“Read This!” brings the hottest literature news right to your phone.

The Johannesburg Review of Books and Volume have launched a new books show where you can discover what’s hot in the Johannesburg Review of Books.

Read This! comes out on the same day as the new issue of The JRB (on usually the first Monday of each month).

The JRB is a leading authority in literature in South Africa and they are a perfect partner for this exciting new show. 

The show will be released as a WhatsApp voice note—a groundbreaking new audio format being pioneered by Volume.

Presented each month by JRB editor Jennifer Malec with special inserts from authors and publishers. 

The show arrives on your phone as a WhatsApp voice note, allowing you to listen, share and interact with the show without leaving the app. Tell us, via a quick text, what you are reading, what you are deliberately not reading, or whether you take up any of our monthly book recommendations.

Listen to Read This! on WhatsApp


Get a new voice note audio show each month by adding the number +2782 382 1222 into your contact list and sending that number a WhatsApp message.