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AMAGAMA ENKULULEKO, words for freedom: writing life under apartheid
255pp., paperback, Cape Town, (2016). R150
An anthology of short fiction, poetry, narrative journalism and extracts from novels and memoirs. These texts are presented as "lenses through which to engage with South Africa's past." from the introduction

With glossaries, questions and writing challenges for students.

Foreword by Zakes Mda.

Includes writings by Oswald Mtshali, Nat Nakasa, Richard Rive, Ronny Kasrils, Sipho Sepamla, Mongane Wally Serote, and many others.
BOTSOTSO 16, contemporary South African culture
186 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R140
A collection of poems, sketches, essays and short stories.

"Botsotso is a grouping of poets, writers and artists who wish to both create art as well as to generate the means for its public exposure and appreciation. We speak particularly of art that is of and about the varied cultures and life experiences of people as expressed in our many languages." from the back cover
JUNGLE JIM, issue no.3
24 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R18
Jungle Jim is a bi-monthly illustrated magazine that publishes fiction from Africa.

"Taking from the pulp tradition, we publish short and serialized fiction that entertains and engrosses in all dramatic genres (horror, sci-fi, crime, detective, western, romance, adventure, etc.), accessible to all, but with a high quality of writing." from the website

This issue includes work by South African writers Richard Stanley and Diale Tlholwe.
JUNGLE JIM, issue no.4
20 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R18
Jungle Jim is a bi-monthly illustrated magazine that publishes fiction from Africa.

"Taking from the pulp tradition, we publish short and serialized fiction that entertains and engrosses in all dramatic genres (horror, sci-fi, crime, detective, western, romance, adventure, etc.), accessible to all, but with a high quality of writing." from the website

This issue includes work by South African writers Nikhil Singh and Richard Stanley.
JUNGLE JIM, issue no.10
24 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R18
A bi-monthly magazine that publishes fiction from Africa.

This issue includes stories by South African authors Nick Wood, Nikhil Singh, and Richard Stanley.
JUNGLE JIM, issue no.9
24 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R18
A bi-monthly magazine that publishes fiction from Africa.

This issue includes stories by Gerard Mullan and Tom Learmont from South Africa and Boletilemang Gabofatlhe from Botswana.
JUNGLE JIM, issue no.6
24 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, (2011). R18
A bi-monthly magazinr that publishes fiction from Africa.

This issue includes stories by Domenico Pisanti and Constance Myburgh from South Africa.
JUNGLE JIM, issue no.5
24 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R18
A bi-monthly magazine that publishes fiction from Africa.

This issue includes stories by Werner Pretorius, Domenico Pisanti and Tom Learmont from SOuth Africa.

JUNGLE JIM, issue no.7
24 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R18
A bi-monthly magazine that publishes fiction from Africa.

This issue includes stories by Domenico Pisanti and Aryan Kaganof.
JUNGLE JIM, issue no.2
24 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, (2011). OUT OF PRINT
A bi-monthly magazine that publishes fiction from Africa.

This issue includes an extract from "The Mall", by S.L.Grey. S.L.Grey is the pseudonym for South African writers Sarah Lotz and Louis Greenberg.
JUNGLE JIM, issue no.13
24 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R18
A bi-monthly magazine that publishes fiction from Africa.

This issue includes stories by Carine Engelbrecht and Jerome Cornelius from South Africa.
JUNGLE JIM, issue no. 11
24 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R18
Jungle Jim is a bi-monthly magazine that publishes fiction from Africa.

This issue includes stories by Mick Raubenheimer and S.A. Partridge from South Africa.
JUNGLE JIM, issue no.12
24 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R18
A bi-monthly magazine that publishes fiction from Africa.

This issue includes stories by Constance Myburgh from South Africa.
JUNGLE JIM, issue no.16
24 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R18
A bi-monthly magazine that publishes fiction from Africa.

This South African science fiction edition includes stories by Roussouw Nel, Constance Myburgh, Thembisa Cochrane, and Cassey Callaghan.
JUNGLE JIM, issue no.14
24 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R18
A bi-monthly magazine that publishes fiction from Africa.

This issue includes stories by Domenico Pisanti and Tom Learmont from South Africa.
JUNGLE JIM, issue no.17
24 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R18
A bi-monthly magazine that publishes fiction from Africa.

This issue includes stories by Constance Myburgh and Aryan Kaganof from South Africa, and Pontso Mpholle from Lesotho.
JUNGLE JIM, issue no.18
24 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R18
A bi-monthly magazine that publishers fiction from Africa.

This issue includes stories by Philip Vermaas from South Africa and Lauri Kubuitsile from Botswana.
JUNGLE JIM, issue no.15
24 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R18
A bi-monthly magazine that publishes fiction from Africa.

This issue includes stories by Tatum Davis and H.A.Higgo.
JUNGLE JIM, issue no.20
28 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R18
A bi-monthly magazine that publishes fiction from Africa.

This issue includes stories by Lauri Kubuitsile from Botswana and Sebastian Borckenhagen from South Africa.
JUNGLE JIM, issue no.21
25 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R18
A bi-monthly magazine that publishes fiction from Africa.

This issue includes stories by Lauri Kubuitsile from Botswana and Tom Learmont from South Africa.
JUNGLE JIM, issue no.24
20pp., illus., folded, uncut, Cape Town, 2014. R
A bi-monthly magazine that publishes fiction from Africa.

This issue includes short stories by Nixon Mateulah, Perpetual and Mark Muthiora.
TEN YEARS OF THE CAINE PRIZE FOR AFRICAN WRITING,
205 pp., hardback, Oxford, 2009. R200
A collection of the ten stories that have won the Caine Prize for African Writing since 2000.

Introduction by Ben Okri.

Includes stories by Nadine Gordimer, J.M.Coetzee, Mary Watson and Henrietta Rose-Innes from South Africa and Brian Chikwava from Zimbabwe.
Innes (B.) RACHEL WEEPING,
281pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R250
A novel about a Mozambican domestic worker living in Johannesburg whose young daughter dies whilst under the care of her South African employers.

Photographer, filmmaker and writer Brett Michael Innes is also the author of the novel, "The Story of Racheltjie de Beer".
Achebe (C.) GIRLS AT WAR, and other stories
109 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1972) 2009. R160
A reprint of the classic collection of Chinua Achebe's short fiction, written over 20 years and drawn from literary journals and magazines.

Award-winning Nigerian writer and academic Chinua Achebe's other novels include the African Trilogy "Things Fall Apart" (1958), "No Longer At Ease" (1960) and "Arrow of God" (1964). In 2007 he was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for Fiction. He is Charles P.Stevenson Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College in New York.

Published in the Penguin African Writers series.
Acker (J.) ed. THE COMMON, issue no.04
215 pp., paperback, Amherst, 2012. R150
"The Common" is a literary journal published twice a year at Amherst College. This issue includes a selection of contemporary South African poetry, with work by Kelwyn Sole, Robert Berold, Ingrid de Kock, Yvette Christiansë, Karen Press, Mokhosazana Xaba, Finuala Dowling, Kobus Moolman, Liesl Jobson, Mxolisi Nyezwa, Gabeba Baderoon, Fiona Zerbst, Vonani Bila, Katherine Kilalea, and others.
Adichie (C.N) HALF OF A YELLOW SUN,
433 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2006) 2009. R195
A novel set before and during the Nigeria-Biafra War of 1967-1970. "Half of a Yellow Sun" won the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction.

"Stunning. This novel is an immense achievement." Observer

"Heartbreaking, funny, exquisitely written and, without doubt, a literary masterpiece and a classic." Daily Mail

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in 1977 and grew up in Nigeria. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she now divides her time between Nigeria and the USA. Her first novel, "Purple Hibiscus", was long-listed for the Booker Prize. Her third novel, "Americanah", was published in 2013.
Adichie (C.N.) AMERICANAH,
477 pp., paperback, London, 2013. R220
A new novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, about teenage sweethearts who go their separate ways when one goes to study in the USA and the other seeks a new life in London, and who meet again in Nigeria many years later.

"There are some novels that tell a great story and others that change the way you look at the world. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'Americanah' is a book that manages to do both...A deeply felt book, written with equal parts lyricism and erudition. More than that, it is an important book - and yet one that never lets its importance weigh down the need to tell a truly gripping human story." Elizabeth Day, The Observer

"Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an extraordinarily self-aware thinker and writer, possessing the ability to lambaste society without sneering or patronising or polemicizing. For her, it seems no great feat to balance high-literary intentions with broad social critique. 'Americanah' examines blackness in America, Nigeria and Britian, but it is also a steady-handed dissection of the universal human experience - a platitude made fresh by Adichie's observations...'Americanah' is witheringly trenchant and hugely empathetic, both worldy and geographically precise, a novel that holds the discomforting realities of our times fearlessly before us. It never feels false." Mike Peed, The New York Times

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in 1977 and grew up in Nigeria. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she now divides her time between Nigeria and the USA. Her first novel, "Purple Hibiscus", was long-listed for the Booker Prize. Her second novel, "Half of a Yellow Sun", won the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction.
Adichie (C.N.) PURPLE HIBISCUS, a novel
307 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2004) 2009. R215
A novel set in Nigeria about a teenage girl who escapes her violent and fanatically religious father and finds new freedom when the Nigerian civil war forces her to leave home.

"One of the finest debut novels of recent years, a complex and compelling account of a 15-year-old girls' sexual awakening and religious oppression" Evening Standard

"An intoxicating story that is at once distinctly feminine, African and universal" Observer

"A sensitive and touching story of a child exposed too early to religious intolerance and the uglier side of the Nigerian state." J.M.Coetzee

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in 1977 and grew up in Nigeria. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she now divides her time between Nigeria and the USA. "Purple Hibiscus", her first novel, was long-listed for the Booker Prize. Her second novel, "Half of a Yellow Sun", won the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her third novel, "Americanah", was published in 2013.
Adichie (C.N.) THE THING AROUND YOUR NECK,
218 pp., paperback, London, 2009. R215
A collection of short stories by Nigerian-born Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She was awarded the 2005 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for her first novel, "Purple Hibiscus". Her second novel, "Half of a Yellow Sun", won the 2007 Orange Prize.
Adjabe (N.) & Pieterse (E.) eds. AFRICAN CITIES READER,
255 pp., b/w & colour illlus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. OUT OF PRINT
A volume published by Chimurenga and the African Centre for Cities that seeks to offer "a wide-ranging ensemble of genres, perspectives, and forms of representation that provide crucial glimpses into how African identities and spatialities are being crafted at a moment when both urban theory and policy is experiencing its worst existential crisis." from the preface.

Includes essays, fiction, poetry and photographs.

Contributions include "Blood Money: a Joburg chronicle" by Valentine Cascarino,
"Dagga, an extract" by Rustum Kozain,
"Closer Than This, extracts from an open source book for urban planners" by Karen Press,
"Terror and the City" by Ashraf Jamal,
"Three Poems" by Gabeba Baderoon,
"Of Tamarind & Cosmopolitanism" by Nuruddin Farah, and
"Planning for Chaos, urban regeneration and the struggle to formalise trolley-pushing activity in downtown Johannesburg" by Ismail Farouk.
Ali (S.K.) LESSONS IN HUSBANDRY,
218 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R190
A novel about a young Muslim woman who inherits her sister's fiancé and house when her sister mysteriously disappears just before her marriage.

"This perfectly shaped novel - love story, mystery, eulogy - is full of surprises. Ali writes with a delicate, poetic touch that tempers sorrow with humour. She has created a beguiling narrator in Malak, who schemes her way out of grief with the wit and sweetness of her own famous cupcakes." Henrietta Rose-Innes, author of "Nineveh"

Shaida Kazie Ali is the author of "Not a Fairytale" (2010), which won the University of Johannesburg Debut Prize.
Ali (S.K.) NOT A FAIRY TALE,
172 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R170
A debut novel about two Muslim sisters living in Cape Town.
Ali (S.K.) NOT A FAIRYTALE,
172 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R180
Shaida Kazie Ali's first novel, about two very different sisters, set in an Indian Muslim community in apartheid Cape Town.

This novel won the 2011 University of Johannesburg Debut Prize for Creative Writing and was short listed for the 2011 Sunday Times Fiction Prize.
Allfrey (E.) ed. AFRICA 39, new writing from Africa south of the Sahara
361 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2014) 2014. R410
A collection of short stories, extracts from novels, fables and other work by 39 writers from Africa south of the Sahara, or its diaspora. Writers include Mary Watson, Zukiswa Wanner, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, Ondjaki, Sifiso Mzobe, Nthikeng Mohlele, Shafinaaz Hassim.
Andrew (S.) TANNIE MARIA & THE SATANIC MECHANIC, a Tannie Maria mystery
348pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R230
The sequel to "Recipes for Love and Murder". Tannie Maria, the agony aunt for the local newspaper and amateur detective, seeks counselling for problems in her own life - before a murder has her working with her boyfriend Detective Henk Kannemeyer.

Writer Sally Andrew lives in a nature reserve in the Klein Karoo.
Anker (W.) BUYS, 'n grensroman
431 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R245
A historical novel, in Afrikaans, about Coenraad de Buys, a legend on the frontier of the Cape Colony in the late seventeen hundreds. Born in the Langkloof in 1761, he was one of a number of white people who sided with the Xhosa during the frontier wars against the Boers and then the British. A polygamist, a swindler, the bane of government, father to numerous children, he wandered around southern Africa. He died on the banks of the Limpopo in 1821.

"Briljant verbeel en verbeeld. Daar is niks skroomvalligs aan hierdie roman nie. Ek haal my hoed af vir wat Willem Anker hier regkry." Ingrid Winterbach

Willem Anker's first novel, "Siegfried" (20070 won the University of Johannesburg Prize and the Jan Rabie/Rapport Prize. He teaches creative writing and Afrikaans literature at Stellenbosch University.
Anonymous ONE MAN,
304pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R195
A controversial political thriller set in contemporary South Africa that focuses on racism, misogyny, rape and injustice. The author has chosen to remain anonymous.
Awerbuck (D.) CABIN FEVER,
144 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R195
A collection of short stories by Diane Awerbuck, the author of "Gardening at Night", which was awarded the Commonwealth Best First Book Award (Africa and the Caribbean).
Awerbuck (D.) HOME REMEDIES,
239 pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2012. R220
A novel set in Cape Town about a women whose life gets complicated when DNA testing links a skeleton from the museum where she works with Saartjie Baartman.

Diane Awerbuck is also the author of "Gardening at Night", winner of the Commonwealth Best First Book Award for Africa and the Caribbean, and "Cabin Fever", a collection of short stories.
Balseiro (I.) & Hecht (T.) eds. SOUTH AFRICA, a traveler's literary companion
239 pp., map, paperback, Berkeley, 2009. R180
A collection of seventeen stories and excerpts of novels by South African authors written over the past one hundred years, selected "with an eye to evoking a vibrant, enigmatic, and divided South Africa." from the preface

Authors include Ivan Vladislavic
Barnard (C.) BUNDU,
205 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R175
This novel was first published in Afrikaans as "Boendoe" in 1995. Translated by Michiel Heyns.

Author, playwright, film and TV producer Chris Barnard was one of "Die Sestigers" (The Sixty-ers), a group of Afrikaans writers who sought to use Afrikaans as a language to speak against the apartheid government. His other novels include "Mahala", "Duiwel-in-die bos" amd "Moerland".
Barris (K.) LIFE UNDERWATER,
227 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R195
A novel about three brothers, set in Port Elizabeth in the 1960s.

Ken Barris has published novels, short stories and poetry. He won the 1996 M-Net Book Prize for the novel, "The Jailor's Book", the 1992 Ingrid Jonker Prize for the poetry collection, "An Advertisement for Air", the 2006 Thomas Pringle Award for the short story, "The Quick Brown Fox", and the 1998 Ad Donker/ AA Life Award for "Small Change", a collection of short stories. He lives in Cape Town.
Bayer (P.) THE LAST MENTSCH,
388 pp., paperback, Ontario, 2013. R180
"'The Last Mentsch' is a rich, poignant and often hilarious celebration of story-telling. It effortlessly combines the historical novel and the picaresque to create a portrait of South Africa's fledgling Jewish community, of the emergent nation and of a range of endearing and infuriating eccentrics." Professor Michael titlestad, University of the Witwatersrand

"A great deal of research has gone into establishing the authenticity of the period, the landscapes as the depiction of the panoply of well-known historical characters such as Bleek, Rhodes and Scotty Smith. The latter two are encrusted in their own mythology, but Bayer manages their entirely plausible cameo appearances. 'The Last Mentsch' is not only persuasive, it is eminently readable, interesting and entertaining." Professor Elsie Cloete, University of the Witwatersrand

Journalist Peter Bayer worked for the Rand Daily Mail and The World. In recent years, he has lectured in journalism and communications. He lives in Johannesburg.
Beautement (T.) THIS DAY,
158 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R195
A novel about a woman left alone to care for her husband who suffers from clinical depression.

"Pitch perfect...held me in its thrall" Sarah Lotz, author of "The Three" and "Tooth and Nailed"

Tish Marie Beautement was born and raised in Oregon, USA. She moved to South Africa in 2008. She co-runs Short Story Day Africa.
Behr (M.) KINGS OF THE WATER,
242 pp., paperback, London, 2009. R210
A new novel by Mark Behr, author of the award-winning "The Smell of Apples".

Mark Behr divides his time between South Africa and the United States where he is Associate Professor of World Literature and Fiction Writing at the College of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Berold (R.) & Wessels (P.) eds TYHINI, 2015
346pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2015. R180
Work by students in the 2015 MA in Creative Writing at Rhodes University.

Text in English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Sesotho.
Berold (R.) & Wessels (P.) eds. TYHINI, 2014
360pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2014. R230
Work by full time and part time students in the 2014 MA in Creative Writing at Rhodes University.
Beukes (L.) MOXYLAND,
239 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, 2008 (2012). R150
Journalist Lauren Beukes lives and works in Cape Town. This is her first novel. She is also the author of "Maverick: extraordinary women from South Africa's past".
Beukes (L.) ZOO CITY,
314 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R220
A new novel set in Johannesburg by Lauren Beukes, author of "Moxyland".

"I couldn't put this down. It's weird, thrilling, funny...filled with sleazy characters and lots of bad attitude. In short: a blast." Mike Nicol
Blacklaws (T.) CRUEL CRAZY BEAUTIFUL WORLD,
214 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R150
A new novel about xenophobia by Troy Blacklaws, author of the novels "Karoo Boy" (2004) and "Blood Orange" (2005) and the fable, "Bafana Bafana: a story of soccer, magic and Mandela".
Bloomberg (D.) SIMON'S DESTINY,
306 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R204
A novel, set in Cape Town, about a white South African man who transforms his family business into a multiracial multinational.

"Bloomberg gathers up the tangled threads of politics, race, international business, family affairs and dangerous sexual liaisons, and weaves them smoothly into the colourful tapestry that is South Africa today. You'll recognise many of the characters here. You may even be one of them. A great read!" David Biggs, Cape Argus newspaper

Lawyer, businessman and theatre director David Bloomberg was born in Cape Town in 1932. He was mayor of Cape Town from 1973 to 1975. He now lives in Lugano, Switzerland. This is his fifth novel.
Boehmer (E.) NILE BABY,
265 pp., paperback, Banbury, 2008. R215
"Magnificent: an important and moving story about the deeply embedded presences of Africa in England today" Zoë Wicomb

Elleke Boehmer is Professor of World Literature in English at the University of Oxford. Her previous novels are "Screens Against the Sky", "An Immaculate Figure" and "Bloodlines". She is also the author of "Colonial and Postcolonial Literature: migrant metaphors", "Empire, the National and the Postcolonial, 1890-1920" and "Stories of Women".

Boehmer (E.) SHARMILLA, AND OTHER PORTRAITS,
177 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R165
A first collection of short stories by Elleke Boehmer, author of the novels "Screens Against the Sky", "An Immaculate Figure", "Bloodlines" and "Nile Baby".

"Elleke Boehmer brings to her stories two qualities that all too often are mutually exclusive: the lucidity of her intelligence and the passion of her engagement." André Brink

Elleke Boehmer is Professor of World Literature in English at Oxford University. She is also the author of "Colonial and Postcolonial Literature: migrant metaphors" and "Empire, the National, and the Postcolonial, 1890-1920".
Boehmer (E.) THE SHOUTING IN THE DARK,
247pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2015. R220
Published in the UK in 2015.

A novel set in apartheid South Africa about a girl caught between her mother's grief and her father's shattering wartime experiences.

"The story, as disturbing as it is enthralling, of a girl's struggle to emerge from under the dead weight of her father's oppression while at the same time searching for a secure footing in the moral chaos of South Africa of the apartheid era." J.M. Coetzee

"A secret duel to the death between a father and a daughter. Distilled with an intimate sense of history, and very moving, 'The Shouting in the Dark' is a powerful novel of memory, family politics and wakening." Ben Okri

"Unforgettable prose about an extraordinary time and place...The delicate intersection between the personal and the political has seldom been so skilfully explored; readale, tangible and haunting." Naomi Wolf, author of "Vagina: a new biography" and "The Beauty Myth"

Elleke Boehmer is also the author of "Screens Against the Sky", An Immaculate Figure, Bloodlines" and "Nile Baby". She was born in Durban and now lives in England.
Böhmke (H.) SARIE,
242pp., illus., paperback, Windhoek, 2016. R180
A novel about a Khoikhoi assassin, a blackmailed Premier, a suicidal academic and a girl fleeing violence who find themselves in the same East London hotel on the same day.

"Böhmke serves up a murderous cocktail of sex, greed, and post-modern South African racial psychosis. The writing is great, the dialogue funny and the political analysis sharper than a bicycle spoke between the ribs. I am seriously envious." Rian Malan, author of "My Traitor's Heart"

"An author who has the courage to write about the First Indigenous Peoples. The breaking of the silence is significant" Chief Jean Burgess, Ghonaqua First Indigenous Peoples

Heinrich Böhmke lives in Durban. He trains investigative reporters and prosecutes misconduct cases in the public service. This is his first novel.

Boling (D.) THE UNDESIRABLES,
368 pp., paperback, London, 2014. R225
A novel about a young woman and her family imprisoned in a British concentration camp during the Anglo-Boer War by American journalist and author David Boling.
Bosman (H.C.) THE BEST STORIES AND HUMOUR OF HERMAN CHARLES BOSMAN, Starlight on the Veld, Recognising Blues
320 pp., paperback, Second Edition, Cape Town , (2001) 2013. R220
The first edition of this title was published as a set of two books, "Starlight on the Veld" and "Recognising Blues", with the overall title "Best of Bosman" in 2001.
Now available in one volume, the first part of this compendium is a selection of Bosman's short stories chosen by Craig MacKenzie. The second part includes the best of Bosman's humorous writings, selected by Stephen Gray, with many pieces not previously published in the Anniversary Edition of his complete works.

Also available in Afrikaans, translated from the English by Johann de Lange.
Bosman (H.C.) THE COMPLETE VOORKAMER STORIES,
464 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R280
Edited and with a preface by Craig MacKenzie.
Photographs by David Goldblatt, selected from his 1960s Marico portraits.

In 1950 Herman Charles Bosman began writing a series of 2000-word sketches for Johannesburg's "The Forum". Over a period of eighteen months he produced eighty pieces, published to a weekly deadline as comic satires of the issues of the day, before his death in October 1951. These pieces are presented here in their entirety and original sequence for the first time.
Bosman (Herman Charles) THE COMPLETE OOM SCHALK LOURENS STORIES,
424 pp., illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2006. R195
The entire 60 Oom Schalk stories in one volume edited by Craig MacKenzie and accompanied by original illustrations.
Botha (D.) FALSE RIVER,
202 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2013) 2014. R220
A novel about a bother and sister sent to boarding schools in Natal when their parents' leftist politics makes life difficult for them in the Free State farming community where they live. The novel is based on true events.

"Bravery is not a literary attribute. But this bildungsroman is an eloquent testimony to courage, grace, elegance even. And beauty. Rooted in the soil, steeped in the complex ways of survival of her people. And the dying of loved ones. The novel paints in textured language a land of fidelity and falseness, of posturing and purity and pride - where treacherous rivers run as deep as the power of memory. Dominique Botha worthily takes her place among the living and the dead writing the stories that make us." Breyten Bteytenbach

Dominique Botha grew up on a farm in the Free State. She now lives in Johannesburg. This novel, her first, won the University of Johannesburg Debut Prize.
Botha (J.) KOUKONAP, 'N Vaalrivier-storie
397pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R260
An Afrikaans novel about a family who reluctantly move to the small Northern Cape town of Koukonap in the late 1940s.

"Die lewens van gewone mense in die greep van die geskiedenis. 'n Storie met begrip, deernis en humor. Dit gaan my nog baie lank bybly." Deon Meyer, author of "Blood Safari", "Dead at Daybreak" and "Heart of the Hunter"

"Uit die doen and late van 'n fassinerende klomp karakters word 'n tydperk opgeroep wat die leser ervaar as aangrypend bekend - en teselfdetyd onthullend nuut." Dana Snyman, author of "On the Back Roads" and "The Long Way Home"

Johann Botha worked as a journalist, lecturer and marketing head for National Parks. His first novel, "Groot Vyf" (1997), received the Eugène Marais prize.
Botha (L.) WONDERBOOM,
224pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R275
An Afrikaans novel set in a post-apocalyptic South Africa about a woman needing to escape from the tyrant in power in the Western Cape. Includes "photo texts" by the author.

"'n waagmoedige en meervoerende debuut" Ingrid Winterbach

Lien Botha is a well-known artist and curator. This is her first novel.
Bregin (E.) SURVIVAL TRAINING FOR LONELY HEARTS,
335 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R195
A novel about a forty-something, lonely, burnt-out editor driven to searching for love on the Internet - until a dog enters her life.

"This is the kind of novel you bunk work to finish reading. It draws you in from the first magically written paragraph and keeps you hooked until the last word. The writing is witty, sometimes gritty, sometimes laugh-out loud funny, but always underscored by an honesty and tenderness that lays bare the reader as much as the characters. Bregin has accomplished that rare achievement; to create a page-turner that is also beautifully and carefully written." Rosamund Kendal, author of "The Angina Monologues"

"Bregin's vividly drawn characters are totally 'South African' in accent and aspiration; totally recognisable wherever love, loss, and strong conviction are the stuff of vulnerable humanity." Michael Chapman, author of "Southern African Literatures"

Elana Bregin is also the author of the novels "Slayer of Shadows" and "Shiva's Dance". She lives in Durban.
Breytenbach (B.) A VEIL OF FOOTSTEPS, (memoir of a nomadic fictional character)
302 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R245
In a book which blurs the borders between fact and fiction, Breyten Breytenbach weaves together memories, impressions of real events, surreal fantasies, dreamlike sequences, philosophical thoughts and fictions.

Writer, poet and artist Breyten Breytenbach left South Africa in 1960, and settled in Paris, and became a leading anti-apartheid campaigner. In 1975 he was arrested in Johannesburg, charged with terrorist activities, and sentenced to 9 years imprisonment. Since his release in 1983 he has received wide recognition as a leading poet and his books have been translated into many languages. In 1999 he was awarded the Hertzog Prize for poetry for "Papierblom".
Breytenbach (M.) BLOEDGROND, 'n roman
318 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R190
A novel that revolves around land claims and a farm murder in Mpumalanga.

Malene Breytenbach's previous novels are "Gister is 'n ver land" and "Pluimprinse".

Text in Afrikaans.
Brink (A.) ANDER LEWENS, 'n roman in drie dele
264 pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2008. R165
Writer and academic André Brink has written 22 other novels, in both English and Afrikaans. He has been awarded the CNA Award for Literature and the Sunday Times Award for Fiction (South Africa), the Prix Médicis Ėtranger (France), the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize (England), the Commonwealth Prize for Literature, Africa region, and the Premio Mondello (Italy). He is currently Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Cape Town.
Brink (A.) OTHER LIVES, a novel in three parts
223 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R170
A new novel by writer and academic André Brink.

This novel was first published in Afrikaans in 2008 under the title "Ander Lewens, 'n roman in drie dele".
Brink (A.) PHILIDA, 'n slaweroman
319 pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2012. R295
A new novel by André Brink about a woman slave, set in the Cape in 1832.

Text in Afrikaans. Also available in English.

André Brink is the author of over twenty novels. He has won the CNA Prize three times, and has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
Brink (A.) PHILIDA, a novel
309 pp., paperback, London, 2012. R285
A new novel by André Brink about a woman slave, set in the Cape in 1832.

Also available in Afrikaans.

André Brink is the author of over twenty novels. He has won the CNA Award three times, and has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
Bristow-Bovey (D.) ONE MIDLIFE CRISIS AND A SPEEDO ,
169 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R180
Darrel Bristow-Bovey on being middle-aged.

Darrel Bristow-Bovey is a screenwriter for television and film. He also works as a travel-writer and a weekly columnist for The Times. His other books include "I Moved Your Cheese" and "The Naked Bachelor".
Bruce (A.) BOY ON THE WIRE,
214pp., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2015. R230
A novel about three brothers: one who died from a fall, one who survived it and one who witnessed it. Alastair Bruce explores the nature of memory, and whether we can ever be certain of events that happened far in the past, their meaning and our part in them.

Alastair Bruce was born and grew up in Port Elizabeth. He currently lives in Birminghamshire, UK. He is also the author of the novel, "Wall of Days".
Bruce (A.) WALL OF DAYS,
237 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R210
A debut novel about a man exiled from the city-state he founded who is driven to return in an attempt to confront the guilt of his past.

"This is a fabulous debut, both in the strict sense of resembling a fable and the colloquial sense of an exclamation of joyful approbation...'Wall of Days' will remind you of some of the great writers of modernism and magical realism" Chris Roper in the Mail & Guardian

Alastair Bruce was born in Port Elizabeth. He now lives in the United Kingdom where he works in electronic publishing.
Bulawayo (N.) WE NEED NEW NAMES,
294 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2013) 2014. R190
Reprint of NoViolet Bulawayo's novel about growing up in Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe. This novel is longlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize.

