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.


Stand a chance to win 1 of 10 copies of Bonang Matheba’s From A to B

Jacana Media is giving away 10 copies of Bonang Matheba’s From A to B.

Ronnie Kasrils: We should not succumb to intimidation by state security services

‘It is important that as citizens we demonstrate that we will not succumb to intimidation by the security services who are palpably failing our democracy, Constitution and people as was the case during the apartheid era.’

Pitch to Publication presentations pay off, for both publishers and writers

Jacana Media has revealed the successful writers who pitched their manuscripts during the publisher’s Pitch to Publication event.

‘Cyril Ramaphosa is the Forrest Gump of South African political history’ – Anthony Butler

Ramaphosa has been present in the foreground of virtually every important moment in the modern history of his country.

Read an excerpt from New Times, the new novel from award-winning author Rehana Rossouw

Courtesy of Jacana Media, read an excerpt from New Times, the much-anticipated new novel from Rehana Rossouw.

Join Vernon RL Head and John Maytham at The Book Lounge for the launch of Featherings

Jacana Media and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Featherings: True Stories in Search of Birds, the new book edited by Vernon RL Head.

No Dinaane Debut Fiction Award winner this year; 2017 Kraak Writing Grant goes to Maxzell Lerm

The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced the outcome of the 2017 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award and Kraak Writing Grant.

Don’t miss the launch of What a Great Idea! Awesome South African Inventions by Mike Bruton

Jacana Media and Sci-Bono invite you to the launch of What a Great Idea! Awesome South African Inventions by Mike Bruton.

‘The salary Jomo Sono wanted to give me was ridiculous’ – Teko Modise discusses his new memoir, The Curse of Teko Modise

Teko Modise chatted to Vaylen Kirtley on Morning Live about his new book, The Curse of Teko Modise.

Cyril Ramaphosa reveals his passion for Ankole cattle in new book: Cattle of the Ages

In his new book Cattle of the Ages, Cyril Ramaphosa reveals his passion and love for Ankole cattle.

Teko Modise spills beans on why he left Pirates and his bad relationship with Pitso Mosimane in new book

He says things started to ‘go very wrong’ after his first contract expired at Pirates.

One of the reasons I wrote this book was the Fees Must Fall activists: Rehana Rossouw at the launch of her new novel New Times

Fees Must Fall, journalism in the 1980s, same-sex relationships, the Bo Kaap community and the idea that Nelson Mandela was a ‘sell-out’ …

Essential reading: Don’t miss the launch of The Black Consciousness Reader in Newtown

Published in the year of the 40th anniversary of Steve Biko’s murder, The Black Consciousness Reader is an essential collection.

Join Zapiro for a coffee morning at Love Books to celebrate his new book

Jacana Media and Love Books invite you to a coffee morning with Zapiro to chat about new book Hasta la Gupta, Baby!

Teko Modise’s new book The Curse of Teko Modise will reveal ‘shocking stuff’ – including how he consulted ‘a powerful medicine man’ from the Congo

The book reveals how Teko Modise consulted with ‘a powerful medicine man – a king from the Congo’ to help break the curse that prevented him from winning a trophy.

Join Zapiro at Wits Education Campus for the presentation of his new book, Hasta la Gupta, Baby!

Jacana Media are thrilled to invite you to the Johannesburg launch of Zapiro’s new book Hasta la Gupta, Baby!

Hasta la Gupta, Baby! Don’t miss Zapiro’s Cape Town book launch with Pravin Gordhan

Join Zapiro and special guest Pravin Gordhan in Cape Town for the launch of his latest annual Hasta la Gupta, Baby!

Read an excerpt from Rehana Rossouw’s second novel, New Times

Ali Adams is a political reporter in Cape Town where she is trapped in a tangle of razor-wire politics and culture

Presenting New Times – the new novel from Rehana Rossouw

New Times is the much-anticipated new novel from Rehana Rossouw, the acclaimed and award-winning author of What Will People Say?, 

Join Anya Schiffrin, George Lugalambi and Anton Harber for a discussion of investigative journalism written by Africans in Africa

Africa Muckraking is the first collection of investigative and campaigning journalism written by Africans and about Africa.