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This story is a searing portrait of a country in its formative yet pivotal period. The author aptly describes a moment in which individuals within a nation are morphed from 'statistics' to live fuller

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The Border Jumper' is an account of a young man who leaves his beloved City of Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) in search of economic opportunity and gets entangled in the criminal underbelly of Jozi (Johannesburg

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I Want to See the Sun Rise' is a beautifully told South African story of Fatherhood and Exile, by Sam Shakong. A man born in the rural settings of Phokwane traverses the globe and shares his experienc

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Through its memoir-esque style, ‘We Are The Ones We Need’ delves into the challenges faced by black professionals in South Africa’s corporate environment. By sharing some of her own experiences

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Dikeledi follows the story of a young teenage girl who leads her household with two brothers when her mother suddenly dies. Dikeledi is a profound coming-of-age story that shows the triumph of the hu

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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, was the official patron of Xarra Books. A regular and loyal customer and a paying guest of our store, Prof Kgositsile had over the years supported, encouraged and contributed immensely to the repositioning of Xarra Books. The wel