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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.
THE HEART OF THE MATTER, the Gerald Kraak anthology, African perspectives on gender, social justice and sexuality
188pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R240
A collection of the short-listed entries to the anthology and award named after anti-apartheid activist Gerald Kraak (1956-2014). The Gerald Kraak Award is a joint initiative between The Other Foundation and the Jacana Literary Foundation.

Introduction by Sisonke Msimang.

Includes fiction, non-fiction and poetry from across Africa by allies of the LGBTQI+ community. The 2019 winner was OluTimehin Adegbeye (Nigeria) for her essay "Mothers and Men".
THE SHORT STORY IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE SHORT STORY, vol. 2
151pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R190
A collection of 11 short stories selected from competition entries on the theme "My World". The winning story is "Men Are Fools" by Obinna Udenwe from Nigeria. The runners-up are Christine Coates and Maphule Mohulatsi from South Africa. The judges were Lineo Segoete, Makhosazana Xaba and Dilman Dila.
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.
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.
Agyeman-Duah (I.) ed. THE GODS WHO SEND US GIFTS, an anthology of African short stories, forewords by Wole Soyinka and Baroness Valerie Amos
223pp., paperback, Banbury, 2017. R265
Includes stories by Zukiswa Wanner, Njabulo Ndebele, Wame Molefhe and Pinkie Mekgwe.
Alagiah (G.) THE BURNING LAND,
259pp., paperback, Edinburgh, 2019. R290
A political thriller set in contemporary South Africa. Shady deals by powerful people mean large tracts of land are being sold to foreign investors, leaving those who farm it without jobs or homes. Activist Lesedi Motlantshe, son of a prominent anti-apartheid campaigner who is now part of a corrupt elite, is murdered. Childhood friends Lindi Seaton, who works in conflict resolution, and Kagiso Rapabane, activist son of the Seaton's former housekeeper, form an alliance in order to discover the truth.

British news journalist George Alagiah presents the BBC News at Six and is the main presenter of GMT on BBC World News. As a foreign correspondent for the BBC he covered the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa.
Albertyn-du Toit (L.) DIE KINDERS VAN SPOOKWERWE,
346pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R310
A novel about a family living on a farm in the Bo-Karoo.

Lize Albertyn-du Toit grew up in Mpumalanga. She lives and works on the farm Vlakkerug outside Riebeek-Wes, and teaches at Riebeeck Valley Special School. This is her debut novel.
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

"Buys" was the recipient of the University of Johannesburg Prize, the WA Hofmeyr Prize, The kykNET Rapport Prize, the SALA K. Sello Duiker Memorial Literary Award, the Helgaard Steyn Prize and the Hertzog Prize.

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.
Anker (W.) RED DOG, a frontier novel, translated by Michiel Heyns
427pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2018. R320
First published in Afrikaans in 2014 as "Buys". Winner of the University of Johannesburg Prize, the WA Hofmeyr Prize, the kykNET Rapport Prize, the SALA K. Sello Duiker Memorial Literary Award, the Helgaard Steyn Prize and the Hertzog Prize.

An historical novel about Coenraad de Buys, a legend on the frontier of the Cape Colony in the late eighteenth century. 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 moved around southern Africa. He died on the banks of the Limpopo in 1821.

"The South African equivalent of the postmodern cowboys-and-Indians tales of Cormac McCarthy." Rain Malan, author of "My Traitor's Heart"

"Without a doubt the most important Afrikaans novel in recent years." Marlene van Niekerk, author of "Triomf" and "Agaat"

"'Buys' is a great novel." Breyten Breytenbach

Willem Anker's first novel, "Siegfried" won the University of Johannesburg Prize and the Jan Rabie/Rapport Prize. He teaches creative writing and Afrikaans literature at Stellenbosch University.
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.
Baikie (T.) SELLING LIPSERVICE,
175pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R225
A novel about a woman living in a consumerist world where everyone has a stroke around the age of 18. After this, writing and speaking is only possible if you’re wearing LipService patches. Sponsored by corporations, the language of each patch is scripted by copywriters so that every utterance promotes the brand.

This novel won the 2015/16 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award.

Tammy Baikie is a translator qualified to work with French and German as source languages. She lives in Johannesburg.
Baker (D.) AS EK OMDRAAI, SKIET MY,
421pp., paperback, Hermanus, 2019. R240
Originally published in 2015 in English as If I Retreat, Shoot Me. Translated into Afrikaans by Nellie Alberts.

A novel about two brothers who join opposing sides when the Smuts Government declares war on Nazi Germany, one choosing to go 'up north' with the Air Force while his borther joins the militant wing of the Ossewabrandwag.

Self-published
Barr (D.) YOU WILL BE SAFE HERE,
327pp., paperback, London, 2019. R295
Damian Barr's debut novel is made up of twin narratives of internment. The first part is set in 1901 and takes the form of a diary written by the wife of a Boer farmer taken to the Bloemfontein Concentration Camp. The second half of the novel, set in Johannesburg in 2010, tells the story of a 16-year-old boy sent to a Safari Training Camp where "they make men out of boys".

Writer and columnist Damian Barr's memoir, Maggie & Me, won the Paddy Power Political Books 'Satire' Award and Stonewall Writer of the Year Award. He lives in Brighton.
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.
Barris (K.) THE LIFE OF WORM & OTHER MISCONCEPTIONS,
187pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R250
A collection of short stories.

"Exhilarating, even at times sublime...a first-rate collection of stories." Michiel Heyns

Ken Barris has won various literary awards, including the M-Net Book Prize, the Ingrid Jonker Prize, the Thomas Pringle Award and the Vita Award. He won the 2013 UJ Prize for his novel, "Life Underwater". He lives in Cape Town and works at Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
Baxter (M.) BITTER ALOES, stories from the Eastern Cape
167pp., illus., psperback, No Place, 2018. R280
Foreword by Dan Wylie.

Marion Baxter worked at the Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA) at Rhodes University. She died in 2002.
Baxter (M.) THE WORM TURNS, more short stories - a sequel to Bitter Aloes
224pp., paperback, (Tzaneen), 2018. R290
Foreword by Peter Anderson.

Marion Baxter (1945–2002) worked first as an English teacher and then as an editor at Andrew Tracey’s International Library of African Music, the JLB Smith Institute of Ichthyology, and the Institute for the Study of English in Africa at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. In 1992 she won the Sanlam Literary Award for her short story The Worm Turns.
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.
Bekker (J-A.) ASLEEP, AWAKE, ASLEEP, stories
143pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R200
"An abundance of vivid, intelligent, exciting pieces in which a woman tells herself the story of a life." Claire Robertson, author of Under Glass

"In a dazzling coil of interlinked tales Bekker mines the loaded seam between what we witness of the historical world amassing around us and what we internalise of that history into our remarkably unremarkable lives." Sarah Blackman, author of Hex

Jo-Ann Bekker was born in East London and lives in Knysna. She worked as a newspaper reporter for many years.
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.) SLIPPING, stories, essays & other writing
272pp., paperback, San Francisco, 2016. R275
"The dazzling short pieces collected in 'Slipping', which range from reportage to tender bits of personal reflection to weird sci-fi horror, together serve to confirm the impression Beukes already created in her novels: this is a writer who can do anything." Ben H. Winters, author of 'Underground Airlines"

"Bold, brazen, and brilliant - now this is a collection to die for. Beukes fearlessly skewers personal relationships, social injustice and pop culture (among other things), and every story is a masterclass in flair, wit, and fresh ideas." Sarah Lotz, author of "The Three" and "Day Four"

Lauren Beukes is the author of "Broken Monsters", "The Shining Girls", "Zoo City" and "Moxyland" She has received the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the University of Johannesburg Prize, and the Strand Critics Award. She lives in Cape Town.
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
Bezuidenhout (Z.) DIE DEKONSTRUKSIE VAN RETTA BLOM,
315pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R270
An Afrikaans novel about a happily married wife and mother who suddenly decides to go on a road trip to Cape Town - and learns something new, not only about herself but also about her husband of twenty-six years.

"'n Lekker sappige goedvoel-storie,met heelwat onder die oppervlak." Marita van der Vyver, author of Stiltyd and Die Blou Van Onthou

Zelda Bezuidenhout is a writer of general fiction, youth fiction, short stories, columns, and marketing copy. This is her first full-length novel for adult readers.
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.
Bloomberg (D.) THE LION AND THE THESPIAN, the true story of Prime Minister JG Strydom's marriage to actess Marda Vanne
334pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R300
A work of biographical fiction based on the brief marriage of South African National Party politician Hans Strydom to the actress Marda Vanne in 1924. Divorced within a year, Marda Vanne moved to London, where she formed a professional and personal partnership with actress Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies that lasted until her death in 1970. Hans Strydom was Prime Minister of South Africa from 1954 to 1958.
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.

Bolaane (M.) et al eds. BOTSWANA WOMEN WRITE,
541pp., map, paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2019. R585
An anthology of extracts from novels, short stories, poetry, drama, memoirs, journalism and interviews by and about Batswana women. Includes well-known writers such as Bessie Head, Unity Dow, Lauri Kubuitsile and Tjawangwa Dema, as well as women being published for the first time.

Mary Lederer is a Bessie Head scholar and author of Novels of Botswana in English, 1930-2006 and In Conversation with Bessie Head.
Leloba Molema is a senior lecturer in English and African literature at the University of Botswana.
Connie Rapoo is an associate professor of visual and performing arts at the University of Botswana. She is co-editor of New Perspectives in Diasporic Experience.
Bosman (H.C.) MARICO MOON,
286pp., paperback, Edinburgh, 2018. R275
A selection of 60 previously published short stories by Herman Charles Bosman (1905-1951) chosen and introduced by T.S. Emslie.
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.
Boswell (B.) GRACE, a novel
198pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R240
A novel set in Cape Town in the 1980s about a young woman and the family secret that threatens to ruin the respectable life she has created for herself.

Barbara Boswell was born in Cape Town and now lives in Johannesburg.
Botes (A.) KAINSMERK,
260pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R280
A collection of short stories previously published in various Afrikaans women's magazines.

Annelie Botes is the author of the novels "Lugkasteel" and "Raaiselkind". She lives in Port ELizabeth.
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.
Braam (C.) EK IS HENDRIK WITBOOI, uit die Nederlands vertaal deur Zandra Bezuidenhout
391pp., map, paperback, First SA Edition, Pretoria, 2019. R295
First published in 2016 in the Netherlands as Ik ben Hendrik Witbooi.

A novel based on the life of Hendrik Witbooi (1830-1905). It focuses on the period from 1884, when Witbooi moved to northern South West Africa (present-day Namibia) with a faction of the ǀKhowesin tribe, to the 1904 uprising against German colonial rule. Braam draws on the many letters Witbooi wrote to German governors, English magistrates and African leaders.

Conny Braam was co-founder and President of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in the Netherlands. She is the author of Operation Vula and the memoir Mandela on the Fridge, in which she reflects on her role as an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa.
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 (K.) HOND SE GEDAGTE,
478pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R320
A novel about an investigative journalist who reluctantly accepts an old friend's request to write a biography of the Springbok rugby captain.

"n Briljante roman wat verlei met heuglike beskrywings van musiek, rugby, kuns, kitsch en fynbos." Kabous Meiring, director and presenter for the TV show Prontuit on KykNET

Kerneels Breytenbach is the author of Piekniek by Hangklip and Easter.
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.) 'N DROË WIT SEISOEN,
351pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1979) 2017. R285
Reprint of André Brink's novel about the death during detention of a black anti-apartheid activist.

André Brink is the author of 27 novels. He has won the CNA Award three times and has twice been shorlisted for the Booker Prize. His novels have been translated into thirty languages. He died in 2015.
Brink (A.) 'N OOMBLIK IN DIE WIND,
312pp., paperback, Reprint, Cae Town, (1975) 2017. R285
Reprint of André Brink's historical novel about the relationship between a white woman and a runaway slave. Set in 1751 in the Cape Colony.

André Brink is the author of 27 novels. He has won the CNA Award three times and has twice been shorlisted for the Booker Prize. His novels have been translated into thirty languages.
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.) DIE ROOIKOP EN DIE REDAKTEUR, en ander stories, 1955-1959
253pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R240
A collection of Afrikaans love stories André Brink wrote in the 1950s for family magazines like "Die Huisegenoot" and "Die Brandwag", complied by Cecilia van Zyl, former story editor of "Die Huisegenoot".

André Brink, who died in 2015, wrote 21 novels, and won the CNA Award three times.
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.
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.
Bruinders (S.) A HANDFUL OF EARTH, translated from the Afrikaans by Brenda Jackson
227pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R220
Originally published in Afrikaans in 2014 as "Die Sideboard".

A novel about Abraham, an illiterate carpenter who lives on a rented piece of land near George. He loves the soil and the fruit and vegetables he produces on it, and dreams of one day owning a piece of land, but this ambition is crushed repeatedly by the political system of the time.

"Narrates the debilitating influence of losing one's land, an impunity that continues as no redress is forthcoming from the new democratic elite. A very important South African story." Danny Titus, Commissioner at the South African Human Rights Commission

Actor Simon Bruinders has written several plays and pieces of industrial theatre. In 2009 was awarded an Afrikoon award by the ATKV for his work. This is his first novel.
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.
Busani-Dube (D.) ZULU WEDDING,
357pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R300
A novel about a young black woman who's been promised to the Zulu king in marriage to repay an ancestral debt. In love with her American fiancée, she decides to try and convince the king that he doesn't want to marry her.

Dudu Busani-Dube was commissioned by film director Lineo Sekeleoane to write this book adaptation of her feature film, "The Zulu Wedding".

Dudu Busani-Dube, author of the popular Hlomu trilogy, works as a journalist. She was born and raised in Kwa- Mashu in KwaZulu-Natal and moved to Johannesburg in the early 2000s.
Busby (M.) ed. NEW DAUGHTERS OF AFRICA,
805pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2019. R350
First published in the UK in 2019.

An anthology of writing by over 200 women of African descent. The selection includes autobiography, memoir, oral history, letters, diaries, short stories, novels, poetry, drama, politics, journalism, essays and speeches, from pre-1900 to the 1990s. South African contributors include Diana Ferrus, Makhosazana Xaba, Gabeba Baderoon, Yvonne Vera, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers, Sisonke Msimang and Zukiswa Wanner.
Buthelezi (T.) THE LAST SENTENCE,
183pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R195
A novel about a writer struggling with substance abuse, anxiety and depression.

Tumelo Buthelezi is a founding member of the Ink Gallery, a movement that promotes an interest in reading. This is his first novel.
Butler (G.) TALES FROM THE OLD KAROO,
, Reprint, Johannesburg, (19890 2018. R245
Reprint of Guy Butler's collection of short stories set in the Karoo.

Guy Butler (1918-2001) was a South African poet, playwright and academic. From 1953 to 1978 he was Head of the English Department at Rhodes University. He edited "New Coin", a magazine of contemporary poetry, published several volumes of poetry including "Songs and Ballads", and "Pilgrimage to Dias Cross", and a number of plays including "Richard Gush of Salem", "Demea" and "Kaatjie Kekkelbek". He is also the author of "The Prophetic Nun", which chronicles the lives of several nuns, and three volumes of autobiography, "Karoo Morning", "Bursting World", and "A Local Habitation".
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.) 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.
Campbell (C.) THE TORTOISE CRIED ITS ONLY TEAR,
181pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R240
A novel about a young woman who grew up amongst 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.

Also available in Afrikaans as Die Skilpad se Laaste Traan.

Carol Campbell is the author of the novels My Children Have Faces and Esther's House.
Case (M.) SOFTNESS OF THE LIME,
268pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2017. R250
A historical novel set in 1782 at at the Cape of Good Hope, about a wealthy Dutch slave owner who falls in love with a young slave from Madagascar he has inherited from his father. Spanning more than eighty years, the novel concludes in 1854, twenty years after the abolition of slavery in the Cape Colony.