"NoViolet Bulawayo is a powerful, authentic, nihilistic voice - feral, feisty, funny." Peter Godwin, author of "When a Crocodile Eats the Sun"

NoViolet Bulawayo was born in Tsholotsho, Zimbabwe, in 1981. When she was eighteen she moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. In 2011 she won the Caine Prize for African Writing. She is currently a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University in California. This is her first novel.
Bulbring (E.) THE CLUB, a novel
275 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R160
A novel about a high school in Johannesburg dominated by a group of privileged and ruthless senior students who manipulate the school for their own gain.

Edyth Bulbring is also the author of two young adult novels, "The summer of Toffie and Grummer" and "Cornelia Button and the globe of Gamagion".
Busetto (P.) THE STORY OF ANNA P, AS TOLD BY HERSELF,
155 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R195
A novel about a woman from South Africa living in Italy who has lost her memory. Penny Busetto won the 2013 European Union Literary Award with the manuscript of this novel.

“With its hallucinatory narrative told in steady and certain prose, its solemn relationship to the distressed soul, and its turbulent tale of sex and murder, Anna P colonises Europe with the dark mental vision of South Africa” Imraan Coovadia

“This is a strange, intelligent story of vulnerability, consciousness and escape, set in an Italian island. It presents one woman's meditation on memory, loss, pain and identity. A book which could be read anywhere in the modern globalised world as a beautiful piece of literature. It is South African and yet not South African..." Jury Panel, European Union Literary Award 2013

Penny Busetto was born in Durban but grew up in Cape Town. When she was 17 she left South Africa for Italy. She returned to South Africa in 1996 and lives in Cape Town. "The Story of Anna P, as Told By Herself" is her first novel.
Caine Prize for African Writing DISCOVERING HOME, a selection of writings from the 2002 Caine Prize for African Writing
240pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2003. R155
A collection of the five stories shortlisted for the 2002 Caine Prize for African Writing. Also includes stories by fourteen writers who took part in the 2003 African Writers' Workshop, held in Cape Town.

Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina won the 2002 prize with his short story, "Discovering Home".
Caine Prize for African Writing 2015 LUSAKA PUNK, and other stories
268pp., paperback, Oxford & Johannesburg, 2015. R150
A collection of the five stories shortlisted for the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing. Also includes the twelve stories that emerged from the Caine Prize Writers' Workshop, held in Ghana.

Namwali Serpell from Zambia won the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story entitled “The Sack”.
Campbell (C.) ESTHER'S HOUSE,
223 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R180
A novel about two women who, after being on the government's housing list for many years, grow tired of waiting and occupy two empty houses. Set in Oudtshoorn.

Journalist Carol Campbell is also the author of the novel, "My Children Have Faces". She lives in Durban.
Campbell (C.) MY CHILDREN HAVE FACES,
142 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R170
A novel about the karretjiemense of the Karoo. The karretjiemense (Donkey Cart People), are direct descendants of the San, the earliest inhabitants of the Karoo interior. Itinerant sheep-shearers, this marginalised community roam the Karoo in their donkey carts in search of work, sleeping over on the roadside in make-shift overnight shelters.

"Carol Campbell's vivid story foregrounds the 'invisible' people of the Karoo and brings them into sharp focus." David Kramer, musician

"This is one of the most heart-breaking stories I have read in a long, long time. On top of the sheer humanity of the tale, there is the tension which at times was almost intolerable, and I had to stop myself flicking ahead. The voices took hold of me from the beginning and then never let go. " Mike Nicol, author

Also available in Afrikaans.

Carol Campbell wrote this book while she and her husband were running a petrol station in Prince Albert. She currently lives in Durban.
Capostagno (A.) YSTERVARKRIVIER, a slice of life, with illustrations by Dr Jack
190 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R140
A humorous novel set in an imaginary small village in South Africa.

Andy Capostagno was born in Bath, England, moved to South Africa in 1992, and spends most of his time on his farm in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. He is best known for his television commentary on rugby and cricket.
Cartwright (J.) UP AGAINST THE NIGHT,
241pp., paperback, London & New York, 2015. R320
A novel about a descendent of the Boer leader, Piet Retief, who returns to South Africa after having lived in England for thirty years.

Justin Cartwright was born in South Africa and lives in London. His other novels include "The Song Before It Is Sung", "Leading the Cheers", "White Lightening", "The Promise of Happiness" and "Lion Heart".
Chapman (M.) ed. AFRICA INSIDE OUT, stories, tales and testimonies, a Time of the Writer anthology
125 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2012. R150
A collection of stories, tales and testimonies by writers inside and outside of Africa, who were invited by Time of the Writer Festival to portray an Africa that goes against the stereotypes. Contributors include Lauren Beukes, Max du Preez, Andile Mngxitama, Kagiso Lesego Molope, Kobus Moolman, Kole Omotoso, and Albie Sachs.

Time of the Writer is an international festival of writers held annually in Durban, South Africa, under the auspices of the Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Michael Chapman is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His books include "The Drum Decade", "The New Century of South African Short Stories" and "Southern African Literatures".
Chapman (M.) ed. OMNIBUS OF A CENTURY OF SOUTH AFRICAN SHORT STORIES,
868 pp., paperback, Johannesubrg, 2007. R295
A collection of all the stories from the previous three anthologies: A Century of South African Short Stories (1978), edited by Jean Marquard; the revised edition of the same title (1993), edited by Martin Trump; and The New Century of South African Short Stories (2004) edited by Michael Chapman. Includes Bushman and African oral tales and stories by Olive Schreiner, Pauline Smith, Herman Charles Bosman, C.Louis Leipoldt, Alan Paton, Nadine Gordimer, Es'kia Mphahlele, Hennie Aucamp, Ahmed Essop, Njabulo Ndebele, Peter Wilhelm, Sindiwe Magona, Marlene van Niekerk, Ivan Vladislavíc, and many others.
Chapman (M.) ed. THE DRUM DECADE, stories from the 1950s
241 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Pietermaritzburg, (1989) 2012. R130
A reprint of the anthology of short stories from Drum magazine, published in the 1950s. Writers include Richard Rive, Henry Nxumalo, Can Themba, James Matthews, Ezekiel Mphahlele, Alex la Guma, Nat Nakasa, Peter Clarke and Casey Motsisi.

Introduction by John Matshikiza.
Charles (S.) EVE,
381 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R210
A novel about a young woman and her exploration of men, set in Kensignton, Cape Town, in the sixties and seventies.

Sandra Charles was born and raised in Kensington, Cape Town. She now lives in Austria. This is her first novel.
Chela (E.), Kona (B.) & Moffett (H.) eds. MIGRATIONS, new short fiction from Africa, Short Story Day Africa 2016
268pp., paperback, No Place, 2017. R220
Co-published in the UK.

Twenty-one short stories on the theme of migration selected for publication by Short Story Day Africa 2016. The winning entry is "A Door Ajar" by Sibongile Fisher (South Africa). Second place went to TJ Benson (Nigeria) for "Tea" and third place went to Megan Ross (South Africa) for "Farang".
Chetty (R.) ed. THE VINTAGE BOOK OF SOUTH AFRICAN INDIAN WRITING,
274 pp., hardback, Johannesburg, 2010. R280
An anthology of writings, both fiction and non-fiction, by South African Indian writers working in English. Writers include Imraan Coovadia, Ronnie Govender, Ahmed Essop, Farida Karodia, Ashraf Jamal, Achmat Dangor, Fatima Meer, Jay Naidoo, Phyllis Naidoo, Ahmed Kathrada, Kader Asmal, Indres Naidoo, Mac Maharaj, and Pregs Govender.

This anthology was published to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Indian immigration to South Africa.
Chigumadzi (P.) SWEET MEDICINE,
201pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R195
A novel about a young woman's struggles to survive, set in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 2008.

"Panashe Chigumadzi's 'Sweet Medicine' is as fresh and bracing as mountain air. It presents us with a memorable gallery of characters, mainly women, headed by the indomitable Tsitsi, who have to negotiate their way around and often confront a patriarchal society. There are choice sequences that are rendered with humour and sensitivity. Written in the tradition of a bildungsroman, the novel grants us the eyes of a young woman with which to look at a society coming to terms with itself." Mandla Langa, author of "The Texture of Shadows"

Panashe Chigumadzi was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1991. She grew up in South Africa and is the founder and editor of Vanguard Magazinr. She is a 2015 Ruth First Fellow.
Chingono (J.) & Eppel (J.) TOGETHER, stories and poems
154 pp., paperback, Bulawayo & Pietermaritzburg, 2011. R137
A collection of poems and short stories by John Eppel and Julius Chingono.

Julius Chingono was born in 1946 on a commercial farm near Harare and spent most of his working life as a rock blaster in the mines. He wrote in Shona and English, published a play, a novel, a collection of short stories and poetry and two poetry collections, and won awards for poetry written in both languages. He died in January 2011.
John Eppel was born in South Africa in 1947. He was raised in Zimbabwe, where he still lives, teaching English at a school in Bulawayo. He has published several novels and short story and poetry collections, including his first novel, "D G G Berry's The Great North Road", which won the M-Net prize, and his poetry collection, "Spoils of War", which won the Ingrid Jonker prize.
Chinodya (S.) CHIONISO, and other stories
181 pp., paperback, Harare, 2012. R175
A collection of short stories by Zimbabwean writer, Shimmer Chinodya, in which he explores life in Harare, and in Zimbabwe, over the last decade.

Shimmer Chinodya was born in Gweru in 1957. His novels include "Harvest of Thorns" (1989), "Tale of Tamari" (2004), and "Strife" (2006).
Christiansë (Y.) UNCONFESSED,
350 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R165
Novelst, poet and academic Yvette Christiansë was born in Johannesburg. She emigrated with her family to Australia at the age of 18 and now lives in New York where she teaches literature and poetics at Fordham University. Her debut poetry collection, "Castaway", was published in 1999. This is her first novel, for which she was awarded the 2007 ForeWord Magazine BEA Award.
Clelland (J.) DEEPER THAN COLOUR,
186 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R145
A debut novel about a man suffering from post traumatic stress disorder after his experiences in Angola during the Border War. James Clelland won the European Union Literary Award 2010.

Includes a short interview with the author.
Cloete (H.) DRAALNOOT, vir 'n janfiskaal
243 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R200
A tragicomic novel about how a TV interview with the owner of a suicide video website changes the lives of several people.

Journalist, writer and musician Henry Jack Cloete was born in 1984 in the Boland. This is his first novel.
Coetzee (J.M.) AGE OF IRON,
198 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (1990) 1998. R205
This novel won the Sunday Express Book of the Year Award.

J.M.Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Coetzee (J.M.) BOYHOOD, scenes from provincial life
166 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (1997) 1998. R190
J.M.Coetzee writes about his childhood in a small country town in South Africa.

J.M.Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Coetzee (J.M.) DIARY OF A BAD YEAR,
231 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2007) 2008. R190
J.M.Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Coetzee (J.M.) DISGRACE,
220 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (1999) 2000. R205
This novel won the Booker Prize, making J.M.Coetzee the first author to win the Booker Prize twice.

J.M.Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Coetzee (J.M.) DUSKLANDS,
125 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (1982) 2004. R195
J.M.Coetzee's first novel.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Coetzee (J.M.) ELIZABETH COSTELLO, eight lessons
230 pp., paperback, Reprint, , (2003) 2004. R190
J.M.Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Coetzee (J.M.) FOE,
157 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (1986) 2010. R165
J.M.Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Coetzee (J.M.) IN ONEER,
207 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R240
The translation of J.M.Coetzee's novel, "Disgrace", first published in 1999, for which he was awarded the Booker Prize. Translated into Afrikaans by Fanie Olivier.

J.M.Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Coetzee (J.M.) IN THE HEART OF THE COUNTRY,
151 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (1977) 2004. R170
This novel, J.M.Coetzee's second, won the CNA Prize.

J.M.Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Coetzee (J.M.) LIFE & TIMES OF MICHAEL K,
184 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (1974) 2004. R205
This novel won the Booker Prize and the Prix Etranger Fémina.

J.M.Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Coetzee (J.M.) SLOW MAN,
263 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2005) 2006. R195
J.M.Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Coetzee (J.M.) THE CHILDHOOD OF JESUS,
328 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2013) 2014. R205
A new novel by J.M.Coetzee about a man and a boy's new life in an imagined socialist state.

"Coetzee has always had the enviable ability, in a writer, to make a virtue of his limitations. The prose is very plain; the characters are a little abstract; the questions they ask aren't quite as interesting as they suppose. Coetzee knows all this, but where it leaves the reader I'm not so sure." Benjamin Markovitz, The Observer

J.M.Coetzee's work includes "Waiting for the Barbarians", "Life & Times of Michael K","Disgrace" and "Diary of a Bad Year." He was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Coetzee (J.M.) THE MASTER OF PETERSBURG,
250 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (1994) 2004. R205
This novel won the Irish Times International Fiction Award.

J.M.Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Coetzee (J.M.) THE SCHOOLDAYS OF JESUS,
260pp., paperback, London, 2016. R305
The sequel to "The Childhood of Jesus", continuing the story of the boy David and his guardians Simón and Inés, living in an imagined socialist state.

"...So, what are stories for? Are they for grown ups or babies? In spite of its declared suspicion of Platonic idealism, the spirit of Plato, rather than the anarchic Jesus with his boundary-pushing parables, hovers over this book. Plato was famously dismissive of the seductive properties of mimetic literature, which urge us to make an imaginative identification with a fictional world. He would have agreed without hesitation that novels are for babies. Philosophy is for adults. On the evidence of this austere, barely realised mise-en-scène, it is difficult not to feel that Coetzee, like Plato, is no longer much interested in the accidents of our quotidian human world, the shadows on the cave wall. He is after essence alone, the pure, ungraspable fire. In his fidelity to ideas, to telling rather than showing, to instructing rather than seducing us, he does not actually write fiction any more. The Schooldays of Jesus, philosophically dense as it is, is parched, relentlessly adult fare – rather like eating endless bread and bean paste." Elizabeth Lowry, The Guardian

J.M.Coetzee's work includes "Waiting for the Barbarians", "Life & Times of Michael K","Disgrace" and "Diary of a Bad Year." He was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.

Coetzee (J.M.) WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS,
170 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (1980) 2004. R205
This novel won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the CNA Prize.

J.M.Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Coetzee (J.M.) et al THE LIVES OF ANIMALS,
127pp., paperback, Reprint, Princeton, (1999) 2001. R295
J.M. Coetzee's text is accompanied by an introduction by political philosopher Any Gutmann and responsive essays by religion scholar Wendy Doniger, primatologist Barbara Smuts, literary theorist Marjorie Garber, and moral philosopher Peter SInger, author of "Animal Liberation".

"'The Lives of Animals' is a moral argument within a fictional framework...But fiction has the power to disturb and inspire strong emotions, and this book, thoroughly argued and committed, is certainly a case in point." Maren Meinhardt, Times Literary Supplement



Cole (T.) OPEN CITY,
259 pp., paperback, London, 2011. R170
A debut novel about a young mixed-raced Nigerian psychologist who wanders the streets of Manhattan.

"'Open City' is not a loud novel, nor a thriller, nor a nail-biter. What it is, is a gorgeous, crystalline, and cumulative investigation of memory, identity, and erasure." Anthony Doerr, author of "The Shell Collector".

"In this ambitious debut, [New York] is reinvented yet again, as a modern, elusive, seemingly borderless metropolis, still dominated by the memory of 9\11, but built from many more stories of conflict, brought across the seas by New York's ever-changing migrant population." Clare Allfree, Metro.

"[Cole] opens up for the reader new vistas on love, race, identity, friendship, memory, dislocation and Manhattan bird life... A modern meditation that is both complex and utterly simple." The Economist.

Writer and photographer Teju Cole was born and raised in Nigeria and moved to the United States in 1992. He lives in New York City.
Coovadia (I.) GREEN-EYED THIEVES,
208 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R125
Imraan Coovadia was born in Durban. His first novel, "The Wedding", was runner-up for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize.
Coovadia (I.) HIGH LOW IN-BETWEEN,
268 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R200
Imraan Coovadia is the author of two other novels, "The Wedding" and "Green-eyed Thieves". He works at the University of Cape Town.

"Imraan Coovadia has a unique and marvellously talented voice. 'High Low In-between' effortlessly extended my capacity to imagine the moral inner world of the kind of character I often wonder about". Antkie Krog

Shortlisted for the 2010 Sunday Times Fiction Prize.
Coovadia (I.) THE INSTITUTE FOR TAXI POETRY,
217 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R200
A new tragicomic novel by Imraan Coovadia set in a Cape Town where those trained to write poetry on the bodywork of taxis are admired.

"Its reach is vast and takes in all the posibilities of existence." Maureen Isaacson

This book is short-listed for the 2013 Alan Paton Fiction Award.

Imraan Coovadia is also the author of "The Wedding" (2001), "Green-eyed Thieves" (2006) and "High Low In-between" (2009), which won the University of Johannesburg Prize and the Sunday Times Fiction Prize. He teaches creative writing at the University of Cape Town.
Cope (M.) & Barris (K.) SUNDERLAND,
194 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R195
A novel about a Cape Town academic working to reconstitute the final papers of a great South African writer into book-form.

"Full of surprises, and dazzlingly innovative, 'Sutherland' draws the reader ever deeper into its web of narratives with each unfolding chapter." Craig MacKenzie, Professor of English, University of Johannesburg

"A startlingly original work: a novel within a novel within a novel, adorned with eloquent excursions into marriage, love, betrayal, academia, art, literature and a deep meditation about plot, character, narrative and the nature of story." Steven Boykey Sidley, author of "Imperfect Solo", "Stepping Out" and "Entanglement"

Ken Barris lives in Cape Town and works at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. His publications include two collections of poetry, a collection of short stories, and six novels. He has won the Ingrid Jonker Prize, the M-Net Book Prize and the University of Johannesburg Prize.

Michael Cope has published two previous novels, two volumes of poems, and a memoir. He lives in Cape Town.
Cornelis-Britz (K.) BIG DAN'S SOFIE,
193 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R145
A debut novel set in the 1930's and 1940's in a woodcutting community deep in the Knysna forest. Keith Cornelus-Britz was shortlisted for the 2008/2009 European Union Literary Award.
Cornwell (D.) LIKE IT MATTERS,
281pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2016. R250
A novel set in Muizenberg, Cape Town, about a young man struggling with a painful past.

Writer and musician David Cornwall was born in Grahamstown and currently lives in Cape Town. This is his first novel.
Couto (M.) CONFESSION OF THE LIONESS,
192pp., hardback, d.w., London, 2015. R385
First published in Portuguese as "A Confissão da Leoa" in 2012. Translated into English by David Brookshaw.

A novel set in a village in Mozambique where local authorities summon a hunter from the city to kill a marauding lion that has just killed a young woman. Based on a true story.

"Ever present in Mia Couto’s work is the burden of Mozambique’s recent past, the weight of memory that three decades of civil war impose on a population. With storylines and a lyrical style that crisscross between the material and spiritual worlds, his novels offer a subtle examination of the aftermath of political turmoil...Memories of a violent past colour the “real time” experience of the lion’s ongoing attacks. The dead are never far from the living, and while you can assume that the action is set in recent years, the villagers’ adherence to tradition and their constant awareness of the presence of their ancestors blur what borders there may be between the world we can see and that which exists in the shadows...'I don’t know what they’re looking for in the bush,' says Dona Naftalinda, wife of the district administrator, 'the lion is right here in the village.'” Ellah Allfrey, The Guardian

Mia Couto was born in Mozambique in 1955. He works as a biologist and lives in Maputo. His other books in English include "Voices Made Night" and "Sleepwalking Land".
Crampton (H.) THE SIDE OF THE SUN AT NOON, a quest
486 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R280
Hazel Crampton's search for the mysterious Chobana people, rumoured in the 17th century to have once lived deep in the interior of South Africa.

Hazel Crampton is also the author of "The Sunburnt Queen" and co-editor of "Into the Hitherto Unknown: Ensign Beutler's expedition to the Eastern Cape, 1752". She currently teaches in the Masters in Creative Writing at Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
Crocker (G.) & Crocker (L.) JOURNEY FROM DARKNESS,
311 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R190
A novel about twin brothers who, having survived World War I, leave England for South Africa. Shortly after their arrival they discover a rare and threatened Desert Elephant, and battle to save her.

Gareth Crocker is also the author of "Finding Jack" (2001). He co-wrote "Journey from Darkenss' with his father, Llewellyn. He lives in Johannesburg.
Dala (Z.) WHAT ABOUT MEERA,
256pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R190
A novel about an Indian woman from KwaZulu-Natal who moves to Dublin to escape her failing marriage.

This is ZP Dala's first published novel. She lives in Durban, where she is a psychologist at a school for autistic children.
Dangor (A.) STRANGE PILGRIMAGES, short stories
170 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R220
A collection of short stories by poet and novelist Achmat Dangor, author of "Kafka's Curse", "Bitter Fruit", "Waiting for Leila" and "Z Town Trilogy".

"Achmat Dangor speaks of 'man's puny attempt to re-imagine life' in literature. With these enlightening, bold stories he reaches in search of discovery of life beyond and below the surface - which is the mark of the real writer, out of reach of the imagination alone. He is that writer." Nadine Gordimer
Davids (N.) AN IMPERFECT BLESSING,
410 pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2014. R240
A novel about a Muslim family's experience of South Africa's transition to democracy, set in Cape Town in 1993.

"One of the things the novel does best is to trace the impact of historical events on the lives of ordinary people. In "An Imperfect Blessing", a novel that is sharp in its insights, yet warm in feeling, Nadia Davids gives us the tumultuous years between the end of white rule in South Africa and the Mandela presidency as seen through the eyes of a family from a Muslim community that is itself coming under pressure to adapt and evolve." J.M.Coetzee

"A poignant evocation of Cape Town in the last of the apartheid years. With subtlety, compassion, and a brilliant blending of the personal and political, Davids' debut novel traces the lives of a family shaken by the complexities of the struggle." Zoë Wicomb

Nadia Davids is also the author of the award-winning plays "At Her Feet" and "Cissie". She is currently a full-time lecturer at Queen Mary University of London. Her screenplay adaptation of her short story, "The Visit", won Best South African Film Project at the 2012 Durban International Film Festival. "An Imperfect Blessing" is her first novel.
de Hernandez (J.), Dongala (P.), Jolaosho (O.) & Serafin (A.) eds. AFRICAN WOMEN WRITING RESISTANCE, an anthology of contemporary voices
337 pp., paperback, Wisconsin, 2010. R260
A collection of personal narratives, short stories, short plays and poetry concerned with resistance to the challenges and oppressions faced by women in Africa today, written by emerging African women writers.

Contributions include:
"The Day When God Changed His Mind" by Eve Zvichanzi Nyemba (Zimbabwe)
"The Old Woman" by J.Tsitsi Mutiti (Zimbabwe)
"Women Weep No More" by Sibongile Mtungwa (South Africa)
"Letters to My Cousin" by Catherine Makoni (Zimbabwe)
"Cosmo Africa and Other Poems" and "Just Keep Talking: two poems" by Cheshe Dow (Botswana)
"The Good Woman" by Patricia Chogugudza (Zimbabwe)
"Surviving Me" by Janine Lewis (South Africa).

de Kok (I.), de Lange (J.) & Mashego (G.) comps. THE SOL PLAATJE EUROPEAN UNION POETRY ANTHOLOGY, volume IV
152 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R150
Poems entered for the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award competition selected by Ingrid de Kok, Johann de Lange and Goodenough Mashego.

Foreword by Wally Serote.

The competition was won by Thabo Jijana. Second prize went to Rochelle Jacobs. Jim Pascual Agustin was awarded third prize.
de Nooy (R.) SIX FANG MARKS AND A TETANUS SHOT,
213 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R145
The first novel in the trilogy that includes "The Big Stick" and "The Unsaid". This novel won the University of Johannesburg Prize for Best First Book.

"de Nooy's debut is beautiful, as is his second book, 'The Big Stick'. His style is raw and macho, as well as - almost - hypersensitive." Ivo Weyel, Esquire

"One of the best debuts we've read in ages." GQ magazine

Richard de Nooy was born in 1965 and grew up in Johannesburg. He has lived in Amsterdam for the past twenty-five years.
de Nooy (R.) THE BIG STICK,
173 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R150
The second novel in the trilogy that includes "Six Fang Marks and a Tetanus Shot", won the University of Johannesburg Prize for Best First Book, and "The Unsaid".

First published in Dutch as "Zacht als Staal" in 2011.

"Insanely good. A ribald and twisted culture-clash of a mystery that's outrageously funny, smart and moving." Lauren Beukes, author of "Zoo City"

"De Nooy has an ear for dialogue which not only renders the text almost audible, but pumps his crystal clear, acutely and empathetically observed characters full of humanity. He builds tension subtly and constructs his story with tender care. I found the novel so moving, so humane and so compulsive that I could not settle to any other novel." Karin Schimke, Cape Times

Richard de Nooy was born in 1965 and grew up in Johannesburg. He has lived in Amsterdam for the past twenty-five years.
de Nooy (R.) THE UNSAID,
193 pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Johannesburg, 2014. R195
The last novel in the trilogy that began with "Six Fang Marks & a Tetanus Shot", winner of the University of Johannesburg Prize for Best First Book, and "The Big Stick".

First published in Dutch as "Zendingsdrang" in 2013.

Richard de Nooy was born in 1965 and grew up in Johannesburg. He has lived in Amsterdam for the past twenty-five years.

de Villiers (M.) THE CHAMELEON HOUSE, short stories
121pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R200
A collection of short stories set in South Africa, Singapore and London by Melissa de Villiers.

"Melissa de Villiers has a way with endings. Her stories, as is the case with Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff, are bigger on the inside." James Whyle, author of "The Book of War" and "Walk"

Melissa de Villiers was born in Grahamstown. Currently she divides her time between South Africa and Singapore.
de Waal (S.) EXPOSURE, queer fiction
189 pp., paperback, (USA), 2008. R195
A collection of short stories that focus on white urban gay men in South Africa.
de Wette (J.) A CASE OF KNIVES,
286 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R180
A debut novel set in South Africa in the 1960s.

Julian de Wette was born in South Africa and attended South Peninsula High School in Diep River. He worked for the United Nations for over twenty years in the UK, Switzerland, Germany, Kazakhstan and the USA. He is the author of three volumes of Afrikaans poetry and now lives in the Overberg.
Dey (M.) & Hodge (A.) THE PASSENGERS,
46 pp., illus., paperback, (Cape Town), 2012. R60
Volume one of an adult comic about a battle for the souls of humanity.
Dido (E.K.M.) EMMA EN NELLA,
184 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R180
A new novel by EKM Dido, author of "Die Storie van Monica Peters", "Rugdraai en Stilbly", "'n Stringetjie Blou Kale", "Die Onsigbares" and "'n Ander Ek".

Text in Afrikaans.
Dila (D.) A KILLING IN THE SUN,
194 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R225
A collection of speculative fiction by Ugandan writer and filmmaker Dilman Dila. This book was shortlisted for the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
Dirk-Uys (P.) PANORAMA, a novel
207 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R190
A novel by playwright, theatre performer and satirist Pieter Dirk-Uys, inspired by his play, "Panorama".

"Uys brings home forcefully the psychological truth that those who engage in oppression - even if they do not take an active part in it - are prisoners of the system as much as the oppressed." The Philadelphia Inquirer
Dobson (J.) YEAR OF THE GHERKIN,
266 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R170
Rugby coach John Dobson's humorous novel about Capetonian Jason Bryden's attempts to improve his life, written in the form of diary entries and emails.
Dolan (C.) WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS,
384 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R195
A debut novel about a dying woman who begins to write down her story in an attempt to make sense of her life and explain her choices.

Dorman (N.) ed. BLOODY PARCHMENT, Hidden Things, Lost Things, and other stories
93 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R90
An anthology of the ten shortlisted horror short stories from the 2011 Bloody Parchment writing competition, the literary component of the annual South African HorrorFest. The winning entrant was "Hidden Things, Lost Things" by Brett Bruton, and the runner-up was "Healing Hands" by Jenny Robson.
Dorman (N.) ed. TERRA INCOGNITA,
281pp., paperback, No Place, 2015. R180
A collection of short speculative stories from Short Story Day Africa 2015. The winning story is "Leatherman" by Diane Awerbuck. Second place went to "Ape Shit" by Sylvia Schlettwein. "In the Water" by Kerstin Hall took third place.
Dowling (F.) HOMEMAKING FOR THE DOWN-AT-HEART,
256 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R215
A new novel by poet and novelist Finuala Dowling. Her first poetry collection, "I Flying", won the Ingrid Jonker Prize. Her second collection, "Doo-Wop Girls of the Universe", was joint winner of the Sanlam Prize for Poetry, and her third, "Notes from the Dementia Ward", won the Olive Schreiner Prize. She also the author of two previous novels, "What Poets Need" and "Flyleaf".
Dowling (F.) THE FETCH,
309pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R220
A novel set on a coastal suburb in Cape Town.

Poet and writer Finuala Dowling's other novels are "What Poets Need" and "Homemaking for the Down at Heart". She is currently senior lecturer at the at the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies, University of Cape Town.
Dreyer (T.) EQUATORIA,
160 pp., paperback, Laverstock, 2008. R135
This novel was first published in Afrikaans in 2006. Translated by Michiel Heyns.

It tells the story of two English adventurers who, in 1912, travel to the Belgian Congo to find and bring back a live specimen of the okapi for the Antwerp Zoo.

Tom Dreyer was born in Cape Town in 1972. He has published two previous novels, "Erdvarkfontein" (1998) and "Stinkafrikaners" (2000), which was awarded the Eugene Marais Prize in 2001.
Dreyer (T.) THE LONG WAVE,
239pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R220
A novel about a man who's visions send him on a journey across the hinterland of South Africa in search of answers.

Also available in Afrikaans as "Dorado".

