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Tag Archives | Johannesburg

Jenny’s Reads: South African Non-Fiction Reads

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Twenty years ago a distinguished and influential South African publisher rubbed his hands together and said: “Now that we have our freedom I’m looking forward to the great South African novel.” Our Gone With the Wind, our To Kill a Mockingbird, is yet to be written. But what is happening in our vital local book […]

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The 2017 Exclusive Books Homebru Selection

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  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

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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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Win Tickets to the Exclusive BFG Movie Premier!

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In celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl and the release of the BFG movie we are giving our loyal customers the chance to win tickets to the exclusive premier of the BFG movie in Johannesburg! Simply tell us why you and your family are the biggest BFG fans and […]

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Author Profile: Martinique Stilwell

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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: Rian Malan

History . Rian Malan (born 1954 in Johannesburg) is an author, journalist, documentarian and songwriter. He first rose to prominence as the author of the memoir My Traitor’s Heart, which, like the bulk of his work, deals with South African society in a historical and contemporary perspective and focuses on racial relations. Malan grew up […]

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Author Profile: Mark Gevisser

History . Mark Gevisser is one of South Africa’s leading authors and journalists. His next book  “Dispatcher”, about his personal relationship with his home-town Johannesburg, will be published by Farrar Straus Giroux and Atlantic Press in 2013. Gevisser has been awarded an Open Society Followship for 2012/13 working on The Sexuality Frontier. During his fellowship […]

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Bloc Party is Coming to South Africa

From Timeslive: Bloc Party’s Joburg fans can rejoice because the UK indie band will be hitting the City of Gold after all. The four-piece will headline In The City, a new concert that will feature three local acts as well, organisers announced. Who the supporting acts are is a secret at this stage, but organisers […]

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Author Profile: Edyth Bulbring

History . Edyth Bulbring is a seasoned journalist, former political correspondent and news editor for the Sunday Times.[1] Bulbring is the author of two children’s novels: The Summer of Toffie and Grummer and Cornelia Button and the Globe of Gamagion published in 2008. She also published a young adult novel titled The Club in 2008. […]

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Author Profile: Bruce Bryden

History . Bruce Bryden was born in Johannesburg and was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, followed by Honours in Wildlife Management at Pretoria University. In 1971 he started his career in the Kruger National Park as a graduate assistant biologist. He progressed through the ranks as ranger, district […]

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