Maxine Case's first novel, "All We Have Left Unsaid" was awarded the 2007 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book (Africa) and was joint-winner of the Herman Charles Bosman Prize. Her most recent book, "Papwa: golf's lost legend" was shortlisted for the 2016 Alan Paton Award. She is a fellow of the Ford Foundation's International Fellowship Program, and lives in Cape Town.
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.
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 was "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".
Chigumadzi (P.) SWEET MEDICINE,
201pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R220
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.
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).
Chipanta (M.) A CASUALITY OF POWER,
207pp., paperback, Harare, 2016. R195
"With wit and keen observation, 'A Casualty of Power' explores how two worlds collide as modern day Africa embraces Chinese overseas expansion. Mukuka Chipanta's debut novel is wonderfully thought provoking, sombre and dark in places and yet laced throughout with hope." Ekow Duker, author of "Dying in New York" and "White Wahala"

"In 'Casualty of Power', Mukuka Chipanta explores, in an honest and unapologetic way, subjects that societies often prefer to keep buried. This is a pacy, emotive and enjoyable novel that will keep the reader engaged until the last page." Ellen Banda-Aaku, author of "Patchwork"

Mukuka Chipanta was born in Zambia and grew up on the Zambian Copperbelt. An Aerospace Engineer and Programme Manager he currently lives and works in Washington DC. This is his first novel.
Chiziane (P.) THE FIRST WIFE, a tale of polygamy, translated from the Portuguese by David Brookshaw
494 pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Brooklyn, 2016. R325
First published in Portuguese in 2002 as "Niketche: Uma História de Poligamia". The novel won the José Craveirinha Prize in 2003.

A novel about a woman who, after 20 years of marriage, discovers her husband has been supporting 4 other families for many years.

Pauline Chiziane was born in Manjecaze, Gaza Province, Mozambique, in 1955. She moved to Maputo with her family in early childhood and started writing in her mid-twenties, becoming the first Mozambican woman to publish a novel.
Cloete (A.) GAM SE TJIND,
66pp., paperback, No Place, 2019. R210
A novel about a happily married middle-aged man haunted by the violence he suffered as a child.

Self-published.

Aubrey Cloete was born on the Cape Flats. He teaches at Knysna Secondary School.
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 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.) THREE STORIES,
71pp., hardback, Melbourne, 2014. R250
This collection includes:
"A House in Spain", first published in "Architectural Digest 57/10", 2000
"Nietverloren", first published as "The African Experience" in "Preservation 54/2", 2002
"He and His Man", delivered as the Nobel Lecture, 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



Coetzee (O.) INNIE SHADOWS,
134pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
A novel set on the Cape Flats and written in Kaaps dialect, about a community wrestling with the social problems of drug addiction, domestic violence, poverty and homophobia.

"Innie Shadows se karakters klink soos regte mense van die Kaapse Vlakte en voer hul bestaan in die skadu van herkenbare probleme soos dwelmverslawing, huishoudelike geweld, armoede en seksmisdade. Dit is egter ook 'n verhaal oor nuwe vryhede - sensitief vertel op 'n nuwe manier, in 'n nuwe soort stem." Dr Sonja Loots, lecturer in Afrikaans, University of Cape Town

"Olivia M. Coetzee crafts a new language to bring to life stories of dispossession from those left behind in the transition to democracy. Her prose is taut, unsparing and unsentimental. It wrestles with the demons of one community overcome with the social ills of drugs, bigotry and homophobia, where lives intersect through ruthless brutality. This haunting novel will stay with the reader long after the final page is turned. A pioneering work of fiction in which the dispossessed are finally telling their own stories Dr Barbara Boswell, author of Grace, a novel and Associate Professor, Department of English Literature, University of Cape Town

Olivia M. Coetzee was born in Mariental, Namibia, and grew up in Electric City on the Cape Flats. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town.
Cole (T.) OPEN CITY,
259 pp., paperback, London, 2011. R190
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.) A SPY IN TIME,
270pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R260
Soon to be published in USA.

A novel set in Johannesburg after a supernova hit Earth, about a spy tasked with the job of making sure the end of the world never happens again.

Imraan Coovadia is the author of the novels "The Wedding", "Green-Eyed Thieves", "High Low In-Between", "The Institute for Taxi Poetry" and "Tales of the Metric System". He is a winner of the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize, the University of Johannesburg Prize, and the M-Net Prize. He directs the creative writing programme at the University of Cape Town.
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.) 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.
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. OUT OF PRINT
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.
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.
Dangarembga (T.) THIS MOURNABLE BODY, a novel
272pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2018. R240
First published in USA in 2018.

Tsitsi Dangarembga examines how the hope and potential of a young girl and a fledgling nation can over time become a bitter struggle for survival. The novel concludes the trilogy that began with "Nervous Conditions" and continued in "The Book of Not".

"A haunting evocation of the nature of small defeats. Only a writer steeped in Zimbabwean life - with her unflinching gaze on the individual, and with a social vision that brooks no sentimentality - could have given us the fraught heroine of this starkly written novel. Tsitsi Dangerembga proves yet again that hers is a maverick voice." A. Igoni Barrett, author of "Blackass" and "Love is Power, or Something Like That"

" Tsitsi Dangarembga's work, begun thirty years ago with her masterpiece, 'Nervous Conditions', reaches a provocative and brilliant new height with this extraordinary novel. 'This Mournable Body' demands answers from all who have suffered and survived the violence of the twenty-first century only to find history and injustice, cruelty and rebellion, woven into their souls. If all the doors are barred, can we still find our way free?" Madeleine Thien, author of "Do Not Say We Have Nothing"

“[A] masterpiece. . . . Dangarembga writes with intimacy and compassion; there’s a sharp poetic crack to the work that keeps the story from muddying in melancholy, as it might in the hands of a less cinematic writer.” The New York Times Book Review

Tsitsi Dangarembga is the author of two previous novels, "The Book of Not" and "Nervous Conditions", winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. She is also a filmmaker, playwright and the director of the Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa Trust. She lives in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Dangor (A.) BITTER FRUIT,
340pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2001) 2017. R175
Includes a new introduction by Mandla Langa.

A reprint of Achmat Dangor's novel about an anti-apartheid activist's chance encounter with the policeman who, twenty years previously, had assaulted his wife in revenge for his membership of the African National Congress. This novel was shortlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize.

"This South African novel tells a powerful story of how the toxins of apartheid seep into the life of one small 'Coloured' family...a haunting story of a family disintegrating, wonderfully authentic on its context, gender and generation, its progress like slow dancing." Barbara Trapido, Independent

"'Bitter Fruit' is a subtly layered tale of truth, reconciliation and redemption...Following in the great tradition of Richard Rive and Alex la Guma, he is a writer who gives texture and grace to the present lives and historical legacy of South Africa's 500-year-old multi-ethnic society." Rachel Holmes, Literary Review

"In a series of fine characterisations, the dissonance and unease of South Africa are counterpointed with the inner lives of Silas, Lydia and Mikey. It is a textured piece of writing, redolent with the smells and sounds of close-packed living, and the hint that the violence and fanaticism are not likely to end provides a chilling coda." Elizabeth Buchan, Daily Mail

Achmat Dangor lives in Johannesburg. He is also the author of the novels "Kafka's Curse", ""Waiting for Leila" and "The Z Town Trilogy", as well as a short-story collection, "Strange Pilgrimages".
Dangor (A.) DIKELEDI, child of tears, no more, a novel
329pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R260
A novel about a young African woman born and bred in Haarlem in New York.

"A complex family tale told with beautiful simplicity, searing honesty and unexpected humour. Dangor reveals the vulnerable humanity of people living in inhumane times." Mohale Mashigo, author of "The Yearning"

Achmat Dangor is also the author of "Waiting for Leila", "The Z Town trilogy", "Kafka's Curse" and "Bitter Fruit". He lives in Johannesburg.
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 Kock (H.) DIE KIND UIT DIE WINGERD,
285pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R310
A novel set on a wine farm in 1918. A three-year-old boy arrives on the farm, unable to say who he is or where he is from. For the next 20 years he lives with the family, longing to know his true identity.

Helen de Kock is the author of the romances Somersneeu, Debora en Seuns and Debora Gaan Huis Toe.
de Kock (J-P.) DIE DAGGABOER,
221pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R265
A novel about a man who lives alone, off the grid, on a small-holding in the Overberg, and grows vegetables and dagga in order to survive financially.

Jean-Pierre de Kock lives in Somerset-West. "Die Daggaboer" is his first novel.
de Kock (N.) DIE WOLKVERSAMELAARS,
296pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R270
A novel about a woman who travels to Scotland to honour the last wish of an old friend. She meets a vagabond and becomes involved in the search for his missing beloved, which stirs up memories from her childhood and about her first love.

Nadia de Kock is the author of Heildronk Op 'n Gypsyromp. She works as an IT specialist in Johannesburg.
de Kok (I.), de Lange (J.) & Mashego (G.) comps. THE SOL PLAATJE EUROPEAN UNION POETRY ANTHOLOGY, volume IV
152 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R195
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 Lange (J.) comp. DIE LAASTE WALS, Hennie Aucamp se keuse uit sy verhaalkuns
263pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R240
A year before his death Hennie Aucamp presented a friend with a notebook that included a list of his favourite short stories; the ones he'd like to be remembered by.

Hennie Aucamp (1934-2014) was an Afrikaans poet, short story writer, cabaretist and academic. He taught in the Faculty of Education at the University of Stellenbosch for thirty years, retiring in 1994. He received numerous prizes for his writing: Tafelberg Prize (Bruidsbed vir Tant Nonnie); W.A. Hofmeyr Prize (Hongerblom and Wolwedans); ATKV Drama Prize (Papawerwyn); Hertzog Prize for Prose; Fleur du Cap Prize for best South African Play of the Year (Blomtyd is Bloeityd); Recht Malan Prize for non-fiction (Gekaapte Tyd); Fleur du Cap Lifetime Award for his contribution towards the growth and development of South African theatre; ATK Veertjie Award for his contribution to Afrikaans literature; Gustav Preller Medal for literary theory; and a South African Literary Lifetime Literary Achievement Award.
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 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.
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
Ditshego (T.) KASI NERD,
62pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R95
A novel about a young man from Kagiso, Gauteng, who is bullied and rejected in his community because of his love of books and passion for education.

Tebogo Ditshego is Group CEO of Ditshego Investment Group, CEO of Ditshego Media, and Chairman of the South African Reading Foundation. In 2014 he was listed as one of Forbes Magazine's top 30 African Entrepreneurs under the age of 30 and named as one of the top 200 Young South Africans by the Mail & Guardian.
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. OUT OF PRINT
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.) OKAY, OKAY, OKAY,
350pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R320
A novel about a woman who agrees to stage-manage a university event and becomes embroiled in two vastly different worlds - "beleaguered, bureaucratised university and effervescent, show-must-go-on musical theatre." from the back cover

"Alive with wit and intelligence and beautifully written, this novel will keep people talking and arguing for a long time," Michiel Heyns, author of I Am Pandarus and Sportful Malice: a comedy of revenge

"How much do I love this author - let me count the ways. Like Jane Austen, she has a moral vision wrapped in humour. Like Middlemarch, she holds up a mirror to a provincial world that cuts down what it can't see. And like Olive Schreiner, the novelist recalled at the centre of Okay, Okay, Okay, she has the courage to speak truth to power." Lyndall Gordon, author of Outsiders, five women writers who changed the world

Finuala Dowling, first collection of poems, I Flying, won the Ingrid Jonker Prize. Her second, Doo-Wop Girls of the Universe, was a co-winner of the Sanlam Prize, and her third, Notes from the Dementia Ward, won the Olive Schreiner Prize. Her previous novels include Homemaking for the Down-at-Heart, winner of the 2012 M-Net Literary Award for English Fiction, and The Fetch, which won the Herman Charles Bosman Prize. Dowling is currently Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies at University of Cape Town.
Dowling (F.) THE FETCH,
309pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R290
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.) 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.
du Plessis (L.) DIE DAO VAN DAAN VAN DER WALT, 'n roman
358pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R300
An Afrikaans novel about a former Kalahari farmer suffering from vertigo who goes to study tai chi in a Chinese monastery in an attempt to recover his balance.

Lodewyk G. du Plessis is a pseudonym.
du Plessis (P.G.) 120+ SOMMER STORIES, uit die koöperasie, die kroeg en die delwersgate
400pp., paperback, Reprint, Pretoria, (2006) 2016. R308
Three volumes of short stories by PG du Plessis reprinted in one volume: "Koöperasiestories" (1991), "Hier Sit Die Manne" (1983) and "Tussen die Riewe" (1997).

Pieter Georg du Plessis was born in 1934 in Boshof in the Free State. He was a director at the HSRC, chief sub-editor at the magazine Standpunte, assistant editor of the daily newspaper Die Transvaler and also editor of Hoofstad. He received both WA Hofmeyr Prize and Hertzog Prize twice, for "Die Nag van Legio" and "Siener in die Suburbs". He currently lives on his farm near Rysmierbult in the North West Province.
Dube (J.) INSILA, the eyes and ears of the king, translated by Thembani Ndiya Nene and Robert Mshengu Mshengu Kavanagh, edited with introductory material by Robert Mshengu Kavanagh
185pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R210
A new English translation of the Zulu novel, "Insila kaShaka", about a young man who flees the Zulu Royal Court after Shaka's murder, first published in 1931.

John Dube (1871-1946) established the Christian Industrial School, later called the Ohlanga Institute, in 1901. Two years later he founded "Illanga IaseNatali, the first newspaper in isiZulu. He was also the first President of the South African National Native Council.
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".
Duker (E.) YELLOWBONE,
316pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R320
A novel about a girl born in Ghana with a light complexion and how her skin tone was both a privilege and a curse as she struggled to find her way in the world.

Ekow Duker was educated in Ghana, the UK, the USA and France, and has worked as an oil field engineer, a banker, and a corporate strategist. Currently he works in data science and lives in Johannesburg. He is the author of the novels White Wahala, Dying in New York and The God Who Made Mistakes.
Elsdon (A.D.) THE TALL ASSASSIN, the darkest political murders of the old South Africa
239 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R290
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.
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.
Farren (T.) THE BOOK OF MALACHI,
298pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R320
A novel about an inhumane medical project taking place on an oil rig. Malachi, a mute survivor of civil war, must decide whether to risk his life to set the victims free or abandon them to their fate.

Tracey Farren is the author of Snake and Whiplash, adapted to the film Tess.
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.

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.
Fisher (M.) THE ENUMERATIONS,
363pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R280
A novel about a teenager suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the effect of his condition on his family.

Máire Fisher is the author of the novel "Birdseye". She lives in Cape Town.
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.
Fourie (S.) NOORMAN,
293pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
An historical novel set in the Sandveld in the 1940s, about a World War II veteran who moves into the area.

In Afrikaans.

SD Fourie is the author of the novels Die Lanternswaaier and Die Dooies Leef. She lives in the Sandveld.
Fowler (M.) PATAGONIA, a fugue
383pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R220
A novel about a young Afrikaner academic who seeks refuge among long-lost relatives in Patagonia.

Also available in Afrikaans as Patagonië, 'n roman.

Maya Fowler is also the author of "The Elephant in the Room". She grew up in Stellenbosch and Graaff-Reinet she now lives and works in Canada.
Fox (J.) THE UNOFFICIAL ODYSSEY, a novel, with illustrations by Ronel Wheeler
122pp., illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R260
A novel set on the island of Ithaca, around 1100 BC, during the Trojan War.

Jane Fox has published two collections of poetry, two novels, three biographies and six plays. She lives in Johannesburg.
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 (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.
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.) ARCTIC SUMMER,
376 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2014) 2018. OUT OF PRINT
Damon Galgut's novel portrays the life of British writer E.M. Forster and the story behind his famous novel, "A Passage to India".

Winner of the 2015 Barry Ronge Fiction Prize.

"With insight and seemingly effortless fluidity, Mr Galgut has written a beautiful, and at times funny, novel that movingly captures the duality of one of Britain’s most thoughtful authors." The Economist

"...Galgut shows us that it is precisely the comprehension of power, hierarchies and even violence that came from Forster's time in Dewas that allowed him to return to his unfinished India novel and bring it to a triumphal conclusion. It would complete his understanding as a human being and as an artist, and Galgut's own novel is a remarkable, lyrical tribute to the remarkable nature of that understanding." Siddhartha Deb, The Guardian

Damon Galgut's other novels include "The Imposter", which won the University of Johannesburg Prize for Creative Writing, "The Good Doctor", shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Dublin/IMPAC Award, and "In a Strange Room", shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He lives in Cape Town.
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.
Garisch (D.) ACCIDENT,
275pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R250
"Dawn Garisch is boldly imaginative and thought provoking in this riveting account of a performance artist whose shocking acts challenge us to question important social issues. The novel is also a story of a mother and son relationship that walks the tightrope of when to hold on and when to let go." Kate Gottgens, artist

A novel about a mother's attempts to understand the self-harm her son, a performance artist, chooses to inflict on himself.

