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! The Communist Manifesto: The Modern South African Edition

The Communist Manifesto: The Modern South African Editio​n will be published by Jacana Media.

New book alert! Amílcar Cabral: The Life of a Reluctant Nationalist by António Tomás (Get 50% off now)

Fifty years ago this month, Amílcar Cabral was assassinated. Amílcar Cabral: The Life of a Reluctant Nationalist by António Tomás is out now from Jacana Media.

The people stood and fought, and fought and stood – Apartheid’s Stalingrad: How the Townships of the Eastern Cape Defied the Apartheid War Machine

In the townships of the Eastern Cape, where the state threw everything they had at the uprisings of the mid-and late 1980s, the people stood and fought, and fought and stood. Apartheid’s Stalingrad is the first account in remembering those who fought and the power of the people.

Mzala: A revolutionary prince of the people – The Lost Prince of the ANC by Mandla J Radebe

The Lost Prince of the ANC: The Life and Times of Jabulani Nobleman ‘Mzala’ Nxumalo by Mandla J Radebe is out in December from Jacana Media.

New book alert! In My Life: Stories From Young Activists in South Africa 2002–2022 (Plus: Book launch details)

In My Life: Stories From Young Activists 2002–2022 is forthcoming in December from Jacana Media.

Durban, The Unaccountables book tour is heading your way! Don’t miss the book’s launch at Ike’s Books and Collectables (24 Nov)

Jacana Media invite you to the launch of The Unaccountables: The Powerful Politicians and Corporations who Profit from Impunity, edited by Michael Marchant, Mamello Mosiana, Ra’eesa Pather and Hennie van Vuuren.

Dan Qeqe: The Port Elizabeth Power Broker – find out more about the new book Rugby, Resistance and Politics (Launch: 3 Nov)

Rugby, Resistance and Politics: How Dan Qeqe Helped Shape the History of Port Elizabeth by Buntu Siwisa is out now from Jacana Media.

The Unaccountables: The Powerful Politicians and Corporations who Profit from Impunity – an urgent and passionately argued call to action (Plus: Launch dates 2-9 Nov)

The Unaccountable The Powerful Politicians and Corporations who Profit from Impunity, edited by Michael Marchant, Mamello Mosiana, Ra’eesa Pather and Hennie van Vuuren, is out now from Jacana Media!

Don’t miss the Gauteng launches of Kumi Naidoo’s forthcoming memoir Letters to My Mother: The Making of a Troublemaker (1-3 Nov)

Join Jacana Media at the Gauteng launch events for Kumi Naidoo’s forthcoming memoir Letters to My Mother: The Making of a Troublemaker.

Celebrating the late, great, Juby Mayet – listen to the Sound of Jacana Podcast and Mixtape, hosted by Charles Leonard

The Sound of Jacana Podcast and Mixtape, hosted by Charles Leonard, is out now!

Don’t miss the launch of Welcome Mandla Lishivha’s memoir Boy on the Run at Book Circle Capital (13 Oct)

Join Welcome Mandla Lishivha for a discussion of their memoir Boy on the Run at Book Circle Capital.

‘Once you’ve read this book you will never be the same again’ – Letters to My Mother: The Making of a Troublemaker by Kumi Naidoo

Letters to My Mother: The Making of a Troublemaker by Kumi Naidoo is out in November from Jacana Media.

Don’t miss the launch of Freedom Writer: My Life and Times by the late, great Juby Mayet at Love Books (11 Oct)

Jacana Media and Love Books invite you to the launch of Freedom Writer: My Life and Times by the late, great Juby Mayet.

Don’t miss the launch of The Age of Menace: Capitalism, Inequality and the Battle for Dignity in Cape Town (8 Oct)

Join Jacana Media at Exclusive Books V&A Waterfront for the launch of The Age of Menace: Capitalism, Inequality and the Battle for Dignity by David Buckham, Robyn Wilkinson and Christiaan Straeuli.

Jacana Media Weekend Special: An Empty Plate and Darwin’s Hunch

Jacana Media is running a special offer on two books containing stunning and consequential research by two South African visionaries.

Calling Soshanguve! Join Welcome Mandla Lishivha in conversation with Katlego Kganyago at a launch of a book that will make history! (1 Oct)

Jacana Media invite you to the launch of Welcome Mandla Lishivha’s memoir Boy on the Run in Soshanguve.

Are John Dube and Pixley ka Isaka Seme relevant to today’s ANC? Don’t miss a Jacana Media Conversation on the topic (27 Sep)

Join Heather Hughes, author of The First President: A Life of John L Dube, Founding President of the ANC, and Bongani Ngqulunga, author of The Man Who Founded the ANC: A Biography of Pixley Ka Isaka Seme, discuss to what extent Hughes’s work on Dube remains relevant since its first publication.

Don’t miss Peter Vundla discussing his memoir Doing Time with Jenny Crwys-Williams (26 Sep)

Join Jenny Crwys-Williams, seasoned journalist and broadcaster, in discussion with entrepreneur and acclaimed advertising industry veteran Peter Vundla as they explore the man behind Doing Time.

Join author Prof. Veronique Tadjo for a seminar titled ‘Close to Nature: The creative process of writing the Ebola epidemic’ in Pretoria (24 Aug)

Jacana Media and the University of Pretoria’s Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship invite you to join Professor Véronique Tadjo for a seminar titled ‘Close to Nature: The creative process of writing the Ebola epidemic’.

Ivorian author Véronique Tadjo will be at Book Circle Capital in Joburg to launch her novel In the Company of Men (24 Aug)

Jacana Media and Book Circle Capital invite you to the launch of In the Company of Men by Véronique Tadjo!