African Small Publishers Catalogue
A reminder that Modjaji is still accepting submissions from African small publishers and advertisers for the 2021 African Small Publishers Catalogue. The deadline for submissions is 31st March.
The catalogue reaches important people in the book world, both locally and internationally. It’s a way of making your company more visible and thus more likely to be offered opportunities that you didn’t even know existed.
There is also place for editors, proofreaders, audiobook platforms, specialist libraries, booksellers, printers, and any others who want to take out an advert. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The rate card is available on request.
Launches and other events
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the launch of Bernard Levinson’s Collected Poems had to be postponed. It will now take place on 14th March at 6 pm. Email email@example.com for the Zoom link. We hope to see you there!
Lindiwe Nkutha, author of 69 Jerusalem Street, will be in conversation with Welcome Lishivha at a virtual event hosted by the UJ Anthropology department in association with Gauteng Anthropology. The event will on Thursday 4th March at 2 pm. Click here for more information or a link to join.
Our launch of 69 Jerusalem Street, the debut collection of short stories by Lindiwe Nkutha, happened on the 24th of February. We had a great audience listening to Lindiwe in conversation with Shamim Meer, a feminist activist, writer and educator. If you missed the launch, you can watch the recording here.
Joburg readers are invited to join Book Circle Capital and author Barbara Adair for an outdoor celebration of WILL, The Passenger Delaying Flight… on Saturday 6 March at 11 am at the Book Circle, Melville. Find more information here.
Tariro Ndoro, author of the 2019 publication, Agringada: Like a gringa, like a foreigner, will be giving a poetry reading and participating in a panel at Rutgers University’s (virtual) Symposium at the end of this month. Click here for more information.
Wanda pops up again – now also avaliable in eBook form!
Lynn Joffe, author of The Gospel According to Wanda B. Lazarus, is appearing in an interview with ORT, a Cape Town-based nonprofit supporting Jewish small businesses and people with ideas for small businesses in South Africa. The event will happen virtually on International Women’s Day, 8th March, at 4pm. We highly recommend tuning in, as any opportunity to connect with Wanda and Lynn will be an unforgettable experience. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link.
We’re also proud to announce that the eBook of The Gospel According to Wanda B. Lazarus is now available! It can be purchased from our website or by clicking on the link below. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind novel. You can buy the eBook on our website.
Works in translation
Two Modjaji short stories: “Plumbing”, by Colleen Higgs, and “The Inheritance”, by Melissa de Villiers, are being included in a volume of short stories in French published by the Editions Magellan. The collection is titled Miniature Afrique du Sud (Miniature South Africa). Congratulations to both authors on having their works picked up for translation and republication. You can buy the original collections, Looking for Trouble by Colleen Higgs and The Chamelon House by Melissa de Villiers, on the Modjaji website.
As always, stay safe and keep reading.