Medical doctor, author, and poet Dawn Garish is also the author of the novels, "Once, Two Islands" (2007) and "Trespass" (2009), and a collection of poems, "Difficult Gifts". She also wrote a memoir, "Dance with Suitcase". In 2011 she won the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award for her poem, "Miracle".
Garisch (D.) BREAKING MILK, a novel
251pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R240
Kate is estranged from her only child, a daughter whose children, conjoined twins, are about to undergo surgery. Her employee, a young black man, is undergoing initiation. Forbidden to have contact with him at this time, his mother anxiously awaits his return.

"A probing meditation on motherhood, not only in personal and human terms, but also with regard to our lives as destructive children of the earth. The focus is a single day in Kate's life, where she is the knot straining to hold together not only herself, but several critical threads of her personal community. Garisch's voice is unique in so seamlessly integrating contrasts of harsh emotion and scientific knowledge, generativity and decay, frailty and strength." Ken Barris, author of The Life of Worm & Other Misconceptions

Dawn Garisch is a practising medical doctor and lives in Cape Town. She is the author of six novels, including Trespass and Accident, and a collection of poems. Breaking Milk is her seventh novel. She is a founder member of The Life Righting Collective where she runs courses in memoir writing.
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

Gilder (B.) THE LIST,
282pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R250
A novel about a group of veterans of MK, about ANC intelligence and the post-apartheid intelligence service.

"Gilder has done wonders with his story. While majorly set in a dystopian future, the narrative weaves in and out of the reality of our blasphemed past and alerts us to the fact that what we have not addressed will certainly rise up to menace us, if not us, then certainly our children and their progeny. His evocation of a hidden world of espionage and manipulation, heroism and cravenness, double-dealing and integrity, ingredients baked in with the bitter bread of the New South Africa, has given us memorable characters. It will be difficult - after reading this book - to encounter an individual on the street and not imagine the journeys he or she must have taken towards the making or unmaking of our fair democracy. It's a must-read." Mandla Langa, author of "The Texture of Shadows"

Barry Gilder went into exile in 1976, joined the ANC and MK, and served in the ANC underground leadership in Botswana in the 1980s. He returned to South Africa in 1991 and served as Deputy Director-General on the National Intelligence Agency, as Director-General of the Department of Home Affairs and as South Africa's Coordinator of Intelligence. He retired from government in 2007 and is currently Director Operations at the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection. He is the author of the non-fiction work, "Songs & Secrets: South Africa from liberation to governance".
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
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".
Greenberg (L.) GREEN VALLEY,
323pp., paperback, London, 2019. R195
A novel about a woman whose niece has been abducted, set in a city where digital technology has been banned. Green Valley, a bunker across town where the inhabitants have retreated into full-time virtual reality, is where she goes to find her.

"Immersive, smart, eerily prescient and crackling with tension and atmosphere." Sarah Lotz, author of Missing Person and Reborn

"A rich, dark, tech-noir that leaves you questioning your own relationship to technology." Charlie Human, author of Apocalypse Now Now

South African writer Louis Greenberg is the author of The Beggars' Signwriters. He writes with Sarah Lotz as one half of the writing team S.L. Grey. He currently lives in England.
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.
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.
Hansen (P.) VERVLEG,
205pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R180
A collection of newspaper columns and articles by journalist Petro Hansen, previously published in various Afrikaans newspapers and magazines.
Harris (P.) BARE GROUND, a novel
293pp., aperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R260
A novel set in Johannesburg about the intrigue and espionage surrounding a mining company's empowerment deal.

"'Bare Ground' is about the transient nature of dreams, but it is also an unyielding and engrossing critique of our new society, which grapples with the scourges of corruption and greed. The novel will lead to society's continuing appraisal of the policies of government in the face of rapacity reminiscent of the 1886 gold rush." Mandla Langa

Peter Harris is also the author of "Birth, the conspiracy to stop the '94 elections" and "In a Different Time, the inside story of the Delmas four", winner of the Alan Paton Non-Fiction Award. He practices as a lawyer in Johannesburg.
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".
Hassim (S.) THE ECONOMICS OF LOVE & HAPPINESS, a novel
299pp., paperback, No Place, 2019. R325
A novel set in Johannesburg about a South African artist and photojournalist who falls in love with a Senegalese journalist investigating a child trafficking ring in South Africa.

Self-published.

Sociologist and author Shafinaaz Hassim's other books include the novel SoPhia.
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.
Haze (R.) THE ECSTASY OF BRUSH STROKES,
239pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R180
An erotic novel about a woman who retreats to the Karoo to get away from her claustrophobic marriage, her ongoing obsession with her first love, and to paint.

Rachel Haze is the nom de plume of a South African author who has decided to remain anonymous.
Head (V.) A TREE FOR THE BIRDS,
333pp., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2018. R260
A novel about a boy who falls ill after losing his only friend in an accident.

Vernon Head is the author of "The Search for the Rarest Bird in the World" and "The Laughing Dove and other Poems". A past chairman of BirdLife South Africa, he serves on the Advisory Board of the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town.
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.
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.
Heller-Stern (P.) JOSÉ DALE LACE, a woman of some importance
158pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2019. R310
Historical novel based on the life of actress José Dale Lace. She married gold and diamond mining magnate and Randlord John Lace and lived a life of luxury in Johannesburg until their fortune dissipated and their Parktown mansion 'Northwards', designed by British architect Herbert Baker, burnt down.

Pamela Heller-Stern's novels include The Pink Slippers, Who's Knocking on my Door? and Have a Heart. She lives in Johannesburg.
Herrington (N.) ELSIE, the story of a young woman caught up in World War 1 who brings sanity to her broken world
166pp., paperback, (Durban), 2019. R250
A historical novel based on the life of Neville Herrington's aunt, Elsie MacDonald (née Herrington). From a small diamond-mining village near Pretoria she volunteers as a nurse at a military field hospital in Belgium. On her return to South Africa after the war she opens a centre for abused women and single mothers.

Self-published.

Neville Herrington worked as a radio journalist for the SABC (1965-1971), taught drama and television studies at the University of Natal (1971-1995), and is the owner of Tekweni Television Productions. He lives in Durban and is the author of the historical novels England Wants Your Gold and The Irish Boer Woman.
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. R220
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.) & Szczurek (K.) HAIR, weaving & unpicking stories of identity
299pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R245
A collection of short stories. Contributors include Fred Khumalo, Alex Latimer, Sue Nyathi, Melissa A. Volker, Shubnum Khan, Alex Smith, Bongani Kona, Mary Watsonn, Craig Higginson, Diane Awerbuck and Sally-Ann Murray.

Includes photographs by Karina Turok, Nick Mulgrew, Karina M. Szczurek, Simangele Kalisa and Jasmin Valcarcel, amongst others.

Foreword by Palesa Morudu.

Writer and editor Joanne Hichens has edited a number of short story anthologies including Bad Company and The Bed Book of Short Stories. Her crime novels include Divine Justice and Sweet Paradise. She lives in Cape Town.
Writer, editor, critic and publisher Karina M. Szczurek is the co-editor of Touch: stories of contact and Water, new short fiction from Africa. Her play for young adults, A Change of Mind, won the 2012 MML Literature Award for English Drama. In 2018 she received the Thomas Pringle Award for a portfolio of ad hoc reviews from the English Academy of Southern Africa. She is the author of the novel Invisible Others and the memoir The Fifth Mrs Brink.
Hichens (J.) (ed.) TRADE SECRETS, tales with a twist
296pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R230
The fifth in Short.Sharp.Stories Awards anthology. The 2017 judges were Liesl Jobson, Phakama Mbonambi and Tim Richman. The Best Story Award went to Mishka Hoosen for her story, "Wedding Henna".

"A memorable collection of South African writing - the strongest of the short.sharp.stories anthologies to date. " Tim Richman
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.
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.
Hilton-Barber (D.) THE SLAVE, THE HUNTER, THE MISSIONARY AND THE SMOUS,
140pp., paperback, (Tzaneen), 2018. R280
A collection of short stories, with illustrations by Lidia Milne.

David Hilton-Barber is the author of Kalahari Dreaming, Matabele Rising and The Infamous Malaboch War and other gripping tales of the old Transvaal.
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".
Holloway (S.) A KIND OF COUSIN, an anthology of short stories
193pp., paperback, Caledon, 2019. R368
Suenel Bruwer Holloway lives in McGregor, a small village near Robertson in the Western Cape.

Self-published.
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).
Horn (T.) WAT HET GEWORD VAN DINSDAG?,
223pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R285
A novel about a South African man's visit to New York on the eve of the millennium.

Cartoonist, journalist, painter and novelist Tinus Horn lives in Hermanus. His previous novels are "Droster", "Bomskok" and "Boas Mei is Verwaard".
Horwitz (A.) et al (eds.) BOTSOTSO 19, fiction, true, false and fantastical
237pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R160
A collection of 31 pieces of short fiction by southern African writers, accompanied by photographs by Moshe Sekete Potswana.
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.
Houston (C.) AN UNQUIET PLACE,
261pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R260
A woman working in a small-town bookshop in the Eastern Free State finds a journal written by a girl in a concentration camp during the Anglo-Boer War and tries to find out what happened to her.

Claire Houston was awarded the 2017 Maskew Miller Longman Literature Award for her children's book "The Magic Bat". "An Unqiuet Place" is her first novel. She lives in KwaZulu-Natal.
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. OUT OF PRINT
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 BOY WHO COULD KEEP A SWAN IN HIS HEAD,
286pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R260
A novel set in Johannesburg in 1967, about an 11-year-old boy who lives in a flat in Hillbrow with his mother and critically ill father.

John Hunt grew up in Hillbrow, and still lives and works in Johannesburg. He is currently Worldwide Creative Chair of advertising agency network TBWA. He is also the author of the novel "The Space Between the Space Between".
Innes (B.) SINK, vertaal deur Elna van der Merwe
206pp., paperback, First Afrikaans Language Edition, Cape Town, 2017. R260
Originally published in 2015 in English as "Rachel Weeping".

This novel, about a domestic worker from Mozambique whose daughter drowns while under the care of her South African employer, has also been made into a feature film.

Photographer, filmmaker and writer Brett Michael Innes is also the author of the novel, "The Story of Racheltjie de Beer".
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.
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.
Jele (N.) THE ONES WITH PURPOSE,
270pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R265
A novel about a young woman who's sister is dying of breast cancer.

Nozizwe Cynthia Jele is also the author of "Happiness is a Four-Letter Word", which won the 2011 Commonwealth Writers' Prize in the First Book category (Africa) and the 2011 M-Net Literary Award in the Film category. The film adaptation was released in 2016.
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.
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).
Kalimamukwento (M.) THE MOURNING BIRD,
193pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R240
A novel set in Zambia in the 1990s against a backdrop of a failed military coup, election riots and a declining economy, about an orphaned young girl and her brother forced to live on the streets.

"In an authentic and brutally honest voice, Kalimamukwento tells a coming-of-age story...It's a heart-wrenching story of loss: loss of love, family and hope." Ellen Banda-Aaku, author of Patchwork

Winner of the 2019 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award.

Mubanga Kalimamukwento is a criminal lawyer in Zambia.
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).
Kalmer (H.) IN 'N LAND SONDER VOËLS,
210pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R280
A novel set in a South Africa transformed by climate change and governed by a totalitarian order, the Corporation.

Playwright and author Harry Kalmer is the author of En die Lekkerste Deel van Dood Wees, winner of the Sanlam/ Insig Great Novel competition, and A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg, awarded the Sunday Times Barry Ronge prize.
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".
Kavanagh (R.) EVESDROP, the tales of Adam Kok, book 1
218pp., paperback, Harare, 2015. R285
A collection of stories about the escapades of a man called Adam Kok, set mainly in Harare, Zimbabwe. They are based on a series published over the course of a year in a weekly Zimbabwean newspaper.

South African author and academic Robert Kavanagh has lived in Zimbabwe since 1984. His previous publications include "Zimbabwe, challenging the stereotypes" "Theatre and Cultural Struggle in South Africa" and "Making People's Theatre".
Kavanagh (R.) JAN'S BOOK, a novel
665pp., paperback, Harare, 2017. R410
A novel about Jan, head girl at a private boarding school for girls in South Africa. and three boys she meets.

South African author and academic Robert Kavanagh has lived in Zimbabwe since 1984. He was sent to boarding school at the age of six. This novel is based on his experiences as a boarder. His previous publications include "Zimbabwe, challenging the stereotypes" "Theatre and Cultural Struggle in South Africa" and "Making People's Theatre".
Kavanagh (R.) MANGOTHOBANE, a Soweto nobody
, Johannesburg &Harare, 2016. R325
A novel about a lifelong friendship between two South African men, one white, one black.

South African author and academic Robert Kavanagh has lived in Zimbabwe since 1984. His previous publications include Zimbabwe, challenging the stereotypes, Theatre and Cultural Struggle in South Africa and Making People's Theatre.
Kemp (R.) GEDEELTELIK BEWOLK, 'n lewensbeskrywing van 'n mal man
289pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R320
A novel about a man born in the year Jan Smuts died on a farm in the Northern Cape. He has worked as an SADF soldier, a spy, a journalist, a smuggler and a saboteur and ends up homeless, juggling lawyers, psychologists and women.

"Heilige koeie word hier links en regs geslag. En anders as die meeste Afrikaanse boeke het dit nie 'n bang haar op die kop nie. Kom wat wil." Toast Coetzee, co-editor of Ons Klyntji

Ruan Kemp (b. 1978) is a mining analyst with degrees in journalism, education, and engineering. He lives in Hermanus. This is his first novel.
Kemp (T.) STRAFJAART,
219pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R270
An Afrikaans novel about a researcher who visits a relative in Pollsmoor Prison and gets drawn into the lives of the prisoners and visitors he meets there.

Theo Kemp is the author of Skool. He works as an arts festival organiser and is a director of the Jakes Gerwel Foundation. He lives in Stellenbosch.
Khaketla (B.M.) SHE'S TO BLAME, translated from Sesotho by JM Lenake
296pp., map, paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2019. R250
"This book forms part of a series of eight texts and a larger translation endeavour undertaken by the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research (CMDR) at the University of the Western Cape."
Originally published in 1960 as Mosali a Nkhola.

A novel set at the height of British colonial rule in Lesotho about a young ruler who faces losing his kingdom.

"...the dichotomies between justice and injustice, educated and uneducated people, backward and advanced culture all contribute to one central idea, namely that if a foreign culture is imposed on a people, it is bound to disrupt the social fabric of their lives, thus causing mental dislocation, emotional displacement as well as confusion of self-knowledge among them. This is in short what deculturation amounts to." T.Selepe, quoted in Cambridge History of South African Literature

BM Khaketla was born in 1913 in Lesotho. He published two novels, three plays and a collection of poems. He was also founding editor of the newspaper Mohlabani.
Khumalo (B.) MPHATHI, my perpetual lover
306pp., paperback, No Place, 2017. R250
A love story.

Self-published.

Busisiwe Khumalo is the author of My Trio Covenant and Raymond our husband.
Khumalo (B.) MY TRIO COVENANT, (love multiplied)
467pp., paperback, No Place, 2016. R250
A novel about 21st century polygamy.

Self-published.

Busisiwe Khumalo is the author of Mphathi, my perpetual lover and Raymond our husband.
Khumalo (B.) NOMASWAZI,
342pp., paperback, No Place, 2019. R290
A novel about a woman who leaves rural Swaziland for Johannesburg after she is jilted at the altar but returns home when her father's health deteriorates.

Self-published.

Busisekile Khumalo is the author of The Harvard Wife. She lives in Johannesburg and works as associate content producer and legal counsel for the NPO Access Africa.
Khumalo (B.) THE HARVARD WIFE,
239pp., paperback, No Place, 2017. R290
A novel about a woman struggling to balance her career, marriage and motherhood.

Self-published.