Tom Dreyer, author of the novels "Erdvarkfontein", "Stinkaafrikaners" and "Equatoria", was awarded the Eugéne Marais Prize in 2001. He lives and works in Stellenbosch and is a fellow of the University of Iowa's International Writing Program.
Driver (C.J.) A MESSIAH OF THE LAST DAYS,
250 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (1974) 2010. R270
Reprint of the novel by C.J.Driver about a lawyer dealing with the issues of class conflict and radical politics in England.

"'A Messiah of Last Days' is, I believe, something no other South African writer who has had personal 'bodily' experience of such authority - Driver spent ninety days in solitary confinement as a young anti-apartheid activist - has also had the broadness of compass to explore in world vision." Nadine Gordimer
Driver (C.J.) DEATH OF FATHERS,
235 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (1972) 2010. R270
A reprint of C.J."Jonty" Driver's novel about an English school boy's relationship with his teacher.

Jonty Diver was born in Cape Town in 1939. As a student he served as President of the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS) and spent time in solitary confinement. Forced into exile in 1964 he worked as a teacher and headmaster in England and Hong Kong. Now retired and a full-time writer he lives in East Sussex. He is the author of four other novels, six volumes of poetry and a biography of Patrick Duncan.
Driver (C.J.) ELEGY FOR A REVOLUTIONARY,
214 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (1969) 2010. R270
A reprint of C.J."Jonty" Driver's novel about a group of young men arrested in Cape Town for subversion, based on the author's experience as an activist during the early 1960s.

Jonty Driver was born in Cape Town in 1939. As a student he served as President of the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS) and spent time in solitary confinement. Forced into exile in 1964 he worked as a teacher and headmaster in England and Hong Kong. Now retired and a full-time writer, he lives in East Sussex. He is the author of four other novels, six volumes of poetry and a biography of Patrick Duncan.
Driver (J.) SEND WAR IN OUR TIME, O LORD, a novel
187 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (1970) 2010. R270
A reprint of C.J. "Jonty" Driver's novel about a woman who, after her husband's death, takes the vacant post of Matron at a mission hospital.

C.J."Jonty" Driver was born in Cape Town in 1939. As a student he was President of the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS) and spent time in solitary confinement. Forced into exile in 1964 he worked as a teacher and headmaster in England and Hong Kong. Now retired and a full-time writer, he lives in East Sussex. He is the author of four other novels, six collections of poetry and a biography of Patrick Duncan.
du Plessis (H.) INBOEKELING,
203 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R210
An Afrikaans historical novel about a young boy captured by trekkers on a punitive raid against his people and taken back to the "laager" to be reared as a slave.

Hans du Plessis was born in Pretoria in 1945. In 1981 he was appointed Professor of Afrikaans Grammar at Potchefstroom University, and in 1990 he became Director of ATKV School of Writing at Northwest University. He has published poetry, plays, novels, and youth fiction.
Duker (E.) DYING IN NEW YORK, a novel
248pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R230
A novel about a young South African woman who has escaped an abusive home and is seeing a psychiatrist in New York.

Oil field engineer turned banker turned writer Ekon Duker was educated in Ghana, the United Kingdom, the United States and France and now lives and work in Johannesburg.
Duker (E.) THE GOD WHO MADE MISTAKES,
277pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R260
A novel set in Johannesburg about a married man struggling to come to terms with his sexuality.

Oil field engineer turned banker turned writer Ekon Duker was educated in Ghana, the United Kingdom, the United States and France and now lives and work in Johannesburg. He is also the author of "White Wahala" and "Dying in New York".
Duker (E.) WHITE WAHALA, a novel
307pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R180
A novel about a brutal moneylender working from a kiosk in Soweto and a young drug user from a wealthy white family who borrows money he can't pay back.

Oil field engineer turned banker turned writer Ekon Duker was educated in Ghana, the United Kingdom, the United States and France and now lives and work in Johannesburg. He is also the author of "Dying in New York".
Eames (A.) THE WHITE SHADOW,
330 pp., paperback, London, 2012. R215
A novel about a young Shona boy and his younger sister living in a small rural village in Zimbabwe.

Andrea Eames was born in 1985 in Zimbabwe. Her family moved to New Zealand in 2002. She now lives in Austin, Texas. She is also the author of "The Cry of the Go-Away Bird" (2011).
Eloff (K.) & van Noord (P.) eds. BLOOTS,
318 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R240
A collection of erotic short stories in Afrikaans. Authors include Kerneels Breytenbach, Marita van der Vyver, Herman Lategan, Koos Kombuis, Kleinboer, Eben Venter, Lien Botha, Hennie Aucamp and Marthinus Basson.
Elsdon (A.D.) THE TALL ASSASSIN, the darkest political murders of the old South Africa
239 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R275
A work of fiction based upon historical facts and events. Alan Elsdon, a former member of the Security Police, paints a picture of General "Lang" Hendrik van den Bergh, former head of the Security Police, and links him to a number of political murders: HF Verwoerd, Nic Diederichs, Steve Biko, Anton Lubowski, Johan Heyns, and Robert Smit and his wife.

Also available in Afrikaans.
Emby (D.) SOWETO BURNING, a family's journey to the 1976 Soweto riots
360 pp., paperback, Clarence, 2014. R195
A self-published novel about one white family's experience of apartheid and of the 1976 student uprising.

Don Emby is a retired medical doctor who lives in the Eastern Free State.
Emdon (E.) JELLY DOG DAYS,
279 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R190
A novel about a young girl growing up in a white working-class family in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s.

Erica Emdon lives and works in Johannesburg as a public interest lawyer at an NGO focusing on women's and children's rights. This is her first novel.
Engelbrecht (T.) PAPEGAAISLAAI,
255 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R180
A satirical Afrikaans novel about two friends who decide to search for an Afrikaans singer who has mysteriously disappeared. Their search takes them around the country and in the process they unearth a hornet's nest in the Afrikaans music industry.

Journalist and author Theunis Engelbrecht's other novels include "Boys of Summer" and "Om 'n Laatjie te Maak". He was the leader of the band Die Naaimasjiene.

Engler (H.) IN THE MAID'S ROOM, a novel
213pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R220
A satirical novel set in Port Elizabeth about a white hipster struggling to find his way in the new South Africa.

Hagen Engler is also the author of "Marrying Black Girls for Guys Who Aren't Black". He lives in Johannesburg.
Eppel (J.) ABSENT, the English teacher
145 pp., paperback, Harare & Johannesburg, 2009. R150
A satirical novel by Zimbabwean writer John Eppel. His previous novels include "D.G.G. Berry's The Great North Road", winner of the M-Net prize, and "Hatchings". His collection of poems, "Spoils of War", won the Ingrid Jonker Prize.
Erasmus (B.) BELOW LUCK LEVEL,
217 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R170
A novel about a daughter's relationship with her mother, who develops Alzheimer's disease.

Barbara Erasmus is also the author of the novels "Kaleidoscope" and "Even with Insects".
Farah (N.) CROSSBONES,
324 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2011) 2012. R170
A novel by Nuruddin Farah set in present-day Somalia. This is the third volume in the Past Imperfect Trilogy. The first two novels in the trilogy are "Links" and "Knots".

Nuruddin Farah was born in Somalia, studied in India, and now lives in both Minneapolis and Cape Town. His other books include the "Blood in the Sun" trilogy, which includes the novels "Secrets", "Gifts" and "Maps", as well as several works of non-fiction.
Farren (T.) WHIPLASH,
313 pp. paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R150
The story of a prostitute trying to change her life, set in Cape Town.

Tracey Farren lives in Cape Town. This is her first novel, and was shortlisted for the 2009 Sunday Times Literary Award.
Fedler (J.) THE REUNION,
308 pp., paperback, Crows Nest & Johanneburg, 2012. R185
A novel about a group of women friends who reunite for a weekend away from their husbands and children.

"In the quiet conversations women have among themselves, small shifts of autonomy, personal choice and growth can occur, miracles hatch and women are reborn into themselves. This book is about the ordinary struggle to be a few unexceptional things - a good person, a good mother and a good friend." from the author's note

Joanne Fedler is the author of "The Dreamcloth", "Secret Mothers' Business" and "When Hungry, Eat". She lives in Sydney, Australia.
Ferreira (J.) comp. & ed. BOEREOORLOGSTORIES 2, 32 verhale oor for oorlog van 1899-1902
287 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R250
A second collection of short stories about the Anglo-Boer War. The first collection was published in 1998 and reprinted in 2011.

Includes stories by Kerneels Breytenbach, Jeanette Ferreira, Jaco Fouché, Lappe Laubscher, Connie Luyt, Maretha Maartens, Reneé Rautenbach, Leon Rousseau, Marie Schoeman, Nic Tredoux, Hennie van Coller and Wium van Zyl.

Text in Afrikaans.

Finlay (A.) & Wessels (P.) comps. DONGA,
320 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R115
Donga was an online literary journal, published from 2000 to 2003. This is a selection of poetry, prose, essays and interviews from the website.

Includes contributions from Robert Berold, Joan Metelerkamp, Arja Salafranca, Kelwyn Sole, Aryan Kaganof, Ivan Vladislavic, Lauren Beukes, Pravasan Pillay, and Lesego Rampolokeng.
Fisher (M.) BIRDSEYE,
255 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R210
A novel set in Cape Town about a young girl whose twin brothers go missing. Refusing to believe they're gone for ever she starts writing letters to them.

Máire Fisher is a freelance writer and editor. She lives in Cape Town. "Birdseye" is her first novel.
Flanery (P.) ABSOLUTION,
388 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2012) 2013. R135
A debut novel set in post-apartheid South Africa about Clare Wald, a world-renowned novelist searching for information on her daughter who joined the armed struggle and disappeared, and Sam Le Roux, a writer working on Clare's biography, whose parents where also involved in the armed struggle.

This novel won the Spear's Best First Book Award.

"A wonderfully constructed and gripping novel about betrayal and shadows in South Africa" A.S.Byatt

"With probing finesse, Flanery opens up the question of guilt in two victims who may have been accessories to killers. The physical violence and Absolution's landscapes tell of South Africa, but the characters' interiority and the sophisticated sense of the past are wonderfully Henry James." Literary Review

"Flanery's portrayal of South Africa is explosively powerful...This is an exceptionally intelligent, multi-layered novel. encompassing politics, history, a gripping storyline and complex characters. It has absorbing depictions of grief, guilt, parenthood and sibling rivalry, and is beautifully written" Independent

Patrick Flanery was born in California in 1975 and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He lives in London.
Fox (J.) WHOEVER FEARS THE SEA,
259 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R220
A novel about a South African scriptwriter who sails into Somali waters determined to find the last remaining mtepe dhow.

Travel writer and photographer Justin Fox is a former editor of Getaway International magazine. He teaches part-time at the University of Cape Town. His other books include "Cape Town Calling", "The Marginal Safari", "Unspotted" and "African Epic".
Fox (J.) & Brown (K.) eds. JUST BEFORE DINNER,
112 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R195
A collection of poems and short stories by past and current members of a creative writing group started by Lionel Abrahams at the Johannesburg Art Foundation in the 1970s.

Jane Fox has been facilitating the Thursday Workshop since Lionel Abrahams' death in 2004. She has published two novels, three biographies and two poetry collections.
Kay Brown has been a member of the writing group for a number of years.

Fox (N.) A BULLET IN THE BACK, the 1914 Afrikaner Rebellion
228pp., illus., map, paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R245
A novel set during the 1914 Afrikaner Rebellion.

"'A Bullet in the Back' is a fictional recreation of an episode in South African history now much forgotten but greatly in need of resurrection. In the course of his research Nigel Fox has unearthed a few surprises and, in the end, the book is a timely reminder of the catastrophe and tragedy that is civil war as something to be avoided at almost any cost." Tim Couzens, author of "The New African, a study of the life and work of H.I.E. Dhlomo", "Tramp Royal, the true story of Trader Horn", "Murder at Morija" and "South African Battles".

Nigel Fox is an independent advertising consultant and copywriter. This is his first novel.
Frankel (H.) ILLUMINATING LOVE,
269 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R150
A new novel about a calligrapher (or "soferet" in the Jewish tradition) living in suburban Johannesburg by Hazel Frankel, author of "Counting Sleeping Beauties" (2009).
Fritz (C.) VERLORENKOP,
297pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R240
An Afrikaans novel about a woman who returns from a life of self-imposed exile in USA to the Karoo farm where she grew up to come to terms with her past.

This is Celesté Fritz's first novel. She lives in Pretoria.
Fugard (A.) TSOTSI, a novel
164pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesubrg, (1980) 2015. R140
Reprint of acclaimed South African playwright Athol Fugard's only novel, set in Sophiatown in the 1950s. The novel traces six days in the life of a ruthless gang leader who begins to rediscover his humanity.
Gabonewe (T.) PLANET SAVAGE,
159 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R150
A debut novel by Tuelo Gabonewe about a nine-year-old boy who lives in a township in North West Province, South Africa.
Galgut (D.) IN A STRANGE ROOM, three journeys
213 pp., paperback, Reprint , Johannesburg, 2010 (2011). R130
A reprint of Damon Galgut's latest novel, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His other books include "The Imposter", which won the University of Johannesburg Prize for Creative Writing, and "The Good Doctor", which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Dublin/IMPAC Award. He lives in Cape Town.
Galgut (D.) THE GOOD DOCTOR,
222 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2008) 2010. R130
"'The Good Doctor' is, quite simply, one of the best novels I have read in years, one of the most profound and luminous testimonies to the transition between the old and the new in South Africa" André Brink

"A very fine novel. Invites comparison with Greene, Conrad and Naipaul." The Daily Telegraph

Damon Galgut's other novels include "The Imposter", "In a Strange Room" and "The Beautiful Screaming of Pigs".
Galgut (D.) THE IMPOSTOR,
237 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, 2008 (2009). R130
Damon Galgut was born in Pretoria in 1963. He now lives in Cape Town. His other novels include "Small Circle of Beings", "The Beautiful Screaming of Pigs", "The Quarry" and "The Good Doctor". "The Imposter" was shortlisted for the 2009 Sunday Times Literary Award.
Gappah (P.) THE BOOK OF MEMORY,
274pp., paperback, London, 2015. R290
A novel about an albino woman in Chikurubi Maximum Prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, who has been sentenced to death for murdering her adopted father, a white man.

Petina Gappah was born in 1971 in Zambia and raised in Zimbabwe. She works as an international lawyer in Geneva, Switzerland. Her collection of short stories, "An Elergy for Easterly", won the 2009 Guardian First Book Award. This is her first novel.
Garda (I.) THE THUNDER THAT ROARS,
206 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R200
A novel about a South African journalist living in New York who returns home to find a missing family friend.

Journalist and news anchor Imran Garda joined Al Jazeera in 2006. He was born in 1982 in Johannesburg and currently lives in San Francisco.
George (C.) THE DEATH OF REX NHONGO,
327pp., paperback, London, 2015. R360
This thriller, set in Zimbabwe in 2011 and based on a real event, is the story of four couples negotiating marital difficulties, political unrest and the mysterious death of an ex-military leader "Rex Nhongo".

"A terrific novel...absolutely compelling and chilling. A wonderfully astute and forensic blend of fact and fiction, lies and truth." William Boyd

Giliomee (H.) comp. BUHR VAN DIE BOKVELD, "'n sprakelende intelligensie", 'n bloemlesing uit die werk van Johann Buhr
176pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R215
A selection of Johann Jacob Buhr's speeches, letters, articles, essays and short stories.

Buhr was born in 1900 on the farm Grasberg outside Nieuwoudtville, and lived there for significant periods throughout his life. He wrote articles and short stories for Die Burger and Huisgenoot magazine. He died in 1940.
Golightly (W.) SHAKA THE GREAT, being the further adventures of the Induna & the boy among the People of the Sky in the time of Shaka kaSenzangakhona, King of Kings, in which are encountered many strange and wondrous things, such as zombies, a vanishing man & sly sangomas, not to mention white men & sundry other savages
593 pp., paperback, London, 2011. R225
A historical novel, in which Shaka, king of the Zulu nation, consolidates his power and first meets the Europeans. The sequel to Walton Golightly's first novel, AmaZulu, published in 2008.
Gordimer (N.) BEETHOVEN WAS ONE-SIXTEENTH BLACK, and other stories
199 pp., hardback, d.w., First S.A. Edition, Johannesburg, 2008. R180
Nadine Gordimer, author of fourteen novels, nine volumes of short stories and three non-fiction collections was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991.
Gordimer (N.) GET A LIFE,
191 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2005) 2006. R185
Nadine Gordimer's previous novels include 'The Lying Days', 'The Conservationist' (joint winner of the Booker Prize), 'Burgher's Daughter', 'July's People', My Sons' Story', 'None to Accomany Me', 'The House Gun', 'The Pickup, and many more. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991.
Gordimer (N.) LIFE TIMES, stories, 1952-2007
549 pp., hardback, d.w., London, 2010. R295
A selection of thirty-eight short stories, most of them previously published.

Nadine Gordimer was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991.
Gordimer (N.) NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT,
421 pp., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2012. R260
A new novel by Nadine Gordimer about a mixed couple, both veterans of the struggle against apartheid, facing all the challenges of the new South Africa.

"Nadine Gordimer has not shied away from asking difficult questions, or from following the twists and turns of South Africa's transformation. It all makes for a complex book and a pained examination of the difficulties posed by a freedom that was won by imperfect human beings." Gillian Slovo in The Guardian
Govender (R.) THE LAHNEE'S PLEASURE,
175 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R125
The play script of "The Lahnee's Pleasure" was published by Ravan Press in 1976.

Writer and playwright Ronnie Govender was born in Cato Manor in 1934. He is also the author of 15 plays, a collection of short stories, "At the Edge and Cator Manor and other stories", "In the Manure, memoirs and reflections", and the novel, "Song of the Atman", which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book.
Greeff (R.) DIE NAAIMASJIEN EN ANDER STORIES,
158pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R225
A collection of short stories in Afrikaans by Rachelle Greeff, author of "Alles Behalwe die Geheim van my Whiskies, versamelde rubrieke" and "Palazzo van die Laaste Dans".
Green (M.) HONDSDOL,
135 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2011. R190
A violent new novel by Michael Green, better known by his pseudonym, R.R.Ryger.

Text in Afrikaans.

Michael Green (aka R.R.Ryger) is known as the rebel of the Afrikaans literary world. His other novels include "Beertjie en sy boytjies", "Die Hol Gevoel" and "Skoenlapper". He works as a sports journalist in Port Elizabeth and edits the titillating magazine, "Loslyf".
Green (M.C.) FOR THE SAKE OF SILENCE,
558 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R250
"Of the Trappist enterprise in nineteenth-century South Africa, with all its passionate personal rivalries and Byzantine internal politics, Michael Cawood Green has made a work of history cum fiction that will grip and sometimes amaze the reader" - J.M.Coetzee.

A work the author describes as "creative non-fiction" or the "literature of fact" about Abbott Franz Pfanner, the leader of the Trappists in South Africa and the founder of the monastery at Mariannhill.

Michael Cawood Green is head of the School of Literary Studies, Media and Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is also the author of "Sinking: a verse novella" (1997) which won the University of Natal Book Prize.
Greenberg (L.) ed. HOME AWAY, 24 hours 24 cities 24 writers
223 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R180
Twenty-four writers, born, raised or resident in South Africa, write about a foreign city and reflect on the nature of home.

Authors include Rustum Kozain on Paris and Royaumont, Jo-Anne Richards on Patmos, Henrietta Rose-Innes on Chan Chan in Peru, Ivan Vladislavic on Oklahoma City and Makhosazana Xaba on Dakar.
Grey (S.L.) THE MALL,
312 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, 2011. R135
A horror novel.

S.L.Grey is the pseudonym for Louis Greenberg, editor of "Home Away", and Sarah Lotz, author of "Tooth and Nailed" and "Exhibit".
Grey (S.L.) THE NEW GIRL,
292 pp., paperback, London, 2013. R145
A horror novel set in an exclusive private school in Johannesburg.

S.L.Grey is the pseudonym for Louis Greenberg and Sarah Lotz. Sarah Lotz writes crime novels and thrillers under her own name and as Lily Herne she and her daughter Savannah Lotz write the "Deadlands" series of zombie novels for young adults. Sarah is the author of "Tooth and Nailed" and "Exhibit". Louis Greenberg is a Johannesburg-based fiction writer. He edited the collection, "Home Away, 24 hours, 24 writers, 24 cities".
Groenewald (A.) DIE SKAALMODEL,
216pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R240
An Afrikaans novel about an archivist at the Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum who decides to build a scale model of the town Skipskop, an abandoned fishing village near Arniston. However, she ends up being accused of mismanagement of funds and dereliction of duty and needs to prepare her defence. This novel was the winner in the debut division of the 2015 Groot Afrikaanse Romanwedstryd 2015.

Journalist Anneli Groenwald lives in Johannesburg.
Haasbroek (P.J.) KRUISPUNT, kortverhale
192 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R170
A new collection of short stories in Afrikaans by P.J.Haasbroek.
Habila (H.) ed. THE GRANTA BOOK OF THE AFRICAN SHORT STORY,
378 pp., paperback, London, 2011. R235
Introduction by Helon Habila.

This collection includes many new young writers along with more established writers.

Includes stories by Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa from Mozambique, Brian Chikwava, Dambudzo Marechera, Yvonne Vera and George Makana Clark from Zimbabwe, Milly Jafta, Henrietta Rose-Innes, Ivan Vladislavic, Zoë Wicomb and Alex La Guma from South Africa, and Manuel Rui from Angola.
Haden (R.) LOVE TASTES LIKE STRAWBERRIES,
308 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R195
A novel about a young woman trying to make sense of her past, and the death of a friend. Set in Rwanda, Cape Town and the Greek Islands.

Rosamund Haden, author of "The Tin Church", is also co-founder and publisher at Cover2Cover Books and content developer for the FunDza Literary Trust. She lives in Cape Town.
Handler (R.J.) TSAMMA SEASON,
289 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R180
A historical novel set in the Kalahari Desert. Rosemund Handler is also the author of the novels, "Madlands" and "Katy's Kid".
Handler (R.J.) US AND THEM,
334 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R170
A novel about a woman, the only child of orthodox Jews who escaped the Holocaust, her twin daughters, and the power of superstition.

Rosamund J Handler is also the author of the novels "Madlands" (2006), "Katy's Kid" (2007), amd "Tsamma Season" (2009).
Harris (S.) IMPIMPI, black anger, white fear
355pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R165
A novel set in the Eastern Cape during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Businessman Steve Harris is a former mind coach and former manager for the Springbok rugby team. He is also the author of "Mental Toughness, mastering your mind".
Hattingh (R.) HUILBOEK,
159pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R210
A new novella by Ryk Hattingh. In this autobiographical work he explores his childhood on the East Rand in the 1960s, as well as his life in New Zealand.

Writer and playwright Ryk Hattingh's previous novels include "​Die Tonnel", ​"Markus Vermoed ’n Verhaal", "Ignatius Brand" and "Witskr​if". He also worked as a journalist for Vrye Weekblad and ​Die Suid-Afrikaan​. ​He lives in Auckland, New Zealand with his wife and children.
Heese (M.) A TRIPLE-HEADED SERPENT, a story of Theodora, Empress of Byzantium, the sequel to "The Colour of Power"
360 pp., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R220
This historical novel, the sequel to "The Colour of Power" (2011), is set in Constantinople in AD 505.

Marié Heese's first novel, "The Double Crown, secret writings of the female pharaoh", was awarded the 2010 Commonwealth Prize for Best Book in Africa. She lives in Stillbaai and the Little Karoo.
Heese (M.) MAESTRO, 'n roman oor die vormingsjare van Gianlorenzo Bernini
479pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R330
A historical novel in Afrikaans about the formative years of Gianlorenzo Bernini.

Marié Heese's first novel, "The Double Crown, secret writings of the female pharaoh", was awarded the 2010 Commonwealth Prize for Best Book in Africa. She is also the author of "The Colour of Power" and "A Triple-Headed Serpent", and lives in Stillbaai and the Little Karoo.
Heese (M.) THE COLOUR OF POWER, a story of Theodora, Empress of Byzantium
368 pp., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R220
"A story that would not be out of place next to any of the world's great historical novels." Jennifer Crocker

Marié Heese's first novel, "The Double Crown, secret writings of the female pharaoh" was awarded the 2010 Commonwealth Prize for Best Book in Africa.
Helgadottir (M.) & Thomas (J.) eds. AFRICAN MONSTERS,
198pp., illus., paperback, UK, 2015. R295
A collection of speculative fiction and "monster art" by African writers and artists.

Contributors from South Africa include Sarah Lotz, Dave-Brendon de Burgh, Jayne Bauling, Nick Wood, Toby Bennett and Vianne Venter.
Herne (L.) DEATH OF A SAINT, a Deadlands novel
346 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2012) 2013. R150
A new zombie novel in the "Deadlands" series by Lily Herne.

Lily Herne is the pseudonym of Sarah Lotz and her daughter Savannah. Sarah Lotz is the author of the novels "The Three" and "Tooth and Nailed".

Herne (L.) THE ARMY OF THE LOST,
329 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2013) 2014. R150
A new zombie novel in the "Deadlands" series by Lily Herne.

Lily Herne is the pseudonym of Sarah Lotz and her daughter Savannah.

"Herne has masterfully created a fictional war-torn South Africa that is slowly being reclaimed by nature...Worthy to be ranked among the likes of 'Twilgiht' and 'The Hunger Games'". The Times (South Africa)
Herrington (N.) THE IRISH BOER WOMAN,
282pp., illus., paperback, Durban, 2016. R240
The second novel in the Brigid O'Meara trilogy, about a young Irish woman who sympathises with the Boer struggle during the Anglo-Boer War and is incarcerated in a British concentration camp. The first volume in the trilogy, "England Wants Your Gold", was published in 2015.
Heyns (M.) A SPORTFUL MALICE, a comedy of revenge
256 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R210
A comic novel about a South African literary scholar, set in Italy.

Writer, translator and academic Michiel Heyns, previously Professor of English at Stellenbosch University, is the author of six previous novels, including "Lost Ground" and "Bodies Politic", for which he was awarded the 2009 Herman Charles Bosman Award for English Fiction. His reviews for The Sunday Independent have won him the English Academy's Pringle Prize for Reviewing for 2006 and again for 2010. He also won the English Academy's Sol Plaatje Award for Translating in 2008 and the South African Translator's Institute Award for a Literary Translation for his translation of Marlene van Niekerk's Afrikaans novel, "Agaat".
Heyns (M.) BODIES POLITIC, a novel
312 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R170
Against the background of the stuggle for the vote for women and the First World War, Michiel Heyns examines, in fictionalised form, the private lives of three suffragettes: Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the Women's Movement, her daughter Sylvia, and Helen, a woman loved by Emmeline's son Harry.

This novel was shortlisted for the 2009 Sunday Times Fiction Award.

Michiel Heyns is also the author of "The Children's Day", "The Reluctant Passenger" and "The Typewriter's Tale".
Heyns (M.) I AM PANDARUS,
241pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R250
A modern retelling of the story of Troilus and Criseyde during the tenth year of the Trojan War. Set in London.

"Witty and sophisticated, these ancient lessons in tenderness and betrayal are essential reading for modern lovers." Henrietta Rose-Innes, author of "Green Lion" and "Nineveh"

Michiel Heyns's previous novels include "Lost Ground" (Herman Charles Bosman Award for English Fiction and the Sunday Times Fiction Prize 2012), "Invisible Furies", "A Spiteful Malice" (Herman Charles Bosman Prize for English Fiction 2015) and "Bodies Politic" (Herman Charles Bosman Award for English Fiction 2009). He also won the English Academy's Sol Plaatje Award for Translating (2008) as well as the South African Translators' Institute Award for a Literary Translation for his translation of Marlene van Niekerk's "Agaat". He reviewed regularly for the Sunday Independent, for which he was awarded the English Academy's Pringle Prize for Reviewing for 2006 and again for 2010. He was Professor of English at the University of Stellenbosch.
Heyns (M.) INVISIBLE FURIES, a novel
296 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R185
A new novel by Michiel Heyns, about a South African man's ambivalent relationship with Paris.

Writer, translator and academic Michiel Heyns, until recently Professor of English at Stellenbosch University, is the author of five previous novels, including "Lost Ground" (2011) and "Bodies Politic", for which he was awarded the 2009 Herman Charles Bosman Award for English Fiction. His reviews for The Sunday Independent have won him the English Academy's Pringle Prize for Reviewing for 2006 and again for 2010. He also won the English Academy's Sol Plaatje Award for Translating in 2008 and the South African Translator's Institute Award for a Literary Translation for his translation of Marlene van Niekerk's Afrikaans novel, "Agaat".
Heyns (M.) LOST GROUND, a novel
304 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R180
A novel set in a small village in the Little Karoo.

"'Lost Ground' is so much more than just great storytelling. It is Heyns' mastery of language, his wonderful sense of place, and deftly drawn characters that make this book superlative. I loved it." Deon Meyer

"Whether you read it as a whodunnit or as a portrait of the nation, 'Lost Ground' is utterly compelling - exquisitely written, profound, hilarious and hauntingly familiar." Finuala Dowling

"'Lost Ground' is a superbly crafted and compelling portrayal of loss and discovery. Heyns writes with absolute honesty, exploring the human condition with deep compassion and wit. His story transcends the confines of a small-town location to expose the innate insecurities that determine all of our relationships, struck through with irony and regret. Heyns writes with such grace and dignity, he deserves our praise and unqualified envy." Andrew Brown

Michiel Heyns is the author of four previous novels, "The Children's Day", "The Reluctant Passenger", "The Typewriter's Tale" and "Bodies Politic". Heyns is an acclaimed translator, and until recently was Professor of English at the University of Stellenbosch.
Hichens (J.) ed. ADULTS ONLY,
287 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R190
Foreword by Helena S. Paige (pseudonym for Paige Nick, Helen Moffett, and Sarah Lotz).

A collection of "stories of love, lust, sex and sensuality", selected from submissions by a panel of judges (Heather Parker Lewis, Helen Moffet and Zukiswa Wanner).

