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Book Signing: Nisa Qamar and the Master of Jinniaville PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 19:15

Shafinaaz Hassim, will be appearing at the Al Ansaar Book and Media Centre in Overport tomorrow to promote her new book,  Nisa Qamar and the Master of JinniavilleNisa Qamar follows the success of the KZN Literary Tourism author's third novel, SoPhia.

An Exclusive Excerpt from Pamela Power's "Things Unseen" PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 November 2016 20:58

Clockwork Books has shared an excerpt from Things Unseen, the new psychological thriller, by Pamela Power. Things Unseen was launched last week Friday.

In the book the protagonist, Emma, embarks on a journey to discover the truth behind her mother’s death.


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Read the extract:



He tried to slide the golf club out of the bag, but it was stuck. “Lizzie? Is that you?”

He tried another club, and another. They were all wedged in tight. The cupboard in the hallway was so dark, he could barely see what he was doing but he didn’t want to put on a light in case he alerted the old lady. He ran his fingers down the side of the bag, looking for a zip. There was none. He knew he was making a noise but he didn’t care about being quiet anymore. He went back to the first club. The armchair in the TV lounge creaked. The sweat was running into his eyes, making them sting. Her walking stick tapped along the wooden floor towards him

“Patches!” Her voice was high-pitched. “I hope you’re not in the cupboard again, you naughty cat.” She was nervous. That pleased him. Gave him the burst of power he needed. He pulled with all of his strength. Finally, it slid out.

“Hello?” He stepped into the light and raised the club. “What are you doing here?”

He didn’t reply, he just brought the club down on her head as hard as he could. She wasn’t even surprised. That’s what really got to him. He hit her again. Harder. Blood and bits of flesh splattered all over the wall. He hit her again and again, even after she was still.

When he was done, he tossed the club aside. It clattered on the floor. He knelt next to her, lifted up her dressing gown and tugged her underwear down. He froze. Someone was watching him. He looked up. The cat was staring at him with large, unblinking eyes.
He picked up the golf club.

The Ten Best Tweets from the Launch of Things Unseen PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 November 2016 14:19

By Rasvanth Chunylall

Last week Friday saw the launch of Things Unseen, the latest novel by KZN Literary Tourism author, Pamela Power. Things Unseen is a psychological thriller which differs from the light-hearted, Ms Conception, Power is known for. Regardless, the book has already received positive reviews (see here). For those who missed the launch, here are ten of the best tweets covering the event.


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1. The house runneth over! @LoveBooksJozi launch of #ThingsUnseen by @pamelapower #FridayAfternoons#bookwormsunite

— Nkanyezi Tshabalala (@Nkanyezi_T) November 4, 2016


2. @pamelapower: I started it in 2010 during a dark period in my life when we had a lot of deaths in our family. #ThingsUnseen

— Fiona Snyckers (@FionaSnyckers) November 4, 2016


3. @pamelapower: The title of #ThingsUnseen comes from the Book of Corinthians. Refers to things that are eternal.

— Fiona Snyckers (@FionaSnyckers) November 4, 2016


4. After #MsConception @pamelapower wanted to write something different, a different voice, more complex #ThingsUnseen @LoveBooksJozi

— Louis Wiid (@louiswiid) November 4, 2016


5. @pamelapower: My main character is utterly unlike me because she does not participate in social media at all. #ThingsUnseen

— Fiona Snyckers (@FionaSnyckers) November 4, 2016



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