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Terra Incognita: Order your copy today.



The more astute among you may have noticed that  Terra Incognita has been on the shelves at African Books Collective in the UK since mid-January, and wondered when you were going to be able to buy a copy in South Africa, or anywhere else on the continent, for that matter.  Things have taken a little longer here, and although we sent the book off ages ago, there were a couple of things our inexperience as publishers didn’t factor in to the equation:

1. Printers, like building contractors, close on the 15th of December and don’t return from their holidays in Plett until mid-January.

2. We weren’t the only publishers chomping at the bit to get reams of paper inked up and glued together and turned into beautiful books (though we’re  the only publisher with a book as beautiful as Terra Incognita). There was a queue and we had to get in line.

3. It takes six weeks from the time the distributor sends out the A.I. to when the book actually arrives in the book shops.

When they say publishing is a slow business, they mean ssssslllloooooowwww (like Dory speaking whale slow #findingnemo).


Short Story Day Africa has a new clean sophisticated look and a new website to match. All designed by the talented Nick Mulgrew, who incidentally designed the cover for Terra Incognita. Soon, we’ll be selling ebooks directly from the new website, and the money from the sales will go directly into funding SSDA 2015.


Terra Iconginta.  Unchartered Depths. Africa Unknowable. Order it from all good bookshops.

For those Kindle owners that can’t wait….Here is your USA LINK and Here is your UK LINK. (Enjoy!) Keep following us on FACEBOOK and TWITTER and we’ll post the links to other buying options as they become available.

Terra Incognita is published by Short Story Day Africa in association with Hands On Books.


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