'The Penguin Post': Damon Galgut offers non-advice to aspiring writers

“Let me start my advice to aspiring writers by saying that my advice won’t help you.”

‘The Penguin Post’: Celebrating the LGBTIQ+ people whose stories freed us

Retelling our story on our own terms enables us to develop a greater awareness about our identity and those of others, writes media personality and ...

Erika Bornman tells of fierce determination to expose 'Mission of Malice'

Escaping is difficult, but rehabilitation into "normal" life after a decade of alleged ritual humiliation, brainwashing and abuse is much more ...

'A Pocket Guide to Sharks of the World' — a handy guide to every known shark ...

'A Pocket Guide to Sharks of the World' is the only field guide to identify, illustrate and describe every known shark species

Poetry to honour Africa’s ancestral women

Each poem in this collection reflects the lives of most, if not all women, womyn and womxn — particularly those born black and poor by design in a ...

Fiction Friday | ‘The Scandalous Times of a Book Louse’ by Robert Muponde

The ninth n’anga they consulted two years after the end of the bush war was Mbuya Chitopota, a woman from faraway Dande. She was wiry, one-legged, ...

'The Scandalous Times of a Book Louse' captures the magic of childhood

Hilarious, poetic and poignant, Robert Muponde’s vibrant coming-of-age story of Ronald Guramatunhu brings to life rural Zimbabwe from the Second ...

Fiction Friday | ‘The Promise’ by Damon Galgut

All she wants to do is lie down on her bed and fall asleep and never, never wake up. Like Ma? No, not like Ma, because Ma is not asleep.

Uncovering ancient kingdoms in southern Africa

Across the face of southern Africa are more than 460 remarkable stone palaces — some small, others rambling, but many astonishing.

Join Harlan Coben for the Zoom launch of 'Win' on Wednesday

The virtual launch of best-selling thriller writer Harlan Coben's 'Win' is taking place on Wednesday, April 21. Join Coben in conversation with Ben ...