Bookseller Briefing 36/18 – week ending 7 September

South African publishers investigated for alleged price-fixing The Publishers’ Association of South Africa (PASA) and its 91 members are under investigation by the country’s competition authority over alleged price-fixing on books. PASA, which is the largest publishing industry body in South Africa, comprises publishers including the South African branches of international publishers Oxford University Press, Taylor…

UK Books – Nic Cheeseman & Brian Klaas : How to Rig an Election

How to Rig an Election Nic Cheeseman, Brian Klaas Price: £18.99 Format: Hardback Publication date: 24 Apr 2018 ISBN: 9780300204438 Imprint: Yale University Press Dimensions: 320 pages: 210 x 140mm Illustrations: 12 figs. An engrossing analysis of the pseudo-democratic methods employed by despots around the world to retain control Contrary to what is commonly believed, authoritarian…

BITM – Nelson Mandela – Dare Not Linger

Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa | Dare Not Linger | Pan Macmillan 9781509809592 | £25 | 19 October The long-awaited second volume of Nelson Mandela’s memoirs, left unfinished at his death and never before available, are here completed and expanded with notes and speeches written by Mandela during his historic presidency, making for a moving sequel…

English – The English language in South Africa

    Article Author: Peter Ball  Wednesday, April 19, 2017 – 12:43  We South Africans live in a polyglot society, which under our Constitution, has 11 official languages that “must enjoy parity of esteem and must be treated equitably”. Mother tongues range from Afrikaans to IsiZulu, from isiXhosa to Setswana, however to stop us being…