The winning stories:
"Turning" by Nick Mulgrew
"Bring On the Clowns" by Sean Mayne
"The Mirror" by Donvé Lee
Coming Into Self-Awareness" by Tiffany Kagure Mugo.

Highly commended stories:
"The Big Toad" by Alex Smith
"Louka in Autumn" by Ken Barris
"The Cat's Wife" by Christine Coates
"The Streetwalkers" by Dudumalingani Mqombothi

Joanne Hichens is the author of "Divine Justice", and the editor of "Bad Company", "The Bed Book of Short Stories" and "Bloody Satisfied".
Hichens (J.) ed. DIE LAUGHING, stories of wit, satire and humour
286pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R195
Foreword by Evita Bezuidenhout.
Introduction by Darrel Bristow-Bovey.

"Die Laughing" is the fourth in Short.Sharp.Stories Awards anthology. The 2016 judging panel was made up of Ken Barris, Karina Szczurek and Karabo Kgoleng. The Best Story Award went to Greg Lazarus for his story, "This Could Get Messy". The runners up were Gail Schimmel and Kobus Moolman. The Editor's Choice Award went to Fred Khumalo.
Hichens (J.) ed. INCREDIBLE JOURNEY, stories that move you
255pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R190
The stories in this collection were selected from submissions to the third Short.Sharp.Stories project. This anthology is produced in conjunction with the National Arts Festival. The 2015 judging panel consisted of Ken Barris, Henrietta Rose-Innes and Makhosazana Xaba. Foreword by Sindiwe Magona.
Hichens (J.) ed. & Kubuitsile (L.) comp. THE BED BOOK OF SHORT STORIES,
311 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R150
A collection of thirty short stories written by women from southern Africa on the theme of "bed".

Contributors include Joanne Fedler, Sarah Lotz, Arja Salafranca, Rosemund Handler and Liesl Jobson.
Higginson (C.) LAST SUMMER,
205 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R202
A novel about a love affair between a young theatre director and a lead actress, set in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Novelist, playwright and theatre director Craig Higginson worked at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. Currently he is Literary Manager at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. He also teaches writing at the University of the Witwatersrand. His writing includes the novels "Embodied Laughter" and "The Hill" and the plays "Dream of the Dog" and "The Girl in the Yellow Dress".
Higginson (C.) THE DREAM HOUSE,
242pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R240
A novel set in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal.

"'The Dream House' is an open and frank exploration of human life that resonates beyond race. Looksmart is a welcome new kind of character in the constantly evolving reality of African literature" Nadine Gordimer

"Craig Higginson is in the vanguard of the latest and most exciting novelists in South Africa, both robust and sensitive, offering a barometer of the best to be expected from the newest wave of writing in the country." Andre Brink

Craig Higginson Lives in Johannesburg. His previous novels include "Last Summer" and "The Landscape Painter", which won the UJ Award for South African Literature in English.
Higginson (C.) THE LANDSCAPE PAINTER,
274 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R195
An historical novel about a landscape painter who moves between South Africa in the late 1890s and post World War II Britain.

Novelist, playwright and theatre director Craig Higginson is currently the Literary Manager for the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. He also teaches writing at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Higgs (C.) LOOKING FOR TROUBLE, and other mostly Yeoville stories
79 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R145
A collection of short stories set in Yeoville, a suburb of Johannesburg, from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s, by Colleen Higgs.

"These wry, subtle stories are deceptively simple, completely compelling. Brave, evocative writing that takes you back to the intense milieu of 80s Yeoville, and to all the bittersweet sexual questing of youth." Henmrietta Rose-Innes, author of "Nineveh" and "Homing".

Colleen Higgs is also the author of two collections of poetry, " Lava Lamp Poems" (2011) and "Halfborn Woman" (2004). She lives in Cape Town.
Hill (S.) UNSETTLED, and other stories
120pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R180
A debut collection of short stories by Sandra Hill.

Freelance writer and editor Sandra Hill lives in Stellenbosch.
Hirson (D.) THE DANCING AND THE DEATH ON LEMON STREET,
268 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R150
A novel set on a street in the leafy northern suburbs of Johannesburg in 1960.

Denis Hirson was born in 1951. Since 1975 he has lived in France, where he writes and teaches at the Ecole Polytechnique outside Paris. He is also the author of "Worlds in One Country" and the novel "I Remember King Kong (The Boxer)" and the editor of "The Heinemann Book of South African Short Stories" (with Martin Trump), and "The Lava of this Land, South African Poetry 1960-1996".
Hlongwane (P.) JOZI,
96 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2013. R195
A debut novel, written as a series of interlinked stories, set in Johannesburg, where Perfect Hlongwane lives.

Hobbs (J.) THE MIRACLE OF CROCODILE FLATS, an affectionate satire
304 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R190
A new novel by Jenny Hobbs about a woman living in an informal settlement who has a vision of the Virgin Mary. Based on a true incident.

Jenny Hobbs is the author of five novels: "Thoughts in a Makeshift Mortuary", "The Sweet-Smelling Jasmine", "The Telling of Angus Quain", "Video Dreams" and "Kitchen Boy", and four works of non-fiction. She lives in Franschhoek.
Hobbs (J.) TRUE BLUE SUPERGLUE,
301pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R220
A novel about a marriage, set in South Africa and England, from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Jenny Hobbs' other novels include "Thoughts in a Makeshift Mortuary", "Kitchen Boy", "The Miracle of Crocodile Flats" and "Napoleon Bones".
Hoosen (M.) CALL IT A DIFFICULT NIGHT,
160pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2015. R140
A novel about madness. It traces the life of a young woman, institutionalised after a 'final break', diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy, and told she will be dead by the time she is 30.

Mishka Hoosen was born in Johannesburg. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Rhodes University and is currently studying anthropology. "Call It a Difficult Night" is her first novel.
Hope (C.) SHOOTING ANGELS,
259 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2011) 2012. R160
A novel set in apartheid South Africa about a man who is forced to re-visit his past.

"It might seem fanciful to call Christopher Hope the South African Evelyn Waugh, but there is something in the comparison...Beautifully paced, elegantly written, witty, moving and provocative." Andrew van der Vlies, TLS

Christopher Hope was born in Johannesburg in 1944, and went into self-exile in London in 1975. He is the author of nine novels, three collections of short stories, three volumes of poetry, and a memoir, "White Boy Running" (1988). His novels include "Seperate Development", "Kruger's Alp", which won the Whitbread Prize for Fiction, "Serenity House", which was shortlisted for the 1992 Booker Prize, and "My Mother's Lovers".
Horn (T.) BOAS MEI IS VERWARD,
177pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R210
A novel about a man so confused he ends up in hospital, where he confuses even the most educated doctors. When they send him home, he starts writing out his story on the bedroom wall.

Titus Horn is also the author of "Bomskok" and "Droster". He lives in Stanford.
Horn (T.) BOMSKOK,
173 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R200
An Afrikaans thriller set in Johannesburg in 1989.

"Skreeusnaaks en hartseer en ontmoontlik om te vergeet." Koos Kombuis

Tinus Horn is also the author of the novel, "Droster" (1995) and co-author of the graphic novel, "Hemel Op Aarde" (with Alastair Findlay, 1996).
Horwitz (A.), ka Ngwenya (S.) & Muila (I.) eds. BOTSOTSO 17, fiction, poetry, art work, essays, reviews
265pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R160
Includes three poems by Dennis Brutus and a short story, "Two Heads", by Ahmed Patel.
Huchu (T.) THE MAESTRO, THE MAGISTRATE & THE MATHEMATICIAN,
273pp., paperback, Bulawayo, 2014. R240
A novel about three men from Zimbabwe trying to create new lives for themselves in Britain.

Tendai Huchu is also the author of "The Hairdresser of Harare".
Human (C.) APOCALYPSE NOW NOW,
283 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R190
Speculative fiction about a sixteen-year-old boy who is plunged into Cape Town's supernatural underworld when his girlfriend is kidnapped.

"Billed as a mash-up between Neil Gaiman and Quinton Tarantino, this debut novel by Charlie Human draws on his South African background and pours on a crazy, twisted narrative that is brilliantly entertaining." The British Science Fiction Association

“It’s mad, dark, irreverent and wonderfully twisted in all the right ways.” Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls

"He has a great literary voice, strong and intelligent and very, very funny. He's written a book set firmly in SA, using our cultural references..."Apocalyspe Now Now" is fantastical and cynical, the SA love child of Douglas Adams and Bill Hicks. Bravo." Rachel Zadok, author of Sister-Sister

Charlie Human lives in Cape Town and works in online media. This is his first novel.
Human (C.) KILL BAXTER,
295 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R190
A novel about a sixteen-year-old boy at a magical training school that comes under attack.

"Charlie Human is a literary Yosemite Sam, packing ideas into his books like dynamite, with a wonderfully demented glee." Lauren Beukes, author of "Moxyland", "Zoo City", "Shining Girls" and "Broken Monsters"

"Dark, mad, imaginative, and hilarious; 'Kill Baxter' is a joy" Scifinow

Charlie Human is the author of "Apocalypse Now Now". He lives in Cape Town.
Hunt (J.) THE SPACE BETWEEN THE SPACE BETWEEN,
266pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R200
A novel set in contemporary Johannesburg, about a man who's been violently attacked in his home and the friendship he forms with an eleven-year-old girl.

John Hunt is the co-founder of the advertising agency network TBWA/Hunt Lascaris and is currently Worldwide Creative Director of TBWA. He has written several television dramas and was named Playwright of the Year for "Vid Alex".
Hunt (L.) JOZI GOLD,
263 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2012) 2013. R190
A novel set in Johannesburg just before the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

Leanne Hunt was born in 1963 and lives in Johannesburg. This is her first novel.
Irving (D.D.) AFRICAN COOKBOY,
401 pp., paperback, Johanneburg, 2010. R180
A debut novel about a "tsotsi", or gangster, who tries to give up his life of crime and start a restaurant.

Includes a short interview with David Dinwoodie Irving by Carien Els.
Jacobs (R.) JOONIE,
249 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R145
A novel about a young woman from Grassy Park, Cape Town, by Rayda Jacobs. Her other books include "Sachs Street", "Eye of the Sky", and "Confessions of a Gambler", which won the Sunday Times Literary Award for Fiction and the Herman Charles Bosman Prize for English Literature.
Jansen (V.) HY KOM MET DIE SKOENLAPPERS,
182pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R200
A novel about a woman who falls in love while travelling in Germany and, years later, back in South Africa, grieves over the choices she made.

"Dié roman is 'n bewys daarvan dat 'n mens nooit weet wat in 'n letterkunde kan opduik nie. Soos 'n loerie voor jou oë verby - die ene glans en groenigheid." Petra Müller

Valda Jansen lives in Cape Town. She has worked as a school teacher, a journalist, a writer and an editor. This is her first novel.
Jayes (K.) FOR THE MERCY OF WATER,
382 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R180
A debut novel set in a country where a war in being fought over water, a scarse commodity ruthlessly controlled by a water company.

This book is short-listed for the 2013 Alan Paton Fiction Award.

Karen Jayes is a freelance writer and editor and lectures in creative writing and journalism. She lives in Cape Town. She won the 2009 PEN/Studzinski Award for her short story, "Where he will leave his shoes".

Jele (C.) HAPPINESS IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD,
293 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R195
A debut novel which follows the lives of four women friends living in Johannesburg. This novel won the 2011 Commonwealth Writer's Prize for Best First Book, Africa Region.

Cynthia Jele grew up in Mpumalanga and lives in Johannesburg.
Jennings (K.) TRAVELS WITH MY FATHER, an autobiographical novel
177pp., paperback, London, 2016. R175
"'Travel with My Father' examines the life between tragic loss (the death of her father) and new love (falling in love with her future husband). It's a surprising discovery of a sense of how we are part of the world, in simultaneously ordinary and extraordinary ways." Rustum Kozain, author of "This Carting Life" and "Groundwork"

"Karen Jennings' autobiographical novel is an exquisite exploration of the multiple dimensions of reality. Her beautifully written recollection of the life of her late father attests to the redemptive power of the narratives we tell ourselves and the journeys we choose. Jennings is tender, candid and funny." Liesl Jobson, author of "Ride the Tortoise"

"Karen Jennings has a keen eye for the quirky and the unusual. Her memoir-travelogue is a generous, beautifully written evocation of the special people and places in her life." Kobus Moolman, "A Book of Rooms"

Karen Jennings was born in Cape Town in 1982. She is also the author of the novel "Finding Soutbek" and the short story collection "Away from the Dead". She currently lives in Brazil.
Jennings (K.) ed. FEAST, FAMINE & POTLUCK, Short Story Day Africa
259 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R200
A collection of nineteen stories longlisted for the 2013 Short Story Day Africa competition. The winning story is "My Father's Head" by Okwiri Oduor from Kenya. This story also won the 2014 Caine Prize. Second prize went to South African Jane Bauling for her story, "Choke".
Jina (Z.) & Asvat (H.) eds. RIDING THE SAMOOSA EXPRESS, personal narratives of marriage and beyond
159pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R200
A collection of life stories written by South African Muslim women.

"A wonderful portal into the multifaceted lives of South African Muslim women. The narratives invite the reader to enter into the precarious realm of the personal and interpersonal - a realm that demands critical attention in contemporary South Africa." Nina Hoel, Associate Professor, Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo

"A book that is a bridge between paternalistic, misogynistic interpretations of Islam and the reality of a resilient, female Muslim identity, in contemporary South Africa." Shaida Kazie, author of "Not a Fairy Take" and "Lessons in Husbandry"
Jobson (L.) RIDE THE TORTOISE, short stories
176 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R150
A new collection of short stories by Liesl Jobson. Liesl won the Ernst van Heerden Award for "100 Papers", her debut collection of "flash" fiction. This is her first collection of longer short stories.
Jordan (A.C.) THE WRATH OF THE ANCESTORS,
285 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1980) 2009. R250
Translated from the original Xhosa by the author with the help of Priscilla P.Jordan.

Archibald Campbell Jordan's historical novel, "Ingqumbo yeminyanya", the first novel written in Xhosa, was first published in Xhosa in 1940.

Archibald Campbell Jordan was born in 1906 in Mbokotwana, Transkei, the son of a minister of the Anglican Church. He won a Transkei Bhunga scholarship and qualified as a teacher, later obtaining a Masters degree in African Languages from the University of South Africa. He worked as a lecturer in African Languages at the University of Fort Hare and the University of Cape Town before leaving South Africa in 1961 to avail himself of a Carnegie grant. In 1964 he was appointed Professor of African Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin, a post he held until his death in 1968.
Joubert (E.) THE HUNCHBACK MISSIONARY, a novel
296 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R200
First published in 1988 in Afrikaans as "Missionaris". Translated by Elsa Joubert and Michael King.

A novel based on figures drawn from the Cape Town Church Archives, about a young Dutch clerk who comes to the Cape of Good Hope as a lay missionary in 1800.

"With piercing clarity and depth, this haunting novel imagines the struggles and surprising moments of grace encountered by a missionary to Africa." Claire Robertson, author of "The Spiral House"

Elsa Joubert is also the author of "The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena" (Hofmeyr Prize), "Ons Wag op die Kaptein" (Eugène Marais Prize), "Bonga" (CNA Prize), "Die Reise van Isobelle" (Hofmeyr Prize and Hertzog Prize), "Missionaris" (Hofmeyr Prize) and "Reisiger" (University of Johannesburg Literary Prize, Recht Malan Prize for non-fiction and Louis Hiemstra Prize for non-fiction).
Kalmer (H.) 'N DUISEND STORIES OOR JOHANNESBURG, 'n stadsroman
329 pp., paperbqck, Cape Town, 2014. R230
This novel is composed of interwoven vignettes, each of which stands on its own, all focusing on the trials and tribulations of the denizens of Johannesburg.

Harry Kramer is also the author of "En die Lekkerste Deel van Dood Wees" (2007).
Kalmer (H.) A THOUSAND TALES OF JOHANNESBURG, a city novel
283pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R230
The English translation of "'n Duisend Stories oor Johannesburg, 'n stadsroman" (2014). The novel is composed of interwoven vignettes, each of which stands on its own, all focusing on the trials and tribulations of the denizens of Johannesburg.

Playwright and novelist Harry Kramer is also the author of "En die Lekkerste Deel van Dood Wees" (2007).
Kaschula (R.H.) DISPLACED, twelve short stories
167 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2013. R165
Russell Kaschula is Professor of African Language Studies, and holds the NRF SARChl Chair in the Intellectualisation of African Languages, Multilingualism and Education, at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. He is the author of a number of short stories, novels and academic works in English and Xhosa. His novels include "The Tsitsa River and Beyond", "Take Me to the River", and "Mama, I Sing to You".
Khumalo (F.) DANCING THE DEATH DRILL,
342pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R230
A historical novel based on the life of Pitso Motaung, a young South African who volunteered to serve with the Allies in the First World War, and was on board the SS Mendi when the ship sank off the Isle of Wight in 1917, killing 616 South Africans. The majority of those who died were black labour force troops on their way to the front line in France.

Author and journalist Fred Khumalo is also the author of the novels 'Seven Steps to Heaven" AND "Bitches' Brew".
Kibinde (V.) BENEATH THE BLACK SUN OF CABINDA, a novel
127pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Stellenbosch, 2015. R250
First published in French in 2004 under the title "Au Soleil Noir du Cabinda". Translated into English by Vanessa Everson.

A novel set in Cabinda, an Angolan enclave surrounded by the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, at the time it was engaged in a violent struggle to secure its independence.

Virginie Kibinde was born in 1966 at Pointe-Noire in Congo-Brazzaville where her family had fled to escape the bloodshed in Cabinda. She studied literature and language in Brazzaville and in Grenoble. Currently she lives in France, near Grenoble.
Kilgore (J.) FREEDOM NEVER RESTS, a novel of democracy in South Africa
338 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R150
A novel about an unemployed ex-shop steward and his wife, a local councillor, which explores the roots of the recent service delivery protests in South Africa.

"This exciting read is true to life in countless ways, with 'water the new oil', with class apartheid smothering South African democracy, and with a world-leading protest rate now the logical outcome. If you want to understand the new grassroots politics here, I can't think of a better introduction that 'Freedom Never Rests.'" Patrick Bond, Director of the University of KwaZulu-Natal Centre for Civil Society

James Kilgore lived as a fugitive in South Africa from 1991 to 2002 under the name John Pape. In 2002 authorities extradited him to the USA where he served six and a half years in prison for his involvement in the Patty Hearst kidnapping. He is currently a research scholar at the Centre for African Studies at the University of Illinois. He is also the author of "We Are All Zimbabweans Now".
Kilgore (J.) WE ARE ALL ZIMBABWEANS NOW,
271 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R230
A first novel by James Kilgore, an American who lived as a fugitive in Zimbabwe and South Africa before being extradited to the United States where he served six and a half years in prison for his involvement in the Patty Hearst kidnapping. This novel, a political thriller, was witten during his incarceration.
King ADZ (pseudonym) MY MZANSI HEART,
229 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R225
A memoir that documents King Adz's travels around South Africa and his explorations of the youth and creative culture here. The book focuses on his encounters with different South African creative figures as well as his own personal history, including a drug-fueled time in the advertising industry, his family's experience of moving to South Africa, and his complex relationship with and love for the country.

"A book about food, music and style, but also a love song for a strange and wonderful country. King Adz came among us with open eyes and an open heart and saw all manner of marvels we've become blind to. Big ups to this foreigner for reminding us why we ought to love South Africa.' Rian Malan

King Adz is British by birth but he has been living in between the UK and South Africa since 1996. He is also the author of "The Urban Cookbook: creative recipes for the graffiti generation", "Street Knowledge: The A to Z of urban culture" and The Stuff You Can’t Bottle".
King-Aribisala (K.) THE HANGMAN'S GAME,
205 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2007) 2009. R130
A novel about a pregnant writer living in Nigeria under a tyrant known as Butcher Boy.

Karen King-Aribisala was born in Guyana and lives and works in Nigeria where she is the Professor of English at the University of Lagos. Her short story collection, "Our Wife and Other Stories" won the 1991 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book. "The Hangman's Game" won the 2008 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book in Africa.

Published in the Penguin African Writers series.
Kleinboer WERFSONDE,
238 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R180
A novel about an unconventional South African family living in Yeoville, Johannesburg.

Kleinboer was born in 1956 on the East Rand, and grew up in Johannesburg. In 2004 he was awarded the Jan Rabie Rapport Prize for his debut novel, "Kontrei".
Kotze (E.) DIEPSEE, 'n keur uit die verhale van E.Kotze, compiled by Suzette Kotzé-Myburgh
224 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R185
A selection of E.Kotz'e short stories from the collections "Halfkrone vir die Nagmaal", "Silt van die Aarde", "Halwe Hemel", "Waterwyfie en Ander Woestynverhale" and "Die WInd Staan Oos".

Kotze is also the author of "Toring se Baai" and "Hoogty".
Kotze (E.) SOETLOOP,
369pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R285
A novel set on South Africa’s West Coast in the early 20th century, about a young woman who grows up in poverty and works as a nanny before making a hasty marriage.

E.Kotze is also the author of "Hoogty"
Kotze (J.) THE RUNAWAY HORSES,
569pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2015. R265
First published in the UK in 2012. The book has been revised for this new South African edition.

A historical novel about two sets of cousins, one Boer, one British, who find themselves forced to take sides against each other during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902.

"The integration of fiction and non-fiction is masterful" Tim Couzens

Kruger (A.) DIE TWEE LEWENS VAN DIETER ONDRACEK,
366 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R185
An Afrikaans novel about a railway engineer who flees from Nazi Germany, changes his name and makes a new life for himself in South Africa. But his past catches up with him when an old SS colleague arrives.

"Die tydperk waarin die [verhaal] afspeel, en die spesifieke rol van diegene wat nie deel gevorm het van die geweldmasjienerie nie, is een wat sal sorg dat die roman wyd resoneer." Kerneels Breytenbach.

André Kruger is a bookseller and lives in Pretoria.
Kruger (J.) DIE DAG VAN DIE LORD,
303pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R180
An Afrikaans novel about a man seeking revenge on Lord Kitchener for what he and his family suffered during the Anglo-Boer War.

Advocate, academic and writer Johan Kruger's other publications include the novel, "Die Vloek" (2o12).
Krummeck (P.) ADAM & LUKE, two novellas
207 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R160
Two gay novellas, "Adam van Eden" and "According to Luke", by Peter Krummeck.

"As was the case with his exposé of the HIV/Aids pandemic, 'iVirgin Boy', these novellas are likely to ruffle a few feathers because they explore the wider spectrum of our God-given sexuality." Desmond Tutu

Playwright Peter Krummeck lectured at the University of Cape Town's Drama Department (1974-1976). In 1983 he founded Acts (African Community Theatre Service), which pioneered the use of drama as a tool of reconciliation. His one-man play, "Bonhoeffer", commemorated the first anniversary of 9/11 in Washington DC. His play "iVirgin Boy", about HIV/AIDS, was the winner in the drama category in the NLDTF/PANSA Festival of Contemporary Theatre Readings in 2005.
Kubuitsile (L.) IN THE SPIRIT OF MCPHINEAS LATA, and other stories
117 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R140
A collection of short stories by Lauri Kubuitsile.

Lauri Kubuitsile lives in Botswana. She has published books for children, teens and adults, and has twice been awarded the Golden Baobab Award for stories for children. Her novel, "Signed, Hopelessly in Love" (2011) was shortlisted for the MER Prize for Best Youth Novel. The title story of this collection was shortlisted for the 2011 Caine Prize.
Kubuitsile (L.) THE SCATTERING,
293pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R235
A historical novel set in Namibia and the Transvaal, South Africa, during the colonial wars of the early 1900s, about a friendship between two women: a young Herero mother who escapes the 1904 massacre and survives the death camps in Lüderitz, and a Boer woman and her children who've suffered the loss of their farm and the deprivations of a British concentration camp.

Lauri Kubuitsile lives in Botswana. She has published books for children, teens and adults, and has twice been awarded the Golden Baobab Award for stories for children. She is also the author of the short-story collection, "In the Spirit of McPhineas Lata and Other Stories".

L'Ange (J.) THE SEED THIEF,
320pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R230
A novel about a Cape Town botanist who travels to Brazil to collect rare seeds from a plant that could cure cancer.

Journalist and writer Jacqui L'Ange was born in Durban and currently lives in Cape Town. This is her first novel.
la Guma (A.) A COLOSSUS REVISITED, featuring 3 stories, A Walk in the Night, The Stone Country, Time of the Butcherbird
336pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2015. R400
Foreword by Albie Sachs. Introduction by Lindsay Johns.

Includes the essay, "Glimpses of my Marriage to Alex" by Blanche La Guma.

Writer Alex La Guma (1925-1985) was a leader of the South African Coloured People's Organisation (SACPO), a member of the South African Communist Party, and a defendant in the 1956 Treason Trial. He left South Africa for the UK in 1966 and spent the rest of his life in exile. He was chief representative of the African National Congress in the Caribbean and was living in Havanna when he died.
Langa (M.) THE LOST COLOURS OF THE CHAMELEON,
326 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2008) 2009. R175
Mandla Langa's satirical novel about politics in the developing world. This novel won the 2009 Regional Commonwealth Prize for Best Book in the African Region, and was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Award.

"Using the universal language of allegory, Mandla Langa portrays with a paradoxical combination of sensitivity and brutal honesty how power transforms the most benign and mild-mannered of us into despots. Here is a writer who re-imagines Africa, and indeed the world, in a refreshing and timeless mode of storytelling." Zakes Mda

Mandla Langa's other published works include "Tenderness of Blood" (1987), A Rainbow on a Paper Sky" (1989), "The Naked Song and Other Stories" (1997) and "The Memory of Stones" (2000).
Langa (M.) THE TEXTURE OF SHADOWS, a novel
370 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R240
A novel set in South Africa in 1989, about a group of People's Army soldiers who return home after years in Angola, believing the change they have been fighting for is about to become a reality.

"'The Texture of Shadows is an astonishingly brave book. It strips the South African freedom struggle of the usual sentimental pieties and pares it down to bare essentials: love, lies and lost illusions." Christopher Hope

A fascinating insight into the struggle that changed South Africa. Told by an insider, 'The Texture of Shadows' is by turns funny, serious, thought provoking and always engaging." Gillian Slovo, author of "An Honourable Defeat", "Every Secret Thing" and "Red Dust"

"A compassionate, at times shocking revelation. 'The Texture of Shadows' sheds light clearly on where history and literature intersect and overlap, and the diversity of their direct and indirect connections. Follow the individual destinies of Mandla Langa's characters as they move from home to exile and back to understand our fate and what our history dictates." Keorapetse Kgositsile, National Poet Laureate

Mandla Langa's other books include "The Memory of Stones" and "The Lost Colours of the Chameleon".
Latimer (A.) THE SPACE RACE,
204 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R180
A novel about an unmanned spaceship launched at a military airbase outside Upington.

Author and illustrator Alex Latimer has published a number of picture books, including "The South African Alphabet" and "From Aardvark to Zuma". He is also co-creator of the cartoon "The Western Nostril". This is his first novel. He is based in Cape Town.
Law-Viljoen (B.) THE PRINTMAKER,
267pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2016. R250
A novel about a reclusive printmaker and the mystery of his thousands of un-exhibited etchings and drawings.

"Law-Viljoen writes with a delicate touch about the paradoxes at the heart of image-making, the sorrows of lost love, and the dubious consolations of friendship. Her subtle, layered portrait of a reclusive printmaker reveals how art can both save the artist from the world and ruin it for him. The book is a joy to read." Ivan Vladislaviç

"Debut novels with the subtlety and confidence of "The Printmaker" are a great rarity. In this captivating book about art and artists, which is equally a story of mothers and sons, lost love, missed love, migration, and the inequalities of contemporary South African life, Bronwyn Law-Viljoen reveals herself as a writer of exceptional precision, psychological insight, and mesmerizing style." Patrick Flanery, author and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Reading

Bronwyn Law-Viljoen is a senior lecturer and Head of Creative Writing at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is also the editor and co-founder of Fourthwall Books, and a former editor of Art South Africa magazine. She taught writing and literature at New York University. "The Printmaker" is her first novel.
Lazarus (G.) PARADISE,
237 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R225
"Fast-paced and witty, 'Paradise' is both an uproarious comedy about lawlessness and a serious allegory about bondage. Greg Lazarus once again presents a cast of engaging, believable characters, not least of whom is the adorable klutz, Hershel Bloch." Finuala Dowling, author of "What Poets Need" and "Notes from the Dementia Ward"

"Laced with perfectly pitched black humour, 'Paradise' is populated with brilliantly drawn and unforgettable characters. I loved it." Sarah Lotz, author of "Tooth & Nailed" and "The Three"

Greg Lazarus is the pen name of husband-and-wife duo Greg Fried and Lisa Lazarus. Greg Fried is a philosopher at the University of Cape Town. Lisa Lazarus is a psychologist and freelance writer. The couple's previous books are a novel, "When in Broad Daylight I Open My Eyes" (2012), and a memoir, "The Book of Jacob" (2009).
Lazarus (G.) WHEN IN BROAD DAYLIGHT I OPEN MY EYES,
258 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R195
A novel about a psychologist who is forced to confront distrubing questions in the aftermath of her mother's sudden death.

Greg Lazarus is the pen name of husband-and-wife duo Greg Fried and Lisa Lazarus. Greg Fried is a philosopher at the University of Cape Town. Lisa Lazarus is a psychologist and freelance writer. They are also the authors of a memoir, "The Book of Jacob" (2009).
le Killian (M.) DUIWELS KLIP, vroualleen tussen delwers en diamante
232 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R160
An Afrikaans novel about a young woman who begins digging for diamonds to make ends meet. Based on the experiences of journalist Mika le Killian who was a diamond digger in the 1990s.
le Roux (J.) DIE ENGEL EN DIE BONT BEES,
489 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R240
An Afrikaans historical novel about illegal diamond mining, the Koranna, and Ntatisi, a Matabele chief who wore a diamond on her forehead and fearlessly led her soldiers into battle.

