Where is Lulu? is available now throughout South Africa
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Where is Lulu? , a Book Dash book by Mohale Mashigo, Clyde Beech and Nkosingiphile Mazibuko is now available at bookstores nationwide for only R20 each!

As part of a campaign to increase access to beautiful, proudly South African picture books, New Africa Books has teamed up with Book Dash to bring one of their delightful books to an even greater audience.

Where is Lulu? is about a young girl who loves to read but hides from her mom when she’s asked to take her books back to the library.  When Lulu discovers that after returning her books she can read even more, she cannot contain her excitement!

Book Dash is a non-profit organisation that gathers creative volunteers to create new African storybooks that anyone can print, translate and distribute. By buying this book, you are supporting Book Dash’s vision of every child owning one hundred books by the age of five.

Participating bookshops are: all Bargain Books branches, Bridge Books (Jo'burg) Love Books (Jo’burg), Book Lounge (Cape Town) and Exclusive Books in Rosebank, Jo’burg and Exclusive Books in V&A Waterfront and Cavendish Square, Cape Town. You can also get your copy directly from us here. While stocks last!

Book Launch: KWEZI Collector's Edition 4 at Readers Den

Join us on Saturday 1 December for the launch of KWEZI COLLECTOR’S EDITION 4 at Readers Den in Cape Town.

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Authors and illustrators, Loyiso Mkize, Clyde Beech and Mohale Mashigo will be at Readers Den in Claremont to celebrate the launch of the latest addition to the hugely successful Kwezi comic series. RSVP to the event on Facebook to secure your seat.

#TeamKwezi will be signing copies and sharing insight into how Kwezi comes to life. Bring the whole family for an interactive morning of comic book fun.

IN THIS EDITION: Is our team of superheroes ready for anti-super sentiments, new bad guys and a prophecy come true? Get your copy of KWEZI 4 to find out!

"Homegrown comic, Kwezi is proudly South African." - CapeTalk

"Kwezi is arguably the biggest superhero comic to come out of South Africa in recent years." - YouNeek Studios

Books will be on sale at the event.

The Girl Without a Sound by Buhle Ngaba is now available from David Philip Publishers

David Philip Publishers is proud to announce that they have signed the publishing rights for The Girl Without a Sound by Buhle Ngaba.

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The book, which was self-published a little over two years ago, has received worldwide praise. The Girl Without a Sound tells the story of a voiceless girl of colour in search of a sound of her own. As an act of restoring power and agency to young black girls in South Africa, this beautifully illustrated book provides a catalyst to remind young readers of the power of the sounds trapped inside them.

We are excited to give this wonderful story a new home and allow it to reach even greater heights. In the coming months the book will be available in all eleven official South African languages and will be accessible to children (and adults) all across the country.

Author and actress Buhle Ngaba has the following to say on her journey thus far with The Girl Without a Sound: “I managed to evoke magic (for a world in dire need of it!) in the form of the little book that could, The Girl Without A Sound. The story and images came as flutterings in my heart after a very dark period. With nothing to lose and a story to tell, I gathered an incredible team and hurtled forward. If I had known then that it would be received with a colossal wave of love worldwide that crashed our website two hours after it was released, I might have been more frightened. I wasn’t. What was supposed to be a book for teeny humans & big children became a phenomena … This book has always been bigger than me and I’m very excited to announce my joining the distinguished, David Philip Publishers.”

Ngaba is an award-winning South African actor and writer. A recipient of the prestigious Brett Goldin Bursary, she recently won ‘Best Production’ and ‘Best Upcoming Artist’ for her first play, The Swan Song, at the Kanna South African Theatre Awards.

The book is available for purchase from our online shop and from all good bookstores nationwide.

Book Reading of Mpumi's Magic Beads at Book Circle Capital

Join us on Saturday 24 November for a fun filled reading of Mpumi’s Magic Beads with author Lebohang Masango at Book Circle Capital.

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This is an all-ages event so bring your little ones for an interactive morning celebrating a love of books and reading. Book themed colouring and craft fun will take place after the reading. Join the Facebook event to keep up to date.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Mpumi and her friends discover the magic in her hair and what begins as an ordinary school day in Joburg is suddenly full of adventure everywhere! 

“Lebohang Masango’s Mpumi’s Magic Beads helps children love themselves.” - The Daily Vox

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Lebohang Masango is a Master’s candidate in Social Anthropology at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. She is also a poet, freelance writer and feminist activist. She regularly hosts storytelling sessions for children in schools and community libraries. She has been published in a number of poetry anthologies and in 2016 she was named as one of ‘Cosmopolitan Magazine: South Africa’s “Awesome Women”. She has read her poetry in South Africa, Zimbabwe and the UK.

A sneak peek inside the delightful children’s book,   Mpumi’s Magic Beads   by Lebohang Masango.

A sneak peek inside the delightful children’s book, Mpumi’s Magic Beads by Lebohang Masango.

Please bring the young readers in your life to this exciting event at Book Circle Capital.

Lauren Ellwood
PRE-ORDER Kwezi Collector's Edition 4 Now!

The latest edition of the hugely successful Kwezi comics is available now for pre-order.

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For the next two weeks you can order your copy of Kwezi Collector’s Edition 4 at the special pre-release price of R100.

The Kwezi comics celebrate a young African superhero and is the first of its kind.  Set in Gold City, a hustling Johannesburg-esque metropolis, this series is a standout graphic novel title on the African and international stage.

In this edition award-winning author Mohale Mashigo has joined Loyiso Mkize and Clyde Beech on #TeamKwezi.

Kwezi Collector’s Edition 4 Issues 10-12 sees our team of heroes faces challenges they never could have predicted while Mpisi sets about establishing an anti-Super campaign…

The book will be available mid-November in all good bookstores nationwide.