Busisekile Khumalo is the author of Nomaswazi. She lives in Johannesburg and works as associate content producer and legal counsel for the NPO Access Africa.
Khumalo (F.) DANCING THE DEATH DRILL,
342pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R250
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".
Khumalo (F.) TALK OF THE TOWN,
216pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R260
A collection of short stories by Fred Khumalo, author of Bitches' Brew, Seven Steps to Heaven, Touch My Blood and Dancing the Death Drill.
Khumalo (F.) THE LONGEST MARCH,
263pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R230
A novel based on true events. In 1899, at the start of the Anglo-Boer War, the gold mines were shut down and the miners ordered to leave Johannesburg. Over 10 days 7000 Zulu miners walked the 5000 kilometres to Natal.

Fred Khumalo is the author of the novels Dancing the Death Drill and Bitches' Brew and a book of short stories, Talk of the Town. His memoir, Touch My Blood, was shortlisted for the 2007 Alan Paton Prize for Non-fiction.
Khumalo (M.) HER BROKEN PIECES,
205pp., paperback, No Place, 2018. R275
A novel about a woman who is kidnapped and spends years being abused by men before she manages to escape.
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-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.
Kirsten (J.) A LUTE OF ELEVEN STRINGS, a story of how it may have been
464pp., paperback, No Place, 2019. R160
A novel that begins in Paris in 1505, about a man who becomes involved in the illegal Reformation Movement. A Huguenot heretic, he escapes to Flanders to avoid execution.

Jane Kirsten lives in the Boland area of the Western Cape. A Lute of Eleven Strings is her first novel.

Self-published.
Kleinboer HIERDIE HUIS,
388pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R240
The third novel in the trilogy about an unconventional South African family living in Yeoville, Johannesburg. The first two novels are "Kontrei" (2004 Jan Rabie Rapport Prize) and "Werfsonde".

Kleinboer was born in 1956 on the East Rand, and grew up in Johannesburg, where he still lives.
Klopper (A.) DIE TRAGIESE SAAK VAN PAMINA VERMAAK,
240pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R245
A novel about a young woman who loses her job and is forced to return to the small West Coast town where she grew up and face her unconventional family.

Annie Klopper is a lecturer, poet and former music journalist. She is the author of "Biography of a Band" , about the rock group Fokofpolisiekar. "Die Tragiese Saak van Pamina Vermaak" is her first novel.
Kotzè (E.) WINTERSRUST,
570pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R290
First published in English in the UK in 2012 as "The Runaway Horses". A revised edition was published in South Africa in 2015. Translated into Afrikaans by Daniel Hugo.

The story of a family of mixed British and Boer ancestry who's loyalities are tested during the Anglo-Boer War.

"Joyce Kotzè het 'n uiters leesbare en boeiende stuk werk gelewer. Dit word sterk aanbeveel, veral vir lesers met 'n voorliefde vir die epiese roman." Christiaan Bakkes, author of "Krokodil aan my skouer" and "Bushveld, Desert, and Dogs: a Game Ranger’s Life"
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

Kraak (G.) SHADOW PLAY, posthumously completed by Alison Lowry
247pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R225
A novel about an ex-student activist living in exile in Amsterdam who receives an unexpected call from a former activist comrade and makes a decision that will put at risk everything he has built in his new life.

Until his death in 2014, Gerald Kraak was head of the South African office of Atlantic Philanthropies. His first novel, "Ice in the Lungs", was joint winner in 2005 of the European Union Literary Award. "Shadow Play", while technically a sequel to "Ice in the Lungs", is a stand-alone novel. Kraak was in the process of writing it when he died, leaving an unfinished draft in the care of his literary executor.
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).
Krumer (F.) & Kramer (J.) comps. WINDOWS INTO ZIMBABWE,
284pp., paperback, Harare, 2019. R265
The short stories in this anthology were selected from seven previously published anthologies of stories by new and established Zimbabwean writers. The stories are presented under certain themes, such as independence, Gukurahundi, land, gender relations and exile. Authors include Charles Mungoshi, Petina Gappah, NoViolet Bulawayo, Valerie Tagwira, John Eppel and Shimmer Chinodya.
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.) BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL,
262pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R270
A historical novel set in Botswana, about a young girl forced to flee with her mother when her father is accused of witchcraft and sentenced to death. Offered shelter in Mtsweng in the kingdom of Kgosi Sechele, where traditional beliefs and Christianity often clash, years later, her lover is accused of witchcraft.

"But Deliver Us from Evil recreates the world of rural Botswana in 1871 in its first few pages, with loving attention to the joys and cares of everyday life - childhood, cattle, medicine, leopards, beer. Then it becomes more serious and moving, especially in its study of young women with 'hearts that are made got freedom' enmeshed in the struggle of the Koranna, the Boers, and the Griqua. Kubuitsile's handling of the material is deft and the pace of her story is rapid. The novel should be a significant success." Imraan Coovadia, author of Tales of the Metric System and A Spy in Time

"This is a story of love, hatred, kindness, and cruelty, set in the pre-colonial era of the 19th century. It presents a clear picture of the village communities and their histories in the southern part of Africa - modern-day Botswana and South Africa. The Batswana, the San, the Koranna, the Griqua traditional way of life is reflected in dresses, songs, dances, beliefs, and secrets. The people generate their livelihoods through a mixture of crops, livestock, and the collection of a range of natural resources. The main threats to this peaceful life are Christianity, constant Boer annexations, and their own witchcraft beliefs." Niq Mhlongo, author of Dog Eat Dog, Affluenza and Soweto, Under The Apricot Tree.

Lauri Kubuitsile is the author of the novel, The Scattering, and the short-story collection In the Spirit of McPhineas Lata and Other Stories. She was the 2007 winner of the BTA/Anglo Platinum Short Story Competition and the recipient of the Botswana Ministry of Youth and Culture’s Orange Botswerere Award for Creative Writing. She has twice won the Golden Baobab Prize for children’s writing and was shortlisted for the 2011 Caine Prize. She lives in Botswana.
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".

Kucherera (O.) WASHING DISHES AND OTHER STORIES,
87pp., paperback, No Place, 2018. R190
A first collection of short stories and poetry by Oswald Kucherera.

Self published.

Oswald Kucherera moved to Cape Town from Zimbabwe in 2009. The author of the autobiographical novel "The Exodus Down South", he works as a human rights peer educator at Africa Unite.
Kunene (M.) UNODUMEHLEZI KAMENZI, i-ephiki yesiZulu, lo msebenzi wabhalwa nguMazisi Kunene ngesiZulu kuqala wabe esewuhumushela esiNgisini
361pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R295
Mazisi Kunene's original isiZulu manuscript of his epic poem on the life of King Shaka, widely translated into English as "Emperor Shaka the Great".

Mazisi Kunene was born in a small rural village on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal in 1930. He went into exile in the 1960s for more than 34 years, during which time he established and managed the African National Congress office in London. He later moved to the USA and was Professor in African Literature and Languages at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Professor in African Literature at Stanford University. On his return to South Africa, he was Professor in African Languages at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He died in Durban in 2006. Kunene is also the author of "Anthem of the Decades: a Zulu epic" (Inhlokomo Yeminyaka) and "The Ancestors and the Sacred Mountain: poems", as well as numerous short stories, nursery rhymes and proverbs.
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. R485
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 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".
Le Roux (J.) DONKER BLOEISEL,
217pp., paperback, (Cape Town), 2018. R215
An Afrikaans novel set during the Anglo-Boer War about a young man captured by the British, imprisoned at Deelfontien, and subsequently deported to St. Helena.

Jacques le Roux practises as a psychologist in Cape Town. Donker Bloeisel is his first novel.
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.
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.) DIE BOEK VAN GELUKKIGE EINDES,
299pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R265
A novel set in Cape Town about a happily married psychologist who's predictable life is suddenly threatened from all sides.

Debbie Loots is currently the editor of REAL|life magazine. Her debut novel, Split, received the ATKV Woordveertjie Prize in 2016. She lives in Cape Town.
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.
Loots (F.) 'N SPOOK IN DIE HUIS,
162pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R260
A novel set in the Cape about two men: one works for the government during the day and is engaged in the shadowy world of sadomasochism at night, the other works in publishing but dreams of being a baker.

Francois Loots' other novels include Die Diepblou See, In Sneeu Geskryf and Rooi Jan Alleman, which won the University of Johannesburg prize for creative writing. He lives in Cape Town.
Loots (F.) DIE DIEPBLOU SEE,
238pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R235
An Afrikaans novel about the South African politician and intellectual Jan ('Jannie') Hofmeyr (1894-1948).

Francois Loots is also the author of "Rooi Jan Alleman", on the life of Bram Fischer.
Lotz (S.) THE THREE,
472 pp., paperback, Rprpint, London, (2014) 2015. R200
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.) A GAP IN THE HEDGE,
233pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R230
A novel about a friendship between a man and his new neighbour, a ten-year-old boy.

WHat an excellent sad, powerful book...amazingly stark and atmospheric, with some knockout lines and an intense, focused story." Louis Greenberg, author of "The Beggars' Signwriters" and "Dark Windows"

Johan Vlok Louw is also the author of "Eric the Brave" and "Karoo Dusk", whioch was shortlisted for the University of Johannesburg Prize for Creative Writing. He lives in Gordon's Bay.
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.
Loxton (Q.) BEING KARI,
290pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R240
A novel about a woman whose discovery of her husband's infidelity leads her to reconnect with her estranged family and return to the neighbourhood where she grew up.

Qarnita Loxton was born in Cape Town in 1974. She has worked as an attorney and as an executive coach. "Being Kari" is her first novel.
Loxton (Q.) BEING LILY,
284pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R265
A novel about a young woman having second thoughts about her approaching wedding. Sequel to "Being Kari".

Qarnita Loxton was born in Cape Town in 1974. She studied law at UCT and worked as an attorney. More recently she has trained and worked as an executive coach.
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.
Maestro (K.) THE POLITICIAN, a novel
281pp., paperback, No Place, 2018. R200
A coming of age novel about a young black woman lured into a relationship with a powerful and wealthy politician.

Self-published.
Magona (S.) BEAUTY'S GIFT, includes the essay, "Why I wrote 'Beauty's Gift'"
216 pp., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, 2008 (2018). R180
A revised edition of the novel about how four women decide to take charge of their lives after a close friend dies of AIDS.

"'Beauty's Gift' offers a space for identification and understanding for women which is an enormous gift in itself. It is a difficult book to read, because it reveals truths about our society and the people closest to us which are hard to accept.But exposing and confronting them is the first step to a better future for all." Karna Szczurek in "Itch, the creative journal"

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. R345
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.) 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. R245
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.
Mahola (M.) DANCING WITH HYENAS,
216pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2016. R270
A semi-autobiographical novel based on the author's experience of growing up in apartheid South Africa.

"'Dancing with Hyenas' is a tour de force that blends excellent prose with fact-driven stories to give a fresh perspective of the black struggle against the oppressive conditions of apartheid South Africa. The reader is taken 'behind the scenes' to conversations and strategy sessions in which successive generations of black youths are conscientized about the ideals of the liberation struggle..." Mzamo Mangoliso, Professor, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Mzikayise Mahola was born in 1949 in KwaZulu-Natal. His previous publications include the poetry collections "Strange Things", "When Rains Come" (2001 Olive Schriener Prize), and "Dancing in the Rain".
Makhabane (C.) THE ECLIPSE, our side of the story
194pp., paperback, No Place, 2017. R250
A novel about a mineworker, a lawyer and a trade unionist, set during and after the Marikana Massacre.

Self-published.
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.
Makholwa (A.) THE BLESSED GIRL,
279pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R260
"An entertaining joyride that illuminates the intricacies of the socio-economic realities of the 'blesser' phenomenon. There is a multi-dimensional richness and authentic texture to Bontle and her 'blessers', who will be immediately recognisable to readers in South Africa." Ndumiso Ngcobo, author of "Some of My Best Friends are White", "Is It Coz I'm Black?" and "Eat, Drink and Blame the Ancestors"

"Makholwa's writing crackles with wit and energy. 'The Blessed Girl' is a deliciously barbed satire of contemporary South Africa." Rebecca Davis, author of "Best White and ..."

Angela Makholwa is also the author of "Red Ink", "The 30th Candle" and "Black Widow Society". She lives in Johannesburg.
Maphosa (Y.) THE Y IN YOUR MAN IS SILENT, book 1
353pp., paperback, No Place, 2019. R250
A novel about a young Zimbabwean woman studying at the University of Cape Town who accepts that cheating, extra-marital affairs and betrayal on the part of men are inevitable and bearable, as long as he loves you.

Self-published.

Yvonne Maphosa was born and raised in Zimbabwe and currently lives and works in Cape Town.
Maphosa (Y.) THE Y IN YOUR MAN IS SILENT, book 2
301pp., paperback, No Place, 2019. R250
The second novel about a young Zimbabwean woman studying at the University of Cape Town who accepts that cheating, extra-marital affairs and betrayal on the part of men are inevitable and bearable, as long as he loves you.

Self-published.

Yvonne Maphosa was born and raised in Zimbabwe and currently lives and works in Cape Town. She is the author of The Y in Your Man is Silent, book 1.
Maqetuka (M.) CAMDEBOO STORIES,
266pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R365
A collection of short stories set in the Camdeboo region of the Karoo, South Africa.

Self-published.

Mzuvukile Maqetuka was born in Graaff-Reinet in 1952. After returning to South Africa from exile he served as Deputy Director of the South African National Intelligence Agency from 1995 to 1997. In 2005 he became Director General in the Department of Home Affairs, and from 2009 to 2011 he headed the State Security Agency as General Director. Now retired, he lives in Johannesburg. He is also the author of the collection, "Children from Exile and Other Stories: featuring Oom Asval and his donkey cart" and "Impressions of my Hometown: a photographic journey through the town of Graaff-Reinet".
Marais (B.) HUM IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE WORDS,
420pp., paperback, New York, 2017. R275
A novel about Robin, a young white girl whose parents are killed, and Beauty, a black woman, whose activist daughter goes missing. Both events take place during the 1976 Soweto uprising. The two are brought together when Beauty is hired to care for Robin.

Bianca Marais was born in Johannesburg in 1976. She now lives in Toronto. Hum If You Don't Know the Words is her debut novel.
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.
Martin (K.) & Xaba (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.) INTRUDERS, short stories
182pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R180
Mohale Mashigo is the author of the novel, "The Yearning", which won the 2016 University of Johannesburg Debut Prize for South African Writing in English. She also writes "Kwezi", the comic book series.
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".
Matloga (M.) MADNESS IN DUGGART,
195pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2017. R250
A self-published novel about a a man suffering from mental illness.

Mamotladi Ivy Matloga lives in Pretoria, where she works as a public servant.
Matloga (M.) MAKING LIFE AND LEMONADE,
226pp., paperback, No Place, 2019. R205
A novel about a hard-working career woman who is bullied by her boss.

Self-published.

Mamotladi Ivy Matloga is the author of the novel Madness in Duggart. Born in Mamphokgo in Limpopo Province, Mamotladi lives and works in Pretoria.
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.
Matsepe (O. K) TEARS OF THE BRAIN, translated from Sesotho sa Leboa by Seleka Tembane and Lucy Ndlovu
168pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2018. R200
"This book forms part of a series of eight texts and a larger translation endeavour undertaken by the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research (CMDR) at the University of the Western Cape."

Originally published in Sesotho sa Leboa in 1968 as Megokgo ya Bjoko.

Foreword by Dr David wa Maahlamela, Executive Director of the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Centre for Creative Arts.

"It is testimony to the imaginative energy of Tears of the Brain that the distant world it represents should resonate so deeply with our present. Matsepe shows us a society under pressure, full of contending voices, where small deceptions easily escalate into bitter conflict - without which, he assures us, no change is possible. This translation is a timely expansion of our literature: it offers us an iconic, wordly perspective on power and its abuse, on leadership and responsibility." Ivan Vladislavic, Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at the University of the Witwatersrand and author of The Folly
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".
Mavengere-Munsaka (M.) PERFECT IMPERFECTIONS,
256pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R195
A novel about a woman who escapes an abusive polygamous marriage to start a new life in Zimbabwe as a domestic worker.

Makanaka was born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe. She lives in Johannesburg and works as a copywriter and scriptwriter. She also makes women's clothing under her label Maka Naka. Perfect Imperfections is her debut novel.
Mazza (E.) SEX, LIES & STELLENBOSCH,
277pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R240
A novel set in Stellenbosch about the wife of a wine farmer who discovers her husband is having an affair with one of his employees.

