The annual Exclusive Books Homebru campaign is a celebration of South African writing and writers. Any initiative that supports South African literature is worth a mention, in my book.
The promotion started this month and runs until June 27 and it places South African authors, both new and established, in the spotlight.
There are 28 books on the Homebru list which represent 28 unique perspectives of South Africa including a strong representation of Afrikaans titles.
Look out for the classic works of Imraan Coovadia, Professor Jonathan Jansen and Ashraf Kagee – winner of the 2012 European Union Literary Award.
This year, there is also a strong emphasis on the environment and the African landscape.
From Sarel van der Merwe to Nadine Gordimer, Lolly Jackson to Riaan Cruywagen, the voices that can be heard reflect all of the contradiction and harmony in diversity that is South Africa.
“Homebru is our biggest and most important promotion,” says Rene Brophy, marketing and publicity manager for Exclusive Books.
“We love supporting local talent and love to see South Africa buying local titles.
“The titles speak to daily life and interest, capturing the spirit of living in South Africa right now.” – Books Editor