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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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Don’t miss the launch of International Brigade Against Apartheid, edited by Ronnie Kasrils (8 Dec)

Join Jacana Media for the international launch of International Brigade Against Apartheid: Secrets of the Peoples War that Liberated South Africa.

Books for Black Friday! Jacana Media’s 50% off sale starts on Friday at 6am (PLUS stand a chance to win books too!)

Jacana Media’s Black Friday kicks off at 6am this Friday, 26 November 2021.

‘Being bullied is not your fault’ – Shudufhadzo Musida on Shudu Finds her Magic (Plus: Watch the author read an extract!)

A children’s book about bullying and the power of friendship – Shudufhadzo Musida chats about Shudu Finds Her Magic and reads an excerpt!

Find out more about Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture by Gaiutra Bahadur

161 years ago, on 16 November 1860, the SS Truro that sailed from Madras carrying the first 342 indentured Indian labourers arrived in Port Natal (present-day Durban).

Revel in this festival of fiction, from Jacana Media

Holiday reads for the 2021 season, from Jacana Media. Choose your own adventure and escape for the summer holidays!

Don’t miss the launch and panel discussion of Fighting and Writing: The Rhodesian Army at War and Postwar by Luise White (25 Nov)

WiSER invite you to the launch of Fighting and Writing: The Rhodesian Army at War and Postwar by Luise White.

2021 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2021 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology has been announced!

Safari Nation: A Social History of the Kruger National Park wins the American Historical Society’s Martin A Klein Award

Safari Nation: A Social History of the Kruger National Park wins the American Historical Society’s Martin A. Klein Award

Pre-order! Ausi Told Me: Why Cape Herstoriographies Matter by June Bam – fascinating insights into life at the Cape over several centuries

Ausi Told Me: Why Cape Herstoriographies Matter is now available for pre-order from Jacana Media.

New book alert! Christopher, the debut novel by Nozuko Siyotula, second runner-up in the 2020 Dinaane Award

Christopher by Nozuko Siyotula, second runner-up in the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award, is now available for pre-order from Jacana Media.

Meet award-winning writer Sihle-isipho Nontshokweni, author of Wanda the Brave, for virtual book reading session! (30 Oct)

Award-winning writer Sihle-isipho Nontshokweni will be doing a virtual reading of her children’s book Wanda the Brave!

Join David Dison for the launch of his new novel The Good Nigerian at Emoyeni in Joburg (28 Oct)

It’s time to meet in person again, and Jacana Media invites you all to the book launch of The Good Nigerian by David Dison!

Seminar by Tom Lodge: Who joined the Party? The changing sociology of South African Communism, 1921-2021 (26 Oct)

WiSER and the Forge invite you to an online seminar by Tom Lodge (University of Limerick): Who joined the Party? The changing sociology of South African Communism, 1921–2021.

Congratulations to Tsitsi Dangarembga on being awarded the 2021 German Peace Prize

‘I’m sure you would have preferred to give up on occasion, Tsitsi, to simply give in to the temptation to just lead a normal, ordinary life. […] But you are far from ordinary.’

Don’t miss the launch of the blazing Amakomiti by Trevor Ngwane (21 Oct)

Trevor Ngwane’s Amakomiti argues that, contrary to common perception, shack dwellers are an essential part of the urban population, whose political agency must be recognised and respected. 

New book alert! All Rise: Resistance and Rebellion in South Africa – A Graphic History

All Rise: Resistance and Rebellion in South Africa is a vivid, first-of-its-kind collection of near-forgotten South Africa resistance histories. 

New book alert! The Discovery of Love – a new collection of short stories from Nthikeng Mohlele

Nthikeng Mohlele’s new collection of short stories, The Discovery of Love, will be out from Jacana Media in October 2021.

New book alert! Hauntings – a collection of stories edited by Niq Mhlongo

This Halloween, be prepared to be spooked by the upcoming, future bestselling, anthology Hauntings!

Donate to help a brilliant writer Terry-Ann Adams buy a telescope to assist her near-sightedness

Terry-Ann Adams, author of the truly brilliant Those Who Live in Cages, is crowdfunding to buy a telescope that will assist her in her near-sightedness.

Put Africa in your pocket with a 3 for 2 special offer from Jacana Media!

3 for 2 special on the Jacana Pocket Histories!