Latest releases


Face2Face Books has released the memoir of Ruth Carneson, girl on the edge. Ruth’s story offers a perspective of a child born to parents who were involved in the struggle against apartheid, and the impossibility of ever having a normal upbringing. With an artist’s eye for detail and colour, Carneson recalls her life with unflinching honesty: the Treason Trial; her struggle to conform; the Friern Barnet Asylum for the “hopelessly insane”; her experiences with LSD, protests and free love in London; art school and motherhood; communes and campaigning – all steps in a journey that finally brought her home to a South Africa on the brink of change. Click here for more… (Recommended retail price: R190)


In Blood ties, the latest book in the hugely popular Harmony High series, Pholisa is struggling to make a fresh start in Cape Town with her brother Masi. Her old friend Lelethu is there to welcome her to Harmony High, and when she meets the lovely Lazola romance is in the air… But at home, life is difficult. When Masi spirals out of control, all of their lives are shattered, and Pholisa is forced to make one of the most difficult choices of her life. Click here for more… (Recommended retail price: R75)


Face2Face Books has released The uBuntu Girl, by Sonja Kruse. This is the story of Sonja, who travelled across South Africa to find out if the spirit of uBuntu was alive in the country. Her story documents the journey and tells the stories of the 150 families who took her in. Click here for more… (Recommended retail price: R390)


Books can be ordered through On the Dot (direct.sales@onthedot.co.za or 021 918 8810). Booksellers can order the books through Xavier Nagel Agencies (xavier@xaviernagelagencies.co.za or 021 447 1225).

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