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.
The Hidden History of the Kruger National Park – don’t miss a Jacana Conversation on Safari Nation by Jacob Dlamini (5 Nov)
The hidden history of the Kruger National Park is up for discussion at the launch of Safari Nation: A Social History of the Kruger National Park, the new book by Jacob Dlamini.
Predator Politics: Mabuza, Fred Daniel and the Great Land Scam, the new book from Rehana Rossouw, is out now from Jacana Media!
Everyday, Spectacular and Commonplace – don’t miss the launch of Terry-Ann Adams’s debut novel Those Who Live in Cages (29 Oct)
Jacana Media invite you to the virtual book launch of Those Who Live in Cages, the debut novel by Terry-Ann Adams.
Hot off the press! Scatterlings, the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award-winning novel by Resoketswe Manenzhe
Scatterlings by Rešoketšwe Manenzhe – the winner of the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award – will be in stores this Friday!
[Watch] Raymond Parsons discusses his new book Polity: Recession, Recovery and Reform: South Africa after Covid-19
Professor Raymond Parsons was hosted by Polity SA recently to talk about his new book, a collection of essays by a range of authors titled Polity: Recession, Recovery and Reform: South Africa after Covid-19.
Ronnie Kasrils has always written. From his work on Bertrand Russell, to poetry during the exile years, to his pieces under the pseudonym ANC Khumalo, for the various ANC publications in exile.
[Watch] Do prisons in Africa need to be decolonised? Ruth Hopkins, Baz Dreisinger and Morris Kaberia discuss incarceration in Africa
How do the African traditions in the field of forgiveness and reconciliation relate to the reality in its prisons? And what of privatised prisons, where do they fit in?
New book alert! Astro Girl by Ken Wilson-Max – a delightful and educational picture book for young readers interested in space travel
Astro Girl by Ken Wilson-Max is out now from Jacana Media, in English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa and isiZulu!
[Must watch] A powerful conversation on Femme Erasure: Our Queer Undoing, with Dr Bev Ditsie, Mona Eltahawy and Jamil F Khan
Jacana Media hosted a Don’t Shut Up Conversation titled ‘Femme Erasure: Our Queer Undoing’ yesterday.
Birds of KwaZulu-Natal and their Zulu Names – the first project to use local language to save SA’s bird species
The John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, publishers of the Roberts bird books, is proud to announce the publication of Birds of KwaZulu-Natal and their Zulu Names.
The untold story of a pioneering black scientist – find out more about Lorato Trok’s new book The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole
The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole by Lorato Trok is out in October 2020 from Jacana Media!
What should South Africa be doing to prepare for the ‘new normal’ after Covid-19? Recession, Recovery and Reform, a new collection of essays edited by Raymond Parsons
Recession, Recovery and Reform: South Africa After Covid-19 is out now from Jacana Media.
Don’t miss a Jacana Conversation on Femme Erasure and find out what Dr Bev Ditsie, Mona Eltahawy and Jamil F Khan have to say on the subject (30 Sep)
You are invited to a Jacana Media Conversation titled ‘Femme Erasure: Our Queer Undoing’.
You are invited to a Jacana Media Conversation titled The Politics of Policing Marginalised Communities, addressing the death of Nathaniel Julies and distrust in the South African Police Service.
Don’t miss this Jacana Conversation: Will Ramaphosa’s ANC and his leadership of South Africa survive? (23 Sep)
In his recent press briefing to the South African Editor’s Forum, President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted three key areas that need urgent government intervention to pull South Africa from the precipice of disaster: the Covid-19 pandemic, the South African economy and rampant corruption.
Joburg Noir, a new collection of short stories edited by Niq Mhlongo, is out at the end of October 2020 from Jacana Media!
Those Who Live In Cages by Terry-Ann Adams is out in a few days from Jacana Media!
Harris Dousemetzis awarded prestigious Fage and Oliver Prize for his book The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas
Jacana Media is thrilled to announce that Harris Dousemetzis has been awarded the Fage and Oliver African Studies Association UK Prize for his extraordinary work The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas.
South Africa’s agri-food business is perpetuating poverty, increasing inequality and has led to a broken food system.
Don’t miss a Jacana Conversation on gender-based violence: Fight back with courage, information and resources (10 Sep)
You are invited to a Jacana Media Conversation around gender-based violence.