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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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Frankfurt Book Fair 2018

Modjaji Books will be at the Frankfurt Book Fair again, we’ve been every year since 2011, when we participated in the Frankfurt Invitation Programme. This year we are exhibiting our books on the African Books Collective Stand (B121) in Hall 5.1. Colleen Higgs, Modjaji’s publisher is also going to Paris before the Fair, as she […]

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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 […]