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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New book alert! A Brief History of South Africa: From the Earliest Times to the Mandela Presidency

A Brief History of South Africa: From the Earliest Times to the Mandela Presidency by John Pampallis and Maryke Bailey is out now from Jacana Media!

Read an excerpt from Zachariah Rapola’s award-winning short story collection Beginnings of a Dream

Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Beginnings of a Dream by Zachariah Rapola.

Celebrate Frantz Fanon’s birthday with 30% off Frantz Fanon: Toward a Revolutionary Humanism

Today is the birthday of Frantz Fanon, psychiatrist, revolutionary, and one of the leading anticolonial thinkers of our time.

The Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology longlist announced

The 2020 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award longlist has been announced!

Look to the amakomiti for a democratic alternative to power politics

Amakomiti: Grassroots Democracy in South African Shack Settlements – a book that demonstrates the organising power of shack dwellers.

Don’t miss the launch of Strike a Rock, the memoir of South Africa’s home-grown, world-class football superstar Thembi Kgatlana (13 Jul)

Join author Nikolaos Kirkinis and South Africa’s home-grown, world-class football superstar Thembi Kgatlana in conversation with pioneering broadcaster Carol Tshabalala for the launch of Strike a Rock!

Strike A Rock – the memoir of international soccer star Thembi Kgatlana!

Strike A Rock: The Thembi Kgatlana Story, written by Nikolaos Kirkinis, is out now from Jacana Media.

[Pre-order] Red Road to Freedom: A History of the South African Communist Party 1921-2021 by Tom Lodge

Red Road to Freedom: A History of the South African Communist Party 1921–2021 by Tom Lodge will be out soon from Jacana Media.

Don’t miss a book discussion of The Great Pretenders: Race and Class under ANC Rule with author Ebrahim Harvey in conversation with Darlene Miller (7 Jul)

The Wits School of Governance invite you to the launch of The Great Pretenders: Race and Class under ANC Rule by Dr Ebrahim Harvey.

Don’t miss the SA Festival of Children’s Literature (2–4 July)

https://www.safestivalofchildrensliterature.co.za/

‘We are all refugees of our childhoods’: Read an excerpt from Ashraf Kagee’s dazzling new novel, By the Fading Light

Read an excerpt from By the Fading Light, Ashraf Kagee’s stunning follow-up to the award-winning Khalil’s Journey.

Tsitsi Dangarembga awarded 2021 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

Jacana Media is thrilled to announce that Tsitsi Dangarembga has been awarded the 2021 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.

New book alert! Know Them by Their Fruit: A Guide to Identifying South African Trees

Know Them by Their Fruit: A Guide to Identifying South African Trees by AT Ankiewicz is out soon from Jacana Media.

Tsitsi Dangarembga wins the PEN Pinter Prize – to celebrate buy This Mournable Body at 50% off!

Jacana Media is thrilled to announce that Tsitsi Dangarembga, who was recently shortlisted for the Booker Prize, has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize.

New book alert! Ambivalent: Photography and Visibility in African History

Ambivalent: Photography and Visibility in African History will be published soon by Jacana Media.

BirdLife South Africa honours ‘Forgotten Scientist’ Saul Sithole with the Saul Sithole Memorial Library

Lorato Trok’s book The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole tells the story of a pioneering black scientist whose great contribution to the fields of anthropology and ornithology in South Africa has been ignored and largely forgotten.

New book alert! A new edition of Sol Plaatje’s seminal novel Mhudi, with an Introduction by Sabata-mpho Mokae

A new edition of Sol Plaatje’s Mhudi, with an Introduction by Sabata-mpho Mokae, will be out soon from Jacana Media.

New book by Nthikeng Mohlele announced! (PLUS new edition of Small Things)

A new book of short stories by Nthikeng Mohlele will be published by Jacana Media in October 2021!

New book alert! Rethinking Africa: Indigenous Women Re-Interpret Southern Africa’s Pasts

Rethinking Africa: Indigenous Women Re-Interpret Southern Africa’s Pasts, edited by Bernedette Muthien and June Bam, is out in May 2021 from Jacana Media!

Jacana Conversation: Sol Plaatje’s Mhudi – celebrating the centenary of one of Africa’s earliest novels (19 May)

As part of its Africa Month celebrations, Jacana Media invite you to a discussion of Sol Plaatje’s Mhudi.