Autobiographies To Look Out For

1. Justice Dikgang Moseneke: My Own Liberator

Justice Dikgang Moseneke has made quite an impression with bloggers and book lovers around the net. Its is a personal autobiography covering the remarkable life of one of South Africa’s pre-eminent and most remarkable leaders. In this book, Moseneke pays homage to the many people and places that have helped to define and shape him. The book charts Moseneke’s rise as of one of the country’s top legal minds who not only helped to draft the Constitution but for 15 years acted as a guardian of it for all South Africans.

Pan Macmillan SA who have acquired World rights for this books, mentioned in their press statement that they will be publishing two of Moseneke’s memoirs. The second book will be a judicial memoir focusing on Justice Moseneke’s 15-year term as a Judge of the Constitutional Court and the many varied cases the he presided over.

Pan Macmillan is delighted to work with Justice Moseneke on these momentous and remarkable books. It is a humbling experience for the Pan Macmillan team to be able to work with an author of this stature – MD for Pan Macmillan SA Terry Morris

2. Trevor Noah: Born A Crime

Another title from Pan MacMillan that has people revved up to buy is Trevor Noah – Born A Crime. Here the comedian shares stories of his fiercely protective mother and his hapless misadventures on the rutted road to comedic stardom. Congratulatory messages have been pouring in across the world, with many encouraging to buy the copy.

3. Nomavenda Mathaine: Eyes in the night: An Untold Zulu Story

Also the new book release by Bookstorm Publishers, Eyes in the night, has received great reception in the literacy community. Nomavenda Mathiane who is a well respected journalist and author, shared a story about her grandmother who was around during the Anglo-Zulu war. Her grandmother lived an extraordinary life, but her daughter – Mathiane’s mother – never spoke about it. A true almost lost story of a young Zulu woman who survived the war between the British and Zulu nations.

4. Tim Crothers: The Queen of Katwe. 

Oh lawd but this is a heart-warming life story of young girl, Phiona Mutesi from the slums of Uganda learning chess. One day in 2005 while searching for food, nine-year-old Ugandan Phiona Mutesi followed her brother to a dusty veranda where she met Robert Katende. Katende, a war refugee turned missionary, had an improbable dream: to empower kids in the Katwe slum through chess—a game so foreign there is no word for it in their native language. Laying a chess­board in the dirt, Robert began to teach. At first children came for a free bowl of porridge, but many grew to love the game that—like their daily lives—requires persevering against great obstacles. Of these kids, one girl stood out as an immense talent: Phiona.
By the age of eleven Phiona was her country’s junior champion, and at fifteen, the national champion. Now a Woman Candidate Master—the first female titled player in her country’s history—Phiona dreams of becoming a Grandmaster, the most elite level in chess. But to reach that goal, she must grapple with everyday life in one of the world’s most unstable countries.

This is a soon to be major Disney motion picture starring Academy winner Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo directed by Mira Nair has received many accolades internationally.


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