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Shedding light on a blood-soaked chapter in South Africa’s history – Read an excerpt from Philippa Garson’s memoir Undeniable: Memoir of a Covert War
‘Although some may find the violence triggering, it is my specific intention to not sidestep the uncomfortable truth about this time.’
Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams – Jamil F Khan interrogates the intersections of Islam, Colouredness and the hypocrisy of respectability
Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams by Jamil F Khan is out in April from Jacana Media.
A hard-hitting exposé of the profit-driven multinational running Mangaung private prison – The Misery Merchants: Life and Death in a Private South African Prison
The Misery Merchants: Life and Death in a Private South African Prison by Ruth Hopkins is out at the end of March 2020 from Jacana Media.
Brian Willan’s Sol Plaatje: A Life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje 1876–1932 was named joint winner of the Best Biography Award at the Human and Social Science Awards last week.
Chike Frankie Edozien is Jacana Media’s Author of the Month for March!
New book alert! Philippa Garson’s unputdownable new book Undeniable: Memoir of a Covert War – a brilliant account of a harrowing period in South African history
Undeniable: Memoir of a Covert War by Philippa Garson is out in March from Jacana Media.
New book alert! From Ivory Towers to Ebony Towers: Transforming Humanities Curricula in South Africa, Africa and African-American Studies
From Ivory Towers to Ebony Towers: Transforming Humanities Curricula in South Africa, Africa and African-American Studies by Tella Oluwaseun and Shireen Motala is out from Jacana Media in March 2020.
Plague, Pox and Pandemics: A Jacana Pocket History of Epidemics in South Africa – a timely new book from Jacana Media
Plague, Pox and Pandemics: A Jacana Pocket History of Epidemics in South Africa by Howard Phillips will be published by Jacana Media in …
‘Striving to get hold of fleeting memories and slippery images of the past’ – Ronnie Kasrils on the writing of his book Catching Tadpoles
In Catching Tadpoles: The Shaping of a Young Rebel Ronnie Kasrils answers the question that he has been asked innumerable times: ‘What made a young white boy give up privilege and join the liberation struggle?’
Join Carien du Plessis and Martin Plaut for the launch of Understanding South Africa at Love Books (12 Mar)
Join Jacana Media at Love Books for the launch of Understanding South Africa by Carien du Plessis and Martin Plaut.
Understanding South Africa – a go-to guide for confused South Africans, by Carien du Plessis and Martin Plaut
Understanding South Africa by Carien du Plessis and Martin Plaut is out in March 2020 from Jacana Media.
Don’t miss Tracy Going, Landa Mabenge and Desiree-Anne Martin chatting about writing their lives at the Blown Away by Books Festival in Cape Town
Memoirists Landa Mabenge, Tracy Going and Desiree-Anne Martin will be in conversation with Cathy Park at the Blown Away by Books Festival in Cape Town.
Bill Gates honours author and doctor Kopano Matlwa Mabaso’s ‘incredible’ work in his ‘Heroes in the Field’ campaign
Kopano Matlwa Mabaso’s work with under-nourished children has caught the attention of business magnate and philanthropist Bill Gates.
‘I have reason to suspect you will find this tale unusual, but not without beauty.’ Read an excerpt from the new edition of Small Things by Nthikeng Mohlele
Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from the new edition of Nthikeng Mohlele’s novel Small Things. The novel, first published in 2013, …
Anniversaries spark renewed readings of South Africa’s celebrated Sol Plaatje
The Jacana Literary Foundation, in partnership with Exclusive Books, has announced the winner of the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award.
Don’t miss Liam Del Carme, author of Winging It, at Woordfees 2020, with former Springbok captain Corné Krige, former Bok McNeil Hendricks and Erns Grundling (12 Mar)
Jacana Media and Queillerie invite you to a three-course meal and rugby discussion at SU Woordfees 2020!
The incredibly detailed Birds of Southern Africa and their Track and Signs – essential for all bird lovers’ bookshelves
Birds of Southern Africa and their Track and Signs – a user friendly field guide that provides a fresh approach to bird watching in southern Africa.