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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Jacana Literary Foundation reveals standout manuscripts from the third edition of From Pitch to Publication

The Jacana Literary Foundation (JLF) has announced the standout manuscripts from the third season of From Pitch to Publication, an initiative aimed at providing a platform for emerging writers to showcase their work to industry professionals.

‘A magnificent achievement’ – Find out more about Morafe: Person, Family and Nation in Colonial Bechuanaland by Khumisho Moguerane

Jacana Media is thrilled to announce the release of Morafe: Person, Family and Nation in Colonial Bechuanaland, 1880s-1950s by Khumisho Moguerane.

Don’t miss the Joburg launch of Is the Party Over? by ANC insider Oscar van Heerden (12 Mar)

Join Jacana Media for an evening of insightful discussion and gripping narratives at the launch of Is the Party Over? by Oscar van Heerden.

New book alert! Is the Party Over? by Oscar van Heerden – a powerful account of the inner workings of a cripplingly divided political party

Is the Party Over? by Oscar van Heerden will be out from Jacana Media in March, ahead of the elections on 29 May.

2023 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award shortlist announced!

The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced the shortlist for the 2023 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award!

New book alert! Nthikeng Mohlele’s new novel Revolutionaries’ House – an invitation to be hopeful again

Nthikeng Mohlele’s new novel Revolutionaries’ House is out soon from Jacana Media!

Revolutionising South African Literature: Jacana Media’s Collaboration with DSAC and ANFASA

Jacana Media is delighted to announce a contract to publish work by five new authors writing across South Africa’s official languages under the Vela Books imprint.

Don’t miss former Miss South Africa Shudufhadzo Musida in Joburg and get your copy of I Am Shudu signed (25-26 Nov)

Join Jacana Media for an exclusive book signing tour featuring Shudufhadzo Musida, former Miss South Africa!

‘The doctor’s bedside manner is one of the coldest, most violent experiences of my life’ – Read an excerpt from Hot Water by Nadine Dirks

Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Hot Water by Nadine Dirks – an intimate and daring look into the life of a young African woman from the Cape Flats with a chronic illness.

Calling all writers! Submissions are now open at Jacana Media

Jacana Media is calling for submissions! If you’re a writer who is looking for a publisher, this is a rare chance to have your work read and considered by one of the country’s best.

Back to the Front – celebrating Leon Levy’s journey from immigrant roots to union leadership

Back to the Front reveals the life of Leon Levy, a significant figure in South Africa’s trade union movement.

New book alert! At Fire Hour by Barry Gilder – an unforgettable and deeply moving tale

Join Jacana Media in celebrating the release of Barry Gilder’s latest novel, At Fire Hour.

Ready to give up reality? Try Langabi – the new African epic

Langabi: Season of Beasts – the new African epic by Christopher Mlalazi – is out now!

Join Khulu Radebe and Jeff Kelly Lowenstein at the Johannesburg launch of Comrade King (15 Aug)

Jacana Media invite you to join Khulu Radebe and Jeff Kelly Lowenstein at the launch of Comrade King.

From freedom righter to royalty: the remarkable journey of Khulu Radebe, the unexpected king of the AmaHlubi

Khulu Radebe had had a full life. Then, at the age of 50, he discovered that he was a king.

Join Vernon RL Head at The Book Lounge for the launch of his new novel On That Wave of Gulls (29 Jun)

Jacana Media invites you to the launch of On That Wave of Gulls, the new novel from Vernon RL Head!

Book launch and discussion at Wits: Mokgomana: The Life of John Kgoana Nkadimeng 1927-2020 (1 Jul)

Join Jacana Media for the launch of Mokgomana: The Life of John Kgoana Nkadimeng 1927–2020 by Peter Delius and Daniel Sher.

The good, the bad and the very ugly – don’t miss out on this crucial conversation! (20 Jun)

Join expert investigators Paul Holden and Hennie van Vuuren, along with Koketso Moeti, as they delve into the Zondo Commission’s report and findings.