Welcome to Love Books, where books are our passion. We offer a tightly curated, well-edited range of classy books that make book buying an exciting and inspiring experience. Please pop in and chat to our friendly, helpful and passionately bookie staff.
Tuesday 10 May - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - Rising star Yewande Omotoso launches her new book The Woman Next Door to great applause. She’s in conversation with fellow writer C.A. Davids. RSVP essential to email@example.com or 011 726 7408.
Wednesday 17 May - 6:30 for 7:00 pm - We are very excited to be launching Patrick Flanery’s new book I Am No One. This will be an unmissable discussion and Patrick will be in conversation with Carol-Ann Davids. RSVP essential to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408, and please note the time!
Tuesday 24 May - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - Carnie Matisonn launches Degas’ Dust, a Joburg maverick’s quest to regains Nazi war booty. Carnie will be in conversation with Charl Cilliers. RSVP to email@example.com or 011 726 7408.
Wednesday 25 May - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - David Cornwall, protege of Damon Galgut, launches his debut novel Like it Matters. Unmissable. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408.
Thursday 26 May - Please note our Joostenberg wine-tasting has been postponed. We’ll keep you posted.
Tuesday 31 May - 6:00 for 6:30 pm - Anastacia Thomson launches her autobiography _Always Anastacia: A Transgender Life in South Africa’. She’ll be chatting to Natasha Joseph. RSVP to email@example.com or 011 726 7408.
Our launches are supported by Joostenberg, delicious organic wines from the family estate in Stellenbosch.
Continental Shift, by Kevin Bloom and Richard Poplak (R265)
A refreshingly honest take on Africa’s changing economic fortunes, this book is brilliantly written, acutely observed, on-the-button and up-to-date, basically everything you could want from a book on the continent we call home. Africa’s inherent ambiguities are refreshingly laid out – she is at once failing and succeeding, economies are soaring but people are starving, Africa is doomed, but also ‘the future’. By looking at the economies of eight African countries, the authors reveal a future we are only beginning to understand.
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Under the Visible Life, by Kim Echlin (R355)
Katherine Goodnow is Chinese-Canadian, and Mahsa Weaver is Afghani-American. Both are in unsatisfactory marriages – Katherine with an unreliable man she cannot stop loving, and Mahsa with a man she was forced to marry. Both find solace and freedom in music, specifically jazz. When they meet in New York they form a lifelong friendship. A beautifully written literary novel – great for bookclubs.