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November Newsletter: Special offer, new releases, and other news

November Newsletter: Special offer, new releases, and other news Special Offer Modjaji turned 12 this year! To celebrate – and to make your festive shopping easier – we’re offering an R100 discount on your shopping basket (if you spend over R500) from now until 14 December, with free shipping in South Africa. Use the discount code HAPPYBIRTHDAY. Browse […]

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Modjaji Books August Newsletter: New titles, writing workshops, and more

Women’s Month special offer Although every day is Women’s Day at Modjaji Books, we are celebrating Women’s’ Day and Women’s Month by offering free delivery on all books on our website and a 15% discount in August. Use the coupon code WOMENSMONTH to get your discount. Offer limited to within South Africa. Writing Together, Writing Alone Workshops Modjaji […]

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Modjaji Books to open for submissions in March 2019

We’re delighted to announce that we will be opening submissions again on 1 March 2019. We accept the following kinds of manuscripts this year: Novels Collections of short stories by a single author Creative Non-fiction which can include memoir, letters, biography, and other kinds of non-fiction. We suggest reading a number of Modjaji titles to […]

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Modjaji welcomes the new year with two new soon-to-be-released titles

Modjaji is welcoming 2019, and our 12th year of publishing, with two new soon-to-be-released titles. In Trinity on Track, the much-awaited sequel to Fiona Snyckers’ YA novel Team Trinity, Trinity Luhabe returns to school for the second term of Grade Ten determined to solve the mystery of Jim Grey and how he died. We love the cover, designed by Toni Olivier […]

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The little book that could: A to Z of Amazing South African Women continues to amaze

When we did the Thundafund campaign for our A to Z of Amazing South African Women, author Ambre Nicolson affectionately referred to it as “The Little Book That Could”. Over a year since publication, it continues to amaze us with its traction. We’re delighted to share that Transnet has commissioned a bulk order of copies of An A to […]

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Catching up with Modjaji’s latest 3 titles

The Modjaji offices have been buzzing with activity, as we released three incredible new titles in quick succession. We were honoured to get to bring out the southern African version of La Bastarda, written by Trifonia Melibea Obobo and translated by Lawrence Schimel. Efemia Chela called La Bastarda “a revolutionary piece of literature, where a young girl isn’t saved […]

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Modjaji Books and some of our authors will be at the SA Book Fair – come say hi!

  National Book Week 2018 is coming up and Gautenger booklovers, nerds, creatives, and lovers of good conversation are all rallying for 2018 South African Book Fair. Publisher Colleen Higgs and intern Aimee-Claire Smith of Modjaji Books are delighted to be there. We’ll have a stand near the back – please do come say hi, chat […]

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Coming soon from Modjaji Books: La Bastarda by Trifonia Melibea Obono

We’ve been quiet the past while, but we’re back with a thrilling new release: La Bastarda by Trifonia Melibea Obono and translated by Lawrence Schimel. The first novel by an Equatorial Guinean woman to be translated into English, La Bastarda is the story of the orphaned teen Okomo, who lives under the watchful eye of her grandmother and dreams of finding […]