"Uit die metafore van ’n gesuurde brood en ’n rivier wat die oewers oorstyg, groei hier ’n wonderlik verbeeldingryke roman. Só word feite die klein begin van groot mites wat eweseer oortuig, diep verweef in Ou Afrika en die vele tonge van Afrikaans. Uitsoek-Le Roux." Jeanette Ferreira

Johnita le Roux's other novels include "Die Dagstêrwals", which won the ATKV Prize, and "Een vir die Wolfskof".
Leger (P.) SEAN, EDDIE AND ME,
291 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R180
A debut novel about a middle-aged salesman who returns to the mining town of his childhood to deal with a past trauma.

Paul Leger was born in the gold mining town of Virginia. This novel grew out of his studies for a Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Cape Town.
Leonard (F.) THE CHICKEN THIEF,
223 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R220
A political thriller about "a bright young man struggling to find his way is a southern African country wracked by political unrest and a crumbling economy." from the back cover

Fiona Leonard was born and grew up in Australia. She has worked as a diplomat, foreign and trade policy consultant and freelance writer and has travelled the world. Currently she lives in Ghana.
Leroux (E.) DIE EERSTE SIKLUS, Die Eerste Lewe van Colet, Hilaria, Die Mugu
432 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, . R350
Etienne Leroux's first three novels, "Die Eerste Lewe van Colet" (1955), "Hilaria" (1957) and "Die Mugu" (1959), published together in one volume.

Etienne Leroux (1922-1989) is also the author of "Sewe Dae by die Silbersteins", and " Magersfontein, O Magersfontein!".

Text in Afrikaans.
Liebenberg (L.) CRY BABY,
291 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R230
A novel about a mother's relationship with her young son.

Lauren Liebenberg is also the author of the novels, "The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam" and "The West Rand Jive Cats' Boxing Club". SHe lives in Johannesburg.
Lombard (J.) comp. DIE DING IN DIE RIETE,
196 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R220
A collection of Afrikaans short stories about snakes. Authors include Eugène Marais, Petra Müller, Minnie Postma, A.C.Jordan, Thomas Mofolo, Abraham de Vries, George Weideman, Pieter Grobbelaar, and Thomas Deacon.

Introduction by Antjie Krog.
Loots (D.) SPLIT,
348pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R240
An Afrikaans novel about a broken family, set in Johannesburg in the 1970s.

"'n Vars nuwe stem om oor opgewonde te raak." Marita van der Vyver

Debbie Loots is a writer and artist living in Cape Town. This is her first novel.
Lotz (S.) THE THREE,
472 pp., paperback, Rprpint, London, (2014) 2015. R175
A new novel by Sarah Lotz, author of "Tooth & Nailed".

"'The Three' is really wonderful, a mix of Michael Crichton and Shirley Jackson. Hard to put down and vastly entertaining." Stephen King

"Its reminiscent of Stephen King's 'Carrie' and 'The Three' comes preloaded with praise frm the master of horror himself. It deserves it: this high-concept thriller is a blast" Guardian

"A confident, assured and thought-provoking novel that derserves as wide an audience as possible." Independent
Louw (J.) KAROO DUSK,
240 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R200
A coming-of-age novel set in the Karoo, about a young man struggling to fit in to the small town where his father is the new police colonel and his mother is addicted to pills and wine.

Also available in Afrikaans.

Johan Vlok Louw is also the author of the novel, "Eric the Brave".
Louw (J.V.) ERIC THE BRAVE,
176 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R175
A debut novel about Eric, a national serviceman, stationed with his platoon at a remote base on the border between Namibia and Angola in 1983.

Johan Vlok Louw was born in Cape Town. He has worked in banking, underground in the gold mines, and as a salesman, manager, franchise owner, director and chairman. He lives in Gordon's Bay.
Low (M.) ASYLUM,
207pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R260
A novel about a man suffering from pulmonary nodulosis detained in a quarantine facility in the Great Karoo.

"A searing vision of an all-too-possible world, where moments of human grace and dreaming gleam all the brighter in confinement. With this richly imagined parable, Low emerges as a profound and wholly original voice." Henrietta Rose-Innes, author of "Green Lion" and "Nineveh"

Marcus Low lives in Cape Town. He previously worked as policy director at the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and now edits the public health magazine Spotlight. This is his first novel.
Maake (N.) LETTERS TO MY SISTER,
93pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012 . R130
Originally published in Sesotho. Translated into English by the author.

A novel set in Thokoza and Katlehong townships during the violent build-up to the 1994 elections.

Nhlanhla Maake was born in 1956 and grew up in Thokoza. He has won the Erns van Heerden Creative Writing Award, the MNET Book Prize and the African Heritage Literary Award.
Mackenzie (J.) SWITCH,
255 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R170
An erotic novel about a dominatrix.

Jassy Mackenzie's other books include the erotic novel, "Folly", and the thrillers, "Worst Case", "Pale Horses" and "Stolen Lives". She lives in Johannesburg.
Maenetsha (K.) TO THE BLACK WOMEN WE ALL KNEW,
176 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R180
A novel about four women living in Soweto.

Kholofelo Maenetsha was born in 1986 in Limpopo Province. Currently she lives in Pretoria. She has also published three romance novels under the pseudonym Kholo Matsha.
Magona (S.) BEAUTY'S GIFT,
174 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. OUT OF PRINT
A novel about how four women decide to take charge of their lives after a close friend dies of AIDS.

Sindiwe Mangona is also the author of two autobiographical books, "To My Children's Children" and "Forced to Grow", two collections of short stories, "Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night" and "Push-Push and Other Stories", and a novel, "Mother to Mother".
Magona (S.) CHASING THE TAILS OF MY FATHER'S CATTLE, a novel
307pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R250
A novel about a young girl growing up in a small rural village in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Sindiwe Mangona is also the author of two autobiographical books, "To My Children's Children" and "Forced to Grow", two collections of short stories, "Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night" and "Push-Push and Other Stories", and a novel, "Mother to Mother".
Magona (S.) MOTHER TO MOTHER,
308pp., paperback, New Edition, Cape Town, (1998) 2015. R110
A new school edition with introduction and notes by Gareth de Villiers.

This novel is based on the death of American Fulbright scholar Amy Biehl, killed by a group of young men in Guguletu, Cape Town, in August 1993. She died a few metres away from Sindiwe Magona's house, and one of the boys held responsible for the killing was Magona's neighbour's son. The novel takes the form of an epistle written by this boy's mother to Amy Biehl's mother.

Sindiwe Mangona is also the author of two autobiographical books, "To My Children's Children" and "Forced to Grow", two collections of short stories, "Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night" and "Push-Push and Other Stories" and the novel, "Beauty's Gift".
Magubeni (U.) NWELEZELANGA, the star child
131pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R195
The story of an albino girl who is thrown into the Umfolozi River at birth but survives, to eventually become a sangoma.

Unathi Magubeni is a writer, sangoma and trainee herbalist based in the Eastern Cape. He has also published a collection of poetry, "Food for Thought" (2003). "Nwelezelanga: star child" is his first novel.
Mahala (S.) AFRICAN DELIGHTS,
243 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R150
A debut collection of short stories by Siphiwo Mahala.

"If there is any measure of the confidence of South Africa's still-new democracy, despite its many political upheavals, it is to be found in literary testimony. The new talent of Siphiwo Mahala is confident in its portrayal of a self-referential African urban world. It does not self-justify; it does not seek to bring attention to itself as special, demanding attention; it does not ask to be understood. Yet it lays claim to all these and more through a pace, style of writing, and point of view that quietly, yet firmly win attention and then joy. It will outlive many of the social, political and economic dramas of the time." Njabulo Ndebele

"'African Delights' is a timely intervention in our literary life." Mandla Langa
Mahala (S.) WHEN A MAN CRIES,
162 pp., paperback, Reprint, Pietermaritzburg, (2007) 2012. R150
A novel about "a family man who is caught between his flourishing career as a teacher and municipal councillor in the township of Sekunjalo, and his overriding sexual interests." from the back cover

Siphiwo Mahala was born in Grahamstown. Currently he lives in Pretoria and works at the Department of Arts and Culture. "When a Man Cries" is his first novel.
Maharaj (I.) NAMASTE LIFE, a novel
196pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R220
A novel about twin sisters from Durban attending university together in the Eastern Cape.

Ishara Maharaj grew up in Durban. She now lives in Cape Town, where she works with young people. "Namaste Life" is her first novel.
Mahlangu (S.) PENUMBRA,
212 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R225
A novel about a young black graduate working for a large insurance company in Cape Town and his struggles with mental illness, drugs and charismatic Christianity.

Songeziwe Mahlangu was born in Alice in 1985. He currently lives in East London and works at a large accountancy firm. Penumbra is his first novel.
Makholwa (A.) THE 30TH CANDLE,
304 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2009) 2013. R140
A reprint of Angela Makholwa's novel about the escapades and sexual misadventures of a group of young women in the new South Africa.

Angela Makholwa is also the author of the crime novels, "Red Ink" and "Black Widow Society." She lives and works in Johannesburg.
Marais (E.N.) DIE BESTE VERHALE VAN EUGENE N. MARAIS, selected by Merwe Scholtz
256 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R195
A collection of short stories by writer, poet, journalist and naturalist Eugène Marais (1871-1936).

Text in Afrikaans.
Marais (E.N.) THE RAIN BULL, and other tales from the San
48 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2007. OUT OF PRINT
Translated from the Afrikaans by Jacques Coetzee.

Eugene Marais's re-telling of four San stories originally told to him by Outa Hendrik, a Bushman he knew. These four "dwaalstories", or wandering tales, were published for the first time in 1921.
Marechera (D.) BLACK SUNLIGHT,
134 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1980) 2009. OUT OF PRINT
The reprint of Dambudzo Marechera's cult stream-of-consciousness novel about a group of anarchists. It was banned in Zimbabwe in 1980 on charges of "Euromodernism" and challenging the concept of nation-building.

Zimbabwean author and poet Dambudzo Marechera (1952-1987) was known as the "'enfant terrible' of African literature". His other books include the "The House of Hunger: a novella and short stories", which won the Guardian First Book Award in 1979, the novel "The Black Insider", and "Cemetry of Mind: poems".

Published in the Penguin African Writers series.
Marechera (D.) THE BLACK INSIDER, complied and edited by Flora Veit-Wild
128pp., paperback, Reprint, Trenton, (1992) 1999. R260
Reprint of a collection of three short stories and two poems written while Dambudzo Marechera was living in England.

Zimbabwean author and poet Dambudzo Marechera (1952-1987) was known as the "'enfant terrible' of African literature". His other books include the "The House of Hunger: a novella and short stories", which won the Guardian First Book Award in 1979, the novel "Black Sunlight", and "Cemetery of Mind: poems".
Marnewick (C.) A SAILOR'S HONOUR,
270 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R190
A thriller about a South African man, now living in New Zealand and working as a policeman, whose daughter is kidnapped in Auckland and whose brother-in-law's wife is abducted in Durban.

Senior advocate Chris Marnewick, winner of the University of Johannesburg Prize and the K Sello Duiker Memorial Award, is also the author of "Shepherd's & Butchers" and "The Soldier Who Said No".
Martin (K.) & Zaba (M.) comps & eds QUEER AFRICA, new and collected fiction
214 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R200
An anthology of short stories that imagine what it means to be queer in Africa. The collection includes some previously published stories.

"'Queer Africa' is a collection of unapologetic, tangled, tender, funny, bruising and brilliant stories about the many ways in which we love each other on this continent...In these unafraid stories of intimacy, sweat, betrayal and restless confidences, we accompany characters into cafés, tattoo salons, the barest of bedrooms, coldly gleaming spaces into which the rich withdraw, unlit streets, and their own deepest interiors." Gabeba Baderoon, author of "The Dream in the Next Body" and "A Hundred Silences"
Mashigo (M.) THE YEARNING,
187pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R260
A novel about a young woman torn between her life as a marketing executive at a Cape wine farm and her childhood in Soweto. Torn between the pain of the past and her hopes for the future, she embarks on a journey similar to the one that her dead father took when he heeded an ancestral calling to become a traditional healer.

“A bewitching addition to the current South African literary boom. Mohale Mashigo tells her story with charming lucidity, disarming characterisation, subversive wisdom and subtle humour.” Zakes Mda

Mohale Mashigo was born in Soweto in 1983. She is a storyteller and singer/songwriter known as Black Porcelain. "The Yearning" is her first novel.
Mason (R.) WHO KILLED PIET BAROL?,
369pp., paperback, London, 2016. R310
A novel set in Cape Town at the beginning of the First World War. Piet Barol, the character from Richard Mason's "History of a Pleasure Seeker," and his wife have posed as French aristocrats, and are now nearly bankrupt. Piet travels to a remote spirit-filled forest in search of a mythical ‘furniture tree’ with which to save their furniture business, guided by two servants whose Xhosa tribe resides deep in the forest.

Richard Mason was born in South Africa in 1978 and raised in Britian. His first novel, "The Drowning People" won Italy's Cavour Prize. His other novels are "Us", "The Lighted Rooms" and "The History of a Pleasure Seeker".
Matlwa (K.) PERIOD PAIN, a novel
157pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R195
A novel by Kopano Matlwa, author of "Coconut" and "Spilt Milk".

"Period Pain's greatest strength is that it is utterly compelling. By turns morbid, ironic, funny, irreverent and angry, Masechaba is someone we care about, and her epxeriences and perceptions are acute and engaging. Her narrative provides vivid insights into contemporary South Africa - from the under-resourced state hospitals, corruption and graft, to its racial tensions and prejudices against foreigners." Professor Craig MacKenzie, University of Johannesburg
Matlwa (K.) SPILT MILK,
195 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R125
A new novel by Kopano Matlwa, which explores the relationship between a school principal, Mohumagadi, and a disgraced preacher, Father Bill, at an elite school for talented black children. Her bestselling debut novel, "Coconut", won the European Union Literary Award.
Matseke (L.) QUEEN B.E.E,
130pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2015. R210
A novel about an abused "black diamond" wife, married to a wealthy Johannesburg businessman.

Lebogang Neo Matseke was born in 1983. This is her first novel.
Matthee (D.) PIETERNELLA, DAUGHTER OF EVA,
551 pp., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R190
This novel was first published in Afrikaans as "Pieternella van die Kaap" in 2000. Translated into English by Malcolm Hacksley.

Pieternella was the daugher of Eva, one of the first interpreters and intermediaries between her Goringhaicona tribe and the Dutch. Pieternella's father was Pieter van Meerhoof, the Company surgeon.

Award-winning author Dalene Matthee was posthumously honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the South African Department of Arts and Culture in 2007. She died in 2005. Her books have been translated into 14 languages. Her other novels include "Fiela's Child", "Circles in a Forest", "Dreamforest" and "Driftwood".
McVeigh (J.) THE FEVER TREE,
345 pp., paperback, London, 2012. R195
A historical novel set in South Africa during the 1880s, mainly around the diamond mines of Kimberley.

Jennifer McVeigh was born in 1980 in London. This is her first novel.
Mda (Z.) BLACK DIAMOND,
207 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R190
A new novel about life in contemporary Gauteng.

"Zakes Mda may have a more central place in South Africa's literary and political life than any other novelist today." The New York Times Magazine

Writer, painter, composer, film maker and playwright Zakes Mda's previous novels include "Ways of Dying", "Cion", "Whale Caller", "Madonna of Excelsior" and "Heart of Redness".
Mda (Z.) LITTLE SUNS,
269pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2015. R240
A novel based on true events surrounding the death of Hamilton Hope, a British colonial magistrate stationed at Qumbu in the Eastern Cape, during a rebellion by the Mpondomise people.

South African playwright and novelist Zakes Mda is also a musician, film maker and beekeeper. He is a professor of creative writing at Ohio University. His novels include "Ways of Dying" (M-Net Book Prize), "Heart of Redness" (Commonwealth Writers' Prize), "Cion", and "Black Diamond". His plays include "We Shall Sing for the Fatherland" and "The Hill' (Amstel Playwright of the Year Award). He has also published an autobiography, short stories, poetry and literary criticism.
Mda (Z.) RACHEL'S BLUE,
195 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R225
In his new novel, set in the USA, Zakes Mda explores what happens when a rapist fights for parenting rights over a rape-conceived child. A young woman's rape, and her legal battle to keep the child, sets members of the close-knit, poverty-stricken community of Jensen Township, Athens County, Ohio, against each other.

Zakes Mda's other writings include the novels "Cion", "Ways of Dying" (M-Net Book Prize), and "Heart of Redness" (Commonwealth Writers Prize), the plays, "We Shall Sing for the Fatherland" and "The Hill" (Amstel Playwright of the Year Award), and a memoir, "Sometimes There is a Void".. He teaches creative writing at Ohio University.

Mda (Z.) THE HEART OF REDNESS,
320 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2000) 2012. R155
South African playwright and novelist Zakes Mda is also a musician, film maker, painter, academic and beekeeper. "The Heart of Redness" won the Sunday Times Fiction Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. His other novels include "Ways of Dying" (M-Net Book Prize), Cion", and "Black Diamond". His plays include "We Shall Sing for the Fatherland" and "The Hill" (Amstel Playwright of the Year Award). He has also published short stories, poetry and literary criticism.
Mda (Z.) THE MADONNA OF EXCELSIOR,
268 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2002) 2012. R155
South African playwright and novelist Zakes Mda is also a musician, film maker, painter, academic and beekeeper. His other novels include "Ways of Dying" (M-Net Book Prize), "Heart of Redness" (Sunday Times Fiction Award and Commonwealth Writers' Prize), "Cion", and "Black Diamond". His plays include "We Shall Sing for the Fatherland" and "The Hill" (Amstel Playwright of the Year Award). He has also published short stories, poetry and literary criticism.
Mda (Z.) THE SCULPTORS OF MAPUNGUBWE,
227 pp., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Cape Town, 2013. R245
First published in the U.K.

A novel, set in the mythical kingdom of Mapungubwe, about the rivalry between two brothers, sons of the royal sculptor.

Zakes Mda is also the author of the novels "Black Diamond", "Ways of Dying" (M-Net Book Prize), and "Heart of Redness" (Commonwealth Writers Prize), the plays, "We Shall Sing for the Fatherland" and "The Hill" (Amstel Playwright of the Year Award), and a memoir, "Sometimes There is a Void". He teaches creative writing at Ohio University.
Mda (Z.) THE WHALE CALLER,
298 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2005) 2012. R165
South African playwright and novelist Zakes Mda is also a musician, film maker, painter, academic and beekeeper. His other novels include "The Heart of Redness" (Sunday Times Fiction Award and Commonwealth Writers' Prize), "Ways of Dying" (M-Net Book Prize), Cion", and "Black Diamond". His plays include "We Shall Sing for the Fatherland" and "The Hill" (Amstel Playwright of the Year Award). He has also published short stories, poetry and literary criticism.
Mda (Z.) WAYS OF DYING,
212 pp., paperback, Cape Town, (1995) 2012. R155
South African playwright and novelist Zakes Mda is also a musician, film maker, painter, academic and beekeeper. "Ways of Dying" won the M-Net Book Prize. His other novels include "The Heart of Redness" (Sunday Times Fiction Award and Commonwealth Writers' Prize), Cion", and "Black Diamond". His plays include "We Shall Sing for the Fatherland" and "The Hill" (Amstel Playwright of the Year Award). He has also published short stories, poetry and literary criticism.
Meeran (Z.) SARACEN AT THE GATES,
360 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R180
Winner of the 2008/2009 European Union Literary Award. Shortlisted for the 2010 Sunday Times Fiction Prize.

Zinaid Meeran's debut novel "gives a glimpse into the world of Zakira, queen of the curry mafia, and her friends who play nice Muslim girls by day and pill-popping clubbers at night. Carefully balancing hilarity, romance and poignancy, Meeran paints a convincing portrait of a world of fluid identities, rigid customs, crazy lesbian punks and sex-slave traders. A fast-moving, wholly modern romp of a novel" Tymon Smith in the Sunday Times

Filmmaker Zinaid Meeran was born in Pietermaritzburg in the 1970s. He now lives in Cape Town.
Meeran (Z.) TANUKI ICHIBAN,
362 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R150
A new novel by Zinaid Meeran, author of "Saracen at the Gates", which won the 2009 EU Literary Award.
Meersman (B.) FIVE LIVES AT NOON,
328 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R190
A political novel set in South Africa from the release of Nelson Mandela in 1990 to the first democratic elections in 1994.

South African writer Brent Meersman is also the author of the novels "Primary Coloured" and "Reports Before Daybreak" and the poetry collection, "Ophelia and the Poet". He writes regularly for the Mail & Guardian newspaper.
Meersman (B.) REPORTS BEFORE DAYBREAK,
345 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R195
A novel about three young South Africans' experiences of the struggle for democracy in South Africa during the 1980s.

Theatre critic, restaurant reviewer and travel writer Brent Meersman is also the author of the novel "Primary Coloured", published in 2007.
Merrington (P.) THE ZOMBIE AND THE MOON, more tales from the shaman's record
303 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R150
A new novel about urban shaman Malibongwe Ngingingini and his apprentice, Anna Persens, on a quest to heal their land of a zombie's curse, by Peter Merrington, author of "Zebra Crossings: tales from the shaman's record" (2008).

Includes an interview with the author.

Peter Merrington is a literary historian, poet and honorary Humanities professor at the University of the Western Cape. He has twice been awarded the Thomas Pringle Award by the English Academy of Southern Africa.
Meyer (D.) COBRA,
344 pp., map, paperback, London, 2014. R300
Originally published in Afrikaans in 2013 as "Kobra". Translated into English by K.L.Seegers.

A new Benny Griessel thriller about the murder of a British citizen on a Franschoek wine farm.

Deon Meyer is also the author of "Dead Before Dying", "Dead at Daybreak", "Heart of the Hunter", "Devil's Peak", "Blood Safari", "Thirteen Hours", "Trackers" and "7 Days".
Meyer (D.) DIE BALLADE VAN ROBBIE DE WEE, en ander verhale
336pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R265
These short stories originally appeared in Huisgenoot, Sarie and Rooi Rose magazines.

Deon Meyer is also the author of "Spoor", "13 Uur", "7 Dae", "Kobra", "Ikarus" and "Infanta".
Meyer (N.) WEB,
333pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R250
An Afrikaans novel set in Stellenbosch during the student protests.

Naomi Meyer lives in Stellenbosch, where she works as LitNet’s content editor. "Web" is her debut novel for adults. She published a novel for young adults, "Ruik Jy die Filmster", in 2006.
Mgqolozana A MAN WHO IS NOT A MAN,
188 pp., paperback, Pietermartizburg, 2009. R160
Thando Mqgqolozana's first novel, which recounts the personal trauma of a young Xhosa initiate after a traditional circumcision goes wrong.
Mgqolozana (T.) HEAR ME ALONE,
131 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R180
A new novel by Thando Mgqolozana, author of "A Man Who is Not a Man".

"In Thando Mgqolozana's Nazareth, truth, justice and reproductive rights fall prey to orthodoxy. 'Hear me Alone' is a startling, visceral challenge to the original Chistology - this unusual, often funny novel is 'the good news'." Maureen Isaacson, Sunday Independent

"A daring, highly original alternative to the fable of virgin birth." Nadine Gordimer

"When I read Mgqolozana's first novel, 'A Man Who is Not a Man', the world shifted. In 'Hear Me Alone', the world that changes in bigger. Here he invites us to journey spiritually, intellectually, politically. If you read one book this decade, read this one." Pumla Gqola, Associate Professor, School of Literature and Language Studies, Wits University
Mgqolozana (T.) UNIMPORTANCE,
146 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R195
A novel about twelve hours in the life of Zizi, a university student and SRC presidential candidate, and his struggle to balance his public image with his private life.

Thando Mgqolozana is also the author of "A Man Who is Not a Man" and "Hear Me Alone"

Mhlongo (N.) AFFLUENZA,
190pp., paperback, 2016, Cape Town. R240
A collection of short stories by Niq Mhlongo, author of "Dog Eat Dog", "After Tears" and "Way Back Home".
Mhlongo (N.) AFTER TEARS,
226 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2007) 2013. R235
A reprint of Niq Mhongo's novel about a young man who, having failed his law studies at the University of Cape Town, has gone home to Soweto and is afraid to tell his family and friends the truth.

"Niq Mhlingo is one of the most high-spirited and irreverent new voices of South Africa's post-apartheid literary scene." New York Times

"'After Tears' has all the ingredients of a rollicking read; humour, colourful characters and sobering, social relevance." Fred Khumalo, Sunday Times

Niq Mhlongo is also the author of the novels "Dog Eat Dog" and "Way Back Home".
Mhlongo (N.) DOG EAT DOG,
263 pp., paperback, Second Edition, Cape Town, (2004) 2013. R215
A reprint of Niq Mhlongo's novel set in 1994 Johannesburg, about a young man from Soweto at risk of being thrown out of university.

"It makes a wonderful change to read a novel in a setting that I as a black South African can identify with, looking at the struggles that many of us have faced and overcome" Sipokazi Mapoza, Cape Argus

"Mhlongo's work is witty and clever, and has no pretensions about being a new work for a new democracy - it simply is. A tale that emerges from the heart of his disconsolate being, it reverberates." Maureen Isaacson, Sunday Independent

"At times, the book smacks of a sort-of South African TV soap, thick with sexual drama and social ambition served up over chatty debates about race, music, hooking-up, and the ANC...Here is a full-throated romp through Soweto and Johannesburg today, with kwaito music blaring, a mélange of African languages floating through the air, and a toxic mix of promise and disappointment infecting everything...Clearly, Dingz’s circle has grown weary of talk of the struggle and its transcendent language. Their sights are set on more immediate concerns, like their own graduation and success. Is it too soon to start talking of a South African “Me” generation? And could Mhlongo become one of its leading voices, too?" Anderson Tepper

Niq Mhlongo's second novel, "After Tears", was published in 2011.



Mhlongo (N.) WAY BACK HOME,
208 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R210
A novel about an ex-freedom fighter living a life of wealth and privilege in the new South Africa who is haunted by the past.

Niq Mhlongo is also author of the novels "Dog Eat Dog" and "After Tears".
Miles (J.) OP 'N DAG 'N HOND,
253pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R290
A novel about a man's life-changing encounter with a dog.

Johannes Daniel (John) Miles was born in 1938 in Port Elizabeth. He was a lecturer in the Department of Afrikaans and Nederlands at the University of the Witwatersrand. Since his retirement in 1998 he has lived on a farm near Nieuwoudtville. His novel "Kroniek Uit die Doofpot" (1991) was awarded the M-Net, CNA and Helgaard Steyn Prizes. In 1997 it was translated into English as "Deafening Silence". His other novels include "Voetstoots" and "Die Buiteveld".
Miller (A.) DUB STEPS,
366pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R245
A science fiction novel set in Johannesburg about a handful of human survivors in a suddenly de-populated world. This novel won the 2015 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award (previously the European Union Literary Award).

Andrew Miller is a Johannesburg-based freelance writer, public speaker and performance poet.
Miller (K.) SISTER MOON,
214 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R190
A novel about a woman's relationship with her aging father who suffers from dementia, and the guilty secret they share.

Kirsten Miller is also the author of a novel, "All Is Fish", a work of non-fiction, "Children on the Bridge", and a book for children, "A Time for Faeries".
Mngxitama (A.) FOOLS OF MELVILLE,
90 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R150
A self-published novel about the challenges facing the black middle class post-1994.

Andile Mngxitama is a doctoral student at the University of the Witwatersrand, an activist in the South African Landless People's Movement and a columnist for City Press. He was National President of the Azanian Students Movement, and co-edited the book, "Biko Lives! Contesting the legacies of Steve Biko". He publishes his essays in the series of pamphlets, "New Frank Talk".
Moele (K.) THE BOOK OF THE DEAD,
165 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R220
A new novel by Kgebetli Moele, author of "Room 207," published in 2006. "Room 207" was short-listed for the 2007 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for the Best First Book in Africa and was joint winner of both the Herman Charles Bosman Prize and the University of Johannesburg Debut Fiction Prize.

This novel is shortlisted for the 2010 Sunday Times Fiction Prize.

Kgebetli Moele was born in Polokwane and raised on a family farm. He lives and works in Tshwane (Pretoria).
Moele (K.) UNTITLED,
210 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R225
A novel told from the perspective of a seventeen year-old girl who dreams of going to Oxford to study and is struggling to escape the poverty she is born into.

Kgebetli Moele was born in Polokwane. His first novel, "Room 207", won the Herman Charles Bosman Prize for English Literature and the University of Johannesburg Debut Fiction Prize in 2007. His next novel, "The Book of the Dead", won the 2010 K Sello Duiker Memorial Award. He lives in Tshwane.
Moffett (H.) & Awerbuck (D.) STRAY, an anthology of animal stories and poems
223 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R200
Authors include Gabeba Baderoon, Robert Berold, Mike Cope, Gail Dendy, Isobel Dixon, Finuala Dowling, Justin Fox, Damon Galgut, Michiel Heyns, Jenny Hobbs, Rustum Kozain, Sarah Lotz, Sindiwe Magona, Niq Mhlongo, Ivan Vladislaviḉ, Zukiswa Wanner and Makhosazana Xaba.
Mofolo (T.) CHAKA,
244pp., paperback, New Edition, Cape Town , (1931) 2015. R230
A reprint of Daniel Kunene's 1981 English translation of Thomas Mofolo's Sesotho novel about the Zulu warrior king Shaka.

With a new foreword by Wamuwi Mbao.
Mofolo (T.) PITSENG, the search for true love, a translation of Thomas Mofolo's classic novel by Daniel P.Kunene
195 pp., paperback, Morija, 2013. R95
First published in SeSotho as "Pitseng". It appeared in serial form in "Leselinyaya" newspaper between January 1909 and March 1910, after which it was published as a book.

Thomas Mofolo (1876-1948) was encouraged to write by the missionaries at Morija Book Depot where he worked as a teacher. The success of his first novel, "Moeti oa Bochebela" (The Traveller of the East, 1907), prompted other teachers to write fiction, launching the first literary movement in sub-Saharan Africa. "Pitseng" is his second novel.

