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Michelle Hattingh’s I’m the Girl Who Was Raped will be available on 4 continents

We’ve sold rights to Michelle Hattingh’s brave, powerful, lucid memoir, I’m the Girl Who Was Raped to Inanna in Canada and to Spinifex in Australia – who have bought World English rights (apart from North America and Africa). Here are the new covers. Michelle’s book has been something of a publishing sensation for us, she’s […]

Come see Modjaji’s Stellar Authors at the Franschhoek Literary Festival

  This year’s edition of the annual Franschhoek Literary Festival is being held from the 19th to the 21st of May. Modjaji is proud to have some its authors among the ranks who will soon file into town to fill it with vibrant ambience and all the bookish conversation one could dream of. Tickets are […]

An A to Z of AmaZing South African Women

Meet the rebels, artists, troublemakers, athletes, dancing queens and freedom fighters that shaped our past – and are changing our future. An A to Z of Amazing South African Women tells the stories of 26 trailblazing South African women through accessible stories and illustrations that are as bright and bold as the women they depict. […]

Book Launch: Accident by Dawn Garisch

The Book Lounge and Modjaji Books are delighted to invite you to the launch of Dawn Garisch’s brilliant new novel, Accident. Janet Giddy, a medical doctor who is also interested in the humanities and medicine will be in conversation with Dawn about her dark, moving and controversial novel. “Dawn Garisch is boldly imaginative and thought […]

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, […]