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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

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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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Lungile Khumalo Reviews We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

We Need New Names

Star Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5 We Need New Names NoViolet Bulawayo Vintage Publishing, February 2014 Online Price: R165   Leaving your country is like dying, and when you come back you are like a ghost returning to earth, roaming around with a missing gaze in your eyes In We Need New Names we meet ten year old […]

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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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The Big, Bad Speculative Fiction Twitter Town Hall

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Dear readers, There is a definite rise in South African superstar authors, and it is well deserved. With Lauren Beukes and Sarah Lotz securing mega-auction prizes for their books, it heralds a bright and intellectual chapter in South African literature. It is particularly gratifying to see the rise and rise of speculative fiction, an old […]

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Interview with Adele Green, author of Can You See Me Naked?

We caught up with new author and life coach Adele Green to discuss her book Can You See Me Naked? She offers her insights below. 1. Adele, you work as a coach-kinesiologist. What does that entail? My work as a kinesiologist-coach is for personal development in my private practice. Since 2007, I have been meeting […]

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Author Profile: Sol Plaatje

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History . Solomon Tsekisho Plaatje was a politician, journalist, human rights campaigner, novelist and translator at the turn of the 19th century – one of the most gifted and versatile black South Africans of his generation. Plaatje devoted his many talents to one overriding cause: the struggle of the African people against injustice & dispossession. […]

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