About The JRB

The Johannesburg Review of BooksThe Johannesburg Review of Books publishes reviews, essays, poetry, photographs and short fiction from South Africa, Africa and beyond.

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Issues of The Johannesburg Review of Books are published monthly—subscribe for free here, and view the archives here—and are supplemented by The JRB Daily, our blog.

View The JRB’s Vol. 2 (2018) publishing schedule.

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*The material published by The JRB is generally gathered by solicitation and curation. While we make every effort to reply to all enquiries and submissions, due to their volume, The JRB cannot commit to correspondence.