You’re invited: Hands-On Books launches Cosmonauts do it in Heaven by Keith Gottschalk
Join us on Wednesday 9 June 2021 in celebrating the (virtual) launch of Keith Gottschalk’s latest poetry collection, Cosmonauts do it in Heaven, published by Hands-On Books. Arja Salafranca will be in conversation with author Keith, and Keith will also read from the collection.
Award-winning novelist Ken Barris wrote that “Keith Gottschalk’s Cosmonauts do it in Heaven speaks a beautifully crafted, compressed, sophisticated language with an oceanic width of reference.”
Date: 9 June 2021
Meeting ID: 938 6381 3547
Helen Moffett seminar: “The Inside Track on Publishing for Writers”
To lighten the winter blues, a special offer for June. Buy one or more Modjaji titles from our website or any good bookshop or online store before 24 June, send proof of payment (and preferably a pic of yourself holding up the book), and get invited to a Zoom seminar with experienced editor, award-winning writer and all-round book fiend Helen Moffett.
For an hour, Helen will share what she thinks every writer needs to know before they hit “send” on a manuscript. You’ll be able to write in with questions, and she’ll answer in real time. Space is limited, so be sure to book soon. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link with your proof of purchase or your POP of R300 paid on the link provided. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
Date: 24 June 2021
Lynn Joffe at the Kingsmead Book festival
This year, the Kingsmead Book Fair went virtual! Lynn Joffe was in conversation with authors Sue Nyathi and Natasha Omokhodion-Banda on Saturday 29 May 2021.
The Gospel According to Wanda B. Lazarus by Lynn Joffe can be bought from the Modjaji Books website, as an ebook or as a softcover hardcopy.
Hands-On Books is open for custom publishing opportunites
Modjaji authors on the NOMMO longlist!
We’re so proud to see three Modjaji authors on the NOMMO Awards Nomination Longlist, a prize that champions African Speculative Fiction.
“A Water Heart” by Shanice Ndlovu, from her debut short story collection The Pride of Noonlay, is longlisted under the short story category. Modjaji authors Tariro Ndoro and Tiah Marie Beautement also made the list.
The shortlist has also been announced. Congratulations to the shortlisted writers, including Tiah!
Lindiwe Nkutha on her debut short story collection
Futhi Nthshingila’s Do Not Go Gentle translated into French
We’re thrilled that Futhi Nthshingila’s novel Do Not Go Gentle, published by Modjaji in 2014, has been translated into French by Belleville Editions. It is the title for which have sold the most translation rights.
Do Not Go Gentle has also been published in the United States as We Kiss Them With Rain (Catalyst Press, 2018) and has been translated into Portuguese in Brazil as Sem Gentileza (Dublinense) and in Mozambique – also in Portuguese as Nāo Vās Tāo Docilmente (Editora Trinta Zero Nove).
Paying homage to Bernard Levinson
Modjaji Books published the late Bernad Levinson’s first poetry collection, Collected Poems, earlier this year, under our imprint Hands-Ons Books.
An exhibition is being held in honour of and in homage to Bernard’s life and work at the Julie Miller African Contemporary gallery in Johannesburg. The exhibition opening will be on 6 June 2021 15h30 and will be streamed live on Zoom. The exhibition will be open for public viewing from 9 June to 26 June 2021.
Please contact Julie (0836327741) or Sheila (0822644532) for more information.