Modjaji welcomes the new year with two new soon-to-be-released titles

Modjaji is welcoming 2019, and our 12th year of publishing, with two new soon-to-be-released titles.

In Trinity on Trackthe much-awaited sequel to Fiona Snyckers’ YA novel Team TrinityTrinity Luhabe returns to school for the second term of Grade Ten determined to solve the mystery of Jim Grey and how he died. We love the cover, designed by Toni Olivier and Tammy Griffin. 

Jennie Rezneck re-images the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone in I turned away and she was gone, a play so beautifully and tenderly written, it’s practically poetry. Keep your eye out for the launch, where Jennie will be in conversation with poet Koleka Putuma (of Collective Amnesia fame).

We hope you’ve got lots of space on your bookshelves, because also coming from Modjaji this year is The Unfamous Five, a vibrant debut novel from Nedine Moonsamy; a much-demanded English translation of Hester van der Walt‘s memoir, Se my, is julle twee susters?;  several poetry collections, and more titles that we unfortunately have to keep our lips sealed on for the time being.

In other news, the three books we brought out in the last quarter of 2018 are all doing very well in their own right.

La Bastarda, written by Trifonia Melibea Obobo and translated by Lawrence Schimel, has made several ‘Best of 2018’ lists, including the one compiled by Brittle Paper.

Meanwhile, Martina Dahlamann‘s memoir A Person My Colour: Love, Adoption, and Parenting While White has proved spopular it barely reaches shelves before being snatched up by eager readers.

And if you’re looking for a new read, the first chapter of There Goes English Teacher, the side-crackingly-funny memoir by Karin Cronjeis available on Participate.

Happy new year to you all! May your 2019 be filled with many hours of reading, writing, trawling bookshops, and listening in on mind-enriching conversations at literary and book festivals.

Love from
Team Modjaji Books