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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Don’t miss the launch of Because I Couldn’t Kill You by Kelly-Eve Koopman at The Book Lounge (7 Aug)

MFBooks Joburg and The Book Lounge invite you to the much-anticipated launch of Because I Couldn’t Kill You by Kelly-Eve Koopman.

Get Me to 21: The Jenna Lowe Story – the riveting memoir by Gabi Lowe, the mother of Lead SA activist Jenna Lowe

Get Me to 21: The Jenna Lowe Story is the riveting memoir by Gabi Lowe, the mother of Lead SA activist Jenna Lowe, the brilliant teenager who was the driving force behind the famous #GetMeto21 campaign.

Join Yusuf Daniels for the Cape Town launch of Living Coloured (Because Black and White Were Already Taken) (18 July)

Jacana Media and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Yusuf Daniels’s humorous and unique memoir Living Coloured (Because Black and White Were Already Taken).

‘South Africa needs this book.’ Find out more about Because I Couldn’t Kill You by Kelly-Eve Koopman

Because I Couldn’t Kill You by Kelly-Eve Koopman is out in August from Jacana Media and MFBooks Joburg.

Watch Quintus Potgieter’s in-depth book review of The A to Z of South African Politics

Quintus Potgieter reviews The A to Z of South African Politics: People, Parties and Players on his digital talk show – The Quintessential Show.

‘Born the wrong colour – so I had to die’: Sara-Jayne King talks about identity, adoption and her memoir Killing Karoline

Author, journalist and Cape Talk presenter Sara-Jayne King spoke to the BBC’s Andile Masuka recently about identity, adoption and her harrowing memoir, Killing Karoline. 

Join Letshego Zulu for the launch of her memoir I Choose to Live: Life After Losing Gugu at Exclusive Books Sandton City (18 July)

MFBooks Joburg and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of I Choose To Live: Life After Losing Gugu, Letshego Zulu’s much-anticipated memoir of courage, healing and triumph.

Don’t miss the Joburg launch of Yusuf Daniels’s memoir Living Coloured (Because Black and White Were Already Taken) (11 July)

Jacana Media and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Yusuf Daniels’s humorous and unique memoir Living Coloured (Because Black and White Were Already Taken).

I Choose To Live: Life After Losing Gugu – Letshego Zulu’s tragic and inspiring memoir

When Letshego Zulu set off with her husband, South African racing champion Gugulethu Zulu, to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro in July 2016, she had no idea that she would return to South Africa days later with her husband’s body in a coffin.

Celebrate Black Girls in Literature and Women’s Month with BlackBird Books and Bridge Books in Joburg (10 August)

BlackBird Books, an imprint of Jacana Media, invites you to a Black Girls in Literature event at Bridge Books in Johannesburg – in celebration of Women’s Month!

Call for applications: BlackBird Books Writer’s Residency for young African womxn at Casa Lorde, Pretoria

BlackBird Books, an imprint of Jacana Media, as well as Casa Lorde and Eunice Ngogodo Own Voices Initiative are setting up a writer’s residency for young African womxn who are starting their careers as writers.

2019 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award longlist announced!

Announcing the longlisted poems for the 2019 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award & Anthology

Authors, your once-a-year opportunity to wow Jacana Media is back! Pitch to Publication 2019 is now open

Jacana Media is once again offering authors an opportunity to pitch their books in person.

Win a copy of Mubanga Kalimamukwento’s debut novel The Mourning Bird – winner of the 2019 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award

You can stand a chance to win a copy of Mubanga Kalimamukwento’s debut novel The Mourning Bird. Here’s how:

Cover reveal! An Image in a Mirror by Ijangolet S Ogwang is the latest novel to receive a BlackBird Books redesign

BlackBird Books has revealed its latest cover redesign – featuring the publisher’s bold new look!

‘I wrestled with life and lost.’ – Read an excerpt from Nthikeng Mohlele’s novel Rusty Bell

Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Nthikeng Mohlele’s novel Rusty Bell.

Don’t miss the launch of the new book These Are the Things That Sit With Us in Bonteheuwel

You’re invited to the launch of a new book documenting memories and stories from Bonteheuwel: These Are the Things That Sit With Us.

Don’t miss the launch of Jump!, Lenerd Louw’s epic travel and soul adventure, at Love Books (3 July)

MFBooks Joburg and Love Books invite you to the launch of Jump! by Lenerd Louw.