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Forthcoming attraction: Fractured Lives by Toni Strasburg

Award-winning film-maker, Toni Strasburg‘s memoir, Fractured Lives is coming soon to a bookstore near you. Toni Strasburg was born in South Africa and was exiled to Britain in 1965. She studied at London University and worked in various jobs before becoming a filmmaker. She has documented apartheid-era wars in southern Africa concentrating largely on the […]

Queer Africa: New and collected fiction out soon from MaThoko’s Books

GALA: Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action has started their own imprint, MaThoko’s Books. Modjaji Books has been tasked with helping them set it up. Keep an eye out for the titles that will be coming out of this exciting new imprint in the next few months. Hot off the press in April – we […]

Small Publishers' Catalogue 2013

Updated Small Publishers’ Catalogue for Africa Coming Soon

By Dennis Abrams Cape Town South Africa’s Modjaji Books is producing an updated Small Publishers’ Catalogue, Africa for 2013. The project was started by Modjaji’s founder and publisher, Colleen Higgs. “While working at the Centre for the Book, I was involved in the first Small Publishers’ Catalogue which only featured South African publishers. University librarians from […]

Late summer special offer on new Modjaji titles and more!

Lots of new Modjaji titles will be heading out to bookstores and into the hands of readers everywhere soon. Here’s a great opportunity to get the books as they come out and even better – at a discount. This offer is available till the 20th February only! Also we increasing prices on most of our […]

Book Launch: Shooting Snakes by Maren Bodenstein

Modjaji Books and Love Books are delighted to invite you the launch of Maren Bodenstein’s debut novel. Maren Bodenstein will be in conversation with Lize Kriel (cultural historian teaching in the Visual Studies Programme at the University of Pretoria and has a special interest in the missionaries who were active in what is now Limpopo). […]

Cover revealed for Small Publishers’ Catalogue 2013: Africa

We’ve got a cover! Always feels like I almost have the book in my hands when I see the cover. This cover was designed by Toni Olivier of TnT Designs. We’re busy collating all the listing information, logos, and adverts. We’re delighted that Blue Weaver who handle our marketing and distribution into the South African […]

Small Publishers’ Catalogue, Africa, 2013

I love it when a plan comes together! The Small Publishers’ Catalogue is happening, we’ve got listings from publishers all over the continent: Algeria, Egypt, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Namibia, a UK-based publisher of African writing, and of course lots from South African publishers. May still get listings from Togo, Mauritius, Tunisia and […]

The Small Publishers’ Catalogue, Africa, 2013 project featured in Publishing Perspectives

2013 has gotten off to a good start with the feature about The Small Publishers’ Catalogue, Africa, 2013 project in Publishing Perspectives. Only 8 days to go on the Indiegogo Campaign to raise some of the money necessary to pull the project together I’m hoping that the feature in Publishing Perspectives will energise the campaign […]

More on the Small Publishers’ Catalogue: Africa, 2013

The updated, bigger and more comprehensive Small Publishers’ Catalogue: Africa, 2013 is well underway. We’re looking for publishers to contact us so we can list you in the Catalogue. We also plan to list all the literary magazines we can find on the continent. We’ve asked a few people to contribute short pieces that will […]