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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Barry Gilder’s novel The List has been optioned for a film or TV series!

Barry Gilder’s novel The List has been optioned for development as a feature film series or television series by Known Associates Entertainment.

Competition time! Win a Father’s Day book hamper from Jacana Media

Share your fondest memory of your father and you could win a book hamper from Jacana Media!

Yusuf Daniels’s new book Living Coloured – a glimpse into the joy and often harsh reality of growing up on the Cape Flats

Living Coloured (Because Black & White Were Already Taken) by Yusuf Daniels is a special kind of memoir that utilises short stories to weave together both a culturally insightful and an achingly nostalgic glimpse into a childhood on the Cape Flats.

Don’t miss a #FeesMustFall panel discussion with Adam Habib, Wandile Ngcaweni and Sarah Mokwebo at the Nelson Mandela Foundation

Adam Habib, Wandile Ngcaweni and Sarah Mokwebo will take part in a panel discussion entitled ‘Narratives of Change: Reflecting on Movements in South Africa’.

Don’t miss the launch of The 30-year Safari by Justin Fox at Exclusive Books Cavendish (11 June)

Jacana Media and Exclusive Books Cavendish invite you to the launch of The 30-year Safari: A Celebration of Getaway Photography edited by Justin Fox.

Meet the troublemakers at the Pretoria launch of Undercover with Mandela’s Spies (13 June)

Jacana Media and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Undercover with Mandela’s Spies by Bradley D Steyn and Mark Fine.

Join award-winning writer Helena Kriel for the launch of her memoir The Year of Facing Fire at Love Books

Love Books and MFBooks Joburg invite you to the launch of The Year of Facing Fire by award-winning writer Helena Kriel.

As You Like It, anthology featuring African LGBTQI+ voices and allies, wins international Lambda Literary Award

Jacana Media and the Other Foundation are thrilled to announce that the Gerald Kraak Anthology As You Like It has won the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Anthology – Fiction.

Some of the most iconic images of Africa from the past three decades – The 30-year Safari: A Celebration of Getaway Photography

‘Getaway Magazine has published some of the most iconic images of Africa in the past three decades and this book is a celebration of the best of them.’ – Justin Fox, Getaway editor.

Join Bradley D Steyn for the launch of Undercover with Mandela’s Spies in Cape Town (4 June)

Jacana Media and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Undercover with Mandela’s Spies: The Story of The Boy Who Crossed the Square by Bradley D Steyn and Mark Fine.

Township Girls: The Cross-Over Generation – 30 women share their memories of growing up in pre- and post-independence Zimbabwe

Township Girls: The Cross-Over Generation is a collection of stories by 30 Southern African women relating their experiences of growing up in the turbulent transition years just prior to and post independence in Zimbabwe in 1980.

The Year of Facing Fire – Helena Kriel’s memoir will leave you breathless, bereft and uplifted

The Year of Facing Fire, a family memoir by award-winning writer Helena Kriel, is out in June 2019 from Jacana Media and MFBooks Joburg.

OluTimehin Adegbeye wins the Gerald Kraak Prize for her essay ‘Mothers and Men’

OluTimehin Adegbeye has won the R25,000 Gerald Kraak Prize, which honours African writing and photography that ‘provokes thought on the topics of gender, social justice and sexuality’.

The Dinaane Debut Fiction Award has extended its submissions period until 30 June 2019

Good news for aspiring writers: The Dinaane Debut Fiction Award has extended its submissions period until 30 June 2019.

Read an excerpt from Bradley Steyn’s new book Undercover with Mandela’s Spies – an astonishing true-life thriller that reveals for the first time the dirty secrets of a dirty war

Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Undercover with Mandela’s Spies: The Story of The Boy Who Crossed the Square by Bradley D …

Save the date: Cape Town, Joburg and Pretoria launches of Bradley Steyn’s astonishing true-life thriller Undercover with Mandela’s Spies

Come join us for an evening with Bradley Steyn, the author of the astonishing true life thriller Undercover With Mandela Spies.

Join Lerato Mogoatlhe for the Cape Town launch of Vagabond at The Book Lounge (28 May)

BlackBird Books and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Vagabond by Lerato Mogoatlhe.

Harris Dousemetzis, author of The Man Who Killed Apartheid, will be in conversation with Marianne Thamm at The Book Lounge (21 May)

Jacana Media and The Book Lounge invite you to an evening with Harris Dousemetzis, author of The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas.