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.


Profiting from Misery: Don’t miss a Jacana Conversation in partnership with Open Secrets

Profiting from Misery: Open Secrets investigates the corporations and politicians who make money from corrupt arms deals and war crimes and how we can hold them to account.

Don’t miss the launch of The Great Pretenders – a stinging critique of the ANC by veteran political analyst Ebrahim Harvey (5 May)

Join Ebrahim Harvey, author of The Great Pretenders: Race and Class under ANC Rule, in a Don’t Shut Up Jacana Conversation.

Watch Rešoketšwe Manenzhe in conversation with Jennifer Malec about her award-winning novel Scatterlings

Rešoketšwe Manenzhe chatted to Jennifer Malec recently about her debut novel Scatterlings.

By the Fading Light – don’t miss author Ashraf Kagee in conversation with Rehana Rossouw (14 Apr)

Award-winning author Ashraf Kagee’s second novel, By the Fading Light, tells a dazzling tale of the loss of innocence.

Join Rob Little for the virtual launch of his new book Gamebirds of Africa: Guineafowls, Francolins, Spurfowls, Quails, Sandgrouse and Snipes (29 Mar)

Join Rob Little, author of Gamebirds of Africa, and Steve Boyes, Executive Chairman of the Wild Bird Trust, as they introduce you to the fascinating guineafowls, francolins, spurfowls, quails, sandgrouse and snipes of Africa that are presented in this definitive new handbook.

Join Alon Skuy and James Oatway for a conversation about their new book [BR]OTHER and the issue of rising xenophobia in South Africa (23 Mar)

Join Jacana Media for a conversation about xenophobia, which will mark the publication of [BR]OTHER by Alon Skuy and James Oatway.

How will we remember Covid-19? Join Howard Phillips to find out what previous outbreaks in South Africa tell us about pandemic memories (16 Mar)

Join Jacana Media, with author Emeritus Professor Howard Phillips, a specialist in the social history of medicine, especially in respect of pandemics, and Bhekisisa editor-in-chief Mia Malan on our Don’t Shut Up Conversation series as they try to use past pandemics in South Africa to illuminate the Covid-19 pandemic.

Join Adekeye Adebajo for the launch of his novella The Trial of Cecil John Rhodes, with John Kani and Rebecca Davis (18 Mar)

Join Jacana Media and The Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation to celebrate the launch of Adekeye Adebajo’s new book The Trial of Cecil John Rhodes.

Introducing the Cheeky Chats! Don’t miss The Cheeky Natives in conversation with Jamil F Khan, author of Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams

The Cheeky Natives are launching #CheekyChats, a new series of intimate author-focused conversations, and the first guest will be Jamil F Khan, author of Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams.

Gamebirds of Africa by Rob Little – a must-have book for bird enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in nature and conservation

Gamebirds of Africa: Guineafowls, Francolins, Spurfowls, Quails, Sandgrouse and Snipes by Rob Little is out in March from Jacana Media.

Meet author Terry-Ann Adams at a Those Who Live in Cages speed date and book signing (27 Feb)

Jacana Media and Book Circle Capital invite you to a book signing for Terry-Ann Adams’s debut novel, Those Who Live in Cages.

New fiction loading … Join the #ByTheFadingLight Early Adopters Club and get 30% off Ashraf Kagee’s stunning new novel

By the Fading Light, Ashraf Kagee’s stunning follow-up to the award-winning Khalil’s Journey, will be published by Jacana Media in April 2021!

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of They Called You Dambudzo by Flora Veit-Wild, with Tinashe Mushakavanhu and Shaun Viljoen (25 Feb)

Please join Jacana Media for a Don’t Shut Up conversation between Flora Veit-Wild, Tinashe Mushakavanhu and Shaun Viljoen for the launch the soon-to-be published They Called You Dambudzo.

‘Welcome to Eldorado Park.’ – Read an excerpt from Those Who Live in Cages, the acclaimed debut novel by Terry-Ann Adams

Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Terry-Ann Adams’s debut novel Those Who Live in Cages, a story about Coloured women, family, …

Three-way international rights deal for The Pan-African Pantheon: Prophets, Poets, and Philosophers

Jacana Media is delighted to announce a three-way rights sale for The Pan-African Pantheon: Prophets, Poets, and Philosophers, edited by Adekeye Adebajo.

Celebrate Saul Sithole, a neglected pioneer of South African science, at the launch of The Forgotten Scientist (18 Feb)

Jacana Media invites you to the virtual book launch of The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole by Lorato Trok.

She saves strangers’ lives: Meet Dr Anne Biccard, author of the word-of-mouth bestseller Saving a Strangers Life: The Diary of an Emergency Room Doctor

Join Jacana Media for a Don’t Shut Up Conversation between author Anne Biccard – writer, stray dog collector and the doctor we know you’d want on call – and her editor Michele Magwood, award-winning journalist and critic and the former books editor of the Sunday Times.

Don’t miss the Jacana People’s Book Sale – 50% off all books, for 2 days only!

The Jacana Media People’s Book Sale is happening now!

Jacana Media congratulates authors longlisted for 2021 HSS Awards

Jacana Media congratulates the following authors whose titles have been chosen for the Humanities and Social Science (HSS) Awards longlists!