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Win 1 of 3 Hampers Containing Tribe by Rahla Xenopoulos

TribeIt is Ibiza 1997 and rave culture is at its peak. A period of dancing and hedonism forges an unbreakable bond between six friends: an unshakeable tribe is formed.

Sharing a deep connection, their dependence on one another will intensify over the years, until one member’s flirtation with death shatters their group.

12 years on, the tribe reunites for an intense and claustrophobic week at a luxury game lodge in South Africa.

Penguin Random House is giving away three hampers containing Tribe by Rahla Xenopoulos, as well as a carrier bag and iPhone cover with the Tribe artwork on.

The cut-off date for entries is 28 September and winners will be announced in October. All you have to do to stand a chance of winning this hamper is head on over to the PRH website, fill in your details and answer this easy question:

In which year was the unbreakable bond forged between six friends?

A. 1923
B. 1997
C. 2013

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Open Book Raffle: Win the Chance to Make a Cameo Appearance in the Next Lauren Beukes Novel

Broken MonstersIt is almost time for the annual Open Book Festival, where several Umuzi authors will be featured on the incredible five-day programme.

The festival organisers are celebrating the fifth year of rocking the Cape Town book scene by hosting the first Open Book Raffle with some incredible prizes. The raffle includes the chance to make a cameo appearance in Lauren Beukes‘ next novel and a pair of Open Book Festival passes which will be valid for the next five years.

Tickets are only R100 and can be bought through Webtickets until Wednesday, 2 September. Terms and conditions apply to all prizes.

What are you waiting for? Go buy your raffle ticket!


  • Dates: Buy until Wednesday, 2 September; winner announced on Friday, 4 September 2015
  • Cost: R100
  • Buy: Webtickets
  • Prizes: See announcement below

In celebration of its fifth year the Open Book Festival, in partnership with the Fugard Theatre and Lauren Beukes, announces a raffle with an amazing basket of prizes!

Enter and stand a chance of winning the following:

  • Cameo appearance in Lauren Beukes’ next novel. Internationally acclaimed author, Lauren Beukes, will name a character after the winner*
  • A pair of tickets of every production and screening that is presented at the Fugard Theatre for the next two years*
  • A pair of VIP tickets to the opening night of David Kramer’s brand new musical Orpheus in Africa, where the winners will be invited to meet the cast for drinks and snacks after the performance (22nd September 2015)
  • A pair of Open Book Festival passes valid for the next five years that give the ticket holder access to the festival events*

*T&Cs apply

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Help Umuzi Name Kathryn White’s New Novel and You Could Win a Signed Copy

Kathryn White’s new novel needs a title! Please help Umuzi come up with one?

Anna Peters is a 31 year old who has been ceremoniously dumped by Garry with two Rs. Determined to cook her way back into Garry’s life, she embarks on a somewhat disastrous culinary adventure. In the process, Anna discovers that there are quite a few cooks willing to come to her kitchen …

Working titles include: Anna Peters Learns to Cook, Al Dente and Love Bites.

If your title is chosen, you will win a signed copy of Insert Title here.

Advance praise for Kathryn’s book:

‘A culinary novel with a difference: Anna Peters’ has all the ingredients of the classics – with a twist.’

‘I could not stop laughing. Equal parts endearing and hilarious, Anna Peters’ year of food and men will leave you fully sated – it’s a food book that ticks all the boxes’.

Share your ideas on the Umuzi Facebook page by commenting on the photo of White:



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Watch this space, like Umuzi on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@Umuzites) to stay updated.

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Win a Random House Struik Hamper of South African Fiction

Win a hamper of SA fiction novels

Kill BaxterRandom House Struik is giving away a hamper of South African fiction to one lucky reader who signs up for the Random House Struik SA Fiction Newsletter. The competition closes on Thursday, 15 January 2015.

To stand a chance of winning the hamper, visit the Random House Struik website, sign up for the SA Fiction Newsletter and answer one simple question:

Who is the author of Kill Baxter?

A. Charlie Human
B. Charlie Naude
C. James Patterson

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’Tis the Season to be Jolly: Win a Random House Struik Hamper of Books

Teardrop 02: Waterfall Random House Struik is offering three lucky subscribers the opportunity to win a jam-packed Christmas hamper filled with the latest Random House Bookclub reads and including special signed copies.

