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.