PDBY has put together a collection of exciting new South African novels to add to your reading list this winter. We’ve also included a few titles coming later this year so that you can keep your bookshelf stocked and your local novel itch scratched.
Tali’s Baby Diary is a follow up of the popular and hilarious mockumentary, Tali’s Wedding Diary. If you have watched the first season, you will know that actress Julia Anastasopoulos (Suzelle DIY), is the beloved main character of the show. After quite a bit of trying, Tali is now pregnant, and wants nothing more in life than to be a ‘momfluencer’.
PDBY interviewed local, talented, and self-taught musician, Carla Franco. Franco says that she tries not to focus on a single genre of music but prefers to create material that feels musically connected and lyrically authentic instead. While trying not to limit herself genre-wise, Franco says that more often than not her music leans towards acoustic/pop folk.
From the famous author of We Should All Be Feminists and Half of a Yellow Sun, Purple Hibiscus and Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, comes a new contemplative and intimate book about grief during a global pandemic: Notes on Grief.