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In August 2016, following the announcement of the results of South Africa’s heated municipal election, four courageous young women interrupted Jacob Zuma’s victory address, bearing placards asking

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From the award-winning author of “Purple Hibiscus” comes this masterly, haunting new novel, in which Adichie recreates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassione

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In her much anticipated memoir, Sisonke Msimang writes about her exile childhood in Zambia and Kenya, young adulthood and college years in North America, and returning to South Africa in the euphoric

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Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw exposes the darkest secret at the heart of Jacob Zuma’s compromised government: a cancerous cabal that eliminates the president’s enemies and purges the law-e

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Dare Not Linger is the story of Mandela’s presidency, drawing heavily on the memoir he began to write as he prepared to finish his term as president, but was unable to finish. Now, the acclaimed

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Profile interview – Zakes Mda

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Weekend Breakfast host Phemelo Motene, could not contain her excitement as she profiled literary legend Zanemvula Kizito Gatyeni Mda, commonly known and referred to as Zakes Mda. Mda was born in Herschel, Eastern Cape, South Africa, in 1948. When he was 15 years old, his first short story, Igqira l

Farewell Bra Willie, forever our literally legend

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Professor Keorapetse William Kgositsile, who died on 3 January 2018, wasthe official patron of Xarra Books. A regular and loyal customer and a paying guest of our store, Prof Kgositsile hadover the years supported, encouraged and contributed immensely to the repositioning of Xarra Books. The well-