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The Marriage Contradiction DJ SBU shoutout

The Marriage Contradiction is a recently published debut novel from Rachel Wray Makutu, that’s starting to make waves!

Pease click on the Marriage Contradiction – DJ Sbu link below and listen to what DJ Sub had to say about Rachel and the The Marriage Contradiction.

The book is available at all leading bookshops or via our website – have a look below when you’re finished with the video clip.

Marriage Contradiction – DJ Sbu

The Marriage Contradiction

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5 Books by African Writers You Need To Read This Summer according to okayafrica

Here at XNA HQ we were thrilled to see that chose the recently published uHlanga Press volume of poetry MILK FEVER by Megan Ross as one of their 5 Books by African Writers You Need To Read This Summer!

Have a look here:

If you DON’T want to get a copy from Amazon, it’s also available directly from us…

Have a look here:

Milk Fever



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Sunset Claws in Rapport

Here at XNA HQ we were stoked to see a glowing review in Sunday’s Rapport of BRENT MEERSMAN’s LATEST NOVEL SUNSET CLAWS!!!

Check it out!

If you would like to purchase a copy of SUNSET CLAWS, please go here:

Sunset Claws


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The Initiation is initiated!

Browsing through today’sMogorosi Review 29.09.2017 Mail and Guardian you may have come across this gem.

It’s a brilliant review of Mogorosi Motshumi’s graphic autobiography which has been written in three parts. The first book is The Initiation and is the first graphic autobiography by a black South African.

Set against the turbulent backdrop of a nation in transition, the first book of Motshumi’s autobiographic trilogy begins with his childhood in Batho township, Bloemfontein, in the early 1960s, and runs through to the late 1970s when he arrives in Johannesburg as a budding political cartoonist on the run from the security police.

It’s a unique and compelling document of township life at the height of Apartheid, providing a first-hand glimpse into the rising political consciousness amongst black youth that culminated in the Soweto Uprising on 16 June 1976.



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The Dark Seed is planted.

“There was a dark, threatening cloud hanging over me. I was on a train hurtling in a direction that I did not want to go. I needed to change pace, alter the trajectory. I needed to slow down, park for a while and choose a new path. I knew that to accomplish this I would need to do the most unexpected and crazy thing and I would also have to take the biggest risk of my life. But sometimes, to get yourself off the road to nowhere and onto the road to somewhere, you need to be a little more than brave. When chasing a dream that leads you into darkness before it shows you the light, you have to close your eyes and just jump in, feet first, hoping for the best. I thought that the journey into the dark would be so tough that it would be a natural catalyst for change. Instead, what I found was that the journey back to the light would be more grueling, painful and punishing and that the true catalyst was finding the ability to hold on tight and not fall into the abyss.” – Lily Reed, Author

Dark Seed

This book is for all who have been pushed off course. For anyone who is clinging onto the cliff, looking down at the abyss and wondering how to get out.

This is the most compelling, real life story of the horrific rape and subsequent healing of the human spirit. This book will take you on a journey of adventure, courage and insight into a very private world often ignored and swept under the carpet. The author seamlessly weaves the story of her life with heart-wrenching honesty, humour and raw emotion.


Lily TV


A truly African theme runs through the entire novel, with local phrases and vivid descriptions of her travels through this mesmerizing continent. You will feel like to you have travelled with her and endured this roller coaster right by her side.


A non-fiction true-life drama that will have you riveted to your seat and leave you breathless from the first page to the last.


Follow the link below to listen to Lily’s interview with Gareth Cliff:

Lily Reed


Follow the link below to listen to Lily’s interview on Cape Talk:


Follow the link below to read more about her story covered in the False Bay Echo: