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Late summer special offer on new Modjaji titles and more!

Lots of new Modjaji titles will be heading out to bookstores and into the hands of readers everywhere soon. Here’s a great opportunity to get the books as they come out and even better – at a discount. This offer is available till the 20th February only!

Also we increasing prices on most of our titles in March, to keep up with inflation, printing price increases etc. So all our titles are available at the old price less 15% till the end of February.

Here they are:

Maren Bodenstein‘s debut novel Shooting Snakes: Recommended retail price: R200, special offer R170. In Shooting Snakes the past is a powerful and insistent presence. In the beguiling rhythms of the narrative, its carefully plotted to-and-fro chronology, lies a profound understanding of the vexed relationship between past and present. In this skilfully wrought novel, Maren Bodenstein brings to light a little-known aspect of South African history. David Medalie

Celebrated poet, Makhosazana Xaba‘s debut collection of short stories, Running and Other Stories. RRP R160, special offer R145. This collection unapologetically centres women’s voices and experiences at the same time as pushing the boundaries of what this ordinarily means. Xaba has never been content in her writing to simply present the unconventional, she re-imagines the very notion of what we expect from a short story, from a woman, from a girl. In Running and other stories, she raises the bar on what is conceivable for creative writers and imaginative readers. With the generosity of a novelist and the precision of a poet, Running and other stories is a gem of a collection. Pumla Gqola

Award winning, documentary film-maker, Toni Strasburg‘s memoir, Fractured Lives RRP R200, special offer R170. An eye opener! Not much is known about what transpired on the ground in our neighbouring countries during apartheid. This memoir tears into your comfort zone by means of the crackling story behind fluent documentaries on these places and times. Some of the details make your hair stand on end! Antjie Krog

Coming out together are Hester van der Walt’s English version of the very popular, fascinating & exquisitely written memoir & bread book, called Hester’s Book of Bread and a New, Revised Afrikaans edition of Hester se Brood, Both books have a RRP of R205, but are available on special offer at R170.

Debrah Nixon‘s debut novel, One Green Bottle RRP R200, special offer R170 about a woman living with mental illness, her breakdown, diagnosis, and admission to a mental institution. The telling is honest, courageous and compelling reading.

Popular performance poet, Khadija Heeger‘s long awaited collection of poems, Beyond the Delivery Room, RRP R145, special offer R120.

Modjaji Books special offer is on our new list and backlist. If you buy 5 books at once, you can choose one poetry title for free, a Valentine’s Day gift from us. Or you can pay R1000 for all 6 books (you would choose between the English and the Afrikaans version of Hester’s Book of Bread/Hester se Brood).

Email me at cdhiggs at to take advantage of this special offer.


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