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A Readers' Community by The Book Lounge
A Readers' Community by The Book Lounge
The Book Lounge

From the Cape Town-based independent bookstore, The Book Lounge, we bring you conversations about books and the book world, as well as... more

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07 Jul 2021 · 39 minutes
Down Memoir Lane with Robert Hamblin

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22 Jun 2021 · 43 minutes
A Feast for the Eyes with Team Kwezi

An episode about comic books, graphic novels, and graphic biographies. We speak to the dream team behind Kwezi, South Africa’s... more

09 Jun 2021 · 41 minutes
Reading Slump Remedies with A'Eysha Kassiem and Naledi Mashishi

This episode is all about books to read when you’re struggling to read. We speak to A’Eysha Kassiem, author of... more

26 May 2021 · 46 minutes
Surfacing with Desiree Lewis and Gabeba Baderoon

In this episode, we talk to Desiree Lewis and Gabeba Baderoon, the editors of a new collection,  'Surfacing: On Being... more

12 May 2021 · 35 minutes
The Promise with Damon Galgut (Booker Prize winner 2021)

In this episode, Mervyn talks to Damon Galgut about his new novel, The Promise, a few months before it won... more

28 Apr 2021 · 44 minutes
A Festive Reading Guide with Patric Tariq Mellet and Angela Makholwa

This special festive episode brings you conversations with Patric Tariq Mellet and Angela Makholwa, as well as recommendations from Book... more

10 Dec 2020 · 48 minutes
A Conversation with Mohale

We discuss what’s been happening behind the scenes in the book world and Mervyn has a conversation with Mohale Mashigo... more

10 Sep 2020 · 43 minutes
A Quirky Guide to Mermaid Fillet with Tiffany Kagure Mugo and Mia Arderne

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26 Aug 2020 · 36 minutes
A Readers' Community by The Book Lounge
Trailer: Open Book Podcast Series 2021
A Readers' Community by The Book Lounge
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