Just in – No Taming of the Enthusiast by Maria (Marijka) Keet

A Scenic Route into Computer Science From skylarking at school to a professorship at the best university in Africa. It’s all here in this collection of loosely related memoir-essays: all twists in the winding road the author travelled to become a female computer science professor at the University of cape Town. Born and schooled in…

Porcupine Press Introduces – No White Lies by Kim Heller

No White Lies is a refreshing treatise on Post-1994 South Africa. ‘It is difficult to find a more honest and brutal assessment of South Africa’s new political dispensation. ‘Kim writes that “the Rainbow Nation, consummated without revolutionary romance in 1994, has since been unmasked as a deceptive act of seduction to ensure that white power and privilege maintained…

Porcupine Press – June and July releases

Originally established in the late 1990s, Porcupine Press is wholly owned by Gail and David Robbins. After years of dormancy, the decision was made in 2009 to actively grow the business in response to demands from writers of all genres wanting to see their work published – and distributed.  Porcupine has increased in size, influence…

Field Guide to the Amaryllis Family

of Southern Africa & surrounding Territories GRAHAM DUNCAN, BARBARA JEPPE & LEIGH VOIGT The Amaryllidaceae family is distributed in warm temperate and tropical parts of the world. With 18 genera and 265 taxa occurring in the region, southern Africa is recognised as a major centre of diversity for this intriguing family. This compelling guide features…

The Heart Warrior’s Mother by Marilyn Cohen de Villiers – #BookReview

Although classified as medical fiction The Heart Warrior’s Mother, is a true reflection on a mother’s journey with her new-born child that’s born with a serious congenital heart defect. The story takes us through the trials and tribulations of not only an illness but also the added pressures in South Africa where families must deal…

Hiking Cape Town

35 spectacular hikes in and around Cape Town EVELYN JOHN HOLTZHAUSEN The mountains and forests in and around Cape Town are a hiker’s paradise, offering an array of excursions to suit both new converts and seasoned mountain climbers. Hiking Cape Town covers 35 exciting hikes on the Cape Peninsula and further afield, ranging from easy to…

THE PENGUIN POST MAGAZINE CELEBRATES TWO YEARS

 What started out as a way to combat the thinning out of a struggling media market in 2020, The Penguin Post has grown into a staple publication in the publishing industry, with a loyal audience of book lovers both in South Africa and further afield. Known as “The magazine about books for book lovers”, The Penguin Post is a…

Throw-Back Local Author Interview – Marilyn Cohen De Villiers

Marilyn Cohen de Villiers is a public relations practitioner in Sandton. A former journalist, she lives in Johannesburg with her husband, retired newspaper veteran Poen de Villiers. A Beautiful Family was her debut novel. Marilyn thanks so much for granting M.A an interview on your debut novel. Marilyn, you chose the self-publishing route within RSA, why is…

Throw-Back Author Interview – DR JIN ROBERTSON

MAJOR DREAM: FROM IMMIGRANT TO HOUSEMAID TO HARVARD PHD. For many, Dr Jin Kyu (Suh) Robertson is proof that people have the power to have more fulfilled and satisfying life once they choose to become the sailor of their own ship. We are therefore immensely grateful to be able to have the opportunity to do an…