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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‘The situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory is very similar to that of apartheid South Africa’ – John Dugard discusses his book Confronting Apartheid

John Dugard discusses his book Confronting Apartheid: A Personal History of South Africa, Namibia and Palestine with Polity SA.

Read ‘Christmas 1965’, an excerpt from Imprisoned: The Experience of a Prisoner Under Apartheid

Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Imprisoned: The Experience of a Prisoner Under Apartheid by Sylvia Neame.

The lived experiences of workers during apartheid – The Story of One Tells the Story of All

The Story of One Tells the Struggle of All: Metalworkers under Apartheid is the third volume in the Hidden Voices Series. It is comprised of two booklets first published under Raven Press’s Worker Series which aims to tell the lived experiences of workers during apartheid.

The JRB shares an excerpt from Tsitsi Dangarembga’s new book This Mournable Body

[The JRB Exclusive] An excerpt from Tsitsi Dangarembga’s This Mournable Body, the third in the Tambudzai Trilogy that began with Nervous Conditions

South Africa remains the most unequal country in the world – Confronting Inequality: The South African Crisis

Confronting Inequality: The South African Crisis, edited by Michael Nassen Smith, is out now from Jacana Media.

Taking the snobbery out of food – Lesego Semenya (LesDaChef) chats about his debut cookbook, Dijo

Africa’s Lit chatted to Chef Lesego Semenya about his food journey, his goal of taking the snobbery out of food and his new cookbook, Dijo.

New book alert! The Future of Mining in South Africa: Sunset or Sunrise?

The Future of Mining in South Africa: Sunset or Sunrise? comes at a time of debates around the Mining Charter.

How to look at food in a whole new light – Being Bertus Basson, the new cookbook from the acclaimed South African chef

In his second book, acclaimed South African chef Bertus Basson provides a deeper look into his restaurants and his food philosophy.

Madam and Eve: The Guptas Ate My Homework is now available at leading bookstores!

Madam & Eve: The Guptas Ate My Homework is out now from Jacana Media.

Award announcement: Submissions for the Gerald Kraak Prize will be kept open all year

News flash: From now on submissions for the Gerald Kraak Prize will be kept open all year round. Selections for the 2019 anthology will be made by the end of February 2019 – but new submissions are welcome at any time.

Join Lesego Semenya for a discussion of his new cookbook Dijo: My Food, My Journey at the Treasure Island pop-up exhibition

Jacana Media and the Treasure Island pop-up exhibition invite you to a discussion of Dijo: My Food, My Journey by Lesego Semenya.

Join Ian Glenn for the launch of his new book The First Safari at the Lycée Français du Cap in Cape Town

Jacana Media and the Lycée Français du Cap invite you to the book launch of The First Safari: Searching for François Levaillant by Ian Glenn.

Join BlackBird Books and Abantu Book Festival for sundowners at the Soweto Hotel

BlackBird Books, Abantu Book Festival and The Soweto Hotel invite you to sundowners.

Don’t miss the launch of Set a Table, the new cookbook by Karen Dudley, in Cape Town (2 Dec)

Jacana Media and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Set a Table by Karen Dudley. 

The First Safari – searching for Francois Levaillant, the first and greatest South African birder

The First Safari: Searching for François Levaillant by Ian Glenn, out now from Jacana Media!

New book alert! We Are No Longer at Ease: The Struggle for #FeesMustFall, edited by Wandile Ngcaweni and Busani Ngcaweni

We Are No Longer at Ease is a collection of personal articles, essays, speeches and poetry mainly from voices of young people who were part of the student-led protest movement known as #FeesMustFall.

South African recipes with a Suzelle DIY twist – The Suzelle recipe book is here!

Suzelle DIY has shared an exclusive peek into her new recipe book, Recipes!

Don’t miss the Cape Town launch of Southern African Muckraking, edited by Anton Harber (26 Nov)

Jacana Media and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Southern African Muckraking: 150 Years Of Investigative Journalism Which Has Shaped The Region, edited by Anton Harber.

‘Probably one of the most important books published this year’ – Eusebius McKaiser on The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas

Eusebius McKaiser chatted to Richard Pithouse about The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas calling it ‘probably one of the most important books published this year in our country’.