Eva Mazza lives in Stellenbosch where she teaches drama.
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. OUT OF PRINT
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. OUT OF PRINT
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.) THE ZULUS OF NEW YORK,
205pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R230
A novel set in New York about a Zulu dancer and a Dinka princess who were sent to England and later the United States in the 1880s by William Leonard Hunt, also known as The Great Farini, to perform as ‘human curiosities’ in his circus.

Novelist, playwright, poet and academic Zakes Mda is the author of the novels Ways of Dying and The Heart of Redness. His novel Little Suns won the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize. He is a recipient of South Africa's Order of Ikhamanga. He is based in Athens, Ohio.
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.
Medalie (D.) comp. RECOGNITION, an anthology of South African short stories
295pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R280
A collection of 22 short stories by South African authors. Chronologically the collection ranges from the 1920s to the twenty-first century.

Introduction by David Medalie, Professor in the Department of English at the University of Pretoria.

"This anthology of short stories is a welcome volume that presents the state of the South African literary field with generosity and imagination." Imraan Coovadia, author of "Tales of the Metric System" and Director of the Creative Writing Programme at the University of Cape Town

Writers include H.I.E. Dhlomo, Can Themba, Alex la Guma, Njabulo Ndebele, Zoë Wicomb, Damon Galgut, Makhosazana Xaba, Nadia Davids and Kobus Moolman.
Meeran (Z.) SARACEN AT THE GATES,
360 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R195
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.
Meersman (B.) SUNSET CLAWS, a chronicle of a generation
701pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R290
Brent Meersman's "RSA" trilogy. This publication includes his two previous novels, "Reports Before Daybreak" (2011) and "Five Lives at Noon" (2013) as well as the third and final novel in the series, "Sunset Claws".

Self-published.
Melrose (F.) JOHANNESBURG,
261pp., paperback, London, 2017. R295
A novel set in Johannesburg on the day of Nelson Mandela's death.

Fiona Melrose was born in Johannesburg, has lived in the UK for most of her adult life, and is currently spending the majority of her time back in South Africa. She is also the author of the novel, "Midwinter".
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 (D.) FEVER, translated from the Afrikaans by K.L.Seegers
536pp., hardback, d.e., London, 2017. R315
First published in Afrikaans in 2016 as "Koors".

A novel about a father and son, among the few survivors of a virus that has killed most of the world's population, driving across a desolate South Africa in search of a place that can become a refuge.

Deon Meyer's other novels include "Dead Before Dying", "Icarus", Blood Safari", "Devil's PEak" and Cobra".
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. OUT OF PRINT
Thando Mqgqolozana's first novel, which recounts the personal trauma of a young Xhosa initiate after a traditional circumcision goes wrong.
Mgqolozana (T.) A MAN WHO IS NOT A MAN,
216pp., paperback, New Edition, Cape Town, (2009) 2018. R200
Includes a new foreword by Pumla Dineo Gqola.

A novel about a 'survivor of septic circumcision'.

"...in the decade since Thando Mgqolozana's A Man Who is Not a Man first appeared, masculinity and manhood have been integral to how we understand gender. This is a novel about the uncertainties and rewards of questioning manhood. Its author insists that we think about beauty, joy, difficulty and pain as inseparable. It is and is not really a novel about ulwaluko." Pumla Dineo Gqola, from her foreword

"That Mgqolozana can write is evident; but that he can write with pointed humour and a strong sense of place, hint at complex internal contradictions while presenting a weighty mix of Exhibit As - young love and campus sexuality, morality and religion; the clash and co-existence of varied belief systems and social trends - is testimony to a writer who, only in his early 30s, commands a powerful mix of narrative powers and delightful attention to detail." Nthikeng Mohlele, author of Pleasure and Michael K

Thando Mgqolozana was born in Cape Town and raised in the Ciskei. His novels include Hear Me Alone and Unimportance, and he co-wrote the screenplay Inxeba: the wound. He received a Mandela Rhodes Scholarship and was named one of the Mail & Guardian's Top 200 Young South Africans.
Mhlongo (N.) AFFLUENZA,
190pp., paperback, 2016, Cape Town. R275
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. R245
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.) SOWETO, UNDER THE APRICOT TREE,
207pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R255
A new collection of short stories by Niq Mhlongo, author of "Affluenza", "Dog Eat Dog", "After Tears" and "Way Back Home".
Mhlongo (N.) WAY BACK HOME,
208 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R245
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".
Miller (K.) THE HUM OF THE SUN,
288pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R290
A novel about two brothers who, after burying their sister and mother, begin a journey to the city in search of their remaining family.

Winner of the 2016 Wilbur and Nico Smith Foundation's Prize for Best Unpublished Manuscript.

"Easily one of the most exquisitely written novels I have ever read. Heartbreaking, joyful, and suffused with love." Jenny Crwys-Williams, journalist

Kirsten Miller is also the author of the novels "All is Fish" and "Sister Moon". She lives in Durban and manages an early intervention centre for autistic children.
Mlalazi (C.) RUNNING WITH MOTHER,
140pp., paperback, Harare, 2012. R195
A novel set in a small village in Zimbabwe, about a 14-year-old girl who winesses the Gukurahundi killings of the 1980s.

ZImbabwean writer Christopher Mlalazi was the co-winner of the 2008 Oxfam Novib PEN Freedom of Expression Award for theatre. In 2009 he was awarded a NAMA award for his short story collection Dancing with Life: tales from the township and in 2010 for his play Election Day. From 2013 to 2015 Mlalazi was a fellow of the House of Literature in Hannover, Germany, where he finished his novel They are Coming. From 2015 to 2017 he was a guest writer at Casa Refugio in Mexico City.
Mngadi (M.) IN THE NAME OF LAND,
144pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R210
A novel set in Zimbabwe in 2001 about a white farmer leading the resistance against the forcible seizure of farmland by ZANU-PF war veterans.

Self-published.
Mngadi (MJ) HOME IS NOWHERE, translated from isiZulu by Nakanjani G Sibiya
295pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2018. R250
"This book forms part of a series of eight texts and a larger translation endeavour undertaken by the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research (CMDR) at the University of the Western Cape."

Originally published in isiZulu in 1996 as Asikho Ndawo Bakithi.

"Justice has been done. The translation of this modern day isiZulu classic is long overdue. Now for the first time, the wider world out there will get down into the throbbing heart of the unofficial civil war that wrecked South Africa from the mid-1980s right up to the day of the first democratic election of 1994. By turns tender and furious, this novel will change the way the world sees South Africa." Fred Khumalo, author of Dancing the Death Drill
Moele (K.) THE BOOK OF THE DEAD,
165 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R270
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. R245
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.
Moffett (H.) et al eds. HOTEL AFRICA, new short fiction from Africa, Short Story Day Africa
279pp., paperback, No Place, 2019. R260
Co-published in the UK.

A collection of short stories on hotels in Africa. The winning entry was Happy City Hotel by Adam El Shalakany from Cairo, Egypt.
Moffett (H.), Abdulmelik (N.) & Owino (O.) eds. ID, new short fiction from Africa, Short Story Day Africa, 2018
303pp., paperback, No Place, 2018. R260
Co-published in the UK.

A collection of short stories on the theme of identity selected for publication by Short Story Day Africa 2017. The winning entry was All Our Lives by Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor (Nigeria).
Mofokeng (T.) THE LAST STOP,
161pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R195
A novel about a taxi driver who travels the route between Qwaqwa and Johannesburg and struggles with a corrupt boss, an unreliable girlfriend, taxi violence, and xenophobia.

Thabiso Mofokeng was born in the Free State. He is currently studying towards his PhD at the University of the Western Cape. He founded the Thabiso Mofokeng Writing Foundation and Mosa Media & Book Distributors.
Mofolo (T.) CHAKA, die nuwe Afrikaanse vertaling deur Chris Swanepoel
200pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2017. R420
A new Afrikaans translation of Thomas Mofolo's Sesotho novel about the Zulu warrior king Shaka, first published in 1925.

Foreword by Chris van der Merwe. Introduction by Chris Swanepoel. Includes a complete audio-book read by Antjie Krog.
Mofolo (T.) CHAKA,
244pp., paperback, New Edition, Cape Town, (1931) 2015. R265
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.
Mohamed (K.) CALLED TO SONG,
271pp. paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R295
A novel set in Cape Town about a woman in a failing marriage who discovers a new sense of purpose in the Muslim faith and in music.

Kharnita Mohamed was born and raised on the Cape Flats. She teaches in the Anthropology Department at the University of Cape Town.
Mohlele (N.) ILLUMINATION, a novel
223pp. paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R290
A novel about an accomplished musician, composer and band leader who lives for art at the expense of all else.

"Illumination is a glorious celebration of the unfathomable nature of friendship and a deft appraisal of a complex individual's and South Africa's most pressing ills." Tsitsi Dangarembga, author of Nervous Conditions and This Mournable Body

Nthikeng Mohlele was raised in Limpopo Province and Tembisa township. He is the author of the novels Michael K, Pleasure, Rusty Bell, Small Things and The Scent of Bliss. Pleasure won the 2016 University of Johannesburg Main Prize for South African Writing in English and the 2017 K. Sello Duiker Memorial Prize.
Mohlele (N.) MICHAEL K,
138pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R220
"A work of reflective intensity, re-imagining a memorable character from JM Coetzee's world of stark and sparse prose and transplanting him in Mohlele's ornate and lyrical one. Told mostly in a restrained register and with direct characterisation that consciously distances the readers emotionally, the work glistens with humour and a delightful turn of phrase. Mohlele pays homage to Coetzee by appropriating and subverting Coetzee's tools of metafiction and intertextuality to provide his own closure to 'Life and Times of Michael K'." Zakes Mda

Nthikeng Mohlele is also the author of the novels "The Scent of Bliss", "Small Things", "Rusty Bell" and "Pleasure", which won the 2016 University of Johannesburg Main Prize for South African Writing in English as well as the 2017 K. Sello Duiker Memorial Prize.
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.
Mohlele (N.) THE SCENT OF BLISS,
127pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2008) 2019. R230
A novella about a lecturer in creative writing who resigns after being diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder. Unemployed, he goes in search of his missing lover.

"Delightful reading. This novella establishes Mohlele as a vibrant voice of our times." Keorapetse Kgositile, author of This Way I Salute You

Nthikeng Mohlele grew up in Limpopo Province and Tembisa Township. He is the author of the novels Small Things, Rusty Bell, Michael K, Illumination and Pleasure, which won the 2016 University of Johannesburg Main Prize for South African Writing in English and the 2017 K. Sello Duiker Memorial Prize.
Moolman (K.) THE SWIMMING LESSON AND OTHER STORIES,
97pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R160
Kobus Moolman is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of the Western Cape. He has published six collections of poetry as well as several plays. He won the 2015 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry for his collection "A Book of Rooms".
Moolman (K.) comp. & ed. CUTTING CARROTS THE WRONG WAY, poetry and prose about food, from the University of the Western Cape Creative Writing Programme
79pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R100
Introduction by Kobus Moolman. Preface by Julian May.
Moonsamy (N.) THE UNFAMOUS FIVE,
247pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
A novel about five teenagers from Lenasia, a suburb created for people classified Indian by the apartheid government, who witness a violent crime that has a lasting impact on their lives.

Nedine Moonsamy grew up in Lenasia. She teaches in the English Department at the University of Pretoria. The Unfamous Five is her debut novel.
Mopai (K.) IF YOU KEEP DIGGING, stories
172pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R195
"This is a delectable debut of eclectic short stories that encompass a wide range of pertinent issues, and still leave a lingering bittersweet taste long after you have read them. Ms Mopai demonstrates a prowess in storytelling and I look forward to reading more of her." Sue Nyathi, author of The Polygamist

"I'm struck by her gifts as a writer - a sharpness of observation, social awareness, lucidity of language, wit and narrative control." Okey Ndibe, author of Foreign Gods, Inc

Keletso Mopai was born and raised in Lenyenye Township, Limpopo.
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.
Morris (J.) ed. MOVING ON, and other Zimbabwean stories
184pp., paperback, Bulawayo, 2017. R270
A collection of 20 short stories by Zimbabwean writers, including Bongani Kona, John Eppel, Christopher Mlalazi, and Togara Muzanenhamo.
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.
Mqhayi (S.E.K) THE LAWSUIT OF THE TWINS, translated from the isiXhosa by Thokozile Mabeqa
83pp., map, paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2018. R160
"This book forms part of a series of eight texts and a larger translation endeavour undertaken by the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research (CMDR) at the University of the Western Cape."

Originally published in 1914 as Ityala Lamawele. Includes an introduction by Professor Pamela Maseko, University of the Western Cape.

"My first encounter with Ityala Lamawele" was when we were political prisoners on Robben Island. In our poetry sessions, two of our comrades recited the forensic arguments in impeccable isiXhosa. Beyond the majestic language, I was intrigued by the tightly woven and compelling arguments in support of the competing claims. In any language, Ityala Lamawele is a classic tale of kinship, power and thoughtful contestation. It will please and teach at once." Justice Dikgang Moseneke
Mqhayi (SEK) DON JADU, translated from the isiXhosa by Thokozile Mabeqa, Nosisi Mpolweni and Thenjiswa Ntwana
108pp., illus., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2018. R160
"This book forms part of a series of eight texts and a larger translation endeavour undertaken by the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research (CMDR) at the University of the Western Cape."

Originally published in 1929 as UDon Jadu.

"There is no better time than the present to read Don Jadu, as the South African community attempts to restructure itself to regain lost values, in order that it can successfully and rationally live with a caring self in today's complex world." Professor Ncedile Saule, author of the Nguni novel Ukhozi Olumaphiko, from his introduction
Msimang (S.) ed. AS YOU LIKE IT, the Gerald Kraak anthology, African perspectives on gender, social justice and sexuality, vol. II
191pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R220
A collection of the short-listed entries to the anthology and award, named after anti-apartheid activist Gerald Kraak (1956-2014).

Foreword by Mark Gevisser.

Includes fiction, poetry, journalism, academic writing and photography from across Africa by allies of the LGBTQI+ community. The winner was Pwaangulongii Dauod (Nigeria) for his essay "Africa's Future Has No Place for Stupid Black Men"
Msimang (S.) ed. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, the Gerald Kraak anthology, African perspectives on gender, social justice and sexuality
167pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R260
A collection of the short-listed entries to the inaugural award, named after anti-apartheid activist Gerald Kraak (1956-2014). The Gerald Kraak Award is a joint initiative between The Other Foundation and the Jacana Literary Foundation.

Includes fiction, poetry, journalism, academic writing and photography from across Africa. Contributions by Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese, Beyes de Vos, Tania Haberland, Julia Hango, Justin Dingwall and Dean Hutton from South Africa. The joint winners were Farah Ahamed (Kenya) for her short story "Poached Eggs" and Sarah Waiswa (Uganda) for her photo-essay "Stranger in a Familiar Land"

"This anthology walks the line between all that is dissident and everything that is normative. The stories in this collection zigzag between a desire for justice and a refusal to be merely tolerated. In these pages you will find storylines that are achingly familiar, which play with tropes and mine them for truth. You will find characters that come from the future, whose tenacity resists categorisation even as it reflects a resilience we have always demonstrated. This collection reflects a political moment across this continent, a moment that is defined by space and freedom even as these continue to be constrained. In other words, this is a queer collection." Sisonke Msimange, editor and head judge
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.) THE FIRST LAW OF SADNESS, stories
199pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R220
Includes "Robot Run", a series of photographs by Michael Tymbios.

Nick Mulgrew was born in Durban in 1990. He currently lives in Cape Town and is director of the poetry press, uHlanga. He is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Pringle Award for his short story '1-HR FOTO', published in Oppikoppi’s annual zine, "Ons Klyntji" (2016), and his short story anthology, "Stations". He is also the author of the poetry collection, "The Myth of This Is That We're All In This Together".
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".
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 (C-P.) DIE ONGELOOFLIKE ONSKULD VAN DIRKIE VERWEY, 'n roman
479pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R330
A novel full of bizarre happenings: a building that suddenly appears on what was once barren ground and disappears again three weeks later, people who live more than once, and a young man who can't be photographed.
Naudé (S.) THE THIRD REEL,
347pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R250
A novel set in 1986 about a young South African man studying film in London who discovers three reels of a German film from the 1930s.

