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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Jacana Media staff picks – find out publisher Nadia Goetham’s best books

Nadia Goetham is a publisher at Jacana Media. She has many things that she loves about her job, but she says, ‘Nothing beats that feeling you get when I see a first-time author’s face light up when they see and hold their book for the first time. I literally have the chance to help make people’s dreams come true.’

‘That’s worse than war.’ Find out what it was like to live in and to live through a time of plague, with Howard Phillips

Watch Howard Phillips discussing the moving and fascinating memories of survivors of the last great plague in South Africa, the ‘Spanish’ flu of 1918.

Join Vernon RL Head and Ian Glenn for a talk on bird watching and the delights of armchair travel (9 July)

You are invited to a Jacana Media Conversation on bird watchers and the delights of armchair travel.

2020 CDI Zambia Tell Your Own Story National Book Awards winners announced – Mubanga Kalimamukwento wins Best Fiction

Congratulations to author Mubanga Kalimamukwento for winning the Best Fiction Award at the 2020 3rd edition CDI Zambia Tell Your Own Story National Book Awards! Her winning novel The Mourning Bird is also the Dinaane Debut Fiction awards winner for 2019.

Don’t miss the digital book launch of The Murder of Ahmed Timol by Imtiaz A Cajee, with journalist Shannon Ebrahim (30 June)

What drove Imtiaz Cajee to search for 20 years to find his uncle’s killer and bring him to justice?

[Free webinar] Join Philippa Garson, Mondli Makhanya and Marianne Thamm for the launch of Undeniable: Memoir of a Covert War (26 June)

Jacana Media and the Daily Maverick invite you to a free webinar book launch for Undeniable: Memoir of a Covert War, with Philippa Garson, Mondli Makhanya and Marianne Thamm.

An essential reading list for Pride Month, from Jacana Media

Everyone’s story deserves to be told – and read.

Don’t miss the Daily Maverick Book Launch Webinar for Oscar van Heerden’s book Two Minutes To Midnight: Will Ramaphosa’s ANC Survive? (24 June)

Jacana Media and the Daily Maverick invite you to a Book Launch Webinar for Oscar van Heerden’s book Two Minutes To Midnight: Will Ramaphosa’s ANC Survive?

Jacana Conversations: Join Jamil F Khan and Karabo Kgoleng and Check Your (White) Privilege at the Door (25 June)

In partnership with Exclusive Books Homebru, Jacana Media will be launching Jamil F Khan’s debut book Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams.

Friday Feast with Sababa – delicious and easy Middle Eastern and Mediterranean family recipes

Can’t decide what to have for dinner tonight? Don’t worry, Jacana Media has got you covered!

Join journalist Philippa Garson for a Zoom talk about life on the frontline in the last years of apartheid (17 June)

The Life, in a Garden team will be hosting a Zoom chat with Philippa Garson to discuss her new book Undeniable: Memoir of a Covert War.

Find out more about Don’t Shut Up – a new virtual book theatre launched by Jacana Media

Jacana Media is offering a virtual book theatre on its new platform Don’t Shut Up!

Don’t miss Mubanga Kalimamukwento and The Cheeky Natives in a Lockdown Takeover on Instagram Live (15 June)

Mubanga Kalimamukwento will be chatting to The Cheeky Natives on Instagram about her debut novel The Mourning Bird.

Unlearning, relearning and solidarity in a time of crisis by Jamil F Khan

Can we hold others accountable for things we too have been guilty of? Yes, and we should. More than that, we must take the time to truly interrogate our own humanity and unlearn our investments in power structures if we are truly to demand justice without hypocrisy.

Read an excerpt from Jamil F Khan’s new book Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams in the new issue of The JRB

In the latest issue of The JRB, you can read an exclusive excerpt from Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams, the new book by Jamil F Khan.

Storytime! Don’t miss a live reading by children’s author Niki Daly for the Hermanus FynArts Festival

One for the kids! Niki Daly will be making a virtual appearance at the 2020 Hermanus FynArts Festival.

All the taste with less of the guilt – try this delicious Cinnamon Apple Tart with Pecan Crust recipe from The Banting Baker

What if we told you that there was a way to continue indulging in delicious comfort food, but in a healthier manner? Try this recipe for Cinnamon Apple Tart with Pecan Crust from The Banting Baker by Catherine Speedie!

Karen Dudley forced to close her famous Woodstock restaurant, The Kitchen – buy a copy of her cookbook to donate to her team

Karen Dudley has been forced to close down her famous Woodstock restaurant, The Kitchen. To support her and the restaurant staff, Jacana Media have announced they will donate all proceeds from the sales of Dudley’s cookbook Set a Table during June and July 2020 to The Kitchen team.