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Book Launch: The Last to Leave by Margaret Clough

The Last to Leave Kalk Bay Books and Modjaji Books are delighted to invite you to the launch of Margaret Clough’s second volume of poetry, The Last to Leave. Finuala Dowling will introduce Margaret and talk with her about her work. Margaret will also read to us, those of you who have not heard Margaret […]

The Last to Leave

The Last to Leave

Margaret Clough “Margaret Clough’s poems are poignant and hilarious; an indispensable guide to being the last to leave.” Finuala Dowling

At Least the Duck Survived

At Least the Duck Survived

Margaret Clough At Least the Duck Survived offers a series of lyrical observations about old age, retirement and approaching death; about Tai Chi classes, dogs, lesbian aunts, grandchildren, bicycles and symphony concerts.

Announcing the Modjaji Poetry Fund

On March 29th, we’re having a party to celebrate being 8 years old this year. We are also setting up a Poetry Fund so that Modjaji Books can sustain our existing poetry publishing endeavours as well as create new and exciting projects. If you are in Cape Town, we urge you buy a ticket and […]

Books not doeks – August special offer from Modjaji Books

Support a small indie South African women’s press in August which in South Africa is “Women’s Month” by buying books for yourself or a library. Check out our website to make your choices. We’re offering the following specials: Special offer #1 All novels including new ones at R160 All poetry including new poetry at R100 […]

The Cry of the Hangkaka

The Cry of the Hangkaka

Anne Woodborne The Cry of the Hangkaka is the story of young Karin  and her mother Irene. Shamed by a divorce, Irene seeks to flee with her daughter from post WWII South Africa.

Stray

Stray

Edited by Diane Awerbuck and Helen Moffett A collection of stories and poems by mostly well-known South African writers. Some of the pieces have been previously published, and others are new. Each story and poem explores different ways in which animals and humans live together, co-exist and change each other.

Phillippa Yaa de Villiers

The Everyday Wife

Phillippa Yaa de Villiers The Everyday Wife is  poetry–to-go, a handy little book of practical poetry for any occasion.

Shooting Snakes

Shooting Snakes

Maren Bodenstein An old man is woken up by the wailing of a prophetess. Sitting on the veranda and staring into the dry veld he is beset with images of snakes hiding in the cellar beneath him. His peace is further disturbed by visits from his angry daughter, Susanna. Memories of his childhood on a remote mission station in Venda come flooding in.