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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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Win signed copies of Jodi Picoult’s Backlist!

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To celebrate the launch of Jodi Picoult’s latest book ‘The Storyteller’, we’re giving away one signed copy of each of her books! Sage Singer has a past that makes her want to hide from the world. Sleeping by day and working in a bakery by night, she kneads her emotion into the beautiful bread she […]

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Author Profile: David Robbins

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History . David Robbins has spent the past 20 years writing about southern Africa in his distinctive travel-genre style. He recently completed his trilogy of South African travel books that began with the award-winning The 29th Parallel and ended with After the Dance. Robbins, who was born in the Eastern Cape and now lives in […]

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Author Profile: Liz McGregor

History . Liz McGregor was educated at Wykeham School in Pietermaritzburg and the University of Cape Town. McGregor is a veteran author and journalist who started off her career on leading South African newspapers including the Sunday Times and the Rand Daily Mail before subsequently moving to Britain where she worked for the Guardian as deputy editor […]

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Author Profile: Riaan Manser

History . Riaan Manser was born in 1973 in Pretoria.  He grew up in Zululand and attended John Ross College in Richards Bay.  After studying Human Resource Management he took a job in the medical industry.  He has been a lifesaver, a surfer and a rugby player.  When he took his bicycle to ride around […]

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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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Competition: Win a Hamper of Signed Deon Meyer Books

To celebrate the launch of 7 Days, Jonathan Ball Publishers are giving away a hamper of signed Deon Meyer books! To win this magnificent prize, all you have to do is tell us who is the main character in 7 Days in the comment thread below.  Competition closes Friday 26th October, and the winner will be […]

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Author Profile: Jeremy Gordin

History . Jeremy Gordin, the 2007 Mondi Shanduka South African Journalist of the Year, is the Director of the Investigative Journalism Workshop’s Justice Project at Wits University. Gordin has a string of awards to his name, having also won Mondi Shanduka awards in 2003 and 2004. Gordin writes a column for Politicsweb and served as […]

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Author Profile: Jannie Geldenhuys

History . General Johannes Jacobus Geldenhuys (Jannie, born 1935) was a South African military commander. He joined the South African Army as an infantryman in 1954. He commanded the South West Africa Command from 1977 to 1980 and was briefly the first GOC of the South West Africa Territory Force in 1980. He was Chief of the South African Defense […]

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