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The Book Launch of Tess, and How Tracey Farren’s Novel was Adapted into an Award-winning Movie

  The launch of Tess was an both an opportunity to enjoy the success of Tracey Farren’s novel, originally published as Whiplash in 2008, and a chance to share in where the story is going over the next few months. The room was filled with longstanding supporters of the women responsible for bringing the story […]

Join Us for Our Muizenberg in the Movies Party to Celebrate the Launch of Tess

  Come and celebrate the launch of Tess the movie and Tess the book, both set in Muizenberg, and 10 years of Modjaji Books at The Striped Horse in York Road, Muizenberg, on Wednesday, 1 March. Meet the author Tracey Farren, Director Meg Rickards, and the star of the movie Christia Visser. Meg will talk […]

The Film Tess has been Picked Up for International Distribution – Don’t Miss the Book and Film Launches!

  The movie Tess, based on Tracey Farren’s debut novel, has been picked up for international distribution by The Little Film Company. The film was directed by Meg Rickards and produced by Paul Egan and Kim Williams. It has already won awards and hearts at film festivals, and it will be released on the local […]

All you wanted to know about publishing but didn’t know who to ask

 Everything you wanted to know about getting published in South Africa and didn’t know who to ask! Some of the questions that will be addressed are: • What are the reasons to seek publication? • Will I become rich and famous? • Should I find a publisher for my manuscript? • Should I self publish? […]

Book to movie: Tess by Tracey Farren

Modjaji Books and The Book Lounge are very excited to invite you to the launch of TESS by Tracey Farren. TESS is the movie tie-in version of Tracey’s first novel that we originally published as Whiplash back in 2008. For the Cape Town launch of the novel, we are hosting a discussion between Tracey Farren […]

Book Launch: Unlikely by Colleen Crawford Cousins

Modjaji Books and The Book Lounge are delighted to invite you to the launch of Colleen Crawford Cousins’ debut collection of poems, Unlikely. As the publisher, I’m particularly thrilled to bring out this collection. Colleen Crawford Cousins was my first Modjaji matron, and she is my very dear friend. Her writing is strong, deeply felt, […]

German rights sold for Ameera Patel’s Outside the Lines

Thanks to Bieke van Aggelen’s agenting we have sold the German rights for Ameera Patel’s debut novel, Outside the Lines. The novel came out on March 29th of this year. Patel is a talented actor and writer, she wrote her debut novel while doing her MFA at Wits University. Outside the Lines has been very […]

Futhi Ntshingila on a book tour in Brazil

Dublinense has bought the rights to publish Do Not Go Gentle by Futhi Ntshingila, which has now been translated into Portuguese, as Sem Gentileza. And this November saw Futhi on a three city book tour to Brazil. What an exciting trip for her, but as her publisher, huge vicarious pleasure for me too. Modjaji has […]

Book Launch: How to Open the Door by Marike Beyers

The National English Literary Museum and Modjaji Books are delighted to invite you to the Grahamstown launch of “How to Open the Door” – poems by Marike Beyers. She will be introduced by Robert Berold. Lonely, lovely and lyrical, Marike’s poems tell a uniquely South African story in a uniquely South African voice. “Here is […]

“One of the most affordable return tickets to Uganda” – launch of Flame and Song by Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa

I don’t get to go to the launch of every book that Modjaji publishes. I was very glad to get to The Book Lounge launch of Philippa Namubeti Kabali-Kagwa’s memoir, Flame and Song, that we published in time for the Women’s Day Story Cafe at the Artscape. Last Tuesday was the “official” launch, and The […]