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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 27 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Evening Primrose by Kopano Matlwa
    Evening Primrose - by Kopano Matlwa

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781473662285 | ISBN 10: 1473662281

    Compelling and heart-wrenching, Evening Primrose explores issues of race, poverty and gender in post-apartheid South Africa through the eyes of a junior doctor.   When Masechaba finally achieves her childhood dream of becoming a doctor, he ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso
    The Woman Next Door - by Yewande Omotoso

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784701376 | ISBN 10: 1784701378

    Hortensia and Marion are next door neighbours in a charming, bougainvillea-laden Cape Town suburb.  One is black, one white. Both are successful women with impressive careers behind them. Both have recently been widowed. Both are in their eighti ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Turning Back by Beverley Naidoo
    No Turning Back - by Beverley Naidoo

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780141368900 | ISBN 10: 014136890x

    No Turning Back by Carnegie-medal winning author Beverley Naidoo is the powerful and moving story of Sipho and his struggle to survive on the city streets of Johannesburg in the 1990s. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, firs ... more

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  • Cover image of book Year of Fire, Year of Ash: The Soweto Schoolchildren
    Year of Fire, Year of Ash: The Soweto Schoolchildren's Revolt That Shook Apartheid - by Baruch Hirson

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781783608966 | ISBN 10: 178360896x

    "We can say without fear of being contradicted by history, that June 16, 1976 heralded the beginning of the end of the centuries-old white rule in this country"(Nelson Mandela ) Originally banned on publication by the apartheid government, Year ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jimfish by Christopher Hope
    Jimfish - by Christopher Hope

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780857898074 | ISBN 10: 0857898078

    In the 1980s, a small man is pulled up out of the Indian Ocean in Port Pallid, SA, claiming to have been kidnapped as a baby. The Sergeant, whose job it is to sort the local people by colour, and thereby determine their fate, peers at the boy, then s ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Curator by Jacques Strauss
    The Curator - by Jacques Strauss

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780099597728 | ISBN 10: 0099597721

    Longlisted for the 2015 Green Carnation Prize  It's not possible to undo what happened in 1976.  In rural South Africa a family massacre takes place; a bloodbath whose only witness is the family’s black maid. Hendrik Deyer is the prin ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson
    The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden - by Jonas Jonasson

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780007557905 | ISBN 10: 0007557906

    As delightfully wry and witty as his bestselling debut, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, this is a tale of how one woman’s attempt to change her future ended up changing everything.   Nombeko Mayeki is on th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Raw Man by George Makana Clark
    The Raw Man - by George Makana Clark

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780099548782 | ISBN 10: 009954878x

    A remarkable debut novel set in Southern Africa, where a man struggles to unravel his family's secrets and come to grips with his own ancestry, and his troubled past.  It begins with a journey. In a resurrected bungalow on the edge of the fledglin ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Time Like the Present by Nadine Gordimer
    No Time Like the Present - by Nadine Gordimer

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781408831267 | ISBN 10: 1408831260

    Nadine Gordimer is one of our most telling contemporary writers. With each new work, she attacks - with a clear-eyed lack of sentimentality, and an understanding of the darkest depths of the human soul - the inextricable link between personal life an ... more

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  • Cover image of book African Delights by Siphiwo Mahala
    African Delights - by Siphiwo Mahala

    £12.95   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781431402519 | ISBN 10: 1431402516

    African Delights is a unique literary journey through some critical moments in South African history. The journey begins in Sophiatown of the 1950s, one of the most definitive periods in South African urban culture. This part of the book is in dialog ... more

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  • Cover image of book Life Times: Stories 1952-2007 by Nadine Gordimer
    Life Times: Stories 1952-2007 - by Nadine Gordimer

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780747596189 | ISBN 10: 0747596182

    Throughout her career the internationally renowned South African writer Nadine Gordimer has built a literary reputation with her incisive short stories as much as with her acclaimed novels. Together with her essays, this highly imaginative and commit ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kings of the Water by Mark Behr
    Kings of the Water - by Mark Behr

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780349122649 | ISBN 10: 0349122644

    When Michiel Steyn returns to South Africa for his beloved mother’s funeral, he has spent close to half his lifetime abroad. But neither Michiel nor those he left behind have truly come to terms with his terrible flight from the farm they called Para ... more

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  • Cover image of book When Rain Clouds Gather & Maru by Bessie Head, introduced by Helen Oyeyemi
    When Rain Clouds Gather & Maru - by Bessie Head, introduced by Helen Oyeyemi

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844086221 | ISBN 10: 1844086224

    When Rainclouds Gather: Escaping South Africa and his troubled past, Makehaya crosses the border to Botswana, in the hope of leading a peaceful, purposeful life. In the village of Golema Mmidi he meets Gilbert, a charismatic Englishman who is trying ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Finest Type of English Womanhood by Rachel Heath
    The Finest Type of English Womanhood - by Rachel Heath

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099532743 | ISBN 10: 0099532743