"I read this haunting and brilliant book in a white heat of wonder. At once Bildungsroman, intellectual mystery, and thriller reimagined as vision quest, 'The Third Reel' gives that rare excitement peculiar to great novels: the thrill of discovering a new and necessary world." Garth Greenwell, author of "What Belongs to You"

Also available in Afrikaans.

SJ Naudé is the author of "The Alphabet of Birds". The Afrikaans edition of this collection of short stories won the University of Johannesburg Debut Prize and the Jan Rabie Rapport Prize. He was also awarded the Jan Rabie & Majorie Wallace Writing Scholarship for 2014. He currently lives in Johannesburg.
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.
Ndlovu (S.) THE THEORY OF FLIGHT,
330pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R270
A novel set in an unnamed African nation after a civil war, about a girl said to have hatched from a golden egg.

"A dazzling novel of delicate and astonishing magic. 'The Theory of Flight' is a joyful tapestry of characters shaped but never deformed by the tensions of the times they traverse, narrated in prose of devastatingly beautiful simplicity." Tsitsi Dangaremba, author of "Nervous Conditions"

Writer, filmmaker and academic Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu was born in Zimbabwe and currently lives and works in Johannesburg. She wrote, directed and edited the short film "Graffiti". "The Theory of Flight" is her first novel.
Ndlovu (V.) FOR WANT OF A TOTEM,
91pp., paperback, Revised Edition, Harare, (1997) 2018. R185
A novel about a young woman from rural Zimbabwe who finds work in the city as a domestic worker, finds herself trapped in an abusive relationship with her employer, and falls pregnant.

Vivienne Ndlovu is an Irish Zimbabwean writer who works for SAFAIDS in Harare. She is the author of the novel "Waste Not Your Tears".
Ndlovu (V.) WASTE NOT YOUR TEARS,
89pp., paperback, Second Edition, Harare, (1994) 2018. R185
Includes a new foreword by Lois Chingandu, Executive Director of SAFAIDS.

A novel based on the true story of a young Zimbabwean woman and her partner who contracted HIV when effective treatment was not yet available.

Vivienne Ndlovu is an Irish Zimbabwean writer who works for SAFAIDS in Harare. She is the author of the novel "For Want of a Totem".
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.
Newham-Blake (S.) AS IF BORN TO YOU,
174pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R270
A novel about a thirteen-year-old black girl adopted by a white single mother and the alcoholic psychologist who is consulted after she begins cutting herself.

Journalist Susan Newham-Blake is the author of the memoir Making Finn. She is currently Managing director of a content-marketing agency in Cape Town.
Ngamije (R.) THE ETERNAL AUDIENCE OF ONE,
512pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R250
A novel that follows the intersecting lives of a host of characters from pre- and post-1994 Rwanda.

"The Eternal Audience of One is astoundingly good. From the first lines: Windhoek has three temperatures: hot, mosquito, and fucking cold...a reader becomes completely immersed in Ngamije's expansive world. This is a gorgeous, wildly funny, and above of all, profoundly moving and humane novel. This book is going to make an impact." Peter Orner, author of The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo

Rémy Ngamije is a 29-year-old Rwandan born Namibian writer, photographer, graphic designer and English educator living and working in Windhoek.
Ngamlana (C.) IF I STAY RIGHT HERE,
177pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R225
A novel about a journalism student who is sent to a female prison to cover a story on an inmate, and falls in love. A few months later, when the ex-gang member is out of prison, they move in together.

Chwayita Ngamlana was born in Grahamstown and has an MA in Creative Writing. This is her first novel.
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".

Nick (P.) UNPRESIDENTED,
213pp., paperback, No Place, 2017. R200
A satire about an ex-President just released from prison on medical parole and planning a memoir of alternative facts written by a disgraced journalist.

"Nailed it. An evocative, clever, and gripping novel that reveals political disillusionment, awareness, cynicism, and power. It has the authentic ring of South Africa of our time. Compelling, and I love it." Niq Mhlongo, author of "Affluenza"

"A tour de farce set in a South African future in which a jailbird president plots a return to riches and power. Tom Sharpe would be proud." Ray Hartley, editor of the Sunday Times

Paige Nick is also the author of "Death by Carbs" and "Pens Behaving Badly" (columns for the Sunday Times).
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.
Ntabeni (M.) THE BROKEN RIVER TENT,
309pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R250
A novel about the life and times of Maqoma, the Xhosa chief who was at the forefront of fighting British colonialism in the Eastern Cape in the 19th century. The story is told through the eyes of a young Xhosa man who is visited by Maqoma in visions and is able to talk to him about cultural history, literature, religion, the past and contemporary South African life.

Mphuthumi Ntabeni lives in Cape Town. He writes a column in Southern Cross, a national weekly Catholic newspaper. He has written two plays about Maqoma that were staged at the 2006 Grahamstown Arts Festival.
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.
Ntshanga (M.) TRIANGULUM,
373pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
A novel set in South Africa in 2040. The South African National Space Agency receives a parcel containing a memoir and a set of digital recordings from a woman who claims the world will end in ten years. A retired professor and science-fiction writer is hired to investigate whether or not the woman's claim to have heard from a “force more powerful than humankind” is genuine.

"Triangulum is an ambitious, often philosophical and genre-bending novel that covers a period of over 40 years in South Africa’s recent past and near future — starting from the collapse of the apartheid homeland system in the early 1990s, to the economic corrosion of the 2010s, and on to the looming, large-scale ecological disasters of the 2040s...With extraordinary aplomb and breathtaking prose, Ntshanga has crafted an inventive and marvelous artistic accomplishment." Pen South Africa website

Masande Ntshanga was born in East London in 1986. He is the author of The Reactive.
Nyathi (S.) THE GOLD DIGGERS, a novel
281pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R265
A novel set in 2008, about a group of Zimbabweans who pay to be smuggled into South Africa in the hope of a better life.

Investment analyst Sue Nyathi was born and raised in Bulawayo and lives in Johannesburg. Her first novel, "The Polygamist"' was published in 2012.
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.
Obono (T.) LA BASTARDA, a novel, translated by Lawrence Schimel
98pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2018. R220
First published in Spanish in Spain in 2016. First published in English in New York in 2018.

A novel about an orphaned teenage girl who lives with her grandmother and dreams of finding her father.

Trifonia Melibea Obobo was born in Evinayong, Equatorial Guinea, in 1982. She is a Professor in the Faculty of Literature and Social Science of the National University of Equatorial Guinea and is the author of the novels Herencia de bidendee and La albina del dinero.
Ogwang (I.) AN IMAGE IN A MIRROR,
182pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R195
A novel set in Uganda and South Africa about identical twins separated when their mother decides to give one of them away to her sister in South Africa.

Ijangolet Ogwang was born in Kenya to Ugandan parents, and raised in South Africa. Currently she works as an analyst for an impact investment fund. This is her first novel.
Omotoso (Y.) BOM BOY,
255 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R220
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.
Onyemelukwe-Onuobia (C.) THE SON OF THE HOUSE,
246pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R270
A novel set in Nigeria about two women who are kidnapped and share their very different life stories while in captivity.

Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia is a lawyer, academic and writer and divides her time between Lagos, Nigeria and Halifax, Canada.
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".
Pagé (L.) SEX, POT AND POLITICS,
124pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, No Place, 2018. R250
First published in French in Canada in 2016. Translated into English by Shanti Naidoo-Pagé, the author's daughter.

A satirical novel about a woman who's husband is elected Minister of Finance.

Self-published.

Lucie Pagé is a French-Canadian journalist and writer who moves between Canada and South Africa.
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.
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.
Peake (T.) NORTH FACING,
193pp., paperback, Oxford, 2017. R315
A novel about a South African man, now in his sixites and living abroad, who goes home to confront the consequences of an seminal boyhood moment.

"Tony Peake's compelling and haunting new novel makes the political personal...It is elegiac in its depiction of things half-understood, telling in its detail, and a gracefully achieved work of art made more powerful by its quiet anger and understatement." Shena Mackay, author of "Heligoland"

"This beautiful, moving novel is vast in how much it recounts and how deeply it makes us feel." Edmund White, author of "A Boy's Own Story"

Tony Peake was born in South Africa and has lived most of his life in the UK. He is the author of the novels "A Summer's Tide" and "Son to the Father", and a biography of Derek Jarman.
Phamotse (J.) BARE,
215pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R230
A novel about an ambitious young woman living in Johannesburg wooed by a wealthy man.

"The future of our fiction is in this book." Mathews Phosa, former Premier of Mpumalanga

Self-published.
Phamotse (J.) BARE, the cradle of the hockey club
410pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R280
A new novel in the BARE series, about a young woman in a relationship with a 'sugar daddy' who gets drawn into an underworld of human trafficking and organ sales.

Jackie Phamotse is the author of BARE, #theblessersgame #thebreedingofanunderdog.

Self-published.
Phillips (F.) LIEFDE IN DIE TYD VAN DIE INTERNET,
216pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R265
A novel about a woman who moves to Moscow to escape her relationship and her job.

Medical doctor and journalist Fransi Phillips grew up in Pretoria. She is also the author of the novel "Just a Life". She now lives in Russia, where she teaches English.
Pienaar (A.) DIE LANG MAN SONDER SKADUWEE, met illustrasies deur Isabelle Webb en fotos deur Gita Claasen
237pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R260
A collection of traditional Griqua stories.

Afrikaans singer, actress and radio personality Antoinette Pienaar lives in the Karoo, where she is a student of Johannes Willemse, a Griqua herbalist and healer. She is also the author of a book on the healing properties of Karoo herbs, "Kruidjie Roer My".
Pienaar (V.) TOO MANY TSUNAMIS, a tale of love, light, and incidental humour
252pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R240
A novel about a man who wants to write. He also wants to kill himself and begins composing a suicide note that keeps getting longer.

Journalist and writer Vincent Pienaar is the author of "Jimmy's Place: a man's pub is his castle", "Jo'burg, die blues en 'n swart Ford Thunderbird" and "Kringfruit". He lives in Johannesburg.
Pikoli (P.) BORN FREELOADERS, a novel
198pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R270
A novel that takes place over a weekend in Johannesburg, about a group of young friends navigating a life of drinking and partying as they struggle to come to terms with their privilege, identity and race issues, and the longing for acceptance.

"Born Freeloaders is an excoriating look at the impotence of youth and millennial privilege. Pikoli is an urgent new voice in South African fiction." Efemia Chela, Zambian-Ghanaian literary critic, editor and writer

Phumlani Pikoli is a journalist and artist who lives in Johannesburg. He is the author of the collection of short stories and illustrations. The Fatuous state of Severity.
Pikoli (P.) THE FATUOUS STATE OF SEVERITY,
150pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R170
This collection of short stories and illustrations was originally self-published in 2016. This new edition includes 6 additional stories and a new introduction.

Phumlani Pikoli is a journalist and artist who lives in Johannesburg.
Pillay (P.) CHATSWORTH,
139pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R190
A collection of short stories set in Chatsworth, Durban. Chatsworth township was created by the apartheid government in the 1950s for people classified Indian.

Pravaan Pillay grew up in Chatsworth and now lives in Stockholm, Sweden. He has published two chapbooks of poetry, "Glumlazi" and "30 Poems", as well as a co-written collection of short stories, "Shaggy". He is the editor of the micro-press Tearoom Books.
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.) A SIN OF OMISSION,
407pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R290
A novel in memoriam of Reverend Stephen Mtutuko Mnyakama (1848-1885). Stephen, a young Anglican priest educated at the Native College in Grahamstown and trained at the Missionary College in Canterbury, England, is relegated to a mission near Fort Beaufort, where he confronts the prejudices of a colonial society and the discrimination within the Church. Torn between his loyalties to the amaNgqika people, for whom his brother fought, and the colonial cause he is expected to uphold, his journey to his mother’s rural home to inform her of his brother’s death proves decisive.

"This is a ghastly story; thank God the writing is the direct opposite. What great heart Marguerite Poland has to write this book!" Sindiwe Magona, author of To My Children's Children, Mother to Mother and Beauty's Gift

"Marguerite Poland as always is able to use words to paint reality. She has written an incredibly moving and compassionate yet piercing account which both demands apologies for the sins of the past yet is also redemptive." The Most Revd Dr Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop of Cape Town

Marguerite Poland is the author of the novels Train to Doringbult, Shades, Recessional for Grace and The Keeper. Her non-fiction work includes The Adundant Herds: a celebration of the Nguni cattle of the Zulu people and her memoir Taken Captive by Birds. She has been honoured with two Sir Percy Fitzpatrick Awards for children's literature, an Ingwazi Award, and a SALA Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2016 she was presented with the National Order of Ikhamanga (Silver) for her contribution to African languages.
Poland (M.) RECESSIONAL FOR GRACE,
390 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2003) 2011. OUT OF PRINT
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.) DELILAH NOW TRENDING,
261pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R230
A novel about a single mother who's daughter is accused of injuring a rival at her prep school.

Pamela Power is also the author of the novels "Ms Conception" and "Things Unseen". A television scriptwriter and script editor, she lives in Johannesburg.
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.
Praeg (L.) IMITATION,
300pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R365
A first novel by Leonhard Praeg, Head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Pretoria.

"'Imitation' is challenging, ambitious and intelligent. It is a fascinating and adventurous parallel to 'Immortality' that is intriguingly and playfully managed: a impressive and carefully considered novel that takes some of Milan Kundera's most enigmatic thoughts and modernises them." Andrew Brown, author of "Coldsleep Lullaby"
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.
Prinsloo (L.) VEGTERS,
302pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R330
A novel about two young South African men who leave their homes in the Gamtoos River Valley in the Eastern Cape to join the British Valsker Regiment fighting in Afghanistan.

Lucia Prinsloo is the author of Kwaheri, my geliefde. She lives in Jeffreys Bay.
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".
Rampolokeng (L.) BIRD-MONK SEDING,
192pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2017. R160
A novel about life in a rural township two decades into South Africa's democracy.

Lesego Rampolokeng is a South African writer, playwright and performance poet. He was born in 1965 in Soweto. His other books include the poetry collections "Horns for Hondo", Talking Rain", The Bavino Sermons" and "Head on Fire" and the novels "Blackheart" and "Whiteheart".
Raphaely (V.) PLUS ONE, a novel
322pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R265
A novel set in London about the deputy editor of a glamorous women's magazine forced to confront some unfinished business from her past.

"'Plus One' transports you to a world of fame, power and glamour in which the gritty reality is just below the surface. Entertaining to the last page." Anele Mdoda, DJ on the Afternoon Drive show on Highveld Stereo

Vanesse Raphaely was editor of "Cosmopolitan" magazine in South Africa, content director of Associated Media, and publisher of "O", "Good Housekeeping" and "Marie Claire". She lives in Cape Town. "Plus One" is her first novel.
Rhys (C.) KINNES, 'n novelle
208pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R220
A novel written in Kaaps, about young people living on the Cape Flats. Kaaps, or Cape Afrikaans, is a dialect spoken in the Western Cape.

"n Character study van kinnes innie warzone vannie Cape Flats. Maa oek veel meer. Baie, baie funny en intensely moving." Nathan Trantraal, author of "Alles het niet kom wôd" and "Wit issie 'n colour nie"

"Met sy boek sit Chase Rhys die ritme en musikalitiet terug in Kaaps, die Afrikaans van my hart." Anastasia de Vries, Department of Afrikaans and Nederlands, University of the Western Cape

Chase Rhys, born in 1989, is a writer from Ocean View. He works with Borderlands, a festival that uses the performing arts to bring communities together. Rhys won the 2017 Adam and Rosalie Small Prize for new writers.
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.

Richards (J-A.) THE INNOCENCE OF ROAST CHICKEN, a novel
254pp., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (1996) 2019. R190
Reprint of a novel about family life on a farm in the Eastern Cape, seen through the eyes of the young girl, Kate. Scenes from Kate’s early life on the farm in the 1960s are juxtaposed with 1989 Johannesburg, Kate, now married and a human rights lawyer, unhappy with her marriage and the national situation, revisits a brutal incident one Christmas day when she was forced into an awareness of what lay beneath her blissful childhood.

