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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The Kruger National Park – a game reserve that very nearly wasn’t – read an excerpt from David Bristow’s new book Of Hominins, Hunter-Gatherers and Heroes

Of Hominins, Hunter-Gatherers and Heroes: Searching for 20 Amazing Places in South Africa by David Bristow offers spellbinding stories of some amazing, little-known places in South Africa.

‘I’m carrying, buried deep inside me, the pain of knowing first-hand the trauma of Mozambique’s past’

Jacana Media and MFBooks Joburg have shared an extract from Not Child’s Play: Kidnapped. Held Hostage. A True Story by Dave Muller.

Cover reveal! Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams by Jamil F Khan

Jacana Media has shared the cover for Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams, the forthcoming book by Jamil F Khan!

Join Hassen Ebrahim for the launch of his memoir Marabastad to Mogadishu: The Journey of an ANC Soldier at Love Books (29 Jan)

Jacana Media and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation invite you to the launch of Marabastad to Mogadishu: The Journey of an ANC Soldier by Hassen Ebrahim.

‘Wit, rebellion and sizzling sex’ – Ronnie Kasrils chats to Sue Grant-Marshall about his memoir, Catching Tadpoles

Ronnie Kasrils chatted to Sue Grant-Marshall on Radio Today’s Reading Matters about his extraordinary coming-of-age memoir, Catching Tadpoles: The Shaping of a Young Rebel.

Calling all book lovers in Stone Town Zanzibar! Make sure to diarise the launch of Ndileka Mandela’s memoir I Am Ndileka

StepOne will be hosting Ndileka Mandela in Zanzibar’s first event of its kind as she launches her new book I Am Ndileka.

Don’t miss the launch of Sylvester Chauke’s book Stand Against Bland at Book Circle Capital in Melville (6 Feb)

Book Circle Capital invites you to the launch of Stand Against Bland by Sylvester Chauke in Melville. 

Announcing the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award shortlist – 3 fresh new voices demanding attention

The Jacana Literary Foundation is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award.

‘You must buy it – gift it to yourself, or put it in a Christmas stocking’ – Eusebius McKaiser chats to Ronnie Kasrils about his new memoir Catching Tadpoles

Last month, Ronnie Kasrils visited Eusebius McKaiser in the 702 studio to chat about his latest memoir, Catching Tadpoles: The Shaping of a Young Rebel.

‘Mark Fish tested my patience – and my sanity’ – read an excerpt from Coach: The Life and Soccer Times of Clive Barker

Jacana Media has shared an extract from Coach: The Life and Soccer Times of Clive Barker.

Stand Against Bland – the new book by the country’s number one marketing maverick Sylvester Chauke

Stand Against Bland by Sylvester Chauke is out now from BlackBird Books!

UCT Under Apartheid: From Onset to Sit-in, 1948–1968 by Howard Phillips – a pioneering and definitive history of the period

UCT Under Apartheid: From Onset to Sit-in, 1948–1968 by Howard Phillips is out now from Jacana Media.

Remembering Ben Turok

Hambe kahle, Ben Turok, stalwart and critic, gentleman and fighter, author and commentator of and on radical texts.

Get ready for a film adaptation of Kopano Matlwa’s award-winning debut novel, Coconut

Kopano Matlwa’s stunning debut novel, Coconut, is heading for the big screen!

‘I am Ndileka Mandela, the first of the first of the first, and this is my story.’

Social activist Ndileka Mandela chatted to Polity SA about her new memoir I Am Ndileka: More Than My Surname.

‘From Marabastad to Mogadishu chronicles an all-too-familiar story of those unsung cadres from the Struggle we’ve forgotten to honour for their sacrifices’

From Marabastad to Mogadishu: The Journey of an ANC Soldier by Hassen Ebrahim is out from Jacana Media on 6 December 2019.

Don’t miss the launch of Ronnie Kasrils’s new memoir Catching Tadpoles: The Shaping of a Young Rebel at Love Books (3 Dec)

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

Join Liam Del Carme for the Cape Town launch of Winging It: On Tour With the Boks, with Lester Kiewit, Gavin Rich and Louis de Villiers (11 Dec)

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

New book alert! The Murder of Ahmed Timol: My Search for the Truth by Imtiaz A Cajee

The Murder of Ahmed Timol: My Search for the Truth by Imtiaz A Cajee will be out in March 2020 from Jacana Media.

Join Hassen Ebrahim for the launch of From Marabastad to Mogadishu in Pretoria, with Pravin Gordhan and Shannon Ebrahim (8 Dec)

Jacana Media and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation invite you to the launch of Marabastad to Mogadishu: The Journey of an ANC Soldier by Hassen Ebrahim.