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New pre-order special – 20% off the new Arundhati Roy novel!

Wednesday, May 31st 2017 at 5:35 PM

Brand new pre-order! We have another fantastic pre-order special offer for you – 20% off all advance payments of the new Arundhati Roy!

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

The long-awaited new novel from Arundhati Roy – 20 years after her Booker Prize-winning, internationally celebrated debut, The God of Small Things.

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We are offering 2 different editions of the book, each at 20% discount:
Trade paperback – Retails at R295, but you pay only R236 if you order and pay before May 31st
Hardback – Retails at R435, but you pay only R348 if you order and pay before May 31st.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on an intimate journey across the Indian subcontinent – from the cramped neighbourhoods of Old Delhi and the glittering malls of the burgeoning new metropolis to the snowy mountains and valleys of Kashmir, where war is peace and peace is war, and from time to time ‘normalcy’ is declared.

Anjum unrolls a threadbare Persian carpet in a city graveyard that she calls home. We encounter the incorrigible Saddam Hussain, the unforgettable Tilo and the three men who loved her – including Musa whose fate as tightly entwined with hers as their arms always used to be. Tilo’s landlord, another former suitor, is now an Intelligence officer posted to Kabul. And then there are the two Miss Jebeens: the first born in Srinagar and buried, aged four, in its overcrowded Martyrs’ Graveyard; the second found at midnight, in a crib of litter, on the concrete pavement of New Delhi.

At once an aching love story and a decisive remonstration, a heart-breaker and a mind-bender, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is told in a whisper, in a shout, through tears and sometimes with a laugh. Its heroes are people who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, patched together by acts of love-and by hope. For this reason, fragile though they may be, they never surrender. Braiding richly complex lives together, this ravishing and deeply humane novel reinvents what a novel can do and can be. And it demonstrates on every page the miracle of Arundhati Roy’s storytelling gifts.
The book will be released worldwide on June 6th.
To order mail us on, or call on 021 462 2425.

Published by Penguin Random House

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Launch of ‘Queen of the Free State’ by Jennifer Friedman

Tuesday, May 23rd 2017 at 5:30 PM

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Launch of The Republic of Gupta by Pieter-Louis Myburgh

Monday, May 22nd 2017 at 5:30 PM

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The Guptas rose to national infamy when a commercial airliner packed with guests for a family wedding was allowed to land at Air Force Base Waterkloof in 2013, sparking an onslaught of public outrage. Since then, they have become embroiled in allegations of state capture, of dishing out cabinet posts to officials who would do their bidding, and of benefiting from lucrative state contracts and dubious loans.
The Republic of Gupta  investigates what the Gupta brothers were up to during Thabo Mbeki’s presidency and how they got into the inner circle of President Jacob Zuma. It shines new light on their controversial ventures in computers, cricket, newspapers and TV news, and coal and uranium mining. And it explores their exposure by public protector Thuli Madonsela, their conflict with finance minister Pravin Gordhan, and the real reasons behind the cabinet reshuffle of March 2017.
Pieter-Louis Myburgh delves deeper than ever before into the Guptas’ business dealings and their links to prominent South African politicians, and explains how one family managed to transform an entire country into the Republic of Gupta.


Launch of The Art of Life in South Africa by Daniel Magaziner

Tuesday, May 16th 2017 at 5:30 PM

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From 1952 to 1981, South Africa’s apartheid government ran a school for the training of African art teachers at Indaleni, in what is today KwaZulu-Natal. The Art of Life in South Africa is about the students, teachers, art, ideas, and politics that led to the school’s founding, and which circulated during the years of its existence at a remote former mission station. It is a story of creativity, beauty, and community in twentieth-century South Africa. Daniel Magaziner radically reframes apartheid-era South African history. Against the dominant narrative of apartheid oppression and black resistance, this book focuses instead on a small group’s efforts to fashion more fulfilling lives through the ironic medium of an apartheid-era school. Lushly illustrated with almost 100 images, this book gives us fully formed lives and remarkable insights into life under segregation and apartheid.


Launch of Son by Neil Sonnekus

Monday, May 15th 2017 at 5:30 PM

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Launch of Free Association by Steven Boykey Sidley

Thursday, May 11th 2017 at 6:00 PM

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Launch of Accident by Dawn Garisch

Tuesday, May 9th 2017 at 5:30 PM

Dawn Garisch


Storytime and Launch: Ink

Saturday, May 6th 2017 at 11:00 AM

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Launch of Being Kari by Qarnita Loxton

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017 at 5:30 PM

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