    Costa Book Awards Shortlist, 2009.  It is 1946, and seventeen-year-old Laura Telling is stagnating in her dilapidated Sussex family home, while her eccentric parents slip further into isolation. A chance encounter with Paul Lovell offers her ... more

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  • Cover image of book Summertime by J.M. Coetzee
    Summertime - by J.M. Coetzee

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099540540 | ISBN 10: 0099540541

    Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2009.   A rich, funny, and deeply affecting autobiographical new novel from one of the world's greatest living writers. A young English biographer is worki ... more

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  • Cover image of book Breaking the Silence: Journeys to Recovery - POWA Women
    Breaking the Silence: Journeys to Recovery - POWA Women's Writing Competition 2008 - by Various authors

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781920196196 | ISBN 10: 1920196196

    Survivors of violence are often forced to flee – emotionally and geographically – from sites of violence. Women cross vast emotional and geographical borders in order to flee from violence to find a place of safety. This year, POWA called for entries ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Impostor by Damon Galgut
    The Impostor - by Damon Galgut

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781843547839 | ISBN 10: 184354783x

    When Adam moves into the abandoned house on the dusty edge of town, he is hoping to recover from the loss of his job and his home in the city. But when he meets Canning – a shadowy figure from his childhood – and Canning’s enigmatic and beautiful wif ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam by Lauren Liebenberg
    The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam - by Lauren Liebenberg

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781844084685 | ISBN 10: 184408468x

    Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers.  Nyree and Cia live on a remote farm in the east of what was Rhodesia in the late 1970s. Beneath the dripping vines of the Vumba rainforest, and under the tutelage of their heretical grandfath ... more

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  • Cover image of book Diary of a Bad Year by J.M. Coetzee
    Diary of a Bad Year - by J.M. Coetzee

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099516224 | ISBN 10: 0099516225

    An eminent, aging Australian writer is invited to contribute to a book entitled Strong Opinions. For him, troubled by Australia's complicity in the wars in the Middle East, it is a chance to air some urgent concerns: how should a citizen of a modern ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beethoven Was One-sixteenth Black by Nadine Gordimer
    Beethoven Was One-sixteenth Black - by Nadine Gordimer

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780747593843 | ISBN 10: 0747593841

    The latest collection of stories from Nobel and Man Booker Prize-winning novelist Nadine Gordimer.  This rich story collection will be a reminder to Nadine Gordimer’s countless admirers, and a taster for the uninitiated, of her enduring imagi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Star of the Morning by Pamela Jooste
    Star of the Morning - by Pamela Jooste

    £6.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780552773607 | ISBN 10: 0552773603

    We were coloured girls in a white world that didn’t want us.   Born on the wrong side of the racial divide in apartheid-torn Cape Town, young sisters Ruby and Rose exist in a world where they are not welcome. As part of the Cape Coloured community ... more

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  • Cover image of book Being Here: Modern Short Stories from Southern Africa by Compiled by Robin Malan
    Being Here: Modern Short Stories from Southern Africa - by Compiled by Robin Malan

    £10.95   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780864866967 | ISBN 10: 0864866968

    Robin Malan's selection of stories about and from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Mozambique since 1960, is a vibrant collection, chosen to reflect lived experience of these places in these times u surely the most exciting and most pr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Coconut by Kopano Matlwa
    Coconut - by Kopano Matlwa

    £10.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781770093362 | ISBN 10: 1770093362

    An exciting young voice has emerged that reflects the idiosyncratic nature of our young democracy.  Coconut is a story that deals with growing up as a black child in a white world. It is the story of black youth who grow up in white neighbourhoo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jungfrau and Other Short Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 7th Annual Collection by Mary Watson and others
    Jungfrau and Other Short Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 7th Annual Collection - by Mary Watson and others

    £7.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781904456629 | ISBN 10: 1904456626

    The winner of the 7th Caine Prize for African Writing is Jungfrau by Mary Watson from South Africa. Her story leads into this lively anthology of short stories from the best writers across the continent. It collects the winner and shortlist together ... more

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  • Cover image of book July
    July's People - by Nadine Gordimer

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780747578383 | ISBN 10: 0747578389

    For years, it has been what is called a ‘deteriorating situation'. Now all over South Africa the cities are battlegrounds. The members of the Smales family - liberal whites - are rescued from the terror by their servant, July, who leads them to refug ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Silent Minaret by Ishtiyaq Shukri
    The Silent Minaret - by Ishtiyaq Shukri

    £12.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781770092495 | ISBN 10: 1770092498

    Who knew Issa Shamsuddin? Is his disappearance a matter of choice - the next step in a journey of self-imposed exile? Or are there more sinister forces at play? Set in the Western Cape in the years leading up to South Africa's first democratic electi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bitter Fruit by Achmat Dangor
    Bitter Fruit - by Achmat Dangor

    £7.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781843542643 | ISBN 10: 1843542641

    The last time Silas Ali encountered the Lieutenant, Silas was locked in the back of a police van and the Lieutenant was conducting a vicious assault on Lydia, his wife. When Silas sees him again, by chance, crimes from the past erupt into the present ... more

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