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.


Claim your free sample of the explosive exposé Apartheid Guns and Money

Shining a light on apartheid’s corruption secrets: Apartheid Guns and Money: A Tale of Profit, by Hennie van Vuuren, is published by Jacana Media.

Don’t miss the launch of Inside Apartheid’s Prison by Raymond Suttner at UCT

Jacana Media and the UCT Law Faculty invite you to the launch of Inside Apartheid’s Prison by Raymond Suttner.

‘Reading set me free’ – Kopano Matlwa chats about writing, success and her new novel Period Pain

Kopano Matlwa has been featured on Face to Face with Success with Nikiwe Bikitsha, a new series of short motivational interviews with interesting South Africans.

‘I wrote it for black women but men are finding value in it’ – Malebo Sephodi chats about her new book Miss Behave

Miss-Behave challenges society’s deep-seated beliefs about what it means to be an obedient woman. In this book, Malebo tracks her journey on a path towards achieving total autonomy and self-determinism. Miss-Behave will challenge, rattle and occasionally cause you to scream ‘yassss, yassss, yassss’ at various intervals.

Experimental fiction and toxic relationships: Chwayita Ngamlana explains the inspiration for her debut novel If I Stay Right Here

Chwayita Ngamlana explains the inspiration for her debut novel, If I Stay Right Here, out soon from BlackBird Books.

Don’t miss the launch of Killing Karoline – What happens when the baby they buried comes back?

Born Karoline King in 1980 in Johannesburg South Africa, Sara-Jayne (as she will later be called by her adoptive parents) is the result of an affair, illegal under apartheid’s Immorality Act, between a white British woman and her black South African employee.

An electric debut novel: If I Stay Right Here by Chwayita Ngamlana

This is Chwayita Ngamlana’s debut novel – and it won’t be the last.

Feminism and lobola – can it work? Pumla Dineo Gqola tells her story at the launch of Reflecting Rogue

Pumla Dineo Gqola launched her new book Reflecting Rogue at Love Books in Melville last night.

Don’t miss the launch of Reflecting Rogue, the brilliant collection of essays by Pumla Dineo Gqola

MF Books Joburg, Jacana Media and Love Books invite you to the launch of Reflecting Rogue by Pumla Dineo Gqola!

Reflecting Rogue – the hotly anticipated new book from Pumla Dineo Gqola

Reflecting Rogue is the much anticipated and brilliant collection of experimental autobiographical essays on power, pleasure and South African culture by Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola.

‘People learn us through our language’ – Pearls of wisdom from panel on decolonising South African editing

Yesterday evening, Jacana Media and Wits University hosted a panel discussion on decolonising South African editing.

New book Apartheid Guns & Money reveals the secret international alliances of the apartheid government

In his new book Apartheid Guns and Money: A tale of profit, Hennie van Vuuren shines a light on apartheid’s corruption secrets.

How do we decolonise South African book editing? Don’t miss this Jacana Media event

On Wednesday, 2 August Jacana Media hopes to have a robust and thought-provoking debate and discussion. Don’t miss it!