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.


Don’t miss this Jacana Conversation: Will Ramaphosa’s ANC and his leadership of South Africa survive? (23 Sep)

In his recent press briefing to the South African Editor’s Forum, President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted three key areas that need urgent government intervention to pull South Africa from the precipice of disaster: the Covid-19 pandemic, the South African economy and rampant corruption.

New book alert! Joburg Noir – a new collection of short stories edited by Niq Mhlongo

Joburg Noir, a new collection of short stories edited by Niq Mhlongo, is out at the end of October 2020 from Jacana Media!

Listen to an excerpt from Those Who Live In Cages, read by the author Terry-Ann Adams

Those Who Live In Cages by Terry-Ann Adams is out in a few days from Jacana Media!

Harris Dousemetzis awarded prestigious Fage and Oliver Prize for his book The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas

Jacana Media is thrilled to announce that Harris Dousemetzis has been awarded the Fage and Oliver African Studies Association UK Prize for his extraordinary work The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas.

Don’t miss a Jacana Conversation on why food is the foundation of social justice (16 Sep)

South Africa’s agri-food business is perpetuating poverty, increasing inequality and has led to a broken food system.

Portrait of the Writer as a Young … Writer – special offer on all Dinaane Debut Fiction Award ebooks

Since 2002, Jacana has published an astonishing array of debut novelists who have gone on to become household names.

Don’t miss author speed date and book signing with Jamil F Khan, author of Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams

Jacana Media, in partnership with Book Circle Capital, is delighted to announce that Jamil F Khan, author of Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams, will be meeting readers and would-be readers of his stunning first book.

Webinar book discussion: From Ivory Towers to Ebony Towers: Transforming Humanities Curricula in South Africa, Africa and African-American Studies

The University of Johannesburg’s Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation, in collaboration with Jacana Media, invite you to the webinar book launch of From Ivory Towers to Ebony Towers: Transforming Humanities Curricula in South Africa, Africa and African-American Studies.

Gerald Kraak call for submissions – An anthology and prize on the topics of gender, human rights and sexuality, for writers and photographers across Africa

The Jacana Literary Foundation (JLF) and the Other Foundation are pleased to announce that submissions for the fourth annual Gerald Kraak Prize and Anthology for 2021 are open.

Friday Feast! The Yoga Kitchen: 100 Easy Superfood Recipes – a celebration of nourishing whole foods that will boost your immune system

Not sure what to cook for dinner? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. It’s Friday Feast and this week Jacana Media is bringing you delicious recipes from Marlien Wright’s The Yoga Kitchen: 100 Easy Superfood Recipes.

Don’t miss a Jacana Media Conversation on Gender-Based Violence and the Law

Jacana Media invite you to a conversation titled Gender-Based Violence and the Law.

Win a Zimbabwe-themed book hamper from Jacana Media and Weaver Press!

Jacana Media, in association with Weaver Press, are celebrating authors who hail from Zimbabwe or have written about Zimbabwe by giving away a jam-packed book hamper!

Friday Feast: Try these free recipes from SuzelleDIY’s cookbook!

It’s Friday Feast, and today Jacana Media is sharing a few mouthwatering recipes from SuzelleDIY’s Recipes.

An invitation to a Jacana Conversation – I Remember Nelson Mandela: A Tribute (30 July)

Fourteen of those who worked with Nelson Mandela remember special moments from their time together in this poignant, amusing and heartwarming video tribute to Nelson Mandela.

Don’t miss this Jacana Media Conversation: Black Lives Matter – The Politics of Cricket in South Africa (28 July)

Jacana Media invites you to a conversation on South African cricket and Black Lives Matter.

Don’t miss an introduction to Southern African bird tracks and signs with Lee Gutteridge and Kersey Lawrence (28 July)

Join author Lee Gutteridge and senior tracker Kersey Lawrence for a talk on southern African birds and their tracks and signs!

Getting divorced? How to safeguard your finances before and after – a Jacana Media Masterclass

Jacana Media’s first Masterclass is specifically aimed at women, and even more specifically at women considering divorce.