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eKhaya highlights so far …

eKhaya, Random House Struik’s digital imprint, is delighted to have a microsite at BooksLIVE.

eKhaya e-books are available wherever e-books are sold. Visit our web page and full catalogue here.

We have an exciting programme in store for 2013, including several big-name authors from Southern Africa; watch this space.

Meanwhile, here are some of our recent highlights which you should have in your electronic library:


Ms Conception by Pamela Power

Meet Jo de Villiers, mother of two small children, wife of the charming and handsome Nick, and scriptwriter for a local soapie, Jozi Nights. Her day consists of toddler tantrums, dirty nappies, leaking breasts, potty training, the nursery-school run… In between she squeezes scriptwriting meetings and her writing assignments. She also has to deal with a boss from hell, a self-centred mother, an overly genteel mother-in-law and the Blonde Bob Brigade (mothers at the school). On top of all this, Jo suspects that Nick is having an affair with his PA, Susie the Floozy.

She copes with the help of therapist and George Clooney look-alike Jake and best friend Jasmine, who comes to the rescue with the odd bottle of Bollinger. Together they plot revenge on Susie the Floozy…

Racy, witty, often hilarious – suburban life with small children has never been so entertaining.

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Bloody Parchment: Hidden Things, Lost Things and other stories edited by Nerine Dorman

Bloody Parchment: Hidden Things, Lost Things and Other Stories showcases the top horror short stories from the 2011 Bloody Parchment writing competition, the literary component of the annual South African HorrorFest.

The anthology showcases tales that examine fears – real or imagined – and plunges you into darkness from the relative safety of your armchair.

The Bloody Parchment horror writing competition is the ideal hothouse to nurture and cross-pollinate South African and international talent. This year’s anthology features top stories by Brett Bruton and Jenny Robson, and all the finalists adding their frightening voices to the offering.

Step across the threshold and taste the horror. We double dare you.

Buy Bloody Parchment: Hidden Things, Lost Things and other stories with Bookfinder.
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For Honour and other stories by S.O. Kenani

“Love on Trial”, a short story from For Honour & Other Stories was shortlisted for the prestigious Caine Prize – known as ‘The African Booker” – for 2012!

In the tradition of short-story greats like Chekhov and Grace Paley, Malawian writer S.O. Kenani examines weighty subjects with a light touch.

Delicately balancing humour and pathos, he introduces us to the inhabitants of Chipiri, a village where everything begins under the kachere tree. From Mr Kachingwe, willing to enthral you with his outrageous views on homosexuality for the price of a tot, and Zione, following her dream of becoming an au pair in Europe; to Mark who accidentally lands in a civil war in ‘Nileland’ during a plane crash, and Sister Fire arriving to adopt a Malawian child, these characters will delight and captivate you.

Though many leave the village, they always return. Some stay; others share their stories of hardship and success before heading off on another adventure.

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