The 100-year-old story of South Africa's first history book in the isiZulu language

Magema Fuze’s book was a radical act of publishing. It contained histories of chiefdoms and kingdoms - from the Zulu to the Ngcobo. Continue reading at 'The Conversation'

[ The Conversation | 2022-04-07 14:10:22 UTC ]
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A Graphic Novel About 100 Years of Matrilineal Family History, From South China to Singapore

To hear Weng Pixin tell it, Let’s Not Talk Anymore started out as a kind of “fuck you” move after a particularly bad fight with her mom but—as these things tend to go—it gradually transformed into a project to locate herself within the moth-eaten story of her matrilineal line.  Moving back and... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2021-11-04 11:00:00 UTC ]
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South Africa’s Puku Foundation: Children’s Books To Save Languages

Delegates to the IPA Nairobi seminar will hear about the work of Puku, a foundation rushing to generate children's books in endangered African languages. The post South Africa’s Puku Foundation: Children’s Books To Save Languages appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-05-28 05:30:54 UTC ]
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Rewriting history: why book publishing must embrace LGBTQ+ stories—and soon

For many readers growing up in the UK, the book publishing sector does not adequately serve them with books that speak to their experience of their sexuality or gender—and this must change. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-30 21:47:40 UTC ]
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HarperCollins lands life story of South Africa rugby captain Siya Kolisi

HarperCollins has landed the life story of Siya Kolisi, Springboks captain and star of South Africa’s 2019 World Cup-winning rugby team. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-07 05:01:43 UTC ]
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The long moral shadows cast by South Africa's colonial history

A new history book shows how entanglements of race, gender, class and sexuality in South Africa flow from the moral contradictions of the settler colonial state. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2019-12-08 07:14:51 UTC ]
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The longlist for this year’s €100,000 International DUBLIN Literary Award is 156 books long.

The longlist for the 2020 International DUBLIN Literary Award was announced today, and it is indeed long—156 books long, to be precise. The prize is sponsored by the Dublin City Council, and the longlist is comprised of nominations from public libraries around the world. Last year’s winner,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-11 17:21:15 UTC ]
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Why nonfiction books dominate bestseller lists in South Africa

Political books touches a certain chord in South African society that makes them bestsellers. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2019-04-24 13:50:30 UTC ]
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Costa Book of the Year: Jewish rescue story The Cut Out Girl wins

Bart van Es wrote about a Jewish girl who was sheltered by his grandparents during World War Two. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2019-01-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Aid International 2018 Reports Biggest Year Yet, in Africa and Middle East

The educational charity Book Aid International cites 25 countries as destinations of its books donated by publishers last year. The post Book Aid International 2018 Reports Biggest Year Yet, in Africa and Middle East appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-01-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The 100 bestselling books of the year: from Eleanor Oliphant to Michelle Obama

While Gail Honeyman is completely fine, where have all the female writers gone? John Dugdale takes a look at 2018’s biggest books and the year’s trendsRead Alex Clark’s look at 2018: the year the books world opened upThere are two contrasting strategies for achieving a mega-seller, as... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-12-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Carreyrou’s inside story of Theranos scandal named FT/ McKinsey Business Book of the Year

Investigative journalist John Carreyrou has won the £30,000 Financial Times and McKinsey & Company Business Book of the Year Award 2018 for Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (Picador). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Church Publishing Looks Back on 100 Years of Books

Celebrating 100 years in the book business, Church Publishing Incorporated is honoring its Episcopal roots while also adapting to a broad and changing audience. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Good Night Stories scoops Blackwell's Book of the Year award

Blackwell’s has named its Book of the Year as the "inspirational" Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls (Particular Books) by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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WNBA Marks 100 Years of Championing Books

As it celebrates its centennial, the Women’s National Book Association continues to help lead the discussion of literature in America and promote the achievements of women in both bookselling and publishing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-10-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH South Africa pulls book about Mandela's last days

A controversial book about the final days of Nelson Mandela's life written by his doctor has reportedly been withdrawn by publisher Penguin Random House South Africa. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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African Book Trust Raise Funds for South Africa’s Library Collections

With a goal of getting South African authors' work to the country's readers, the African Book Trust is working to donate bookjs to library collections. The post African Book Trust Raise Funds for South Africa’s Library Collections appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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South Africa’s Exclusive Books Customers Move to Canada’s Kobo

In another deal that expands its international reach, Canada's Kobo is taking on the ebook customers of South African bookseller Exclusive Books. The post South Africa’s Exclusive Books Customers Move to Canada’s Kobo appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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South Africa’s Bridge Books: ‘To Link Publishers With Readers’

As in parts of the world, distribution challenges loom large in Johannesburg for the book business. Bookseller Griffin Shea sees the need for a 'metaphorical bridge.' The post South Africa’s Bridge Books: ‘To Link Publishers With Readers’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-08-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Asia, North and South America, Africa, Europe featured in London Book Fair’s Excellence Awards

France, Australia, US, China, Sudan, Brazil, Poland, New Zealand and more factor into the honors: New Bookstore of the Year category a popular favorite. The post Asia, North and South America, Africa, Europe featured in London Book Fair’s Excellence Awards appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-04-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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