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Coming soon from Modjaji Books: La Bastarda by Trifonia Melibea Obono

We’ve been quiet the past while, but we’re back with a thrilling new release: La Bastarda by Trifonia Melibea Obono and translated by Lawrence Schimel. The first novel by an Equatorial Guinean woman to be translated into English, La Bastarda is the story of the orphaned teen Okomo, who lives under the watchful eye of her grandmother and dreams of finding […]

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You’re invited: Pop-up book sale at the Modjaji offices May 4 & 5

Modjaji Books invites it’s Cape Town readers to an exclusively Modjaji pop-up shop at publisher Colleen Higgs home. This is your chance to shop local, meet other Modjaji fans, grab those Modjaji titles you’ve had your eye on for a while, or discover new ones you didn’t know about. And there will be things you can’t […]

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Young Modjaji fan reminds us why books like “A to Z of Amazing South African Women” need to exist

Although we released A to Z of Amazing South African Women in time to celebrate National Women’s Day last year, we don’t believe that the book is only relevant during Women’s Month. For us every day is Women’s Day and few people live this out as adorably as Hannah Hundermark, a young girl we connected […]

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Hester van der Walt shares writing advice at Cape Town launch of Se my is julle twee susters?

Hester van der Walt’s second book, Sê my, is julle twee susters, “a story of friendship between two women that, against all odds, turned into a lifelong relationship”, launched yesterday at The Book Lounge in Cape Town. Hester traveled all the way from her home in McGregor – where her first book, Hester’s se Brood, is […]

Gretchen Ramsden, Marlon Swarts and Celeste Matthews-Wannenburgh listen while Jason Jacobs directs to Tjieng Tjang Tjerries.

Curtain call: Jolyn Phillip’s Tjieng Tjang Tjerries adapted for the stage, performed at Woordfees 2018

Theater maker, actor, and director Jason Jacobs worked with Modjaji author Jolyn Phillips to transform Tjieng Tjang Tjerries and other stories for the stage. The play was performed at Woordfees 2018 in Stellenbosch. This is the fourth time a Modjaji title has been adapted for stage/screen and we’re incredibly proud of and happy for Jolyn. Read […]