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Human & Rousseau, which is considered one of the most respected general publishers in South Africa, was founded in 1959 and became and imprint of NB Publishers in 2001. The focus is on quality fiction, popular reading matter, children’s and youth books for the general and mass markets, as well as cookbooks and non-fiction in Afrikaans and English.

Internationally renowned authors such as André P. Brink, Breyten Breytenbach, Karel Schoeman, Deon Meyer, and Linda Rode all publish under this imprint.

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NB Publishers have six imprints: Tafelberg, Human & Rousseau, Queillerie, Pharos, Kwela and Best Books.

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Human & Rousseau was founded in 1959 with the aim to publish and promote Afrikaans books in particular.

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Tafelberg Publishers was established in 1951 and is renowned for its Afrikaans literary fiction.

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Kwela Books was founded in 1994 and specialises in African writing.

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Pharos specialises in Afrikaans language and Afrikaans-English dictionaries.

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We mainly publish books for the general trade market in South Africa, but we also publish literature and grammar textbooks for schools.

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Established in 1991 by Hettie Scholtz as an independent publishing company, Queillerie came to prominence with the publication of titles by...

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Lux Verbi is South Africa's oldest Christian publisher

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