Includes "Innocence Lost", an foreword to the new edition by Jo-Anne Richards

"On its debut, The Innocence of Roast Chicken was the perfect herald of South Africa's transition. It remains an enduringly lyrical and evocative landmark novel, both coolly rational and achingly nostalgic in its depiction of the beloved country." Finuala Dowling, author of Homemaking for the Down-at-heart and I, Flying

"The Innocence of Roast Chicken" broke the paradigm. It helped to define the time, giving insight into where some of us had come from, and it pointed the way to what we could become. That's what great writing should accomplish." Ronnie Kasrils, author of A Simple Man, Kasrils And the Zuma enigma and former Minister of Intelligence Services

Jo-Anne Richards lives in Cape Town and teaches creative writing through All About Writing. Her other novels include Sad at the Edges, My Brother's Book and The Imagined Child.
Rive (R.) 'BUCKINGHAM PALACE', DISTRICT SIX,
212 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1986) 2012. R150
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".
Roberts (K.) SIREN,
230pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R220
A novel set in Johannesburg about a woman determined to be a star, and her life of sex, drugs, and scandal.

Kuli Roberts has worked as fashion and beauty editor for Drum, as a columnist for You and Sunday World, and as editor of Pace. She has been a presenter for the TV shows What Not to Wear, The Toasty Show, The Real Goboza and Trending on Style. She is currently a host on the show Trending SA. Siren is her first book.
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.
Robertson (C.) UNDER GLASS,
300pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2018. R270
A novel set in the second half of the 19th century, about a young Englishwoman who arrives in Port Natal from India with her daughter and her daughter's ayah, to join her husband and his family, and farm sugar-cane.

Claire Robertson is also the author of "The Magistrate of Gower". Her first novel, "The Spiral House", won the 2014 Sunday Times Fiction Prize. She lives in Cape Town.
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.
Rossouw (R.) NEW TIMES,
312pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R250
A novel set in Cape Town in 1995 about a young woman who lives with her devout Muslim family in Bo-Kaap and works as a political reporter in Parliament.

"There is a lot to like in this novel with Rossouw tackling a period when the idealism of the transition to democracy was taking its first hard knock. And in Ali, she has created a character who is going to have to face up to her own personal circumstances – living in a community where conformity is the watchword, particularly for women, is one problem. Hopes unfulfilled in both her own life and the wider society are taking their toll. But Rossouw doesn’t always manage to mesh her themes successfully. As the political part of the novel veers perilously close to didacticism, in an effort to keep the storytelling lively Rossouw offers too many descriptive flourishes that tend to stop the reader in their tracks. Particularly towards the end of the book, the two strands of her story sit a trifle uneasily together." Margaret von Klemperer for The Witness

Rehana Rossouw was born in Cape Town and currently works as a journalist in Johannesburg. Her first novel, "What Will People Say?", won the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences prize for fiction in 2017.
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.
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.
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.
Sacks (T.) LUCKY PACKET,
347pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R320
Trevor Sacks' debut novel about a Jewish boy growing up in a Northern Transvaal town during the 1980s who feels he doesn't fit in. When he meets a man who knew his father before he died he thinks he's finally found his place, although over time it becomes clear the man's a charlatan.

"One of the best novels of recent years, and likely the most readable." Imraan Coovadia A Spy in Time and Tales of the Metric System

Trevor Sacks was born in Polokwane (formerly Pietersburg) and now lives in Cape Town. He has written non-fiction pieces for the New York Times.
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).
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.
Schoeman (K.) SKEPELINGE, aanloop tot 'n roman
573pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R350
A impressionistic account of the early colonial period in South African history, based on Karel Schoeman's knowledge of the VOC-period. Schoeman described it as a product of the creative imagination rather than historical research.

In his lifetime Karel Schoeman write 19 novels as well as many historical and autobiographical works. He died in 2017.
Schoeman (K.) TITAAN, 'n roman oor die lewe van Michelangelo Buonarroti
727 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R460
Karel Schoeman's biographical novel, in Afrikaans, on the life of painter, sculptor and architect Michelangelo Buonarroti.
Scholtz (G.) LIG WANKELEND, die wese van die liefde en lewe van Utte Reuter
216pp., paperback, Reprint, Stellenbosch, (2010) 2016. R320
A novel about a German woman who travelled alone to Cape Town in 1949 to escape the horrors and aftermath of WWII and marry her pen friend's brother.

Gerard Scholtz was lecturer at the Cape Town Academy for Drama Arts for 20 years, until his retirement in 1997. This is his first novel.
Schonstein (P.) BANQUET AT BRABAZAN,
261 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R180
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. R470
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.
Shabangu (P.) RAVAGED SOULS,
330pp., paperback, No Place, 2019. R290
A novel about four people struggling with love, loss, sexual identity and the need to belong.

Self-published.

Pumza Shabangu is the author of the novel Unspoken Truth.
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.
Sibanda (B.) GRACE AND OTHER STORIES,
110pp., paperback, Harare, 2016. R165
A collection of short stories set in a remote village in Matabeleland by Zimbabwean author Bongani Sibanda. Sibanda currently lives in Johannesburg.

"Bongani Sibanda's debut evokes contemporary village life with precision and an unforgettable freshness. Here are soul-stirring individual and collective stories of villagers, and just in the background, a country failing the hopes of its people. A talented new voice." NoViolet Bulawayo, author of "We Need New Names"
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.
Sigauke (E.) ed. SUNDOWN, and other stories, the 2016 Writivism anthology, short fiction, poetry and non-fiction by 22 emerging writers living in Africa
229pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2917. R245
The 2016 winner of the Writivism Short Story Prize was Acan Innocent Immaculate from Uganda for her short story "Sundown."

Includes short stories by Megan Ross and Catherine Shepherd from South Africa and Farai Mudzingwa from Zimbabwe.
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.
Slasha (U.) JAH HILLS,
181pp., paperback, (Johannesburg), 2017. R185
A novel that "reimagines and subverts Nguni folklore...about a man waiting alone in the Kwafindoda bush for the elders to come, burn 'ibhuma' and deliver him home when he is ‘captured’ and turned into 'isithunzela'. One night, he narrowly escapes and finds his way back. But home is no longer home…" from the publisher's website

Unathi Slasha lives in Despatch, Port Elizabeth. This is his first published novel.
Sleigh (D.) 1795,
509pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R375
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.) EILANDE,
757pp., paperback, Second Edition, Cape Town, (2002) 2018. R380
This historical novel covers the first fifty years of the Dutch colony at the Cape of Good Hope and revolves around the interracial marriage between Krotoa (rechristened Eva) and fort surgeon Pieter van Meerhof, and the fate of the children from this marriage. The novel won the 2001 Sanlam/Insig/Kwela Great Novel Competition, the 2003 WA Hofmeyr Prize, the 2003 RAU Prize for Creative Writing, the 2004 M-Net Prize for Creative Writing in Afrikaans and the 2004 Helgaard Steyn Prize. It was translated into English by André Brink and published as "Islands" in 2004.

"'Eilande is nie 'n boek nie - dis 'n gebeurtenis. In hierdie onstuitbare epos word die eerste jare van die Kaapse nedersetting herroep in sewe grootse taferele uit die lewe van sewe historiese mansfigure wie se lewens op byna onnaspeurbare maniere in mekaar invloei. En om wie vloei hulle? Om die wese van 'n vrou, Pieternella, in wie se liggaam wit en bruin bloed saamgevloei het tot 'n noodlot. Hierdie sewe mans is almal deur haar aangeraak. Sy is die spilpunt van 'n genadelose geskiedenis van dood, liefde and oorlewing...As 'n mens weer uit die boek terugkeer na die lewe van vadag, is jy andersgemaak. Dit is 'n onuitputlikheid, 'n bakenboek vir ons gesamentlike geheue." Petra Müller

"There is, I think, only one word ultimately to describe 'Eilande': 'awesome'. A country that can produce a kaleidescope like this novel, with its sheer dazzling beauty and deep understanding of humanity, has most triumphantly put its colonial adolescence behind it." André Brink

Dan Sleigh is also the author of "1795" (2016), "Afstande" (2010) and "Wals met Matilda" (2011).
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. R260
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.) LACUNA, a novel
247pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R270
A novel about Lucy Lurie, who becomes obsessed with JM Coetzee. the author of Disgrace, a novel that revolves around the gang rape she survived at her father's farmhouse.

"A powerful and brilliant critique of both JM Coetzee's Disgrace and contemporary South Africa. Snyckers makes the reader ponder deeply one minute and laugh loudly the next. A must read." Zukiswa Wanner, author of Refilwe

"Cutting, controversial and compelling. Lacuna explores pain and privilege." Diane Awerbuck, author of Home Remedies and Cabin Fever.

Fiona Snyckers is the author of the Trinity series of young adult novels, the Eulalie series of mystery novels, and the thrillers, Now Following You and Spire.
Snyckers (F.) TEAM TRINITY,
294 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R200
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".
Sonnekus (N.) SON,
278pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R240
A novel about a forty-something divorcee exploring his relationship with his aging father. Set in Johannesburg in the 1990s.

Also available in Afrikaans.

"Lively, restless, crackling with wit, 'Son' is a fearless rendering of our times that deserves to be widely read and celebrated." Graig Higginson, author of "The Dream House"

Though funny at times, the book is also achingly poignant and deeply moving. It captures what it means to be a white man in SA, confronting a rapid loss of power while struggling to come to terms with stark sociopolitical change." Prakash Naidoo, Financial Mail

Writer, filmmaker, playwright and critic Neil Sonnekus was born in Pretoria and currently lives in New Zealand. This is his first published novel.
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.
Stamatélos (P.) AANKOMS EN VERTREK, 'n roman
221pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R230
An Afrikaans novel about a woman who returns from London to investigate her parents' tragic deaths.

Pat Stamatélos' other novels include "Kroes", "Pastoor" and "My Groot Vet Griekse Egskeiding".
Stander (C.) DIE WONDERWESE,
299pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R250
The second book in a fantasy trilogy, Wonderwese is the sequel to Die Bergengel (2017).


Carina Stander was born in 1976 on a farm in what is now Limpopo Province. Since 2006 she has worked as a freelance travel journalist and columnist. She lives in the Tsitsikamma and is the author of the novel Wildvreemd, and two poetry collections, die vloedbos sal weer vlieg and woud van nege en negentig vlerke.
Steyn (J.) FATHER MICHAEL'S LOTTERY, a novel
380pp., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (2005) 2019. R190
Reprint of a novel about a doctor battling against the Aids pandemic in a small hospital in an African town.

"Father Michael's Lottery is in a class of its own. In a series of tragi-comic poignant vignettes, it explores the life of a community in rural Africa struggling with twin plagues of poverty and disease. Johan Steyn's achievement is to handle his subject with a light touch, in prose that makes the precarious spaces of death-in-life. and life-in-death, strangely human and inhabitable." Professor David Attwell, English Language and Literature, University of York

"Moving, bleakly funny, a dispatch from the front line." Justin Cartwright, In Every Face I Meet and Up Against the Night

"Father Michael's Lottery is a great-spirited novel that tells its tale - about a committed doctor's search for more 'happy endings' in all-too-unpromising circumstances - with heart and passion and hope." Edwin Cameron, author of Witness to Aids and Justice

Johan Steyn is a medical doctor who has worked and travelled extensively in Africa.
Stockenström (W.) THE EXPEDITION TO THE BAOBAB TREE, translated from Afrikaans by J. M. Coetzee
113pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (1983) 2019. R180
Originally published in Afrikaans in 1981 as Die kremetartekspedisie.

"Stockenström’s imaginative interrogation of slavery is the richer for encompassing the appeal of preferment, of pleasurable sex, of gifts, while at the same time fully aware of its boundless pain and grief. Her highly literary language sets up a tension in relation to the lived experience of her first-person narrator, but it’s a measure of the book’s success that we accept this contrast between character and voice. JM Coetzee’s translation from the original Afrikaans is marvellous." Jane Housham, The Guardian

"Coetzee's tightly paced, restrained rendering of a complex text gives due weight to every word. It should ensure that Stockenström’s compelling picture of suffering and loss becomes a classic in English as well as Afrikaans." Times Literary Supplement

South African poet, novelist and dramatist Wilma Stockenström was born in 1933 in the village on Napier. She lives in Cape Town. She is the author of Van Vergetelheid en van Glans (Hertzog Prize for Poetry), Monsterverse (CNA, Louis Luyt and the Old Mutual Prize), and Abjater Wat so Lag (WA Hofmeyr and Hertzog Prize).
Strachan (S.) NEVERTHELESS, Sparkian tales in Bulawayo
66pp., illus., paperback, Bulawayo, 2018. R280
A series of short stories published in celebration of Muriel Spark's centenary in 2018.

Shane Strachan lives in Scotland. He is one of Scottish Book Trust's Robert Louis Stevenson Fellows. He visited Bulawayo in 2015 and 2016.
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 INSIDE-OUT MAN,
295pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R230
A novel about a jazz pianist who is invited by a wealthy jazz lover to take part in a bizarre experiment.

"A surreal trip...it gave us weird dreams - in a good way." S.L. Grey (pseudonym for Louis Greenberg and Sarah Lotz)

Fred Strydom is also the author of "The Raft". He lives in Johannesburg, where he works as a creative strategist and scriptwriter.
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.
Sukhu (K.) THE FUNCTION OF APARTHEID, = the tale of the equation
186pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R240
A novel about a man who returns to post-apartheid South Africa, discovers the truth about his upbringing, and is forced to choose between the wealthy white family that raised him and the black community he fought alongside.

Self-published.
Sutherland (I.) FEATHERSTREAM,
338pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R295
A novel set in South Africa in 1942 about a young woman who suspects her father is involved in a clandestine operation to aid the Nazis.

Self-published.

Engineer, management consultant and banker Ian Sutherland lives and works in Cape Town. This is his debut novel.
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).
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.) DIE LAKSMAN SE DOGTER,
269pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R230
A novel about the woman who discovers her daughter, now dead, had a child she's never met.

Gerda Taljaard is also the author of the novels "’n Engel in die Hoenderhok" and "Kelder", as well as the collection of short stories, "Maansiek". She lives in Pretoria.
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.
Tema (B.) LAND OF MY ANCESTORS, an epic South African story, based on true events
269pp., paperback, Revised Edition, Cape Town, 2019. R220
Originally published in 2005 as "The People of Welgeval". This edition has a new prologue and epilogue.

Bothlale Tema's fictional re-telling of the history of the Tema family from the farm Welgeval in the Pilansberg, set against the backdrop of slavery, colonialism, the Anglo-Boer War and the rise of apartheid. "All of the main characters were real", from the author's prologue.

"South Africa has been waiting for its Alex Hailey, who traced his family back through slavery and wrote the classic Roots...A rich and moving account of Tema's family history." Fred Mouton, journalist at Die Burger

Bothlale Tema was born in Johannesburg and raised in small villages and towns in the western Transvaal. She was the first Secretary General of the South African National Commission for UNESCO and later worked as Director of Human Resources for the African Commission in Addis Ababa. She is now retired.
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.
The Caine Prize for African Writing 2017 THE GODDESS OF MTWARA, and other stories
271pp., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2017. R180
Also published in Europe and Australasia in 2017.

A collection of the stories shortlisted for the 2017 Caine Prize. The 2017 prize was won by Bushra al-Fadil from Sudan for his story "The Story of the Girl Whose Birds Flew Away", translated by Max Shmookler.

Also includes stories by eleven other authors written at the Caine Prize African Writers' Workshop, held in Tanzania.
The Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 REDEMPTION SONG, and other stories
255pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2018. R195
First published in Europe and Australasia in 2018.

A collection of the stories shortlisted for the 2018 Caine Prize. The 2018 prize was won by Kenyan writer Makena Onjerika for her short story entitled “Fanta Blackcurrant”.

Also includes stories by 12 other authors written at the Caine Prize African Writers' Workshop held in Rwanda.
The Write Girls IN DIRE STRAITS,
320pp., paperback, No Place, 2018. R220
A novel written by six women, set in a gated housing estate during the 2018 Cape Town water crisis.

"At last, something good to come out of the Cape Town water crisis, a novel with many sources but which all flow together. Written with spirit, gusto and nerve. In Dire Straits is a fun read that will enchant, engage and - occasionally - shock all lovers of the Mother City." Tim Butcher, author of Chasing the Devil

"Is truth stranger than fiction? It would certainly appear so if the dramatic story told by six writers at the end of the novel us anything to go by!" Máire Fisher, author of Birdseye

Self-published.
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.
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. R220
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.
Trantraal (N.) WIT ISSIE 'N COLOUR NIE, angedrade stories
157pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R220
A collection of short stories by Cape Town writer Nathan Trantraal. His first collection, "Chokers en Survivors" won the 2014 AKTV Woordfees Prize for poetry and the 2015 Ingrid Jonker Prize. He is also the author of the poetry collection, "Alles Het Net Kom Wôd".

