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[Sponsored] ‘Hearing that collective clamour for change reminded me that I did not walk alone’—NoViolet Bulawayo chats about her Booker-shortlisted novel Glory

Zimbabwean novelist NoViolet Bulawayo has just been shortlisted for the prestigious Booker Prize for her new novel Glory. Glory is…

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[Sponsored] ‘She was the one I sang my hymns to, Moliehi, child of my mother’—Read an extract from Zakes Mda’s new novel Wayfarer’s Hymns

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Wayfarers’ Hymns, the highly anticipated new novel from Zakes Mda. Mda is the…

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[Sponsored] ‘When he spoke, he sounded as if his throat was full of buzzing bees’—Read an excerpt from Robert Muponde’s memoir The Scandalous Times of a Book Louse

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from The Scandalous Times of a Book Louse by Robert Muponde—a magical coming-of-age…

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[Sponsored] Read an excerpt from Catherine Menon’s Fragile Monsters, a spellbinding debut about what happens when secrets fester through the generations

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from Catherine Menon’s debut Fragile Monsters, a thrilling novel of war and…

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[Sponsored] Read ‘When my mother came to stay’—Read an excerpt from Yaa Gyasi’s new novel, Transcendent Kingdom (Plus: Interview)

From Yaa Gyasi, the bestselling author of Homegoing, comes Transcendent Kingdom, an epic novel from the heart of contemporary America. Transcendent Kingdom is…

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[Sponsored] Pieter-Louis Myburgh wins Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Reporting for his book Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule’s Web of Capture

Congratulations to Pieter-Louis Myburgh, who has won the Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Reporting. The Taco Kuiper Award, now in…

Book excerpts

[The JRB Daily] [Exclusive] ‘A notice at the cash register with a sad-face emoji reads, “Sorry! Hand Sanitizer Sold Out!”’—Read an excerpt from Lauren Beukes’s prescient new novel Afterland

The JRB presents an exclusive excerpt from Afterland, the new novel from Editorial Advisory Panel member Lauren Beukes. Afterland is…

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[Sponsored] Voices from the Underground—18 members of Umkhonto we Sizwe’s Ashley Kriel Detachment tell their stories for the first time

Voices from the Underground: Eighteen Life Stories from Umkhonto we Sizwe’s Ashley Kriel Detachment takes the reader inside the ANC’s military…

Fiction

‘South Africa’s dystopian future could easily be imagined through its dystopian past’—Masande Ntshanga chats to Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu about his new novel, Triangulum

Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu, author of The Theory of Flight, sat down with Masande Ntshanga to discuss his new novel, Triangulum….

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[Sponsored] ‘One of the joys of writing is that you can build bridges between people’ – Carol Campbell on her new book, The Tortoise Cried Its Only Tear

Penguin Random House has shared a video interview with award-winning author Carol Campbell, talking about The Tortoise Cried Its Only Tear,…