Daniel Kunene is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has also published a biographical and literary study of Thomas Mofolo, and a translation of his first novel, "Chaka".
Mohlele (N.) PLEASURE,
182pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R260
A novel about a man who writes about pleasure as it is both experienced and imagined. Set in wartime Europe and Cape Town, South Africa.

Nthikeng Mohlele was raised in Limpopo and Tembisa township. He is also the author of the novels "The Scent of Bliss", "Small Things" and "Rusty Bell". He lives in Johannesburg.
Mohlele (N.) RUSTY BELL,
162 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R185
A novel about a respected South African corporate lawyer by Nthikeng Mohlele, author of "The Scent of Bliss" (2008) and "Small Things" (2013).
Mohlele (N.) SMALL THINGS,
108 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2013. R160
A novel about a man living on the streets of Johannesburg with a trumpet and a stray dog for company, and his obsessive love for the elusive Desiree.

"Behind this story of love, music and the eternal quest, lies an artistic sensibility as generous as it is complex. The prose is rich in texture, the final effect melancholy and comic in equal proportions." J.M.Coetzee

Nthikeng Mohlele lives and works in Johannesburg. His first novel, "The Scent of Bliss", was published in 2008.
Molefhe (W.) GO TELL THE SUN,
121 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R135
A collection of short stories.

"Wame Molefhe's stories have a gentle, unassuming yet intimate and captivating feel to them. Set in Botswana, the stories trace the lives of characters whose paths cross and re-cross each others', some times in and through love, at other times through tragedy. And through then the author brings to bear a women's perspective on the societal mores in which sexual abuse, homophobia and AIDS, among others, flourish and spread. The social content and views are never proclaimed as a loud agenda; instead, it forms a 'natural' backdrop to the lives of the characters" Rustum Kozain
Momplé (L.) NEIGHBOURS, the story of a murder
130 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2001) 2009. R130
Translated from the Portuguese by Richard Bartlett and Isaura Oliveira.

"'Neighbours' was written out of my horror at the way countries can abuse other's sovereignty for their own ends and with impunity. Like many Mozambicans, I lived through decades when South Africa did as it pleased in Mozambique in order to protect the interests of the apartheid regime. During this period many Mozambicans were killed or had their lives destroyed." Lilia Momplé, from her preface to the novel

Published in the Penguin African Writers series.
Moodley (P.) THE TIES THAT BIND,
204 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R195
A novel about a friendship between three women, and the secret they share.

Prabashini Moodley was born in Pietermaritzburg. She is the author of three previous novels: "The Heart Knows No Colour", "A Scent So Sweet" and "Follow Your Heart."
Moolman (N.) THE BOER WHORE, O.H.M.S. valuable commodity - handle with care
248 pp., illus., paperback, Vanderbijlpark, 2012. OUT OF PRINT
A novel about a woman called Susan Nell, an inmate of the Winburg concentration camp during the Anglo-Boer War, who is raped and abused by British soldiers. She later trains as a psychiatrist in Holland, works with traumatised WWI soldiers and helps rehabilitate victims of WWII in Thailand.

Author Nico Moolman based his story on a reported eyewitness account about a rape in the Winburg concentration camp, which he combined with stories told by his wife's grandmother, who was also an inmate of this concentration camp.
Morgan (A.) SLEEPER'S WAKE,
180 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R190
A novel about a man recovering from a car accident that killed his wife and daughter.

"Not in very long time have I read something that gripped me so intensely." André Brink

This novel won the Paris Review's Plimpton Prize for Fiction in 2009.

Alistair Morgan was born in Johannesburg in 1971. This is his first novel.
Morgan (A.) THE LAND WITHIN,
155 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R170
A novel about a man whose return to the Karoo farm where he grew up forces him to revisit a tragedy in which he was implicated and face how this event has shaped his adult life.

Alistair Morgan was born in Johannesburg in 1971. In 2009 he became the first non-American to win the Plimpton Prize for Fiction for his short stories, "Icebergs" and "Departure" . His debut novel, "Sleeper's Wake" (2009) won the SALA 2010 First-Time Published Author Award. He lives in Cape Town.
Morgan (J.) & Madini (S.) WHITE PAPER WHITE INK,
176 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R195
A novel about two men in Piketberg prison, neither of them gangsters, who are drawn into a project to publish the secret gang code for the first time.

"An extraordinary story of a street poet behind prison walls with a knife in his shoe. This book made me want to tear down every prison wall in this country." Don Pinnock, author of "The Brotherhoods: street gangs in Cape Town" and "Gangs, Rituals and Rites od Passage"

"An utterly compelling, poignant and surprising telling of South Africa's history, gangs and prison life." Kate Sidley

Jonathan Morgan has worked as a teacher, community vegetable gardener, clinical psychologist and, most recently, as a writer and editor of psychosocial materials for REPSSI (Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative). He lives in Cape Town.
Sipho Madini is the central character in the book, "Finding Mr Madini", directed by Jonathan Morgan. He works as a non-metal welder in Vereeniging.
Morse (E.) WHITE DOG FELL FROM THE SKY,
354 pp., paperback, London, 2013. R200
A novel set in Botswana about a South African man forced to flee his country and the friendship that develops between him and the American woman who employs him as a gardener.

"Magic, friendship, the tragedy of apartheid and the triumph of loyalty are recounted in poetic, powerful prose by this unconventional and intelligent writer. Shattering and uplifting." Kuki Gallmann, author of "I Dreamed of Africa"

"Elinor Morse's story is emotionally riveting, heartbreaking, and at times unbearable, while simultaneously embracing hope, insight, and a sense of perpetual mystery" New York Journal of Books

Elinor Morse spent a number of years living in Botswana in the 1970s. She currently works as an adjunct faculty member with Spalding University's MFA writing programme in Louisville, Kentucky. She lives on Peaks Island, Maine.
Mose (B.) & Somdaka (M.) MAKUVINGCWE IIMFANTA,
138 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R195
A selection of short stories in Xhosa.
Motana (N.) HAMBA SUGAR DADDY,
208pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R225
A novel set in a black South African township, about an 18-year-old 'born-free' who has to decide whether to follow her head or her heart.

Nape 'a Motana is also the author of "Fanie Fourie's Lobola". He lives in Pretoria.
Motana (N.) SON-IN-LAW OF THE BOERE,
301 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R180
A novel about a love affair between a black man and a white Afrikaner woman.

"Nape'a Motana tackles the issues head-on and shows how racial prejudice and cultural differences in both communities affect this relationship. The extremes of both Afrikaner and African nationalism are shown to be resistant to transformation, both harking back to a world that has gone." Jane Rosenthal, Mail & Guardian

"If stories can break down walls between cultures, this one is a sledgehammer" Marita van der Vyver

Nape'a Motana is also the author of the novel "Fanie Fourie's Lobola", the play "The Honeymoon is Over", and "Sepedi Proverbs". He lives in Pretoria.
Mukwevho (T.) THE VIOLENT GESTURES OF LIFE,
165 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R160
A novel about a fourteen year old boy who is found guilty of robbery and assault and sent to Qalakabusha, a child and youth development centre in Mpumalanga.

Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho is a writer, poet and freelance journalist in Limpopo Province, South Africa. He is also the author of the short story collection, "A Traumatic Revenge".
Mulgrew (N.) STATIONS, stories
186pp., paperback, Caoe Town, 2016. R180
A collections of short stories by Nick Mulgrew.

Nick Mulgrew was born in Durban in 1990. Raised in uMhlanga and Auckland, New Zealand, he now lives in Cape Town. He has published a collection of poetry, "the myth of this is that we're all in this together" and co-edited (with Karina Szczurek) the collection, "Water: new short fiction from Africa".
Mulgrew (N.) & Szczurek (K.) eds. WATER, new short fiction from Africa, Short Story Day Africa 2015
301pp., paperback, (Cape Town), 2015. R200
Twenty-one short stories on the theme of water selected for publication by Short Story Day Africa 2015. The winning entry is "The Worme Bridge" by Cat Hellisen (South Africa). Second place went to Alex Latimer (South Africa) for "A Fierce Symmetry" and third place went to Mark Winkler (South Africa) for "Ink".
Muller (S.) NAGMUSIEK, 3 volumes
221 + 142 + 521pp., (li + 832pp. continuous pagination), b/w & colour illus.(some folding, some loosly inserted), stiff card covers, hardback and a 32pp. musical score in pocket at the back of vol. III, slipcase, Johannesburg, 2014. R970
Stephanus Muller's "book is both a scholarly study of the Afrikaans composer Arnold van Wyk and a work of fiction in which the author/biographer - who is and is not Stephanus Muller - highjacks his own literary undertaking. It is an extraordinary meditation on the art of biography, on South African classical music under the apartheid regime, and on the complicated retalionship between life and fiction".

Vol. I: Katalogus en werklys van musiek 1925-1983; Vol. II: Eindnotas, Bladwyser (algemeen), Bladwyser (Van Wyk werke); Vol. III: [Biography/novel]. Text in English and Afrikaans

Stephanus Muller teaches musicology at the University of Stellenbosch, where he is also the founder and head of the Documentation Centre for Music (DOMUS). He is the co-editor of "A Composer in Africa: essays on the life and work of Stefans Grové" and "Gender and Sexuality in South African Music".
Murray (S-A.) SMALL MOVING PARTS,
408 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R225
A debut novel set in Durban in the 1960s by Sally-Ann Murray. This novel is shortlisted for the 2010 Sunday Times Fiction Prize.

Sally-Ann Murray was born in Durban in 1961. She is an Associate Professor of English at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is the also the author of two volumes of poetry, "Shifting" (1992), which won the Sanlam Award and the Arthur Nortje/Vita Award, and "open season" (2006).
Mutch (B.) THE GIRL FROM SIMON'S BAY,
413pp., paperback, London, 2017. R290
A wartime romance, set in Simon's Town during World War II.

Barbara Mutch is also the author of "The Housemaid's Daughter".
Mzobe (S.) YOUNG BLOOD,
228 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R230
A debut novel by journalist Sifiso Mzobe about a teenager who drops out of school and joins a car hijacking gang.
Nataniël 150 STORIES,
517 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R250
A collection of stories from six of Nataniël's previous publications, as well as ten new stories.

In English and Afrikaans.

Musician, writer and cook Nataniël is one of South Africa's most popular Afrikaans entertainers.
Naudé (S.) THE ALPHABET OF BIRDS,
237 pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2014. R200
A collection of short stories, first published in Afrikaans. The Afrikaans edition was awarded the University of Johannesburg Debut Prize and the Jan Rabie Rapport Prize.

"Cool, intelligent, unsettling and deeply felt, Naudé's voice is something new in South African writing." Damon Galgut, from his introduction

"Naudé writes compellingly about South Africa and its dilemmas, but he is equally at home in many other places, in Hanoi, Phoenix, London, Tokyo. His characters are restless, drifting between cultures and languages, the farm and the city, the difficult present and the vanished past...This is fiction attuned to the 'borderless world' inhabited by the 'lapsed South Africans' of the post-apartheid era. Naudé's debut was acclaimed in the Afrikaans literary world, marking the arrival of a questioning, cosmopolitan writer. This English translation will bring him the wider readership he deserves." Ivan Vladislaviḉ

"For the discerning reader the substantial stories in this collection provide a feast of rare originality and revelatory power. In exquisitely honed classical prose and with acute psychological insight Naudé shows how the social forces of our times bear upon the private lives of individuals. He is one of those rare South African writers who can subtly balance a relentless investigation of contemporary political conditions with an informed interest in the shape of mourning and desire in his characters." Marlene van Niekerk

SJ Naudé studied law at the University of Pretoria as well as at Cambridge and Columbia. Having worked in New York and London for many years he currently lives in Cape Town. In 2013 he was awarded the Jan Rabie and Marjorie Wallace Writing Scholarship.
Naudé (T.) DANCE OF THE RAIN,
156 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R130
A first novel by Tom Naudé about a man returing to South Africa after more than fifty years in search of his lost childhood.

Introduction by Kole Omotoso.
Ndebele (N. S.) THE CRY OF WINNIE MANDELA, a novel
296 pp., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (2003) 2013. R155
This revised edition of Njabulo Ndebele's novel, first released in 2003, includes an introduction by the author as well as articles on the novel by Dorothy Driver, Antjie Krog, David Medalie, and Sam Raditlhalo.

"Its subject is the 'women who waited', hundreds of thousands of South Africans separated interminably from their men by the migrant labour system, political exile, activism and imprisonment, or by their partners' fecklessness. This "absence without duration" is explored through four women and their imagined conversations with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the 'most unmarried married woman' and for 27 years the public embodiment of waiting wives. The frame is Homer's Penelope, eternal symbol of the constant wife but a 'thing without agency', trapped in a social law created by men that demands an inhuman fidelity." Maya Jaggie, The Guardian.

"'The Cry of Winnie Mandela' transgresses the borders between fact and fiction, fusing aspects of the novel, biography, and essay. It is a beautiful book, the writing lucid and quietly passionate, a work of deep intelligence." Chris Dunton, Mail & Guardian.

Njabulo Ndebele was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town. He is the author of the novel "Fools and Other Stories", which won the Noma Award in 1983. He recently became President of the AAU and Chair of the Southern African Regional Universities Association.
Nell (J.) SONDAG OP 'N VOËLPLAAS,
255 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R220
A debut novel about a man who returns to the farm of his childhood.

In Afrikaans.
Ngugi wa Thiong'o WEEP NOT, CHILD,
149 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1964) 2009. R165
The reprint of Ngugi wa Thiongo's novel about the effects of the Mau Mau war in Kenya on the lives of two bothers and their family.

Ngugi wa Thiongo is Director of the International Center of Writing and Translation at the University of California, Irvine. His other works include "A Grain of Wheat" (1967), "Decolonising the Mind: the politics of language in African literature" (1986) and the satire"Matigari" (!987).
Nicholson (C.) NO SACRED COWS,
248 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R200
A debut collection of short stories written over a period of twenty years.

Christopher Nicholson was born and still lives in KwaZulu-Natal. A human rights lawyer, he was appointed a High Court Judge in 1995. His other books include "Permanent Removal: who killed the Cradock Four?" and "Papwa Sewgolum: from pariah to legend".
Nick (P.) DEATH BY CARBS,
185pp., paperback, No Place, 2015. R150
A humorous whodunnit about an investigation into the murder of diet guru Tim Noakes.

Paige Nick is also the author of "This Way Up" and "Pens Behaving Badly".

Nixon (D.A.) ONE GREEN BOTTLE, a novel, inspired by a true story
283 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R220
A novel about a woman's experience of mental illness.

Debrah Anne Nixon was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, in 1965. Currently she lives in Eshowe in KwaZulu-Natal.
Ntshanga (M.) THE REACTIVE,
198 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R180
A novel about three friends who sell illegal pharmaceuticals in Cape Town.

"In sentences which swing like nobody else's in South Africa, Masande Mtshanga sets out on a thrilling new expedition of writerly daring" Imraan Coovadia

Masande Ntshanga is the winner of the 2013 PEN International New Voices Award. He was born in East London in 1986. After completing a Masters in Creative Writing under the Mellon Foundation, he received a Fullbright Award and an NRF Freestanding Masters scholarship. This is his first novel.
Ntshingila (F.) DO NOT GO GENTLE, a novel
139pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R200
A novel about a teenage girl who lives with her mother in a squatter camp.

Futhi Ntshingila grew up in Pietermaritzburg and lives and works in Pretoria. Her first novel, "Shameless", was published in 2008.
Nussey (W.) LIFE, LOVE & DEATH IN THE LOWVELD, the compassionate pachyderm and other tales from the pioneer days of South Africa's wilderness - the evil horn, tragic love, the bloody baboons, snakes galore, gold, and, of course, Nellie's Tavern
239 pp., paperback, Reprint, Durban, (2002) 2014. R250
A collection of short stories based on Wilf Nussey's experience of living in the Lowveld.

"An enchanting collection of Lowveld tales, packed with eccentric characters, bush lore and African magic. Wilf Nussey's considerable talent as a raconteur has produced a great read, filled with humour and charm." Jo-Anne Richards, author of "The Innocence of Roast Chicken", "Touching the Lighthouse", "My Brother's Book" and "The Imagined Child"

Wilf Nussey worked as a journalist, mostly as a foreign correspondent in Africa. For thirteen years he was editor with the Argus Africa News Service. He is now retired, and lives in Cape Town.
Nyathi (S.) THE POLYGAMIST,
193 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R190
A novel about four women, all in love with the same man.

Sue Nyathi was born and educated in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She now lives in Johannesburg and is an associate with a consulting firm. This is her first novel.
Nyoka (M.) A HILL OF FOOLS, a novel
200 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R220
A novel set in an imaginary African country ruled by a dictatorial king. A high-ranking policeman is appointed to solve a murder and, in the process, finds himself leading the people against their oppressor.

"An insightful exploration of humankind's fatal fascination with power...This is Nyoka at his best, wielding a pen rather than his traditional scalpel, to cauterise a malignancy on the body of our continent." Mandla Langa


"We have great need for many, many more individuals like Mtutuzeli Nyoka, all of them inspired by the courage we all need to advance what is just and serves the interests of the people." Thabo Mbeki

Mtutuzeli Nyoka lives in Johannesburg where he practices as an Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon. His first novel, "I Speak to the Silent", was published in 2004.
Omotoso (Y.) BOM BOY,
255 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R200
A novel about a troubled boy living in Cape Town who "develops strange habits of stalking people, stealing small objects and going from doctor to doctor in search of companionship rather than cure."

"This is a novel bursting with elegance, written by a young author brimming with genuine promise. Yewande Omotoso is a stylist with a literary vision." Nuruddin Farah, author of "Links", "Knots" and "Crossbones"

Yewande Omotoso was born in Barbados and grew up in Nigeria. She and her family moved to Cape Town in 1992 where she works as a designer and freelance writer. This is her first novel.
Opperman (D.) DONKERLAND, soos oorvertel deur Kerneels Breytenbach
443 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R225
A re-working of Deon Opperman's Afrikaans drama, "Donkerland", written for South African television. Seven generations of the De Witt family, on a farm in Natal, live through the Great Trek, the Zulu Wars, the Anglo-Boer War, the Great Depression, the 1948 election, the Border War, the Soweto Uprising and the transition to a democratic South Africa.

Playwright Deon Opperman has written over fifty plays and has twice been awarded the Hertzog Prize. Recent television dramas include "Kruispad" and "Getroud met Rugby".
Journalist, writer and publisher Kerneels Breytenbach. His collection of short stories, "Morsdood van die Honger", won the 1993 CNA Debut Prize. He is also the author of the novels, "Glimlag" and "Piekniek by Hangklip".
Owen (F.) SOUTH,
407pp., paperback, London, 2016. R310
A novel about survivors in a USA decimated by an endless stream of deadly wind-borne viruses.

"'South' is an absolute blinder of a book. WIth its cracking pace, unforgettable characters, deliciously gruesome premise and you-won't-see-them-coming twists, if this doesn't make 'book of the year' shortlists, I will eat my Stetson. 'The Sisters Brothers' meets 'The Stand', its a post-apocalyptic game changer." Sarah Lotz, author of "The Three"

Frank Owen is the pseudonym for two South African authors - Diane Awerbuck and Alex Latimer. Diane Awerbuck's debut novel, "Gardening at Midnight", won the 2004 Commonwealth Writers Prize. Alex Latimer is also the author of the novel, "The Space Race".
Paige (H.) A GIRL WALKS INTO A BLIND DATE, your fantasy, your rules
341 pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2014. R115
First published in the UK in 2014.

Another "choose-your-own-erotic-destiny" novel from Helena S. Paige, author of "A Girl Walks into a Bar" and "A Girl Walks into a Wedding".

Helena S.Paige is the pseudonym of three friends, Paige Nick, Helen Moffett and Sarah Lotz.
Parkin (G.) WHEN HOOPOES GO TO HEAVEN,
328 pp., paperback, London, 2012. R190
A novel about a ten-year-old boy who moves with his family to Swaziland.

Gaile Parkin was born and raised in Zambia and has lived and worked in many African countries. She is also the author of the novel "Baking Cakes in Kigali".
Patel (A.) OUTSIDE THE LINES,
199pp., paperback, Cape Town , 2016. R220
A novel set in Johannesburg about a troubled young woman living in the northern suburbs and the woman who works for her as a domestic worker.

"Ameera Patel’s first novel is edgy, witty, fresh, engaging, moving, memorable. This is an important new voice in the emerging movement of new South African fiction, taking us to places at once familiar and defamiliarised by the sensitivity of the writing. A vivid portrait of contemporary Johannesburg, wide-ranging, passionately engaged and acerbic." Craig Higginson, author of "Last Summer", "The Landscape Painter" and "The Dream House"

Ameera Patel is an actress and playwright. This is her first novel.
Pearce (G.) LONG LIES THE SHADOW,
303 pp., paperback, London, 2011. R145
A novel about a woman who survives a car crash that kills her lover.

Gerda Pearce was born in Mthatha, South Africa, and grew up on Transkei's Wild Coast. She now lives in London. This is her first novel.
Penny (S.) THE LIES WE SHARED,
339 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R200
A novel about a woman who grew up on a farm in Zimbabwe, now expropriated, who lives in London, and who feels compelled to return to Kenya to explore her dead mother's past.

"Taut, assured and compelling. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough." Anne Landsman, author of "The Rowing Lesson"

Sarah Penny was born in Cape Town in 1970. She emigrated to the U.K. in 2003, lives in London and teaches English and Creative Writing at Brunel University. She is also the author of the novel, "The Beneficiaries".
Pinnock (D.) RAINMAKER,
136 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R135
A novel about a gangster on the run who is tested as a San shaman and becomes a rainmaker.
Pitt (B.) NOTES FROM THE LOST PROPERTY DEPARTMENT,
324 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R220
A novel about a woman looking after her mother who suffers from dementia.

"The struggle to forget, or not; courage in small things - Bridget Pitt's new novel has found a voice for wounded memory. It's a searching voice, evoking from jumbled discards something that perhaps we've all lost...but which might still be found." Jeremy Cronin

Bridget Pitt was born in Zimbabwe in 1958. She grew up in Johannesburg and now lives in Cape Town. She is also the author of the novel, "The Unseen Leopard".
Poland (M.) RECESSIONAL FOR GRACE,
390 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2003) 2011. R140
A reprint of Marguerite Poland's novel, inspired by her doctoral thesis on the metaphorical names for indigenous Sanga-Nguni cattle. She is the co-author of the acclaimed "The Abundant Herds: a celebration of the Nguni cattle of the Zulu people" (2003). She is also the author of the novels, "Train to Doringbult", "Shades" and "Iron Love". She was the recipient of the Department of Arts and Culture Lifetime Achievement Award for English Literature in 2005 and SALA Lifetime Achievement Award for English Literature in 2010.
Power (P.) MS CONCEPTION,
235pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R190
A novel about a woman with two young children, a job as a scriptwriter, and a husband who's feeling left out.

"Ever wanted to kill your beloved kids? Shag your psychotherapist? Take revenge on the Floozy lusting after your husband? Write a nasty email to your Boss from Hell? You are not alone! Jo de Villiers, the delightful heroine of Pamela Power’s debut novel Ms Conception, knows exactly how you feel. Soapie scriptwriter, wife, mother of two, daughter and friend, Jo, like so many women before her, is trying to juggle domestic and professional responsibilities without going insane in the process....I have endless admiration for writers who approach tough subjects with a light touch and make one laugh. Power is definitely one of them." Karina Szczurek

Pamela Power is a television scriptwriter living in Johannesburg. This is her first novel.
Pretorius (J.) SO LIG SOOS KLIP, roman
208 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R180
A debut novel, in Afrikaans, in which a man facing death confronts his past, especially his experiences as a young policeman patrolling the black townships under apartheid.
Proctor (E.) RHUMBA,
344 pp., paperback, London, 2011. R195
A novel about a ten-year-old Congolese boy in London who turns to a rhumba-dancing gangster for help when his mother is kidnapped by human traffickers.

"This is epic storytelling. Cinematic, politically astute, yet tender and moving, 'Rhumba' proves Elaine Proctor to be a great novelist." Mike Leigh

South African film director, screenwriter and actress Elaine Proctor has made political documentaries, feature films and television thrillers. This is her first novel.
Proctor (E.) THE SAVAGE HOUR,
373 pp., paperback, London, 2014. R275
A novel that revolves around the death of an elderly doctor on her farm.

South African film director, screenwriter and actress Elaine Proctor has made political documentaries, feature films and television thrillers. She is also the author of the novel "Rhumba".
Pullin (W.) TALES AND POEMS OF THE RHODESIAN BUSH-WAR, (circa 1967-1979)
372pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R250
A self-published collection of stories and poems written over a period of thirty years and based on actual events.

Winston Pullin was born in Cape Town in 1949. In 1965 he joined the South African Navy. In 1967 he joined the Rhodesian Army in One Commando The Rhodesian Light Infantry, C Squadron Special Air Services and later became a senior instructor.
Radmann (C.) THE CRACK,
329 pp., paperback, London, 2014. R265
A novel about a white police interrogater and his family, set in South Africa in 1976.

"A taut and imaginative novel about apartheid-era South Africa, full of niggling symbolism, imperfectly concealed secrets and fractured lives." D.J.Taylor

Christopher Radmann grew up in South Africa and lives in Hampshire, England, where he teaches at a boarding school. He is also the author of the novel, "Held Up".
Richards (J-A.) THE IMAGINED CHILD,
330 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R220
A psychological mystery about a writer who moves to a small Free State town to start a new life.

"A powerful and perceptive deconstruction of parenthood and culpability. Jo-Anne's trademark twist in the tale is a sudden punch in the gut, and leaves the reader breathless for days afterwards."

"Jo-Anne takes us into small-town South Africa and has us look deep into some complicated souls...This is her fifth novel, and may be her best yet." Anton Harber, Caxton Professor of Journalism and Media Studies, University of the Witwatersrand

"This superbly written, searing study of secrets, motherhood and guilt - both personal and historical - will stay with you long after you've finished it." Sarah Lotz, author

Novelist and journalist Jo-Anne Richards is also the author of the novels "The Innocence of Roast Chicken", "Touching the Lighthouse", "Sad at the Edges" and "My Brother's Book". She teaches creative writing and lectures the University of the Witwatersrand.

Rive (R.) 'BUCKINGHAM PALACE', DISTRICT SIX,
212 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1986) 2012. R140
Introduction and notes on the classic novel by Robin Malan.

Author and scholar Richard Rive grew up in District Six.
Rive (R.) EMERGENCY CONTINUED,
276 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1990) 2014. R160
A semi-autobiographical novel about a teacher in Cape Town, set during the student upheavals of the 1985 State of Emergency.

Writer, scholar, literary critic and college teacher Richard Rive (1939-1989) was born and raised in District Six. His other writings include the novels "Buckingham Palace, District Six", "Emergency", and "Advance, Retreat", a selection of his short stories, as well as the autobiography "Writing Black".
Robertson (C.) THE MAGISTRATE OF GOWER,
328pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2015) 2016. R230
A novel, set in the town of Gower in Union of South Africa in 1938, about a magistrate and a case of arson that threatens to unravel the life he has created for himself.

Claire Robertson's first novel, "The Spiral House" winner of the 2014 Sunday Times Fiction Prize. She lives in Cape Town.
Robertson (C.) THE SPIRAL HOUSE,
278 pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2013. R200
A novel made up of two parallel love stories. The first story, set in 1974, is about a freed woman slave now working as a wigmaker's apprentice. The second story, set in 1961, is about a nun whose life intertwines with that of a gentleman farmer.

Journalist Claire Robertson lives in Cape Town. This is her first novel.
Roode (M.) CALL IT DOG,
337 pp., paperback, London, 2013. R220
A novel about a woman who returns to South Africa after ten years abroad and is asked by her father to help prove his innocence in the murder of a black man decades earlier.

"Marli Roode takes a roller-coaster ride through the new South Africa, where the old demons don't retire, they merely reload, and nothing is quite what it seems. 'Call It Dog' calls it like it is - a blistering debut." Christopher Hope

"A gripping journey into the deceptions of family and nation, Roode's nightmare vision of a father's complicity in past crimes is a sharp and chilling debut from a writer with a clear eye and bracing voice." Patrick Flanery

Marli Roode was born in South Africa in 1984 and moved to the UK when she was seventeen. She lives in London.
Rose-Innes (H.) GREEN LION,
264pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2015. R240
"Rose-Innes has written another extraordinary novel, lyrical, deftly plotted, and as full of life as the Ark. In the Cape Town of her imagination, a place both utterly strange and eerily familiar, wilderness is always pressing up against the fence. The 'animal', she suggests, is not just out there but in here, shaping what we do and say, embedded in language itself like a stubborn gene." Ivan Vladislavić

"'Green Lion' sees humanity's longing for the wilderness of animals as a desire for what remains most alien to our rational selves. Catching the animal heart in all of us, Rose-Innes imagines a world where ferocity itself is pushed to the brink of extinction. Poignant and unsentimental, this is an urgent story of quiet, lurking terror." Patrick Flanery

Henrietta Rose-Innes is the recipient of the Caine Prize for African Writing and the African PEN Literary Award. She is the author of the novels, "Shark's Egg", "The Rock Alphabet" and "Nineveh" and the short story collection, "Homing". She lives and works in Cape Town.
Rose-Innes (H.) HOMING,
172 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R195
A collection of short-stories by Henrietta Rose-Innes, winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing and the South African PEN Literary Award. She is also the author of the novels "Shark's Egg" and "The Rock Alphabet".
Rose-Innes (H.) NINEVEH,
207 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R190
Katya Grubbs, proprietor of Painless Pest Relocations, is called in to deal with a swarm of beetles hampering the completion of a luxury housing estate outside Cape Town.

