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The Exclusive Books 2016 Homebru Selection

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Join Exclusive Books for the month of June as we celebrate great South African authors and great South African books with our 15th annual Homebru campaign.

Our selection this year includes fiction, current affairs, South African history and politics, cookery, business, biography, travel writing, self development, and children’s books. Several of the titles are available in Afrikaans, and we’re featuring a special selection of eight African Folk Tales by Sindiwe Magona in all 11 official South African languages.

This year, our Homebru campaign features a number of exciting events.

See our press release at the bottom of this post for more details, and click these links to head directly to the books:

Go ahead – get stuck in to South Africa’s best books! Here’s the complete 2016 Homebru selection:

Homebru Non-fiction

HomeBru Cookery

HomeBru Fiction

HomeBru Children's

Homebru 2016 press release:

Homebru: A celebration of South African authors
Since the beginning of time, storytelling has been an integral part of our continent’s people, from the stories told to us by our grandmothers; to the written word as we know it today. As South Africans, we have a rich heritage and are a diverse nation. Our stories are colorful and unique; they are a reflection of our country’s landscape.

This year, Exclusive Books celebrates 15 years of our Homebru campaign, a carefully curated list of the best in South African writing. This year’s campaign is a celebration of authors such as critically acclaimed photojournalist, Peter Magubane, with his iconic collection of photographs in his book June 16. 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of Magubane’s photographic evidence that led to South Africa’s freedom.

For investigative journalism at its best, Alex Eliseev’s Cold Case Confession delves into the mysterious Betty Ketani case; the storyline would not be out of place as a Hollywood movie.

How does one get ahead in life while having to pay “black tax” and lobola? These are some of the questions black middleclass South Africans have to ask themselves today. Writing What We Like is an in-depth collection of opinion pieces, with contributions by the likes of comedians David Kau and Loyiso Gola, writer Shaka Sisulu and singer Simphiwe Dana.

At this year’s Franschhoek Literary Festival, our CEO made an address to call to service to all those in the book trade to address issues around accessibility and the promotion of South African authors:
“It is a discordant and uncomfortable truth that bookshops do not exist in areas where the majority of our countrymen still live. We need to address this and we see it as an immediate priority. In this context particularly we should welcome the voices of young people who have highlighted our neglect of a crucial market. There is work to do – for both us and the publishers” — Benjamin Trisk, CEO, Exclusive Books

With this year’s Homebru campaign, Exclusive Books is committed to seeing this change.

Find us online:

Facebook: Exclusive Books
Twitter: @exclusivescoza
Hashtag: #EBHomebru

For review copies and media inquiries contact:

Nondumiso Tshabangu
Marketing Coordinator
011 798 0119

Lungile Khumalo
Marketing Coordinator
011 798 0117

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