"'n Teks wat diep bevredig. Daardie warmte wat jy kry as jy iets regtig good lees, dis waarvan ek praat. Op kolle ook vrek snaaks." Francois Smith, author of "Kamphoer".
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).
Troskie (A.) as Elbie Lötter IT'S ME, ANNA, the full story
438pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R290
It's Me, Anna, a novel about childhood sexual abuse, is based on a true story. The sequel, The State vs Anna Bruwer, describes what happens after Anna shoots the man who abused her. In this new edition the two novels are available in a single volume.

Dis Ek, Anna was originally published in 2004 under Anchien Troskie's pseudonym, Elbie Lötter. The English edition, translated by Marianne Thamm, was released the same year. The follow-up novel, Die Staat Teen Anna Bruwer and it's English translation by Edwin Hees were originally published in 2012.

Anchien Troskie lives on a farm in the Eastern Cape. She is the author of Vermis op Allesverloren (2014), Die Besoeker (2010) and Nooit is ’n Lang, Lang Tyd (2008).
Tshuma (N.R.) SHADOWS,
189 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R245
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.
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.) EK WENS, EK WENS,
169pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R220
A novel about a mortician who's life changes when he meets a dying boy and his mother at the funeral parlour.

Zirk van den Berg was born in Namibia, raised in South Africa, and now lives in New Zealand. He is the author of a collection of short stories, Ekstra Dun vir Meer Gevoel, and two novels, Wydsbeen, and Nobody Dies, translated into Afrikaans as 'n Ander Mens.
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 den Berg (Z.) PARTS UNKNOWN,
297pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R310
A novel set German South-West Africa in 1905.

"A memorably lyrical evocation of a harsh but beloved landscape; an unforgettable exploration of our oftentimes gruesome shared history in southern Africa. A gripping novel." Shaun Johnson, author of "The Native Commissioner"

"A love letter to a brutal landscape and the tale of one man's defiance of inhumanity." Harry Kalmer, author of "A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg"

Zirk van den Berg was born in Walvis Bay, grew up in Cape Town and now lives in New Zealand. He is the author of the crime novel "'n Ander Mens", originally published in New Zealand as "Nobody Dies", and the Boer War novel "Half of One Thing".
Van den Heever (A.) STOF,
373pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R290
An Afrikaans novel set in the Western Cape in 2081, 20 years after a drought that destroyed all crops and led to mass starvation.

Alette van den Heever lives in Cape Town. This is her first novel.
van der Vyver (M.) BORDERLINE, translated from the Afrikaans by Annelize Visser
295pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R280
Also available in Afrikaans as Grensgeval.

A novel about a woman who discovers a letter among her deceased ex-husband’s belongings. The letter, written by a Cuban soldier and addressed to his child, takes her to Cuba to search for the child, to deliver the letter, to atone for her husband's deeds during the war in Angola, and to unravel what growing up in South Africa at that time meant.

South African writer Marita van der Vyver has written novels for adults, young adults and children, as well as short stories and non-fiction. Her adult novels include Entertaining Angels, Forget-me-not Blues and You Lost Me. Her young adult novel The Hidden Life of Hanna Why won the 2002 Sanlam Prize for youth literature. She lives in France.
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 Walt (E.) TEEN DIE STORMWINDE IN, 'n outobiografie van Gaele Andriesz van der Walt
363pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Onrus, 2016. R340
A historical novel based on the life of Gaele Andriesz van der Walt, ancestor of the Van der Walt family in South Africa, who arrived at the Cape on a VOC ship in 1727.

"'n Baie besondere bydrae nie net tot familiegeskiedenis nie maar tot die verstaan van die Afrikaners se pionier voorvaders se veelbewoë lewe in die 18de eeu. Dis 'n merkwaardige manier om genealogie te skrywe, 'n nuwe genre." Professor Herman Giliomee
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.) DIE WÊRELD VAN CHARLIE OENG, 'n roman
559pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R375
A novel about a man travelling around the world trying to make sense of the murder of his parents.

Etienne van Heerden is Professor Emeritus at the University of Cape Town and the founding editor of LitNet. His other novels include "Toorberg" (WA Hofmeyr Award, ATKV Prize, CNA Literary Award, Hertzog Prize), "Die Swye van Mario Salviati" (M-Net Literary Award), "Casspirs en Campari’s" (Rapport Prize), "In Stede van die Liefde" (WA Hofmeyr Prize, ATKV Prize), and "30 Nagte in Amsterdam" (M-Net Literary Award, WA Hofmeyr Award, UJ Prize, Hertzog Prize).
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 Lierop (L.) TOY BOY, translated from the Afrikaans by Annelize Visser
272pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R220
A novel about a young man who works as an escort to Johannesburg's rich and famous women.

Also available in Afrikaans as "Katelknaap".

Writer, presenter and film critic Leon van Nierop is best known for his radio and television series, including "Ballade vir 'n Enkeling", "Stralerjakkers" and "Ratels".
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 Niekerk (M.) THE SNOW SLEEPER, translated by Marius Swart
191pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2019. R270
First published in Dutch in 2009 as Die Sneeuwslaper. First published in Afrikaans in 2010 as Die Sneeuslaper.

Four interconnected tales about friendship, set in Amsterdam and Cape Town.

Marlene van Niekerk's debut poetry volume, Sprokkelste (1977), was awarded both the Eugène Marais Prize and the Ingrid Jonker Prize. Her first novel, Triomf (1995), was awarded the Noma Prize for the best publication from Africa. Her next novel, Agaat (2004), won six awards, including the Hertzog Prize for prose. The English translation won the Sunday Times Literary Award. Currently she is Professor of Afrikaans and Dutch literature and creative writing at the University of Stellenbosch.
van Niekerk (M.) text THE SWAN WHISPERER, translated from the Afrikaans by Marius Swart and the author
36pp., illus., paperback, London, 2015. R475
Includes drawings by William Kentridge.

The story of a creative-writing student and his encounters, through the person of a swan whisperer, with the phenomenon of translation.

South African author, academic and critic Marlene van Niekerk currently teaches on and co-ordinates the creative writing programme at Stellenbosch University. She has published three collections of poetry, two collections of short stories and three novels, Triomf, Agaat and Memorandum.
van Rensburg (R.) HANS STEEK DIE RUBICON OOR,
228pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R220
"'n Anargis in 'n outehuis. Loslit-humor op sy heel beste - Rudie van Rensburg bewys met hierdie skreeusnaakse roman dat die lewe lekker kan skeefloop vir hulle wat oumensies vlak kyk." Kerneels Breytenbach, author of "Ester" and "7de Laan Kook"

Rudie van Rensburg is also the author of "Kamikaze", "Pirana", "Judaskus", "Slagyster", and "Kopskoot".
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.) BY DIE BRANDENDE BERG,
206pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
A novel about a man who flees to Namibia after his partners in a cobalt mine in the Congo attempt to kill him, and tries to save a struggling tantalum mine near the Brandberg.

Piet van Rooyen is the author of nine novels and four collections of poetry. His first novel, Die Spoorsnyer, won the Tafelberg/Santam/De Kat Prize and the CNA Prize. His novel, Die Olifantjagters, was awarded the 1998 M-Net Prize. His other novels include Voëlvry and Amatola. He is linked to the Military Academy at the University of Stellenbosch.
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. R295
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.) THE WOMAN OF THE STONE SEA,
242pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R265
A novel about a West Coast fisherman who finds an injured woman on the beach who has a fishtail instead of legs, and takes her into his home.

Also available in Afrikaans.

"Merging elements of fantasy and magical realism, Meg Vandermerwe weaves an engaging, politically provocative tale set in a picturesque village of fishermen and seasonal tourists. We are introduced to an unconventional love story, drawing from isiXhosa folklore, with the strange and supernatural narrated elegantly." Zakes Mda, author of The Zulus of New York

Meg Vandermerwe is the author of the short-story collection This Place I Call Home and the novel Zebra Crossing. She teaches at the University of the Western Cape where her responsibilities include UWC CREATES, a multilingual creative-writing programme.
Vandermerwe (M.) THIS PLACE I CALL HOME, stories
144 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R200
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. OUT OF PRINT
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.) GREEN AS THE SKY IS BLUE,
250pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R260
Originally published in 2017 in Afrikaans as "Groen As die Hemel Daarbo".

A novel about a South African man living in Australia struggling to make sense of his past and his country of birth.

Eben Venter's seven novels include "My Beautiful Death", "Trencherman" and "Wolf, Wolf". Raised on a sheep farm in the Eastern Cape, he emigrated to Australia in 1986. He has been awarded the WA Hofmeyr Prize (four times) and the kykNET-Rapport Prize. His works have been translated into English, Dutch and German.
Venter (E.) GROEN SOOS DIE HEMEL DAARBO,
212pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R275
An Afrikaans novel about a man who seeks out casual sexual encounters as he travels around the world, until he is forced to confront himself and piece together his memories with the help of a psychotherapist.

Eben Venter was raised on a sheep farm in Eastern Cape, South Africa and moved to Australia in 1986. He has been awarded the W.A. Hofmeyr Prize for "Foxtrot van die Vleiseters" (1994), "Ek Stamel, Ek Sterwe" (1996) and "Begeerte" (2003). His 2009 novel, "Santa Gamka", was awarded the W.A. Hofmeyr Prize, the M-Net Prize and the ATKV Prize.
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.
Vilakazi (BW) NO MATTER WHEN, translated from isiZulu by Nkosinathi Sithole
168pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2018. R200
"This book forms part of a series of eight texts and a larger translation endeavour undertaken by the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research (CMDR) at the University of the Western Cape."

Originally published in isiZulu in 1935 as Noma Nini. This translation is of the fourth edition published in 1962.

"Noma Nini is a foundational text in the history of the African novel, a fact that its welcome translation will definitely impress upon a larger readership. Decades before the nationalist prose of the '60s and in an African language and a style that wove orature into its form, Vilakazi courageously and insightfully grappled with the complicated themes that flowed from the encroachments of Christianity, colonialism and industrialisation in South Africa. The narrative is a deft and evocative meditation on the pleasures, tensions and contradictions that confronted African converts and intellectuals. The politics of change, race, culture, gender and identity are front-and-centre in the text and invite further reflection from contemporary readers." Professor Bhekizizwe Peterson, Professor of African Literature, University of the Witwatersrand
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.
Vladislavić (I.) THE DISTANCE,
269pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R270
A novel about a writer who turns to the scapbooks of newspaper cuttings about Mohammed Ali he created as a child in an attempt to understand his past.

Novelist, essayist and editor Ivan Vladislavic has won the University of Johannesburg Prize, the Sunday Times Fiction Prize and the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction. His books include The Folly, The Restless Supermarket, Portrait with Keys and Double Negative. In 2015 he was awarded Yale University's Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction. He lives in Johannesburg where he is Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at the University of the Witwatersrand.
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".
Volker (M.) A FRACTURED LAND,
237pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2019. R260
First published in the USA in 2018.

A romantic eco-thriller about fracking, set in Graaff-Reinet.

"A Fractured Land combines sizzling romance with environmental awareness - the novel is a declaration of love for passion, adventure and the beauty of the South African landscape." Karina Szcurek, Cape Times

Melissa Volker was born in Port Elizabeth and lives in Cape Town. She is the author of the novel Shadow Flycker.
Volker (M.) SHADOW FLICKER,
312pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R280
A romantic novel set in St Francis Bay, about a woman stuggling to do her job as protests against her boss's planned wind farm escalate into violence.

Melissa Volker was born in Port Elizabeth and lives in Cape Town. She is the author of the novel A Fractured Land.
Vos (K.) SALUTE THE EAGLE, my experiences as a parabat in Angola
219pp., illus., paperback, Durban, 2017. R205
A fictionalised account of Kevin Vos' experiences in the South African Defence Force in 1975, culminating in his involvement in Operation Savannah.
Wanner (Z.) LONDON, CAPE TOWN, JOBURG,
337 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. OUT OF PRINT
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).
Wepener (C.) DIE SLAGHUIS,
230pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R200
A novel that begins in 1997 when a woman and her ex-brigadier husband leave Pretoria to live in a small village in the Eastern Cape where they set up a butchery. Twenty years later the butcher's daughter has taken over the business while her father lives in a shack in the backyard, consumed by gangrene and his violent past.

Cas Wepener is the author of the novels Johanna, Syferfontein and Dubbelfoto.
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. OUT OF PRINT
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.
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.) THEO & FLORA,
287pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R250
A man suffering from writer's block finds a box of love letters written between 1940 and 1944 and is inspired to start working on a new novel.

Mark Winkler is the author of the novels "An Exceptionally Simple Theory (of Absolutely Everything)" and "The Softest Place You Know". 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.) DIE TROEBEL TYD,
192pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R280
A novel about a zoologist who, while suffering from depression, insults her head of department. Her academic career at an end, she accepts a job at the Bureau for Continuing Education, which changes her life dramatically.

Winner of the 2018 "Groot Afrikaanse Romanwedstryd".

Ingrid Winterbach was born in Johannesburg in 1948. She worked as a teacher and a journalist, and lectured in the Fine Arts Department at the University of Stellenbosch and in Afrikaans and Dutch at the University of Natal. She has been writing and painting full time since 2002. She is 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).
Winterbach (I.) IT MIGHT GET LOUD,
336pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R290
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. R295
"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.) THE TROUBLED TIMES OF MAGRIETA PRINSLOO, translated by Michiel Heyns
193pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2019. R295
Originally published in 2018 in Afrikaans as Die Troebel Tyd.

A novel about a zoologist who, while suffering from depression, insults her head of department. Her academic career at an end, she accepts a job at the Bureau for Continuing Education, which changes her life dramatically.

The Afrikaans edition won the 2018 "Groot Afrikaanse Romanwedstryd".

Ingrid Winterbach was born in Johannesburg in 1948. She worked as a teacher and a journalist, and lectured in the Fine Arts Department at the University of Stellenbosch and in Afrikaans and Dutch at the University of Natal. She has been writing and painting full time since 2002. She is 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).
WInterbach (I.) VLAKWATER,
318pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R310
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.
Wolmarans (J.) BOS,
391pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R280
An Afrikaans thriller about two men who served together in Angola during the Border War. Years later, one of them works as a rhino poacher in Mozambique and the other is an operator tasked with finding him.

Freelance video producer, photographer and copywriter Jaco Wolmarans lives in Cape Town. This is his first novel.
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".
Xaba (M.) & Martin (K.) eds. QUEER AFRICA 2, new stories
316pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. OUT OF PRINT
An anthology of 26 short stories that imagine what it means to be queer in Africa. The collection follows "Queer Africa: new and collected fiction" which won a Lambda Literary Award in 2014.

"Rendered here is an array of interpretations of what it means to be fully human, queer and African - three categories of identity often misconstrued as mutually exclusive. The stories collected in this volume give a kaleidiscopic peek into the many ways in which Africans inhabit 'queerness', giving fine grained texture to the lives and experiences of those whose humanity is routinely denied." Barbara Boswell, from her introduction
Xenopoulos (R.) THE SEASON OF GLASS,
366pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R275
A novel about twins born into a war-torn society and the rabbi who recognises them as the long-awaited gift to humankind.

"'The Season of Glass' is a massive book, written with skill and beauty. It turns the reader to look again and again at a world and the possibility of redemptive love, as well as the horror of humanity when it turns on itself...A tour de force of a story that will have you enthralled from beginning to end. Or wondering whether there is a beginning or an end. Pure brilliance captured as a wonderful read. It is not a sermon, it is a love song. It is a story about that which may save us." Jennifer Crocker, Cape Times

Rahla Xenopoulos is also the author of the novels "Bubbles" and "Tribe" and of "A Memoir of Love and Madness, living with bipolar disorder". She lives in Cape Town.
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.
Zulu (V.) IT IS WRITTEN: A STORY ABOUT DESTINY,
420pp., paperback, No Place, 2017. R275
A novel about a woman who struggles to love again after the death of her lover.

Self-published.