Human & Rousseau

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About Human & Rosseau

Human & Rousseau was founded in 1959. Although we initially focused on Afrikaans books, Human & Rousseau today publishes both English and Afrikaans and is one of the most esteemed general publishers in South Africa..

On the fiction side, Human & Rousseau’s focus is on quality Afrikaans and English literature, popular reads, children and youth books for the general, mass and schools market. We are the South African home of internationally renowned authors like Breyten Breytenbach, André Brink and Karel Schoeman.

In nonfiction, Human & Rousseau is a leading cookery publisher, featuring classics (such as Cook & Enjoy and Louis Leipoldt’s Kos vir die kenner) along with the most beautiful and up to date new food and lifestyle books.

         

Our Authors

Astrid Lindgren Jaco Botha John Miles Tove Jansson Marianna Brandt
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Author Focus

Helen Brain

Biographical info

Helen Brain was born in 1960 in Perth, Western Australia, and grew up in Durban, South Africa. In 1982 she completed a Performer’s degree in singing at the...

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Latest Releases

30 | Food & Drink

Herman Lensing

Popular food connoisseur Herman Lensing celebrates 30 with style. This book features the delicious food for which he is famous as well as things he has learned...

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In die stille agterkamer | Poetry & Poetry Anthologies

Marlene van Niekerk

These ekphrastic verses about the paintings of Dutch painter Jan Mankes (1889-1920) reaffirm Van Niekerk’s standing as one of SA’s foremost poets.​ It contain a...

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