"Rose-Innes is a pleasure to read - inventive, intelligent and entertaining. She has a gift for precise, revelatory description that remakes familiar things in astonishing ways. In 'Nineveh', she has created a densely layered, totally absorbing tragicomedy for our anxious time and place." Ivan Vladislavic

Henrietta Rose-Innes is the recipient of the Caine Prize for African Writing and the African PEN Literary Award. She is the author of the novels, "Shark's Egg", "The Rock Alphabet" and the short story collection, "Homing". She lives and works in Cape Town.
Rose-Innes (H.) SHARK'S EGG,
128 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2000) 2000. R100
Henrietta Rose-Innes' debut novel about a young woman's rediscovery of a childhood sense of freedom.

"Henrietta Rose-Innes writes with an admirably taut, clean prose. 'Shark's Egg' is a welcome addition to the new South African literature." J.M.Coetzee

"We may just have the chance to begin to find out what living in South Africa is like from the inside, if we have books of this quality." Tony Morphet
Rose-Innes (H.) THE ROCK ALPHABET,
191 pp., paperback, Cape town, 2004. R174
A novel about two men who were found in a cave in the Cedarberg Mountains as young boys and brought to live in the city.

"...a book about puzzles, about signs, about systems of signification. It is itself a colourful and complex mosaic, too rich to be done justice to in a review. It is a novel to be read, savoured, and reread." Michiel Heyns
Rose-Innes (H.)comp. NICE TIMES!, a book of South African pleasures and delights
320 pp., hardback, Cape Town, 2006. R185
A collection of writings by South African writers past and present on South African pleasures.

"Pieces were chosen not for their ability to represent a category of experience, but for their zing, their joie de vivre, their humour, and mostly their ability to move me or show me a new facet of the world." Henrietta Rose-Innes, from her preface

Includes writing by C.Louis Leipold, Herman Charles Bosman, Marthinus Versveld, Can Themba, Darryl Accone, Rayda Jacobs, Sol Plaatje, Denis Hirson, Kagiso Lesego Molope, Brett Bailey, Fred Khumalo, Lionel Abrahams, Ivan Vladislaviç, and Zoë Wicomb.
Rossouw (J.) VERWOERDBURG,
167 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R180
A novel about a writer who returns to South Africa to attend a school reunion in Verwoerdburg, the town where he grew up, and discovers how his old school friends are experiencing the new South Africa.

Text in Afrikaans.

Johann Rossouw grew up in Verwoerdburg (now Centurion). He teaches philosophy at the University of Bloemfontein. He is also the author of the novel, "'n Rooi Z4 en 'n Renaissance-kasteel".
Rossouw (R.) WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY?,
331pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R245
A novel about a family living in Hanover Park, a Coloured township on the Cape Flats, in the late 1980s.

Rehana Roussouw grew up in Cape Town. Currently she lives in Johannesburg, where she works as a journalist.
Rush (N.) MORTALS, a novel
715 pp., maps, paperback, First UK Edition, London, (2003) 2014. R280
Originally published in the USA in 2003.

"Mortals" competes the trilogy that began with "Whites" and "Mating".

"A story of spies in a hot climate that turns into a meditation upon morality...Rush is masterful at unfolding the tender, laconic truths of love, lust and guilt." Christopher Hope, The Guardian

"While the vignettes of Botswana life are well done, and the action sequences accomplished, it is the portrait of a 17-year-old marriage running out of steam that makes Mortals linger in the memory. Rush has captured the texture of a 7-out-of-10 marriage in exquisite and, because the marriage is doomed, painful detail." Julia Flynn The Telegraph

"A magnificent novel, bursting with ideas and splendid digressions; a novel to sink into and think about" Alexander McCall Smith

American novelist Norman Rush is also the author of "Subtle Bodies".
Rust (W.) MARGIE VAN DIE SEMINARY, en ander verhale
224 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R165
A collection of short stories by Winnie Rust, who has won the Litera Prize twice for short stories published in literary journals. Her novel, "Martha, 'n verhaal oor Martha Solomons, Countess of Stamford" was shortlisted for the 2005 Jan Rabie/ Rapport prize.

Text in Afrikaans.
Rust (W.) MARTHA, a story about the Black Countess of Stamford
221 pp., paperback, Hermanus, 2010. R145
Translated from the Afrikaans by Elsa Silke.

A historical novel based on fact about Martha, daughter of a freed slave, and Harry Grey, a priest from the British aristocracy sent to the Cape Colony in the mid-nineteenth century bacause of bad behaviour. Set in Namaqualand, this is the story of their relationship and marriage.

Rycroft (B.) A SLIM GREEN SILENCE,
239pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R180
A novel about a woman who has died of cancer and is back in her hometown in spirit form, around all the people she ever loved.

"A beautiful book: tear-jerking, laughter-evoking, lyrical. Beverly Rycroft has achieved that most difficult of things - a novel that is both deeply imaginative and entirely convincing." Finuala Dowling

Beverly Rycroft was born in Stutterheim, grew up in the Eastern Cape. the USA and KwaZulu-Natal, and now lives in Cape Town. She won the 2012 Ingrid Jonker Prize for her debut poetry collection, "missing", and the 2014 Thomas Pringle Award for Poetry in Journals. This is her first novel.
Safari (J.) THE GREAT AGONY AND PURE LAUGHTER OF THE GODS,
207 pp., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R180
A novel set in the Democratic Republic of Congo, about a young boy abducted and forced to become a child soldier.

"A stunning testimony to the failure of leadership and governance on our beautiful continent. Jamala Safari captures our agony and ecstacy with powerful simplicity." Jay Naidoo

Jamala Safari was born and grew up in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He now lives in Cape Town. He has also published a collection of poems, "Tam Tam Sings" (2008).
Salafranca (A.) comp. THE EDGE OF THINGS, South African short fiction
279 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R185
"The Edge of Things" is a special edition of the literary journal "Green Dragon".

A collection of twenty-four short stories. Authors include Gail Dendy, Rosemund Handler, Beatrice Lamwaka, Liesl Jobson, Maggie Orford, Arja Salafranca, Angelina Sithebe, David wa Maahlamela, Hamilton Wende and Dan Wylie.
Salomon (A.) TOKOLOSHE SONG,
335 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R200
A fantasy novel about a man befriended by a tokoloshe.

"'Tokoloshe Somng' is a novel with heart and soul. A fantastical, fantastic and fun read - highly recommended." Sarah Lotz, author of "The Three" and "Tooth & Nailed"

Andrew Salomon is also the author of a young adult novel, "The Chrysalis". This is his first novel for adults. He received a PEN/ Studzinski Literary Award for African Fiction in 2009. He lives in Cape Town and works as an archaeologist.
Scheepers (R.) & Kleyn (L.) comp. SPOORVAT, jeugherinneringe van Afrikaanse skrywers
304 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2013. R190
Riana Scheepers and Leti Kleyn invited well-known Afrikaans authors to record memories from their childhoods and youth.

Includes contributions by Andries Bezuidenhout, P.G. du Plessis, Jeanette Ferreira, Rachelle Greeff, Joan Hambidge, Louis Jansen van Vuuren, Marita van der Vyver, and Ingrid Winterbach.
Schimmel (G.) WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE COWLEY TWINS?,
276 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R195
A novel about the disappearance of two-and-a-half-month-old twins.

Gail Schimmel is also the author of the novel, "Marriage Vows".
Schoeman (K.) TITAAN, 'n roman oor die lewe van Michelangelo Buonarroti
727 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R310
Karel Schoeman's biographical novel, in Afrikaans, on the life of painter, sculptor and architect Michelangelo Buonarroti.
Schonstein (P.) BANQUET AT BRABAZAN,
261 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R145
A new novel set in inner city Cape Town by Patricia Schonstein, author of "A Time of Angels" and "The Apothecary's Daughter".
Schonstein-Pinnock (P.) HORISON, 'n roman
204 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R222
Originally published in 2000 in English under the title "Skyline". Translated into Afrikaans by Carié Maas.

A coming-of-age novel about a young refugee living with other illegal immigrants in an abandoned building in Cape Town city centre. This novel won the 2002 Percy Fitzpatrick Prize. The French translation was awarded the 2005 Prix du Marais.

Patricia Schonstein-Pinnock's other novesl include "A Time of Angels", "The Apothecary's Daughter", and "A Quilt of Dreams".
Schoombie (S.) BOOMKASTELE,
318pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R220
An Afrikaans novel about a retired researcher who swears revenge when his neighbour cuts down two giant trees, and a Johannesburg detective on the trail of a graffiti artist who paints Da Vinci's Vitruvian man on city walls.

This is playwright Schalk Schoombie's first novel.
Schreiner (O.) FROM MAN TO MAN, or Perhaps Only, edited by Dorothy Driver
480pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R410
This novel by Olive Schreiner, written and rewritten over many years, remained unfinished on her death in 1920. Her husband published it in 1926, adding a summary of the ending in the form he said Olive Schreiner had recounted to him. This new edition, edited by Dorothy Driver, corrects the editorial and proof-reading errors of previous editions and provides another ending, in Olive Schreiner's own words, as told in a letter to a friend.

This edition also includes a new introduction by Dorothy Driver, the alternative endings, annotations, and extracts from Olive Schreiner's letters and journals. It also includes a timeline of the genesis and composition of the novel, starting in 1873.

"We inhabit a national and international present in which Schreiner's deep and nuanced thinking on gender relations, colonial capitalism, and social change remains extremely pertinent...[This] is without a doubt one of the most significant works of the South African literary heritage." Professor Meg Samuelson, Department of English, University of Cape Town

Dorothy Driver is Professor of English at Adelaide University, Australia. Until 2005 she held a professorship in the English Department at the University of Cape Town, where she is now Emeritus Professor.
Schwartzman (E.) EDDIE SIGNWRITER,
270 pp., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2010. R210
A debut novel about a young painter of murals and billboards in Accra, Ghana, who flees to Senegal and then, illegally, to Paris in search of a better life.

Adam Schwartzman was born in Johannesburg in 1973. He is also the author of three books of poetry, "The Good Life/The Dirty Life/and Other Stories", "Merrie Afrika!" and "The Book of Stones". He lives in Istanbul.
Serote (M.W.) REVELATIONS,
246 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R220
A new novel set in post-liberation South Africa by Mongane Wally Serote.
Serote (M.W.) RUMOURS,
278 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R220
A new novel by Mongane Wally Serote about a veteran MK cadre who, when his life falls apart, seeks healing from a shaman from Mali.

Poet, novelist, political activist and ANC Member of Parliament, Mongane Wally Serote was born in Sophiatown, Johannesburg in 1944. He is the recipient of the 1993 Noma Award for Publishing in Africa, and received the Pablo Neruda Award from the Chilean government in 1994. In 2012, he won the Golden Wreath Award for his achievements in the field of poetry.
Shepherd (B.) MEN OF THE MENDI, South Africa's forgotten heroes of World War I
314pp., paperback, Durban, 2017. R250
A historical novel based on the sinking of the SS Mendi in the English Channel in 1917, on the way to France. Six-hundred-and-sixteen South Africans, including six-hundred-and-seven black troops serving in the South African Native Labour Contingent, died - South Africa's biggest single loss of life in World War I. The findings of the inquiry into the incident were kept secret for fifty years.
Sherry (M.) BLACK DOG SUMMER,
312 pp., paperback, London, 2014. R210
A novel about a murdered woman who cannot die and watches as her teenage daughter adjusts to life with a new family.

Miranda Sherry lives in Johannesburg. This is her first novel.
Shukri (I.) I SEE YOU,
206 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R160
A novel about a medical doctor who has entered politics. In declaring her candidacy, she wants to make public her belief that ‘while South Africans hold the vote, they don’t hold the power’. She is also the wife of a well-known photojournalist whose abduction from a Johannesburg hotel has made international headlines. Flashbacks, narrated from both points of view, tell the central story of the abduction. Radio interviews, emails, journal entries, newspaper articles and personal recollections are used to expand the plot.

Ishtiyaq Shukri was born in Johannesburg in 1968. He won the 2005 European Union Literary Award for his debut novel, "The Silent Minaret".
Sidley (S.B.) ENTANGLEMENT, a novel
219 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R195
A debut novel by Steven Boykey Sidley about a professor of physics whose preconceptions about humanity are shattered one night by an unexpected act of violence.

This book is short-listed for the 2013 Alan Paton Fiction Award.

"'Entanglement' is astonishing, masterfully controlled, an extraordinary debut novel. The ideas - God, politics, science, sex, morality and violence - are big and extremely deftly handled, the dialogue witty, the characters sharply drawn and memorable." Rian Malan

"An engaging, thought-provoking novel, bristling with ideas about physics, faith, sex, celebrity, music and morals." Ivan Vladislavic

"Rare and highly welcome - a home-grown book of global class and calibre." Denis Beckett

"The humour, compassion and insight that run through these pages speak of a first-time novelist who should have come to the game a lot sooner. The maturity of Boykey Sidley's metaphor is evidence not only of the wisdom he has won, but of the great, twentieth-century writers who have touched him...This book reminds us why we read." Kevin Bloom, author of "Ways of Staying"
Sidley (S.B.) IMPERFECT SOLO, a dark comedy of random misfortune
287 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R230
"'Imperfect Solo' is the Book of Job rescripted for urban life, overlaid with notes of Mordecai Richler and Woody Allen. The narrator Meyer is brash, sentimental, outrageous and amusing. Sharp dialogue, engaging characters, and gorgeous musical descriptions make this a very entertaining read." Ken Barris, author of "Life Underwater"

"Reading a Boykey Sidley novel is to experience vicariously a life lived to the full, with all the excitement, mishaps and intellectual stimulation one wishes for but rarely gets. Sidley has the knack of expressing ideas most of us merely fumble at - and he does so acutely, fascinatingly, viscerally. Full of unflagging energy, verve and surprise, 'Imperfect Solo' is a rare aesthetic delight." Craig Mackenzie, Professor of English, University of Johannesburg

"Three books into an astonishing career, Sidley's modus operandi came fully formed out of the box: make 'em laugh a lot, make 'em cry a little, and make them think all the way through. Big Hearted, whip smart, and his best yet, 'Imperfect Solo' invites us to celebrate the coinage of an adjective: Sidley-esque'" Richard Poplack, author of "The Sheik's Batmobile

Steven Boykey Sidley is also the author of "Stepping Out" and "Entanglement", which won the 2012 University of Johannesburg Award for Debut Fiction. He lives in Johannesburg.
Siebert (M.) GARDEN OF DREAMS,
243 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R240
A coming-of-age novel about a boy from Cape Town who goes to India with his mother, is kidnapped, and ends up in a brothel at the mercy of a child trafficker.

American-born journalist Melissa Siebert has been based in Cape Town for many years, co-running Ubuntu Productions, a documentary company, and working for the Media Peace Centre. She has taught journalism at the University of Cape Town. This is her first novel.
Sithole (N.) HUNGER EATS A MAN,
166pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R230
Set in a poor rural community plagued by poverty and corruption, this novel tells the story of one man’s disillusionment after he loses his job as a farmhand, and his determined efforts to make a living, even if it means having to be dishonest.

Nkosinathi Sithole grew up in rural KwaZulu-Natal. He teaches English at the University of Zululand. This is his first novel.
Sleigh (D.) 1795,
509pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R320
A historical novel, in Afrikaans, set during the last months of Dutch rule at the Cape. This novel won NB's Groot Romanwedstryd in 2015, under the title "Die Laaste Goeie Man".

Dan Sleigh is also the author of "Eilande" (2002), "Afstande" (2010) and "Wals met Matilda" (2011).
Sleigh (D.) WALS MET MATILDA,
397 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R220
A novel by Dan Sleigh about an author unable to write.

Dan Sleigh is also the author of the historical novels "Eilande" (2002), which won the Sanlam/Insig/Tafelberg Competition and the WA Hofmeyr, RAU, M-Net and Helgaard Steyn Prizes, and "Afstande" (2010).

Text in Afrikaans.
Smit (P-C.) GOLD NEVER RUSTS,
421pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R230
A historical novel about an American adventurer and prospector on the Barberton gold fields.

Paul-Constant Smit was born in Pretoria and currently lives in Johannesburg, where he runs his own business.
Smith (A.) FOUR DRUNK BEAUTIES,
221 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R180
Constructed as a tale within a tale, this novel follows a story told by one inmate of an Iranian prison to another.

Alex Smith is the also the author of the novels, "Algeria's Way" and "Drinking from the Dragon's Well".
Smith (A.M.) THE LIMPOPO ACADEMY OF PRIVATE DETECTION,
261 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2012) 2013. R120
A new No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency novel, number thirteen in the series.

Alexander McCall Smith was for many years Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh. In 1999 he achieved global recognition for his series The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, and since then has devoted his time to the writing of fiction. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the British Book Awards Author of the Year in 2004 and a CBE for service to literature in 2007. He lives in Edinburgh.
Smith (A.M.) THE MINOR ADJUSTMENT BEAUTY SALON,
248 pp., paperback, London, 2013. R265
A new No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency novel, number fourteen in the series.

Alexander McCall Smith was for many years Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh. In 1999 he achieved global recognition for his series The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, and since then has devoted his time to the writing of fiction. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the British Book Awards Author of the Year in 2004 and a CBE for service to literature in 2007. He lives in Edinburgh.
Smith (F.) KAMPHOER,
262 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R220
An Afrikaans novel based on the true story of a woman who was raped during the Anglo-Boer War and left for the vultures. After she escapes she dedicates her life to healing exactly the kind of trauma to which she was subjected, and in the process re-encounters her rapists.

Francois Smith works as a freelance editor. His translation of "David Kramer: a Biography" won a SALA Literary Prize. He lives in Cape Town.

Smith (W.) WITWATERSRAND,
368pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R225
The Afrikaans translation of Wilber Smith's novel, "When the Lion feeds", first published in 1964.
Smuts (J.) & (R.) DIE HELDER OOMBLIK, kortverhale
272pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R200
A collection of Afrikaans short stories by Johan and Ria Smuts.

"Verfynde skryfkuns onderlȇ met baie lewenswysheid - 'n mens staan verstom oor die rykdom" Kerneels Breytenbach, retired publisher and author

JP Smuts, a retired lecturer from Stellenbosch, passed away shortly after completion of this text. He and his wife, Ria, are also the authors of the short story collection, "Die Water Wat Verby Is".

Snyckers (F.) TEAM TRINITY,
294 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R160
A novel for adults and older teens about a teenage girl at boarding school caught up in a love triangle.

"Packed full of wit and energy, 'Team Trinity' is more than just hugely entertaining. Fiona Snyckers has effortlessly blended escapism with the issues all teens struggle with: peer pressure, young love and body issues. Highly recommended, especially for that reluctant teen (or adult) in your life." Sarah Lotz

"Get yourself a blanket, some hot chocolate and a sunny spot to curl up in, and immerse yourself in Trinity's world." Mail & Guardian

Fiona Snyckers lives in Johannesburg and is the author of two previous novels, "Trinity Rising" and "Trinity on Air".
South African Centre of International PEN AFRICAN PENS 2011, new writing from southern Africa
288 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R190
A collection of the 21 stories that made it to the final round of the 2011 PEN/Studzinski Literary Award.

The prize winners were selected by J.M.Coetzee.

First prize went to "The Story" by James Whyle.
Second prize sent to "Heatwave" by Beth Hunt.
Third prize went to "The Ticket" by William Oosthuizen.
Spillman (R.) ed. GODS AND SOLDIERS, the Penguin anthology of contemporary African writing
344 pp., maps, paperback, New York, etc, 2009. R200
A collection of fiction and non-fiction by African writers, some of whom have never been published. Southern African writers included are J.M.Coetzee, Yvonne Vera, Niq Mhlongo, Nadine Gardimer, Marlene van Niekerk, Zakes Mda and Ivan Vladislaviç.

Rob Spillman is editor of the literary magazine, Tin House.
Staggie (J.) RISK,
189 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R180
Filmmaker Jason Staggie's first novel, about a young, privileged and bored black man and his friends who decide to play a game of risk and end up planning ten heists.
Stockenström (W.) THE EXPEDITION TO THE BAOBAB TREE,
115 pp., paperback, Cape Town, (1983) 2008. R130
A reprint of J.M.Coetzee's 1983 English translation of Wilma Stockenström's novel, "Die kremertartekspedisie", first published in Afrikaans in 1981.

Poet, novelist and playwright Wilma Stockenström was born in 1933 in the village of Napier in the Cape. She now lives in Cape Town. She won the Hertzog Prize and the WA Hofmeyr Prize for her 1991 novel, "Abjater wat so lag", the Hertzog Prize for Poetry for "Van vergetelheid en van glans" (1977) and the CNA, Louis Luyt and Old Mutual Prize for "Monsterverse" (1984).
Strauss (J.) THE CURATOR,
342pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2015) 2016. R205
A novel about a man living with his mother and disabled father in a small Pretoria apartment. Haunted by a massacre that took place in his childhood, he contemplates murder to change the course of the unhappy life of his family.

"With its forcefully characterised anti-hero Werner, this is a book that will conjure favourable comparisons with other South African literary masters. After the squandering of Mandela's legacy, this is hardly a blessed country – but there is hope of a kind suggested in 'The Curator'." Barry Forshaw, Independent

"Murder is everywhere you look in this dark and gripping novel..bit it's often achingly funny" Kate Saunders, The Times

Jacques Strauss was born and raised in Johannesburg. He is also the author of "The Dubious Salvation of Jack V", which won the Commonwealth Book Prize, Africa. He lives in London.
Strauss (N.) AS IN DIE MOND,
230pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R240
A collection of Afrikaans short stories.

Nicole Jaekel Strauss won the Eugène Marais Prize and the University of Johannesburg Debut Prize in 2011 for her first collection of short stories, "Maal". She lives in Cape Town.
Strydom (F.) THE RAFT,
424pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R250
A novel about the collapse of civilisation when humankind collectively loses its memory.

Fred Strydom currently works as a television writer and producer in Johannesburg.
Stuart (B.) A POCKETFUL OF THIEVES,
172pp., map, paperback, Durban, 2014. R145
A thriller set on the El Camino to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain.
Stuart (I.) AN UNREASONABLE WOMAN, from Victorian England to the slopes of Isandlwana, a searing epic of love, heroism and glorious adventure...
311pp., map, paperback, Durban, 2014. R195
A self-published historical novel about the illegitimate daughter of a country gentleman who is forced to leave England for a mission station in the British colony of Natal.
Szczurek (K.M.) INVISIBLE OTHERS,
220 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R185
A debut novel set in Paris.

Karina Szczurek was born in Poland and lives in Cape Town. She is also the author of a play for young adults, "A Change of Mind", which won a MML Literature Award in 2012. Her doctoral thesis was published as "Truer than Fiction: Nadine Gordimer writing post-apartheid South Africa". She is the editor of "Touch: stories of contact", "Encounters with André Brink" and "Contrary: critical responses to the novels of André Brink" (with Willie Burger).
Szczurek (K.M.) ed. TOUCH, stories of contact by South African writers
226 pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2009. R190
Twenty-two South African writers interpret the theme of touch.

Includes work by Damon Galgut, Henrietta Rose-Innes, André Brink, Imraan Coovadia, Zoë Wicomb, Jonny Steinberg, Ivan Vladislaviç, Elleke Boehmer, Maureen Isaacson, Nadine Gordimer and Anne Landsman.
Tadjo (V.) AS THE CROW FLIES,
112 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2001) 2009. R130
Translated from the French by Wangui wa Goro.

The novel "As the Crow Flies" was originally published in 1992 in French as "A Vol d'Oiseau".

Véronique Tadjo is Head of French at the School of Literature and Language Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Published in the Penguin African Writers series.
Taljaard (G.) KELDER,
222 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R195
A novel, in Afrikaans, about a writer suffering from writer's block.

Gerda Taljaard's first novel, "'n Engel in die hoenderhok" (2009) won the De Compagnie Prize and the Litera Prize. She has also published a collection of short stories, "Maansiek" (2002). She is a lecturer at the University of Pretoria's Unit for Academic Literacy.
Taljaard (M.) THE TRANSKEI RUN, and the times of high strangeness
139 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R200
A darkly humorous novel about two young men from a small South African town who go in search of adventure in the rural Transkei and get into trouble with a local taxi gang.
Taylor (D.) RAGE OF LIFE,
205 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R180
Written in the early 1950s, this previously unpublished novel set in Sophiatown has been edited by Sheila Belshaw.

Dora Taylor was born in Scotland in 1899. She and her husband settled in Cape Town in 1926 and lived there for over thirty-five years. She took part in multicultural politically dissident groups and wrote political and cultural essays and reviews as well as poetry, short stories and novels. She died in exile in England in 1976.
Two of Dora Taylor's novels, "Kathie" and "Don't Tread on my Dreams'', were published for the first time in 2008.
The Caine Prize for African Writing WORK IN PROGRESS, and other stories
179 pp., paperback, Oxford & Johannesburg, 2009. R150
A collection of the five stories shortlisted for the 2009 Caine Prize, as well as eleven stories from the 2009 Zain Caine Prize African Writers' Workshop.

The shortlisted authors were Mamle Kabu (Ghana), Parselelo Kantai (Kenya), Alistair Morgan (South Africa), EC Osondu (Nigeria), and Mukoma wa Ngugi (Kenya). The prize was won by EC Osondu.
The Caine Prize for African Writing 2010 A LIFE IN FULL, and other stories
224 pp., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2010. R150
A collection of the stories shortlisted for the 2010 Caine Prize. The shortlisted authors are:
Ken Barris (South Africa) for "The Life of Worm"
Lily Mabura (Kenya) for "How Shall We Kill the Bishop?"
Namwali Serpell (Zambia) for "Muzungu"
Alex Smith (South Africa) for "Soulmates"
Olufemi Terry (Sierra Leone) for "Stickfighting Days"

The 2010 prize was won by Olufemi Terry.

Also includes stories by twelve other authors, including Gill Schierhout (South Africa) and Valerie Tagwira (Zimbabwe), produced at the CDC Caine Prize Writers' Workshop, held in Kenya.
The Caine Prize for African Writing 2011 TO SEE THE MOUNTAIN, and other stories
214 pp., paperback, Johannesburg etc, 2011. R150
A collection of the five stories shortlisted for the 2011 Caine Prize. Also includes stories produced in the Caine Prize Writers' Workshop by four of last years shortlisted writers and eight other African writers.

The 2011 Caine Prize was awarded to NoViolet Bulawayo from Zimbabwe for her story, "Hitting Budapest".
The Caine Prize for African Writing 2012 AFRICAN VIOLET, and other stories
228 pp., paperback, Oxford & Johannesburg, 2012. R150
A collection of the five stories shortlisted for the 2012 Caine Prize for African Writing. Also includes stories by ten writers from six different countries who took part in the Caine Prize Writers' Workshop, held in South Africa. The 2012 Caine Prize was awarded to Rotimi Babatunde (Nigeria) for his short story, "Bombay's Republic".

Includes stories by Constance Myburgh, Grace Khunou, Rehana Rossouw, Rachel Zadok and Yewande Omotoso from South Africa, Tendai Rinos and Melissa Tandiwe Myambo from Zimbabwe, and Lauri Kubuitsile from Botswana.
The Caine Prize for African Writing 2013 A MEMORY THIS SIZE, and other stories
320 pp., paperback, Oxford and Johannesburg, 2013. R150
A collection of the five stories shortlisted for the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing. Also includes stories by twelve writers from six different countries who took part in the Caine Prize Writers' Workshop, held in Uganda, including Wazha Lopang from Botswana and Melissa Tandiwe from Zimbabwe.

The 2013 Caine Prize was awarded to Tope Folarin from Nigeria for his story, "Miracle".
The Caine Prize for African Writing 2014 THE GONJON PIN, and other stories
247pp., paperback, Oxford & Johannesburg, 2014. R170
A collection of the five stories shortlisted for the 2014 Caine Prize for African Writing. Also includes the stories that emerged from the Caine Prize Writers' Workshop, held in Zimbabwe.

The 2014 prize was won by Okwiri Oduor from Kenya, for her story, "My Father's Head".
The Caine Prize for African Writing 2016 THE DAILY ASSORTMENT OF ASTONISHING THINGS, and other stories
293pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2016. R180
Also published in the Europe, North America and Australasia in 2016.

A collection of the stories shortlisted for the 2016 Caine Prize. The 2016 prize was won by Lidudumalingani Mqombothi from South Africa for her story, "Memories We Lost".

Also includes stories by twelve other authors, including FT Kola and Masande Ntshanga (South Africa) and NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), produced at the CDC Caine Prize Writers' Workshop, held in Zambia.
Theron (D.) THE PAPER HOUSE,
223pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R200
A novel about a young journalist trying to live her own life and be a supportive daughter to her unconventional family. Set in a small town in rural KwaZulu-Natal,

Journalist Dalema Theron was born in KwaZulu-Natal and currently lives in Cape Town. This is her first novel.
Thornton (M.R.) KID MOSES,
119 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R150
Mark Thompson's first novel, about a street child living on the streets of Dar es Salaam who escapes into the Tanzanian wilderness.

Mark Thornton has spent fifteen years working in a wilderness guide to Tanzania.
Thorpe (J.) THE PECULIARS,
240pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R220
A novel set in Cape Town about two patients at the Centre for Improved Living hoping to learn to manage their phobias.

Jen Thorpe is a writer and researcher. She founded the My First Time women's writing project. This is her first novel.
Tlaka (T.) CORRUPTING VIRGINS, standing for truth in a jungle of opinions
200pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R155
An allegorical novel "about purity, second chances, and tsunamis of hatred. It is a story about wading through oceans of opinions, tunnelling through mountains of ignorance, and dancing through the joys and sorrows of life. It is a story that seeks to defend love in a society where love is constantly on trial." from the back cover

Thabang Tlaka is a psychologist, poet, playwright, Mandela Rhodes scholar, and the author of the memoir, "The Taxi Philosopher". He and his wife founded the creative hub, Crazy Poetic Ministries.
Torr (G.) KILL YOURSELF & COUNT TO 10,
267 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R220
A novel about a conscript who finds himself thrust into a notorious military camp where men judged unfit to wear the South African Defence Force uniform are "brutally rehabilitated". This novel is based on the real apartheid-era camp, Greefswald".

