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.
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, …
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.
The Jacana Media People’s Book Sale is happening now!
Jacana Media congratulates the following authors whose titles have been chosen for the Humanities and Social Science (HSS) Awards longlists!
Reassessing Mandela, edited by Willam Beinart and Colin Bundy – a scholarly counterweight to uncritical celebration
Reassessing Mandela, edited by Willam Beinart and Colin Bundy, is out now from Jacana Media.
Dr Abdullah Abdurahman: South Africa’s First Elected Black Politician – a deeply researched history by Martin Plaut
Dr Abdullah Abdurahman: South Africa’s First Elected Black Politician by Martin Plaut is out now from Jacana Media.
Don’t miss the virtual launch of the new book Rethinking Africa: Indigenous Women Re-interpret Southern Africa’s Pasts (26 Jan)
The Khoi and San Unit (Centre for African Studies), University of Cape Town, warmly invites you to the virtual book launch of …
Jacana Media has reached 10 000 Twitter followers, and to celebrate they are giving away a 10-book hamper!
If you are an aspiring writer and want the chance to get published, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for.
#BlackLivesMatter: Race and Racism in Science – Watch a Jacana Conversation featuring Dr Dipuo Winnie Kgotleng, Silindokuhle Mavuso and Christa Kuljian
If you missed any of Jacana’s Don’t Shut Up Conversations from last year, here’s your chance to catch up!
The Jacana Literary Foundation is pleased to announce that submissions for the 10th annual Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology are open.
Read an interview with Anne Biccard, author of Saving a Stranger’s Life – the true story of an emergency room doctor facing off against Covid-19 in Joburg
Doctor, writer, stray dog collector – get to know Anne Biccard, the doctor we know you’d want on call.
New by David Bristow! Big Pharma, Dirty Lies, Busy Bees and Eco Activists: 20 Environmental Stories from South Africa
Big Pharma, Dirty Lies, Busy Bees and Eco Activists – the exciting third book in David Bristow’s Stories from the Veld series – covers everything environmental in South Africa that you always wanted to know about.
Saving a Stranger’s Life by Anne Biccard – the true story of an emergency room doctor in Johannesburg facing off against Covid-19
Dr Anne Biccard writes of the camaraderie and dogged determination of health workers holding fast in the face of the Covid-19 nightmare as they battle, every day, to save a stranger’s life.
Saul Sithole dedicated 62 years of his life to the scientific world of birds and fossils: Read an extract from The Forgotten Scientist
Read an extract from The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole by Lorato Trok – the untold story of a pioneering black scientist who made a great contribution to the fields of anthropology and ornithology in South Africa.
They Called You Dambudzo: A Memoir by Flora Veit-Wild is out in February 2021 from Jacana Media.