PAGECAST

Released every Monday at 7 am, Pagecast Season 1 offers you insider interviews with recently published authors and their latest books. We look into the process of writing these books, explore the narratives within and provide you with the story behind the story.
Weekly English South Africa Books · Society & Culture
129 Episodes
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Hunting the Seven by Beverley Roos-Muller

Thanks for listening to this episode of Pagecast, brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers.  Today’s episode features the the remarkable Beverley Roos-Muller - speaking about her latest book Hunting the Seven. Never have seven people been so hunted. By assassins. By journalists, lawyers and activists in search of the…
19 May 38 min

Positively Me by Nozibele Mayaba

Thanks for listening to this episode of Pagecast, brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers.  Today’s episode features the phenomenal Nozibele Mayaba, who bares it all in the her memior, Postively Me - Daring To Live And Love Beyond HIV, co-authored with Sue Nyathi. Born in Qgeberha in the 1990s,…
13 May 45 min

How To Fix (Unf*ck) A Country by Roy Havemann

After state capture, South Africa is (f*cked) not in a good place. The system is down. How do we reboot? We are not the first country to find itself in a difficult spot. China, India, South Korea, Vietnam and many others have gone from being economic basket cases to powerhouses,…
6 May 45 min

Show Me the Place by Hedley Twidle

Thanks for listening to this episode of Pagecast, brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers.  From award-winning non-fiction writer Hedley Twidle comes Show Me the Place, an essay collection searching through history, memory and literature to find glimmers of utopia. The collection is a book of elsewheres; in it, the author…
29 Apr 31 min

Bullshit: 50 Fibs That Made South Africa by Jonathan Ancer

Thanks for listening to this episode of Pagecast, brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers.  Today’s podcast features the Jonathan Ancer and his latest book Bullshit: 50 Fibs That Made South Africa. An outrageous miscellany of lies, myths, untruths, fibs and fabrications that tell the woeful history of South Africa…
22 Apr 34 min

Prisoners of Jan Smuts by Karen Horn

Thanks for listening to this episode of Pagecast, brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers.  Today’s podcast features the remarkable Karen Horn speaking about Prisoners of Jan Smuts Equally skilled in different trades than in the art of love, the Italian prisoners-of-war who were incarcerated in South Africa during the…
15 Apr 35 min

Love and Fury by Margie Orford

Thanks for listening to this episode of Pagecast, brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers.  Today’s podcast features the phenomenal Margie Orford, speaking about her latest book - Love and Fury, a compelling and intimate account of the life, loves and furies. In this brave memoir, the renowned South African…
8 Apr 51 min

Birds of Greater Southern Africa

Thanks for tuning in to this episode of Pagecast, brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers.  Today’s podcast features Keith Barnes, co- author of Birds of Greater Southern Africa. This spectacular field guide includes all resident, breeding and migrant species found in Greater Southern Africa. Comprising South Africa, Lesotho, eSwatini,…
1 Apr 46 min

The End of Eden: Wild Nature in the Age of Climate Breakdown by Adam Welz

Thanks for listening to this episode of Pagecast, brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers. This episode features Author Adam Welz, speaking about his latest book - The End of Eden Wild Nature in the Age of Climate Breakdown. Typically, discussions on climate change highlight the adverse effects on human…
18 Mar 35 min

How to Fight a War by Mike Martin

Welcome to another episode of Pagecast brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers. This episode delves into Mike Martin’s latest book - *How to Fight a War* Has any war in history gone according to plan? Monarchs, dictators and elected leaders alike have a dismal record on military decision-making. This…
11 Mar 47 min

The stories Granma Forgot by Nadine Aisha Jassat

Thanks for listening to this episode of Pagecast, featuring the inspiring Nadine Aisha Jassat speaking about her latest book - The Stories Granma Forgot.  Twelve-year-old Nyla’s dad died when she was four, or that’s what she’s been told. So when Grandma Farida insists she saw him in the supermarket, Nyla wonders…
26 Feb 32 min

Stress Less by Noa Belling

What if you could feel more in control of your stress levels? Stress, anxiety and depression have become a sign of our times. We continue to face global crises like climate change and war or threats of war in parts of the world that affect us all through our shared…
19 Feb 37 min

Love At First Flight by Jo Watson

After four months of only speaking over the intercom, when air traffic controller Pippa Edwards finally meets pilot Andrew Boyce-Jones face-to-face, they discover they've got much more in common than simply working at the same airport. In fact... they both need a date. Tired of every relationship ending before it's…
12 Feb 41 min

Blame Me On History by Bloke Modisane

Thanks for listening to this episode of Pagecast, brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers.  In this episode News24 Books Editor Shaun de Waal is in conversation with Author Siphiwo Mahala about Blame Me On History by Bloke Modisane. Feeling an exile in the country of his birth, the talented journalist…
5 Feb 34 min

Innards by Magogodi oaMphela Makhene

Thank you for joining us on this episode of Pagecast, a podcast series presented by Jonathan Ball Publishers. In this episode, we're joined by Sewela Langeni, the owner of Book Circle Capital, a bookstore specialising in African Literature. She sits down with Magogodi oaMphela Makhene, the author of the novel…
29 Jan 26 min

Holiday Roundup with Hanlie Theron from Bargain Books

Welcome to the Pagecast Festive Special! Join us in this episode as Hanlie Theron from Bargain Books shares her top picks for holiday reading and recommendations for your reading list. Tune in for a delightful conversation and a joyous holiday period!
8 Jan 10 min

Holiday Roundup with Exclusive Books Sandton

Welcome to the Pagecast Festive Special! Join us in this episode as we drop by the Exclusive Books Sandton staff to discover their top picks for holiday reading and recommendations for your reading list. Tune in for a delightful conversation and a joyous December!
18 Dec 2023 16 min

Holiday Roundup with Sewela Langeni, owner of Book Circle Capital

Welcome to the Pagecast Festive Special! Join us in this episode as co-producer of Pagecast Maryam Adams chats with Sewela Langeni about her holiday reading! Sewela is the owner of Book Circle Capital, an independent bookshop focusing on African literature based at 27 Boxes in Melville, Johannesburg. Tune in for…
11 Dec 2023 7 min

Holiday Roundup with Exclusive Books Cavendish

Welcome to the Pagecast Festive Special! Join us in this episode as we drop by the Exclusive Books Cavendish staff to discover their top picks for holiday reading and recommendations for your reading list. Tune in for a delightful conversation and a joyous December!
4 Dec 2023 21 min
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