Jacana Media

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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Career opportunities: Jacana Media is hiring! (Production Assistant)

Jacana Media, South Africa’s fastest-growing independent publisher, is seeking a levelheaded production assistant who will do what it takes to get the job done.

‘The Tsafendas portrayed in The Man Who Killed Apartheid is an absolute treasure’ – Percy Zvomuya

Percy Zvomuya has reviewed The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas for New Frame.

Everyone is Present events in Johannesburg, London and New York

If you missed Terry Kurgan’s packed book launches in Johannesburg, here’s one more chance to catch her.

Don’t miss a book discussion around We Are No Longer at Ease: The Struggle for #FeesMustFall at Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education

“Combining personal reflections, essays, poetry and analyses, the book provides an insiders’ perspective on the movement, which swept university campuses across the country from 2015 and boldly challenged the status quo.”

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‘The struggle for free education matters’ – Read Malaika wa Azania’s Foreword to We Are No Longer at Ease: The Struggle for #FeesMustFall

We Are No Longer at Ease is a collection of personal articles, essays, speeches and poetry mainly from voices of young people …

Don’t miss the launch of Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Carsten Rasch (5 March)

MFBooks Joburg and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Carsten Rasch.

One of the first literary figures in France with a double identity, a cultural hybridity – An excerpt from The First Safari

Read an excerpt from The First Safari: Searching for François Levaillant by Ian Glenn, out now from Jacana Media!

Confronting Inequality: The South African Crisis, edited by Michael Nassen Smith, with papers by Thuli Madonsela, Ben Turok and Kgalema Motlanthe

South Africa’s distorted distribution of wealth is one of the biggest challenges facing the country’s economy, with unemployment sitting at an unsustainable 27.7%.

A life well lived, extremely elegantly told – Vintage Love and Other Essays by Jolyon Nuttall

Vintage Love and Other Essays by Jolyon Nuttall is out now from Jacana Media.

Join Eva Mazza for the launch of her debut novel Sex, Lies and Stellenbosch at Love Books

MFBooks Joburg and Eva Mazza invite you to the launch of the sizzling Sex, Lies and Stellenbosch, a novel that peeks into the lives of the privileged men and women of the winelands. 

Moira Forjaz captures the life stories of the inhabitants of Ilha de Moçambique in The Islanders

There are centuries of history among the island’s coral stone town and macuti (palm leaf) huts, with stories that need to be told, but this time by the people and not by the historians.

A step-by-step guide for women – Divorce Smart: The Girl’s Guide to Divorcing Well by Christel du Toit

This book is a step-by-step guide for women to navigating the legal paperwork, childcare planning and financial security issues one will face during and after a divorce.

Save the date for the Joburg and Stellenbosch launches of Sex, Lies and Stellenbosch by Eva Mazza

Don’t miss the launches of Sex, Lies and Stellenbosch, the debut novel from Eva Mazza – a sexy, fast-paced page-turner written with wry humour and finesse.

‘Tsafendas was a perfectly sane man who considered Verwoerd the brains behind apartheid’ – Harris Dousemetzis on his book The Man Who Killed Apartheid

Harris Dousemetzis was on CNBC Africa to discuss his book The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas.

‘I may have left my abusive partner, but the trauma and shame never left me’ – Vanessa Govender discusses her memoir Beaten But Not Broken

‘I may have walked away, I may have left my abusive partner, but the trauma and the pain and the anguish and the shame have never left me.’

‘Get married. Have babies. Then continue with secret boyfriends.’ Read an excerpt from Lives of Great Men by Chike Frankie Edozien

Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Lives of Great Men, the award-winning memoir from Chike Frankie Edozien.

Join LesDaChef for a signing event for his new cookbook Dijo: My Food, My Journey at Exclusive Books Clearwater (26 Jan)

Jacana Media and Exclusive Books invite you to the signing of Dijo: My Food, My Journey by LesDaChef.

Add a twist of humour to South African nostalgia with an excerpt from Hagen Engler’s new book Black Twitter, Blitz and a Boerie as Long as Your Leg

Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Hagen Engler’s new book Black Twitter, Blitz and a Boerie as Long as Your Leg!