To stand of chance of winning one of these hampers, visit the Random House Struik website, fill in your details and answer this simple question:

What is the name of the latest Lauren Kate book?

A. Teardrop 03
B. Teardrop 02: Waterfall
C. Teardrops in a Waterfall

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Win Copies of Kill Baxter and Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human

Kill BaxterApocalypse Now NowTo celebrate the launch of Charlie Human’s second novel, Random House Struik is offering one new subscriber the opportunity to win copies of Kill Baxter and Apocalypse Now Now.

Kill Baxter follows teenage Baxter Zevcenko as he tries to save the world from the apocalypse. Again. This book is being launched at The Book Lounge tomorrow where Human will be in conversation with fellow Cape Town author, Lauren Beukes.

To stand a chance of winning this exciting hamper, visit the Random House Struik website, fill in your details and answer one simple question:

How old is Baxter in Kill Baxter?:

A. 13 years old
B. 21 years old
C. 16 years old

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Wen ’n kopie van Die sirkel van bekende dinge deur Johan Vlok Louw

Die sirkel van bekende dingeKaroo DuskJohan Vlok Louw se moderne western, Die sirkel van bekende dinge, het onlangs by Umuzi verskyn en een gelukkige Bloem Nuus-leser kan ’n kopie daarvan wen.

Die sirkel van bekende dinge speel af in die Karoo en is ook in Engels beskikbaar as Karoo Dusk.

Die kompetisie sluit Maandag, 3 November 2014 om 09:00. Registreer op Bloem Nuus se webtuiste om deel te neem.


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Win: Latest Local Fiction Titles from Umuzi, including The Reactive, Esther’s House and The Alibi Club


Umuzi is giving away hampers of their latest local fiction titles, including The Reactive by Masande Ntshanga, Esther’s House by Carol Campbell, The Alibi Club by Jaco van Schalkwyk, Tales of the Metric System by Imraan Coovadia and Breathless by Jassy Mackenzie. There are three hampers up for grabs.

The ReactiveEsther's HouseThe Alibi ClubTales of the Metric SystemBreathless

To stand of chance of winning a hamper, visit the Umuzi website, fill in your details and answer this simple question:

Question: In what city is The Reactive set?

A. Durban
B. Cape Town
C. Johannesburg

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Excerpt from Johan Vlok Louw’s New Novel Karoo Dust (Plus: Win a Copy)

Win a Copy of Karoo Dusk

Karoo DuskUmuzi has shared an extract from Johan Vlok Louw’s Karoo Dusk, as well as a competition to win a copy of the book.

In the excerpt Billy begins to adjust to his new life in a small Karoo town with his mother and father, and we gain a subtle insight into the complex family dynamics at play.

Read the extract:

She comes to stand next to me holding half a bottle of Fleur du Cap white by the neck.

‘He’s a splendid dragon, as tattoos go, it’s very cleverly done.’ The two of us stand there watching me and him tower over her in the mirror.

‘My beautiful boy.’

‘Pa hates it.’

‘Ag, what does he know about art?’ She says it slow-slow, meticulously, chemically induced.

‘Ja, Ma, so where’s he gone, anyway?’ I ask.

‘He’s up the hill – over.’

‘Oh, lekker.’

‘Him and a bottle of ten-year-old and his 9-mill with two boxes of ammunition.’

We stand there.

‘Well anyway, each to his own,’ she sighs, tracing the basin with a fingertip. ‘We’re just people.’

To stand a chance of winning a copy of the book, visit the Random House Struik website, fill in your details and answer the following question:

Question: What is the Afrikaans translation of this book called?

A. Die Sirkel van Bekende Goed
B. Die Sirkel van Bekende Dinge
C. Karoo van Bekende Dinge

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Win a Signed Copy of Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Broken MonstersLauren Beukes recently held the first launch for her much-anticipated new novel, Broken Monsters. This month, Random House Struik is giving away a copy of the book.

To enter and stand a chance of winning, answer the simple question below and fill your details in on the Random House Struik website. Have a look at this excerpt from Broken Monsters if you need help finding the answer.

Question: Who is the lead Detective in Broken Monsters?

A. Lindsay Boxer
B. Gabriella Versado
C. Harry Hole

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