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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What makes an African city? Don’t miss this Jacana Media Conversation (28 Jul)

Join Jacana Media for a conversation on what makes an African city.

My Father, My Monster by McIntosh Polela to be republished by Jacana Media

McIntosh is back! 11 years since its release, this South African bestseller is being republished.

Mandela: Saint or Sell-out? Don’t miss a Jacana Media Don’t Shut Up conversation on correcting the Mandela myth (18 Jul)

Many are familiar with two versions of Nelson Mandela. Both versions render the man a myth, requiring that he is either venerated as single-handedly achieving democracy or demonised for the shortcomings of that very same democracy.

Celebrate World Pride Day at the launch of Welcome Mandla Lishivha’s memoir Boy on the Run (28 Jun)

Jacana Media and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Welcome Mandla Lishivha’s memoir Boy on the Run!

Join Anne Biccard for the launch of her memoir – Holding My Breath: Further Exploits of an ER Doctor (22 Jun)

She’s holding her breath. Here’s why. You’re invited to step into a world of true grit. Join Dr Anne Biccard in conversation …

Don’t miss the launch of Beyond Fear: Reflections of a Freedom Fighter by Ebrahim Ebrahim (16 Jun)

Jacana Media and the Castle of Good Hope invite you to the launch of Beyond Fear: Reflections of a Freedom Fighter by Ebrahim Ebrahim.

Boy on the Run by Welcome Mandla Lishivha – be the first to read this instant bestseller!

Welcome Mandla Lishivha’s memoir Boy on the Run will be out at the end of June 2022 from Jacana Media.

Don’t miss the launch of Beyond Fear: Reflections of a Freedom Fighter by Ebrahim Ebrahim (9 Jun)

Jacana Media and Exclusive Books Hyde Park invite you to the launch of Beyond Fear: Reflections of a Freedom Fighter by Ebrahim Ebrahim.

Queer and Black, See and Be Seen

Jacana Media is celebrating Pride Month with 50% off these two books!

Shining a light on xenophobic attacks – join Alon Skuy and James Oatway in conversation with Sharon Ekambaram (31 May)

Jacana Media invite you to join photographers Alon Skuy and James Oatway in their conversation with human rights activist Sharon Ekambaram.

Don’t miss the launch of Beyond Fear: Reflections of a Freedom Fighter by Ebrahim Ebrahim at UJ (30 May)

The University of Johannesburg’s Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC), in collaboration with Jacana Media, invites you to the launch of Beyond Fear: Reflections of a Freedom Fighter by Ebrahim Ebrahim.

Rewriting history, writing legacy – join a conversation with authors June Bam, Athambile Masola, Xolisa Guzula and Sylvia Vollenhoven (26 May)

Jacana Media invites you to join June Bam, Athambile Masola and Xolisa Guzula in a discussion about knowledge.

SLAPP Suits and Jack Boots – what happens when the powerful attempt to silence publishers and authors? (25 May)

Join Rehana Rossouw as she reveals the details of a R20-million SLAPP suit brought against her and Jacana Media.

Join David Dison for a discussion of his new novel The Good Nigeran in Joburg (24 May)

Jacana Media and the Rabbi Cyril Harris Community Centre invite you to the launch of David Dison’s latest novel, The Good Nigerian.

Don’t Shut Up Jacana Conversation: Don’t miss Terry-Ann Adams and Niq Mhlongo talking short story writing with Rehana Rossouw (23 May)

What can you do to catch a glimpse of a life, feel the distilled prose and watch the speed of light, all in one sitting?

By reading a short story.

A Bend in the River: 50% off two uncommonly beautiful stories, courtesy of Jacana Media

When not working on environmental matters, author Vernon RL Head is either designing buildings or travelling the world looking for rare birds. …

Don’t miss the launch of Spear: Mandela and the Revolutionaries by Paul S Landau at Love Books (26 May)

Jacana Media, in partnership with the University of Johannesburg and Love Books, invite you to the launch of Spear: Mandela and the Revolutionaries by Paul S Landau.

‘Don’t jella, vang tips.’ Read an excerpt from Terry-Ann Adams’s new short story collection White Chalk

Read an excerpt from White Chalk, the new book from Terry-Ann Adams, out now from Jacana Media! 

Véronique Tadjo wins the LA Times Fiction Award for In the Company of Men

The winners of the 42nd annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes have been announced.

‘These stories are nothing short of miraculous.’ – Find out more about Terry-Ann Adams’s latest book, White Chalk

White Chalk, the new novel from Terry-Ann Adams, will be out from Jacana Media this month!