The Accidental Frontline Journalist : Memoir of Nkosini Samuel Msibi

Television came late to apartheid South Africa. By the early 1980s the state-owned broadcaster was ready to expand the network to include the black majority. There were sound economic and propagandist reasons for this. Msibi was among those recruited to be trained as technicians, journalists, and cameramen. The irony was that this enterprise coincided with…

AN/OTHER PASTORAL

Wide-ranging and polyvocal, an/other pastoral questions what we imagine to be the boundaries between humans and nature. History, belonging and race converge with climate crisis, ecosystems and care in these startling and vibrant poems by Tjawangwa Dema. With illustrations by Tebogo Cranwell and a foreword by Chris Abani, an/other pastoral is a compelling collection that…

Inheritance – Journey of the Soul – Book Two by Kyle Jantjies.

A war between kingdoms is brewing.  Phillip must learn to master his new power. Or die trying. Phillip’s search for power has led to increased tensions between the Conqour Kingdom and the Mytcene Kingdom. In order to prepare for the worst, the king has decided to secure his borders. Phillip’s brother, Captain Wesley Jones, has…

Books by David Robbins from PorcupinePress

About David: Once, when asked by an interviewer why he was a writer, David replied: ‘To stave off boredom.’ The interviewer said she was shocked by that reply. So David tried to explain by saying that writing was the only thing that completely engaged his senses, his intellect, and his emotions, all three at once….

Let Go, Let God, Live Free by Amanda Skosana

The poems contained in this collection are warm and sincere and filled with soothing hope. In her dedication, the author refers to her poetry as a ‘small beacon of light’ for ‘anyone suffering from the physical weight of depression’. The words seem to float up through a limpid pool. I have lost touch with the…

The Search For Power – The Journey of Soul, Book One by Kyle Jantjies.

Phillip Jones, the hero of this swashbuckling book for teenagers, has one overpowering dream: to become the world’s greatest soldier. But in a world full of talented and gifted people, it’s tough being one of the few without any talents at all. His friends can speak to bears, heal injuries, control fire, and manipulate water,…

NOAH AND THE SOLAR-POWERED ARK by Jill Morsbach

In this fast-paced adventure story, young Noah Quark tells about his incredible journey around the world in a solar-powered flying ark. The destination, like that of the original ark, is Mount Ararat. Noah’s father, Professor Ebenezer Quark, aims to build a zoo on top of the mountain before all the world’s low-lying land is flooded…

Fiction Favorites from PorcupinePress

Catch up on the latest fun fiction reads from PorcupinePress. Terror In The Night by Gideon Botes This novel is about a natural disaster and human corruption and mixes fact with fiction. The framework is about a family escaping the mammoth floods that swept across the northern provinces of South Africa in the year 2000….