The first independent DIY book fair in Africa was hosted at The Association for Visual Arts (AVA) in collaboration with artist Jared Aufrichtig. The event formed part of the ending of the AVA’s winter production: Com!cs. With free admission, live music and a laid-back atmosphere it encouraged Capetonians to […]
Rutendo Tavengerwei’s debut novel, Hope is Our Only Wing, aims to inspire hope with an honest look at life growing up in Zimbabwe. The story follows Shamiso and Tanyaradzwa, two young Zimbabwean girls, who have to navigate life through painful experience – Shamiso losing her father while Tanyaradzwa was diagnosed with cancer. […]
Christy Chilimigras’ shockingly brilliant and brutally funny debut memoir, “Things even Gonzalez can’t fix”, was recently launched to critical acclaim. It is the story of a 24-year-old Greek South African girl, “growing up in Johannesburg in a space of pure chaos, raised by two addict parents. In reality, Christy, otherwise known […]
Cape Town writer Sam Beckbessinger new book deals out financial advice in a user-friendly, easily understood way, complete with activities and diagrams.
A review of the collection of essays and reflections, Feminism Is, by notable South Africans including Pumla Dineo Gqola, Danielle Bowler, Rebecca Davis and more.
Described as a vivid account of Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary life, the recently released graphic novel has been honoured with a Manga award.
Science fiction, fantasy and magic realism from across the continent are diverse and we take a look at some works you need to read.
In the final instalment of our series of conversations on heritage, award-winning novelist Panashe Chigumadzi talks about her relationship to African print, hearing the history of her people through stories and using books to locate self.
Among our top picks to get to you through the season is an important memoir, architecture contemplations and a Ghana-inspired cookbook, plus much more.
Nick Mulgrew’s cheeky and poignant debut poetry collection is filled with humour, anecdotes and truisms that reflect experiences of an almost-born-free Durbanite of British decent.
For the past two years, Zahira Asmal has spearheaded an in-depth exploration of movement in three South African cities.
Jason Larkin’s ‘Waiting’ is a photography book which features a collection of images of people seeking shelter from the fiery Johannesburg sun.
From the simple and striking to the bizarre, bold and outlandish – these are The Wows of 2014 presented in a mash-up of visuals and sounds for you to enjoy.
‘Bill of Rights’ is a book of photographs by David Southwood, presenting both the failures and the transformative power of the South African Bill of Rights.
Books open up new worlds that inspire, educate and entertain us. Reading also builds better brains, especially in the first years of life. Too many children grow up unable to read and write well – skills we ourselves use every day, but still take for granted. 83% of children […]