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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Introduce children to the local art scene with Explore! Awesome South African Artists by Cobi Labuscagne

Explore! Awesome South African Artists by Cobi Labuscagne is out in September from Jacana Media.

Watch Mphuthumi Ntabeni introduce his novel The Broken River Tent, and listen to an excerpt

Wordfest South Africa recently asked Mphuthumi Ntabeni to introduce his entrancing novel The Broken River Tent.

Meet Yusuf Daniels, author of Living Coloured (Because Black and White were Already Taken), and get your book signed!

Yusuf Daniels, author of the hit memoir Living Coloured (Because Black and White were Already Taken), will be signing books at two Bargain Books stores in Cape Town.

Cover reveal! The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Zimunhu Taruvinga

Out in October 2019 from MFBooks Joburg – The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Zimunhu Taruvinga.

Join The Book Revue for a morning of conversation with Letshego Zulu about her gripping memoir, I Choose to Live (17 Aug)

Jacana Media and The Book Revue invite you to a morning with Letshego Zulu, author of the gripping memoir I Choose to Live.

Don’t miss the launch of Get Me to 21: The Jenna Lowe Story by Gabi Lowe at Exclusive Books Hyde Park (14 August)

MFBooks Joburg and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Get Me to 21: The Jenna Lowe Story by Gabi Lowe.

Election 2019: Change and Stability in South Africa’s Democracy – in-depth analysis by experts on South African politics

Election 2019: Change and Stability in South Africa’s Democracy, edited by Roger Southall and Collette Schulz-Herzenberg, is out soon from Jacana Media.

‘Do you think you funny?’ How Yusuf Daniels got his big break in publishing (his book Living Coloured is now a bestseller)

Yusuf Daniels chats about his new memoir, Living Coloured (Because Black and White were Already Taken).

It’s competition time! Win a Women’s Day book hamper with Jacana Media (enter before 11 Aug)

In celebration of Women’s Day on Friday, 9 August, Jacana Media is giving away a hamper of three books by three phenomenal women.

New book alert! Women take centre stage in Perfect Imperfections by Makanaka Mavengere-Munsaka

Perfect Imperfections, the debut novel by Makanaka Mavengere-Munsaka, is out mid-August 2019 from BlackBird Books!

Attention fly fisherman! Yet More Sweet Days by Tom Sutcliffe is in stores now

Yet More Sweet Days, the new book by Tom Sutcliffe, is now available in bookstores and fly shops throughout South Africa.

Don’t miss the launch of Get Me to 21: The Jenna Lowe Story by Gabi Lowe at Exclusive Books Cavendish (6 August)

MFBooks Joburg and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Get Me to 21: The Jenna Lowe Story by Gabi Lowe.

‘I’ve never hugged my mother’ – Listen to Landa Mabenge talk to The Cheeky Natives about his memoir, Becoming Him: A Trans Memoir of Triumph

In this in-depth podcast, Landa Mabenge talks to The Cheeky Natives about his memoir Becoming Him: a Trans Memoir of Triumph.

Join Living Coloured author Yusuf Daniels for a fun-filled evening of talks, food, spot prizes and more in Cape Town (3 August)

Yusuf Daniels invites you to a fun-filled evening in support of small businesses at Kenwyn Primary School in Cape Town.

Epidemics and the Health of African Nations – MISTRA’s latest publication probes possible solutions to the continent’s heavy burden of disease

Epidemics and the Health of African Nations – the latest publication from The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) – is out now.

‘It’s basically my life story, but with a lot of spice’ – Yusuf Daniels chats about the incredible success of his book Living Coloured

Author Yusuf Daniels chats about how his book Living Coloured (Because Black & White Were Already Taken) came to be.

‘My whiteness saved my life that day’ – Bradley Steyn, author of Undercover with Mandela’s Spies, describes the massacre that changed his life

Bradley D Steyn spoke to Polity SA recently about his book Undercover with Mandela’s Spies: The Story of The Boy Who Crossed the Square.

Join Letshego Zulu for the launch of her tragic and inspiring memoir, I Choose To Live, at Exclusive Books Mall of Africa (24 July)

MFBooks Joburg and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of I Choose to Live by Letshego Zulu.