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  • The October Killingsby Wessel Ebersohn

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 22.99

    Abigail Bukula was fifteen years old when her parents were killed in a massacre of antiapartheid activists by white apartheid security forces. Because a young soldier spoke up in her defense, she was spared. Now she's a lawyer with a promising career in the new government, and while she has done her best to put the tragedy behind her, she's never... more...

  • Strange Nervous Laughterby Bridget McNulty

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    You'll not find six more remarkable characters: a cashier-turnedmotivational speaker, an undertaker with a toenail fetish, a girl wrapped in dreams, a man who communicates with whales, a garbage man with a peculiar sense of smell, and a Guinness Book of World Records representative. When a random holdup at a local grocery brings them together, their... more...

  • More than a Casual Contactby Jeremy Cronin

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2011; US$ 5.00

    A new collection from one of the country?s foremost poets. more...

  • Elections & Erectionsby Pieter-Dirk Uys

    Random House Struik 2011; US$ 10.00

    At last, Pieter-Dirk Uys, South Africa?s most famous political satirist, entertainer and AIDS activist, has penned a memoir. He takes us back to his upbringing in apartheid South Africa, his early days in the theatre, and the birth of his alter ego, Evita Bezuidenhout, the ambassador to the fictitious homeland of Bapetikosweti. He revisits his political... more...

  • Bodyhoodby Leon de Kock

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2011; US$ 5.00

    Seductive and powerful new poems by a distinctive poetic voice. more...

  • J. M. Coetzee and Ethicsby Anton Leist; Peter Singer

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    In 2003, South African writer J. M. Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his riveting portrayals of racial repression, sexual politics, the guises of reason, and the hypocrisy of human beings toward animals and nature. Coetzee was credited with being "a scrupulous doubter, ruthless in his criticism of the cruel rationalism and cosmetic... more...

  • The Canary's Songbookby Karen Press

    Carcanet 2011; US$ 6.53

    In The Canary's Songbook Karen Press explores the inescapable shaping power of personal and public histories in individual lives and political processes. The theme has deep roots in Press's native South Africa. The desire to find ancestors who can be invoked as sources of wisdom, or validations of unwisdom, is a central preoccupation of the poems,... more...

  • An Ordinary Dogby Gregory Woods

    Carcanet 2011; US$ 7.26

    An Ordinary Dog is a carnival of clashing forms and tones, all deployed with a cool wit and technical precision. They bear sceptical witness to - what? To the affecting ordinariness of human needs, to the vanity of human wishes. Woods writes about desire: sacred and profane, serene and frantic, refined and grubby - often betrayed by cussedness, always... more...

  • Demon from the Deep Endby James Allison; Dani Cruz

    The O'Brien Press 2012; US$ 7.28

    When Liam Brodie, his sister Sophie and horror-movie fan Evan are offered a free trip to Spain they jump at the chance. They’re not expecting to star in their own real-life horror story… more...

  • Slowly, As Ifby Karen Press

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 11.99

    In Slowly, As If, Karen Press looks clear-eyed at what it means to live in a complex society, a fragile world. She celebrates the connectedness that sustains us ? in dance, in love, with the natural world, in cities where strangers seem happy / to let you be' ? and sees it betrayed by our unreflecting complicity in poverty and violence. The death of... more...