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Jacana Media is an African publisher specialising in a range of different books - fiction, non-fiction, travel, natural history, current affairs, maps, cookbooks, lifestyle, art and educational and custom publishing.

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Jacana Media Solidarity Reads Day 4: Redi Tlhabi, Bonnie Mbuli and Zoleka Mandela – 21% off for 21 days!

Solidarity Reads: Delivering the best ebooks Jacana Media has to offer at very special prices.

Jacana Media Solidarity Reads Day 1: My Father, My Monster by McIntosh Polela

For the next 21 days Jacana Media will send you ebook offers from its extensive catalogue of titles.

Shedding light on a blood-soaked chapter in South Africa’s history – Read an excerpt from Philippa Garson’s memoir Undeniable: Memoir of a Covert War

‘Although some may find the violence triggering, it is my specific intention to not sidestep the uncomfortable truth about this time.’

A hard-hitting exposé of the profit-driven multinational running Mangaung private prison – The Misery Merchants: Life and Death in a Private South African Prison

The Misery Merchants: Life and Death in a Private South African Prison by Ruth Hopkins is out at the end of March 2020 from Jacana Media.

Brian Willan stars at Human and Social Science Awards evening

Brian Willan’s Sol Plaatje: A Life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje 1876–1932 was named joint winner of the Best Biography Award at the Human and Social Science Awards last week.

Jacana Media Author of the Month: Chike Frankie Edozien

Chike Frankie Edozien is Jacana Media’s Author of the Month for March!

New book alert! From Ivory Towers to Ebony Towers: Transforming Humanities Curricula in South Africa, Africa and African-American Studies

From Ivory Towers to Ebony Towers: Transforming Humanities Curricula in South Africa, Africa and African-American Studies by Tella Oluwaseun and Shireen Motala is out from Jacana Media in March 2020.

Plague, Pox and Pandemics: A Jacana Pocket History of Epidemics in South Africa – a timely new book from Jacana Media

Plague, Pox and Pandemics: A Jacana Pocket History of Epidemics in South Africa by Howard Phillips will be published by Jacana Media in …

‘Striving to get hold of fleeting memories and slippery images of the past’ – Ronnie Kasrils on the writing of his book Catching Tadpoles

In Catching Tadpoles: The Shaping of a Young Rebel Ronnie Kasrils answers the question that he has been asked innumerable times: ‘What made a young white boy give up privilege and join the liberation struggle?’

Join Carien du Plessis and Martin Plaut for the launch of Understanding South Africa at Love Books (12 Mar)

Join Jacana Media at Love Books for the launch of Understanding South Africa by Carien du Plessis and Martin Plaut.

Understanding South Africa – a go-to guide for confused South Africans, by Carien du Plessis and Martin Plaut

Understanding South Africa by Carien du Plessis and Martin Plaut is out in March 2020 from Jacana Media.

Don’t miss Tracy Going, Landa Mabenge and Desiree-Anne Martin chatting about writing their lives at the Blown Away by Books Festival in Cape Town

Memoirists Landa Mabenge, Tracy Going and Desiree-Anne Martin will be in conversation with Cathy Park at the Blown Away by Books Festival in Cape Town.

Bill Gates honours author and doctor Kopano Matlwa Mabaso’s ‘incredible’ work in his ‘Heroes in the Field’ campaign

Kopano Matlwa Mabaso’s work with under-nourished children has caught the attention of business magnate and philanthropist Bill Gates.

‘I have reason to suspect you will find this tale unusual, but not without beauty.’ Read an excerpt from the new edition of Small Things by Nthikeng Mohlele

Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from the new edition of Nthikeng Mohlele’s novel Small Things. The novel, first published in 2013, …

Anniversaries spark renewed readings of South Africa’s celebrated Sol Plaatje

Anniversaries spark renewed readings of South Africa’s celebrated Sol Plaatje

Rešoketšwe Manenzhe wins the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award for her novel Scatterlings

The Jacana Literary Foundation, in partnership with Exclusive Books, has announced the winner of the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award.

The incredibly detailed Birds of Southern Africa and their Track and Signs – essential for all bird lovers’ bookshelves

Birds of Southern Africa and their Track and Signs – a user friendly field guide that provides a fresh approach to bird watching in southern Africa.