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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 […]

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Modjaji celebrates 10 years

On 4 November, we gathered at the home of Modjaji to celebrate our 10 year milestone.  Authors, editors, artists, supporters, friends and contributors shared in honouring the rain queen.  A beautiful statue created by Colleen Crawford Couzins was blessed with water.  Long may her reign/rain continue!  

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 […]

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 […]