Literary Fire

Sally Partridge on the inspiration for “The Girl Who Chased Otters”

In her latest book, The Girl Who Chased Otters, award-winning novelist, Sally Partridge brings to life the complexity of being a young...

In conversation with Malcolm Ray about the Tyranny of Growth

Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti has described Malcolm Ray’s book as a “original and fascinating account of the destruction, impoverishment and destitution caused by...

Extract Alert: Adulting 101: How to survive the real world by...

Adulting 101 will help you navigate the tricky terrain of adulthood. Jen Thorpe guides you through everything you need to know (including...

Read: An extract from Ghetto Ninja: The Junior Khanye Story 

Ghetto Ninja: The Junior Khanye Story is a book which tells of the making of a soccer sensation. Junior shares his experience...

Extract: RUN for the Love of Life

RUN for the Love of Life is a thought-provoking memoir that gently guides the reader through the author’s rawest and most central...

Extract: The Tyranny of Growth

Set in the past, The Tyranny of Growth is a book about the present. It provocatively recounts how and why the 2008...

How TikTok revived interest in an almost 90-year-old book

Cain’s Jawbone is a literary puzzle book that was released in 1934. It has only been solved by four people to date....

Our 2021 recommended reads

It’s that time of the year to round up the books of the year. There have been some fantastic releases in 2021...

Exclusive Books: 21 books for 2021

This year 2021 has been filled with all kinds of book releases. From politics to culture to fantasy and romance and everything...

#TheWifeShowmax lights too many fires this week

Hlomu is back with Mqhele and we are not impressed with her decision. At the same time we have to understand the...

Marc Gregory on creating “In Good Company” for a good cause

In Good Company, visual artist and photographer Marc Gregory merges photography with magic. The book is a culmination of several years of...

Sam Beckbessinger’s book is ‘The Best Money Advice You Never Got’

The book, Manage Your Money like a F*cking Grownup: The Best Money Advice You Never Got is a clear and engaging basic...

EXTRACT: Deep Collusion by Athol Williams

On November 7, writer and poet Athol Williams announced that he was leaving South Africa, fearing for his safety. In his newly...

COMPETITION ALERT

NB Publishers has published an exciting new book (and start of a new series) by author Bontle Senne and illustrator Mogau Kekena....

EXTRACT: An Anansi Mystery: The Haunted Library

An Anansi Mystery: The Haunted Library is a fun new read for middle-graders. The book features twin sisters, Karabo and Siphe, their...

Joanne Joseph’s Children of Sugarcane is an intimate look at indenture

In Children of Sugarcane, writer and media personality Joanne Joseph, weaves a deeply political and personal tale of indenture. Joseph introduces readers...

Nine Hours is a roller-coaster of a book

Lukhanyo Sikwebu’s debut novel is a fast-paced read from start to finish. Imagine your favourite superhero/spy/vigilante stepped out of a movie and...

EXTRACT: Zwelethu Our Land by Jaki Seroke

In his memoir, Zwelethu Our Land, Jaki Seroke shares the joys and the sorrows of his life. He recalls the political battles...

Futhi Ntshingila writes about human complexity in her new book

Futhi Ntshingila’s They Got To You is a brilliant story. The book, released in 2021, tells the story of human connectedness and...

The ANC’s Last Decade: Book Extract

For nearly three decades, the ANC has held South Africa’s politics in an iron grip. Even as its reputation was dented by...
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