SWEET MEDICINE MAKES THE 2016 NIELSEN BOOKSELLERS’ CHOICE AWARD SHORTLIST
Sweet Medicine by Panashe Chigumadzi has been shortlisted for the 2016 Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice Award. Around 150 nominations were received. The R20 000 prize is given to the title that South Africa’s booksellers most enjoyed reading, promoting and selling.
Sweet Medicine is a thorough and evocative attempt at grappling with a variety of important issues in the postcolonial context: tradition and modernity, feminism and patriarchy, spiritual and political freedoms and responsibilities, poverty and desperation, and wealth and abundance.
“Panashe Chigumadzi’s Sweet Medicine is as fresh and bracing as mountain air.”
– Mandla Langa
Sam Cowen's no-holds-barred memoir and latest offering, From Whiskey to Water is now the number one Non-fiction title in South Africa.
Having kept her alcohol addiction well away from the public eye for over 14 years, in this tell-all tale Sam finds the courage to talk about her struggle with her addiction to whiskey, food and finally to a passion that saved her life – marathon swimming. Told in her characteristically hilarious dead-pan style, this is one of the bravest books you’ll read this year.
From Whiskey to Water was published by MFBooks Joburg, a Jacana Media imprint.
Buy the book here.