adult life he was an academic, lecturing in English at the University of Stellenbosch, but after publication of his first novel, The Children’s […]

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Why read The Marriage Plot?
A Letter from Jeffrey Eugenides

The lover`s discourse was of an extreme solitude. The solitude was extreme because it wasn`t physical. It was extreme because you felt it while in the company of the person you loved. It was extreme because it was in your head, the most solitary of places. – From The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides If […]

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Big Announcement: Lady Gaga is Coming to South Africa

From TimesLive: In what has been the worst-kept secret of the week, Big Concerts announced on Monday that Lady Gaga is coming to South Africa later this year. The rumours had been swirling around social media for a while now, reaching fever pitch over the past few days after the concert promoter said they would […]

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Year of the Gherkin by John Dobson

“Best thing about working at 2Dye4: There is no I in 2Dye4, just a y” Since the Year of the Gherkin is also the year of the 2010 Soccer World cup, it takes place locally and as with most local books, there is always a certain kind of pleasure in reading about the familiar and […]

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Michael Bublé’s Crazy Love Tour, South Africa 2012

Tonight is the last night that the multi Grammy award winner and Canadian-slash-Italian singer Michael Buble will be performing at the Grand Arena, Grand West in Cape Town. Buble is touring South Africa as part of his Crazy Love tour. Other countries that have seen the tour since the beginning of March this year include […]

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