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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Don’t miss the launch of Zapiro’s new 2019 annual Which Side is Up? – and watch one of his famed cartoon presentations! (18 Nov)

Join Zapiro at Exclusive Books Bedford Centre as he launches his new 2019 annual Which Side is Up?

Spend Saturday morning with Zapiro as he launches his 2019 annual, Which Side is Up? (16 Nov)

Jacana Media and Love Books invite you to the launch of Zapiro’s 2019 annual Which Side is Up?

Exposing and revealing, brilliantly appealing, Zapiro does it again in Which Side is Up?!

Which Side is Up? – the 2019 Zapiro annual – out now from Jacana Media!

Zapiro receives France’s top cultural award – the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres

Acclaimed South African cartoonist and satirist Zapiro (Jonathan Shapiro) has received France’s top cultural award.

Join Liam Del Carme for the launch of Winging It: On Tour With the Boks at Pirates Sports Club – to be broadcast live on Kaya FM (15 Nov)

Jacana Media and Pirates Sports Club invite you to the launch of Winging It: On Tour With the Boks by Liam Del Carme.

Don’t miss the launch of Kuli Roberts’s debut novel Siren at the Mall of Africa (12 Nov)

BlackBird Books and Bargain Books invite you to the launch of Siren by Kuli Roberts.

Join Dave Muller in East London for the launch of Not Child’s Play: Kidnapped. Held Hostage. A True Story (14 Nov)

MF Books Joburg and Dave Muller invite you to the launch of Not Child’s Play: Kidnapped. Held Hostage. A True Story.

Winging It: On Tour With the Boks by Liam Del Carme – a detailed and humorous insider’s view

Winging It: On Tour With the Boks by Liam Del Carme is out now from Jacana Media!

Don’t miss the launch of Explore! Awesome South African Artists at The Atelier in Joburg (9 Nov)

Join Cobi Labuscagne for the launch of her new book Explore! Awesome South African Artists.

Don’t miss the Joburg launch of I Am Ndileka: More Than My Surname, the long-awaited memoir by Ndileka Mandela (6 Nov)

Jacana Media and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of I Am Ndileka by Ndileka Mandela.

Join Dave Muller for the Port Elizabeth launch of Not Child’s Play: Kidnapped. Held Hostage. A True Story (5 Nov)

MF Books Joburg and Fogarty’s Bookshop invite you to the launch of Not Child’s Play: Kidnapped. Held Hostage. A True Story by Dave Muller.

Announcing the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award longlist – unearthing new southern African writers

The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced the longlisted finalists for the 2019/20 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award!

I Am Ndileka: More Than My Surname by Ndileka Mandela, the eldest grandchild of Nelson Mandela

I Am Ndileka: More Than My Surname by Ndileka Mandela is out in November 2019 from Jacana Media.

Join Ronnie Kasrils at the Pretoria launch of his new memoir Catching Tadpoles: The Shaping of a Young Rebel (5 Nov)

Jacana Media and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Catching Tadpoles: The Shaping of a Young Rebel, an extraordinary coming-of-age memoir from Ronnie Kasrils.

‘Her car was on fire, and she was trapped inside’ – Read an excerpt from Kuli Roberts’s debut novel Siren

BlackBird Books has shared an extract from Siren, the debut novel by Kuli Roberts.

Join Dave Muller for the launch of Not Child’s Play: Kidnapped. Held Hostage. A True Story at The Book Lounge (30 Oct)

MF Books Joburg and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Not Child’s Play: Kidnapped. Held Hostage. A True Story by Dave Muller.

Calling all young art lovers and parents! Don’t miss the Cape Town launch of the new book Explore! Awesome South African Artists (27 Oct)

Jacana Media invites all young art lovers and parents to the launch of Cobi Labuscagne’s new book Explore! Awesome South African Artists.

Not Child’s Play: Kidnapped. Held Hostage. A True Story, by Dave Muller

Not Child’s Play: Kidnapped. Held Hostage. A True Story by Dave Muller is out at the end of October 2019.

Roger Southall unpacks his book Election 2019: Change and Stability in South Africa’s Democracy

Roger Southall chatted to Polity SA about his new book Election 2019: Change and Stability in South Africa’s Democracy.

New from Ben Trovato – Durban Poison: A Collection of Vitriol and Wit

Ben Trovato’s writing has been described as ‘the literary equivalent of sex with a clown’. In his latest book, Durban Poison, he derives an almost unseemly amount of pleasure from satirising the foibles and fantasies of our political fabulists.