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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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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 […]

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Franshhoek Literary Festival 2018: Modjaji authors and where to find them

It’s almost May, and as every South African book lover knows, that means it’s time for the Franschhoek Literary Festival. We’re thrilled that this years panels are peppered with Modjaji authors, who’ll be talking on a variety of subjects, from family to secrets and everything in-between. Karin Schimke (Navigate) will also be co-hosting a poetry workshop […]

HSS Awards 2018

Jolyn Phillips wins the 2018 Humanities and Social Sciences Award for Tjieng Tjang Tjerries

Modjaji Books is thrilled to announce that Modjaji author Jolyn Phillips has won the 2018 Humanities and Social Science Award for her book Tjieng Tjang Tjerries and other stories. The National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences called Tjieng Tjang Tjerries and other stories “a groundbreaking collection of stories that is more than just an […]