Former South African Broadcasting Company (SABC) journalist, mission school teacher, advertising copywriter and Global Creative Director of JWT, Gordon Torr is also the author of "Managing Creative People". He now lives in the UK.
Touré (N.) PIGGY BOY'S BLUES,
157pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R195
A novel about a Xhosa royal family set in Alice and Port Elizabeth.

Multimedia artist Nakhane Touré is was born in Alice, grew up in Port Elizabeth and now lives in Johannesburg. His album, "Brave Confusion", won a South African Music Award for Best Alternative Album. This is his first novel.
Troskie (A.) VERMIS OP ALLESVERLOREN,
292 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R220
An Afrikaans novel about a woman herb doctor who goes missing, set in a small rural community.

Anchien Troskie was born in 1968 in the Free State. Her other books include "Die Staat teen Anna Bruwer" (2012), "Die besoeker"(2010) and "Nooit is ’n lang, lang tyd"(2008).
Tshuma (N.R.) SHADOWS,
189 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R215
A novella and a selection of short stories set in contemporary Zimbabwe and Johannesburg by Zimbabwean-born writer Novuyo Rosa Tshuma. Novuyo Tshuma has been awarded a Maytag Fellowship to pursue an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Iowa.
Uys (Pieter-Dirk) aka Bambi Kellermann NEVER TOO NAKED, a thrilling tale of love, lust,loss and life
293 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R200
The autobiography of 'Bambi Kellerman', who married a Nazi and became a stripper in Europe, and her fraught relationship with her sister 'Evita Bezuidenhout'.
van de Ruit (J.) SPUD, exit, pursued by a bear
411 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R130
The final novel in the Spud series by actor, playwright and author John van de Ruit. The previous novels are "Spud", "Spud - the madness continues", and "Spud - learning to fly".
van den Berg (Z.) HALF OF ONE THING,
208 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R200
A novel about a New Zealander fighting for the British in the Anglo-Boer War who falls in love with a Boer woman.

Zirk van den Berg's other novels includes the crime thriller "Nobody Dies". He lives in New Zealand.
van der Merwe (M.), Krog (A.) & Magona (S.) comps. THIS IS MY LAND,
88 pp., paperback, Cape Town, No Date. R116
A collection of poems and short stories from the Univerity of the Western Cape's UWC CREATES Programme.

"'This is my Land' resounds with new voices that demonstrate an impressive range. By turns lyrical, elegaic, funny, angry, provocative, folkloric and utterly contemporary, they caught and held my rapt attention. These are the Mphahleles, Wicombs, Mdas, Smalls, Nortjes and Bessie Heads of the coming generation." Finuala Dowling, poet and novelist

Text in English and Afrikaans.
van der Vliet (E.) THIRTY SECOND WORLD,
431 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R170
A new novel by Emma van der Vliet, about two women who work in the South African film industry. Her first novel, "Past Imperfect", was published in 2007.

"I romped through this book with great pleasure." Barbara Trapido
van der Vyver (M.) FORGET-ME-NOT BLUES,
346 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R220
Translated from the Afrikaans by Annelize Visser.

A novel about three generations of women that spans seventy years of South African history.

Marita van der Vyver was born in Cape Town in 1958. Her other novels include "Griet Skryf 'n Sprokie" (1993), which won the M-Net, ATKV and Eugene Marias prizes, "Stiltyd" (2007), which was awarded the ATKV Prize, and "Die Ongelooflike Avonture van Hanna Hoekom", which won the 2004 IBBY's Afrikaans Honour Book Award. Since 1999 she has lived in the French countryside.
van der Vyver (M.) MISVERSTAND, 'n roman
271pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R250
A novel about a South African writer in Paris during the recent terror attacks.

Marita van der Vyver was born in Cape Town in 1958. Her other novels include "Griet Skryf 'n Sprokie" (1993), which won the M-Net, ATKV and Eugene Marias prizes, "Stiltyd" (2007), which was awarded the ATKV Prize, "Die Ongelooflike Avonture van Hanna Hoekom", which won the 2004 IBBY's Afrikaans Honour Book Award, and "Die Blou van Onthou". Since 1999 she has lived in the French countryside.
van der Vyver (M.) et. al. OPEN, an erotic anthology by South African women writers
210 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R130
A collection of 19 short stories. Autthors include Marita van der Vyver, Liesl Jobson, Elizabeth Pienaar, Henrietta Rose-Innes, Makhosazana Xaba, and Sarah Lotz.
van Dis (A.) BETRAYAL,
223 pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, London, 2013. R250
First published in Dutch as "Tikkop" in 2010. Translated from the Dutch by Ina Rilke.

A novel about a Dutchman who returns to South Africa after forty years to face his past.

van Heerden (E.) 30 NIGHTS IN AMSTERDAM,
453 pp., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R200
This novel by Etienne van Heerden was originally published in Afrikaans as "30 nagte in Amsterdam" in 2008. It was awarded the University of Johannesburg Prize for Creative Writing in Afrikaans, the W.A.Hofmeyr Prize, the M-Net Literary Award and the Hertzog Prize.

Translated by Michiel Heyns.
van Heerden (E.) HAAI KAROO,
174 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R175
A collection of short stories by Etienne van Heerden in which the Karoo landscape features prominently. The stories are selected from the short story collections, "My Kubaan", "Liegfabriek", and "Die gas in rondawel Wilhelmina".

text in Afrikaans.
van Heerden (E.) IN LOVE'S PLACE,
455 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R240
This novel by Etienne van Heerden was first published in Afrikaans as "In Stede van die Liefde" in 2005, and won the WA Hofmeyr Prize and the ATKV Prize. It has been translated from the Afrikaans by Leon de Kock.

Etienne van Heerden is Hofmeyr Professor in the School of Languages and Literatures at the University of Cape Town. His other novels include "30 Nagte in Amsterdam" (M-Net Prize, WA Hofmeyr Prize, and Hertzog Prize), "Die Swye van Mario Salviati" (M-Net Prize, WA Hofmeyr Prize), and "Toorberg" (CNA Prize, WA Hofmeyr Prize, Hertzog Prize, ATKV Prize and University of Johannesburg Literature Prize).
van Niekerk (M.) DIE SNEEUSLAPER, verhale
192 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R175
A collection of short stories by writer and poet Marlene van Niekerk, author of "Sprokkelster" (1977), which won the Ingrid Jonker Prize and the Eugène Marais Prize, "Triomf" (1995), winner the Noma Prize, "Agaat" (2005), awarded the Hertzog Prize, and "Memorandum" (2006).

Marlene van Niekerk is a professor of creative writing at the University of Stellenbosch.
van Rooyen (P.) AMATOLA,
246pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R220
A novel about a group of archaeologists who find an important rock painting, only to be taken hostage by a group of deserters. Set in the Sneeuberge in the Eastern Cape.

In Afrikaans.

Piet van Rooyen has published eight novels and four collections of poetry. His first novel, "Die Spoorsnyer", won the Tafelberg/Samlam/De Kat Prize and the CNA Prize. The novel, "Die Olifantjagters", was awarded the 1998 M-Net Prize. He is currently Professor of Political Science at the University of Namibia.
van Rooyen (P.) SATURDAYS ARE GOLD,
376 pp., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2012. R150
This book was published in the UK in 2011.

A novel about a seven-year-old girl who is kidnapped because she witnesses a muti murder, and her nine-year-old brother is the only one who can rescue her, set in Johannesburg in the 1940s.

Seventeen years ago Pierre van Rooyen and his wife gave up their jobs, sold their assets, bought an old yacht, and set sail. They sail, fish, write, and cycle, and have no intention of returning to the city.


van Rooyen (P.) VOËLVRY,
286pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R180
An Afrikaans thriller about a notorious German fraudster who flees to Namibia with his wife and children, buys a farm, and employs two local men who can't get along.

Piet van Rooyen is the author of seven novels and four collections of poetry. His first novel, "Die Spoorsnyer", won the 1993 Tafelberg/ Sanlam/ De Kat prize and "Die Olifantjageters " won the 1998 M-Net Prize. He is currently Professor of Political Science at the University of Namibia.
van Schalkwyk (J.) THE ALIBI CLUB,
190 pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2014. R200
A novel about a young South African working as a bartender at a club in Brooklyn, New York.

Also available in Afrikaans.

Visual artist Jaco van Schalkwyk was born in 1979. This is his first novel.
van Zyl (M.) AMRAAL,
379pp., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R260
An Afrikaans historical novel about the life of Khoikhoi leader Amraal Lambert (c.1774-1864), the first Captain of the Kailkhauan (Khauas Nama), a subtribe of the Orlam, in the eastern area of Namaland, now Namibia.

Vandermerwe (M.) THIS PLACE I CALL HOME, stories
144 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R160
A debut collection of ten stories each of which offer a different perspective on what home has meant to South Africans.

"These brave imaginings take us into the heart-places of South Africans. Through Vandermerwe's fine writing we are enabled to talk about home, come home and perhaps feel at home with(in) one another." Antjie Krog

Meg Vandermerwe was born in South Africa in 1978. She read English at Oxford University and is a graduate of the MA course in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. She teaches English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of the Western Cape and lives in Cape Town.
Vandermerwe (M.) ZEBRA CROSSING,
158 pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2013. R190
A novel about a young Zimbabwean woman, an albino, set in Cape Town on the eve of the Soccer World Cup.

"A chilling must-read that wakes us up from a habit that allows for so many to suffer only because they are different." Sindiwe Magona

Meg Vandermerwe was born in South Africa in 1978 and raised in Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "Zebra Crossing" was written as part of her PhD at the University of Lancaster. She returned to Cape Town in 2008 and teaches creative writing and English literature at the University of the Western Cape. She is also the author of the collection of short stories, "This Place I Call Home" (2010).
Vaz (J.) & Venter (V.) eds. SOMETHING WICKED, volume two, anthology of speculative fiction
387 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R205
"Something Wicked" began as a print magazine, evolved into a monthly online periodical and is now an annual anthology. This volume includes a selection of the best fiction from the online periodical as well as never-before-published stories.

"South Africa's best speculative science fiction and horror" Lauren Beukes

Includes stories by Abi Godsell, Martin Stokes and Nick Wood from South Africa.
Vaz (J.) & Venter (V.) eds. SOMETHING WICKED, volume one, science fiction & horror anthology
385 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R295
A collection of the twenty-four stories - science fiction, horror and dark fantasy - published digitally in the online monthly magazine, "Something Wicked", in 2011.

Includes stories by Abi Godsell, Lynne Jamneck and Domenico Pisani from South Africa and Ivan Hartmann from Zimbabwe.

"'Something Wicked' is...one of a kind in South Africa, and in my opinion, also ranks amongst the top three speculative fiction magazines produces in the English-speaking world" Richard Kunzmann

"Like a serial-killing zombie clown's suitcase, the 'Something Wicked Anthology' is full of deliciously wicked surprises, packing more stellar stories into its pages than anyone has a right to expect. Guaranteed scares, superb illustrations and stunning production values from the doting godparent of South African shocks - don't read after midnight, and don't miss out." SL Grey

Venter (E.) WOLF, WOLF,
266 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R225
A new novel by Eben Venter, about the relationship between a dying father and his gay son, set in Cape Town.

First published in Afrikaans in 2013. Translated into English by Michiel Heyns.

Eben Venter has been awarded the W.A.Hofmeyr Prize four times, for his novels "Foxtrot van die Vleiseters" (1994), "Ek Stamel, Ek Sterwe" (1996), "Begeerte" (2004) and "Santa Gamka" (2010). "Santa Gamka" also won the 2010 MNet Prize.
Venter (H.) et. al. (eds.) POMP, 09, 'n biblioteek van gedagtes
492 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R230
An annual Afrikaans publication of literature, journalism, music, architecture, film, photography and art.

Articles include a conversation between Breyten Breytenbach and Buitreboer that took place in New York in 2000, Joan Hambidge on the Boer War, Danie Goosen on alternative Afrikaners, Jean Oosthuizen on Hillbrow, André Bartlett on Robert Mugabe, Adolph van Coller on Rain Malan's music, Dawid de Villiers and Tilla Slabbert on David Kramer, Wium van Zyl on Malay choirs, and much more.
Vladislavić (I.) 101 DETECTIVES, stories
208pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R220
A new collection of short stories by novelist, essayist and editor Ivan Vladislavić.

Ivan Vladislavić's other books include "The Folly", "The Restless Supermarket", "Portrait with Keys" and "Double Negative". He lives in Johannesburg where he is Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at the University of the Witwatersrand. His work has won several prizes, including the University of Johannesburg Prize, the Sunday Times Fiction Prize and the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction. in 2015 he was awarded Yale University's Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction.
Vladislaviç (I.) A LABOUR OF MOLES,
41 pp., colour illus., paperback, d.w., Paris & London, 2011. R175
A cahier, number seventeen in the Cahiers Series, published jointly by the Centre for Writers & Translators of The American University of Paris and by Sylph Editions, London. The series aims to make available "new explorations in writing. in translating and in the areas linking these two activities." from the inside back cover.

The illustrations are drawn from Duden's "Bildworterbuch".

Preface by Jan Steyn
Vladislaviç (I.) DOUBLE NEGATIVE, a novel
204 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R200
"Double Negative" was first published in 2010 in "TJ and Double Negative: the various names of Johannesburg" as the fictional companion to David Goldblatt's book of Johannesburg photographs titled "TJ".

Ivan Vladislaviç is also the author of the novels "The Folly", "The Restless Supermarket" and "The Exploded View",as well as "Portrait with Keys", a sequence of texts about Johannesburg and a collection of short stories, "Flashback Hotel". His work had won many awards, including the Sunday Times Fiction Prize, The University of Johannesburg Prize and the Sunday Times Alan Patin Award for non-fiction.
Vladislaviç (I.) FLASHBACK HOTEL, early stories
285 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, 2010. R180
Reprint of two collections of short stories by Ivan Vladislaviç: "Missing Persons" (1989), for which he won the Olive Schreiner Prize, and "Propoganda by Monuments and Other Stories (!996), featuring two stories that won him the Thomas Pringle Award.
Vladislaviç (I.) THE FOLLY,
158 pp., paperback, Cape Town, (1993) 2014. R190
Reprint of Ivan Vladislaviç's first novel.

Novelist, essayist and editor Ivan Vladislaviç's other books include "The Restless Supermarket", "Portrait with Keys", "Double Negative", "Flashback Hotel" and "The Loss Library". He has won many prizes, including the University of Johannesburg Prize, the Sunday Times Fiction Prize and the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction.
Vladislaviç (I.) THE RESTLESS SUPERMARKET,
300 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2001) 2012. R185
A reprint of Ivan Vladislaviç's novel, which was awarded the Sunday Times Prize for Fiction in 2002.

Ivan Vladislaviç is the author of the novels "The Folly", "The Exploded View" and "Double Negative", which won the University of Johannesburg Prize. His book "Portrait with Keys" documents Johannesburg, and his short stories have been collected in the volume "Flashback Hotel".
Wadman (C.) THE UNLIKELY GENIUS OF DR CUTHBERT KAMBAZUMA,
299 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R180
A debut novel set in Zimbabwe.

This book is short-listed for the 2013 Alan Paton Fiction Award.

"Biblical in its ambition, utterly grounded in its pitch-perfect language and mordant wit Chris Wadman has rolled up his sleeves as a story teller and explored universal themes through the trials and hopes of ordinary, modern-day Zimbabweans. What is it to lose one's homeland, one's security, one's sense of historical justice while never, for a moment, losing one's sense of self (however hard one tries)? This is a book of wonder and a tale of terrible warning, beautifully rendered, robustly lyrical." Alexandra Fuller

"The characters depicted in this book are the products of an imagination imbued with wit, satire and profound political and pychological insight." Finuala Dowling

Chris Wadman was born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe, and educated in South Africa. He lives in Johannesburg.
Wanner (Z.) LONDON, CAPE TOWN, JOBURG,
337 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R205
A novel about a young black man born in London returning to South Africa, his motherland, with his wife and son.

Zukiswa Wanner, writer and journalist, was born in Zambia and currently lives in Nairobi. She is the author of the novels "Madams: a wildly provocative novel", "Men of the South", and "Behind every Successful Man". She also wrote "Maid is SA, 30 ways to leave your madam", and a book with Alf Kumalo, "8115: A Prisoner's Home" about Nelson Mandela's family home.
Wanner (Z.) MEN OF THE SOUTH,
222 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R240
A new novel by Zukiswa Wanner, author of "The Madams" (2006) and "Behind Every Successful Man" (2008).
Wästberg (P.) THE JOURNEY OF ANDERS SPARRMAN, a biographical novel
401 pp., paperback, London, 2010. R200
A novel based on the life of Anders Sparrman, the Swedish naturalist who became the last disciple of the scientist Carl Linnaeus. In the late 1800s he travelled on foot into the South African interior in search of new plant and animal specimens. In South Africa he also witnessed the cruelties of slavery, which made him a staunch abolitionist for the rest of his life.

Translated from the Swedish by Tom Geddes.

Per Wästberg is the author of fifty publications including novels, poetry, essays and works on African politics and literature. He is the chairman of the Nobel Committee for Literature and from 1976 to 1982 was the editor of the Swedish newspaper, Dagens Nyheter.
Westby-Nunn (T.) THE SEA OF WISE INSECTS,
320 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R150
A debut novel about a woman who is arrested after her brother's fiancée is killed in a myterious car accident.

"'The Sea of Wise Insects' is one of the most original, compelling and entertaining novels I've read in years. Laced with deliciously dark humour and off-beat imagery, it's a clever twist on contemporary crime novels. I found it impossible to put down." Sarah Lotz, author of "Tooth and Nailed"

Terry Westby-Nunn is a filmmaker and writer living in Cape Town.
Whitaker (R.) trans. THE ILIAD OF HOMER, a southern African translation
528 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R270
Richard Whitaker uses many South African English words such as "amakhosi" (commanders), "outspan" (unyoke), "kloof" (glen), "assegai" (spear), and "sloot" (ditch) in his translation of Homer's classic poem. For readers unfamiliar with such words a glossary at the end of the book provides the Standard English equivalents.

Richard Whitaker is Emeritus Professor of Classics at the University of Cape Town.


Whyle (J.) THE BOOK OF WAR,
262 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R150
A novel about a child who grows up during the 8th Xhosa War on the Eastern Cape Frontier.

This book is short-listed for the 2013 Alan Paton Fiction Award.

"A brilliant, unforgettable debut. Steeped in carnage, Whyle's poetic revision of the Eastern Cape's Frontier Wars grips from the outset and soaks the imagination like blood in sand." Andrew Donaldson in The Times

"A very good book, possibly great." Rian Malan

"A rare feat - a book whose subject is people slowly making their way through the trudge and mud of their history, but which is also a real page-turner. Makes visible in a way I have not seen before, the Eastern Cape frontier wars." William Kentridge

James Whyle, who turned from acting to full time writing in 1994, has published poetry, short stories and journalism, and written radio dramas for the BBC. He wrote the screenplay for the film, "Otelo Burning", and his short story, "The Story", won the 2011 Pen/Studzinski Literary Award.
Whyle (J.) WALK,
146 pp., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R180
A novel based on the coastal walk from Lambasi in northern Pondoland to the Cape undertaken by William Hubberly and other survivors of the wreck of the Grosvenor in August 1782. The novel expands on the journal written by Hubberly a few years after the wreck.

James Whyle is also the author of "The Book of War", which won the 2013 M-Net Literary Award for a debut novel. He lives in Johannesburg.
Wicomb (Z.) OCTOBER,
270 pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2014. R240
A novel about a women's return to her family and the small Namaqualand town where she grew up, after years of living abroad.

Zoë Wicomb is Emeritus Professor at the Strathclyde University in Glasgow, where she lives. She is also the author of "You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town", a collection of linked stories, two novels, "David's Story" and "Playing in the Light" and the collection of short stories, "The One That Got Away". In 2013 she was awarded Yale University's Windham Campbell Prize for fiction
Wicomb (Z.) PLAYING IN THE LIGHT,
218pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. R
A new novel by Zoë Wicomb, author of "You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town" and "David's Story". Set in Cape Town during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission investigations, this novel tells the story of an Afrikaner woman, the manager of a travel agency, who has just employed a coloured woman for the first time. She has little interest in national events until a photograph in a newspaper revives a long-lost childhood memory and leads to the discovery of a family secret her ageing father refuses to discuss.

Zoë Wicomb was born in Namaqualand and has lived in the UK since the 1970s. She is currently both Professor in the Department of English Studies at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland, and Visiting Professor Extraordinaire at Stellenbosch University.

Wicomb (Z.) THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY, short stories
190 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R150
"Zoë Wicomb's new stories combine the coolly interogative gaze of the outsider with an insider's intimate warmth." J.M.Coetzee

Zoë Wicomb is Professor in the Department of English Studies at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, and Visiting Professor Extraordinaire at Stellenbosch University. She has also published "You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town", a collection of linked stories, and two novels, "David's Story" and "Playing in the Light".
Wicomb (Z.) YOU CAN'T GET LOST IN CAPE TOWN,
189pp., paperback, Revised South African Edition, Johannesburg, 2008. R195
Originally published in the UK in 1987.

A novel about a coloured woman coming of age in apartheid-era South Africa.

"Seductive, brilliant, and precious...An extraordinary writer." Toni Morrison

"Exquisite embers in the ash of so much apartheid-era writing, speaking powerfully to post-apartheid sensibilities." David Attwell

Zoë Wicomb was born in Namaqualand and has lived in the UK since the 1970s. She is currently both Professor in the Department of English Studies at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland, and Visiting Professor Extraordinaire at Stellenbosch University.
Wilcox (J.) FIRE ACROSS THE VELDT,
380 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2013) 2014. R175
A new Simon Fonthill novel by John Wilcox set in South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War.

British author John Wilcox has written ten Simon Fonthill novels, a Simon Fonthill short story and two works of non-fiction.
Winkler (M.) AN EXCEPTIONALLY SIMPLE THEORY, (of absolutely everything), a novel
221 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R195
A novel about a forty year old Cape Town architect pushed to re-examine his life.

Mark Winkler grew up in Mpumalanga. He now lives in Cape Town where he is creative director of an advertising agency.
Winkler (M.) THE SAFEST PLACE YOU KNOW,
267pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2016. R250
A novel about a young man who, on the death of his father, leaves the family farm with no plan, and meets two strangers who change his life.

Mark Winkler is the author of "An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Absolutely Everything" and "Wasted". He lives in Cape Town.
Winkler (M.) WASTED, a novel in 61,217 words
188pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R235
A novel about a young man who is asked by a friend dying of cancer to help her end her life. Set in Cape Town.

Mark Winkler is the author of "An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Absolutely Everything" (2013). He lives in Cape Town.
Winterbach (I.) DIE AANSPRAAK VAN LEWENDE WESENS,
355 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R210
A new novel by Ingrid Winterbach about two parallel journeys: a man and a woman in search of the reasons for a brother's and a sister's downfall.

This novel won First Prize in the NB Publishers Groot Afrikaanse Romanwedstryd.

Text in Afrikaans.

Ingrid Winterbach is also the author of "Karolina Ferreira" (M-Net Prize and Old Mutual Literature Prize), "Buller se Plan" (W.A.Hofmeyr Prize), Niggie (Hertzog Prize), "Die Boek van Toeval en Toeverlaat" (M-Net Prize, W.A.Hofmeyr Prize, University of Johannesburg Prize) and "Die Benederyk" (M-Net Prize). She is also a well-known artist.
Winterbach (I.) IT MIGHT GET LOUD,
336pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R270
First published in 2012 in Afrikaans as "Die Aanspraak van Lewende Wesens". Translated into English by Michiel Heyns.

A novel about two parallel journeys: a man and a woman in search of the reasons for a brother's and a sister's downfall. The original Afrikaans version of this novel won the M-Net Award, the University of Johannesburg Literary Prize, the Hertzog Prize, the WA Hofmeyr Prize and the Great Afrikaans Novel Prize.

Ingrid Winterbach is also the author of "Karolina Ferreira" (M-Net Prize and Old Mutual Literature Prize), "Buller se Plan" (W.A.Hofmeyr Prize), Niggie (Hertzog Prize), "Die Boek van Toeval en Toeverlaat" (M-Net Prize, W.A.Hofmeyr Prize, University of Johannesburg Prize) and "Die Benederyk" (M-Net Prize). She is also a well-known artist.
Winterbach (I.) THE BOOK OF HAPPENSTANCE,
328 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R280
Translated from the Afrikaans by Dirk and Ingrid Winterbach.

"Die boek van toeval en toeverlaat", the original Afrikaans version of this novel, won the M-Net Literary Award, the University of Johannesburg Literary Prize, and the WA Hofmeyr Prize. Ingrid Winterbach is also the author of the award-winning novels, "Karolina Ferreira", "Buller se Plan" and "Niggie".

"In this novel Ingrid Winterbach demonstrates her brilliant and distinctive command of language as well as her lyric sensitivity to the fragility and transcience of human existence. What starts as a story about the loss of a personal shell collection becomes an almost fugue-like meditation on the bearable and unbearable losses that people suffer in every aspect of experience: the erotic, the family, the artistic, and in their relation to time, the transcendent and the other." Marlene van Niekerk
Winterbach (I.) THE ROAD OF EXCESS, translated by Leon de Kock
320 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R255
"Die Benederyk", the Afrikaans edition of this novel, originally published in 2010, was awarded the 2011 M-Net Prize.

Ingrid Winterback was born in Johannesburg in 1948. Her other novels include "Karolina Ferreira", "Buller se Plan" and "Die Boek van Toeval en Toeverlaat". She has won the Hertzog Prize twice and the M-Net Prize four times. She lives in Stellenbosch.
Winterbach (I.) THE SHALLOWS, translated by Michiel Heyns
267pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R275
This novel, set in Cape Town and Stellenbosch, was first published in Afrikaans in 2015 as "Vlakwater".

Ingrid Winterbach is also the author of "Karolina Ferreira" (M-Net Prize and Old Mutual Literature Prize), "Buller se Plan" (W.A.Hofmeyr Prize), Niggie (Hertzog Prize), "Die Boek van Toeval en Toeverlaat" (M-Net Prize, W.A.Hofmeyr Prize, University of Johannesburg Prize) and "Die Benederyk" (M-Net Prize). She is also a well-known artist.
WInterbach (I.) VLAKWATER,
318pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R250
An Afrikaans novel set in Cape Town and Stellenbosch.

"'Vlakwater' bevat – soos dikwels die geval is in Winterbach se romans – twee verhaallyne wat mekaar afwissel, maar nie kruis nie. Hoewel die hoofkarakters in hierdie verhaallyne in die loop van die roman meermale in dieselfde ruimtes beweeg, ontmoet hulle mekaar nooit. Ten spyte daarvan dat hulle regstreeks en onregstreeks getuie is van dramatiese uiterlike gebeure (moord, verkragting, gerugte van dwelms, satanistiese rituele, motorongelukke, ensovoorts) bly die fokus van die roman gerig op die innerlike belewing van krisis en verlies...'Vlakwater" is die produk van ’n romanskrywer wat volkome in beheer is van haar vak. Die leser word ingetrek en betower deur die fassinerende detail waarmee karakters binne hul kontekste geteken word en die verskillende lae van betekenis opgebou word, in so ’n mate dat dit herinner aan wat die antropoloog Clifford Geertz ’n “thick description” genoem het." Louise Viljoen, Netwerk24

Ingrid Winterbach is also the author of "Karolina Ferreira" (M-Net Prize and Old Mutual Literature Prize), "Buller se Plan" (W.A.Hofmeyr Prize), Niggie (Hertzog Prize), "Die Boek van Toeval en Toeverlaat" (M-Net Prize, W.A.Hofmeyr Prize, University of Johannesburg Prize) and "Die Benederyk" (M-Net Prize). She lives in Stellenbosch and is also a well-known artist.
Woodborne (A.) THE CRY OF THE HANGKAKA,
170pp., paperback, Cape Town , 2016. R220
A novel about a young girl living with her mother and sadistic stepfather in a mining town in colonial Nigeria.


Anne Woodborne was born in Cape Town, spent a large part of her childhood in Scotland and Nigeria, and currently lives in Cape Town.
Wylie (D.) THE WISDOM OF ADDERS,
148pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2016. R220
A futuristic novel set in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

"Strong and clear writing that makes our local landscape strange and our familiar crises new and more urgent. An ominous but also hopeful journey into the future." Kobus Moolman, poet

Writer and academic Dan Wyle teaches English at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. His publications include two books on Shaka, a memoir, and several volumes of poetry. In 2004 he founded the annual Literature and Ecology Colloquium and edited a collection of essays, "Toxic Belonging, identity and ecology in southern Africa".
Xaba (M.) RUNNING, & other stories
156 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R160
A collection of short stories by Makhosazana Xaba, author of the two poetry volumes, "These Hands" and "Tongues of Their Mothers".

Makhosazana Xaba is a Writing Fellow at the Wits School of Public Health. In 2005 she won the Deon Hofmeyr Award for Creative Writing for her the unpublished short story, "Running".
Xenopoulos (R.) TRIBE,
309pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R230
A novel about a reunion between six friends at a luxury game lodge in South Africa, twelve years after meeting at a rave party in Ibiza.

"The 'Less Than Zero' of 2015" Chad Smith, author of "Red Hot Chilli Peppers"

"Composed of musical dialogue and discordant truths, 'Tribe' is a startling, witty ballad on the difference between privilege and freedom." Diane Awerbuck, author of "Gardening at Night" and "Home Remedies"

Rahla Xenopoulos is the author of "A Memoir of Love and Madness" and the novel "Bubbles". She lives in Cape Town.

Zadok (R.) SISTER-SISTER,
316 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R195
A novel by Rachel Zadok, author of "Gem Squash Tokoloshe", about twin sisters forced to leave home when an uncle arrives with news from a hometown they didn't know existed.

"An extraordinary blend of parable, passion and poetry; it's not often a novel of such originality comes around." Christopher Hope.

Rachel Zadok was born in Tel Aviv in 1972, and raised in Johannesburg. Currently she lives in Cape Town.