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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Steven Boykey Sidley joins MFBooks Joburg with new literary mystery novel Leaving Word

Internationally published author Steven Boykey Sidley has signed up with award-winning publisher Melinda Ferguson of MFBooks Joburg, an imprint of Jacana Media.

Living Coloured (Because Black and White were Already Taken) by Yusuf Daniels – rip-roaring humour, aching nostalgia and insightful observations

Living Coloured (Because Black and White were Already Taken), Yusuf Daniels’s first-hand account of a childhood lived on the Cape Flats in the Coloured community, is out soon from Jacana Media.

Marah Louw bares her soul in new YouTube series: BlackBird Books Chat Episode 01

BlackBird Books has launched a series of YouTube chats with your favourite authors!

‘I want to go back to Rwanda but I don’t want to go back to be Rwandan’ – Read an excerpt from The Eternal Audience of One by Rémy Ngamije

BlackBird Books has shared an excerpt from The Eternal Audience of One, the debut novel by Rwandan-born Namibian writer Rémy Ngamije!

‘Just as Mama wanted, my belly is hidden.’ Read an excerpt from Keletso Mopai’s debut short story collection, If You Keep Digging

BlackBird Books has shared an excerpt from If You Keep Digging, the debut short story collection by Keletso Mopai!

BlackBird Books reveals exciting new look with two novels by debut authors – The Eternal Audience of One and If You Keep Digging

BlackBird Books has revealed the covers for two new books – featuring the publisher’s bold new look!

These Are the Things That Sit With Us – Stories from ordinary South Africans, each published in isiXhosa, Afrikaans and English

In publishing each story in isiXhosa, Afrikaans and English, we hope that the book will stimulate conversation among South Africans across languages.

Undercover with Mandela’s Spies – the never-before-told story of being inside the ANC’s top secret unit that infiltrated the Third Force

Bradley Steyn’s astonishing true-life thriller reveals for the first time some of the dirty secrets of a dirty war​​​​​​​ within the borders of South Africa, during the dying days of apartheid.

Mbongiseni Buthelezi discusses the new book Traditional Leaders in a Democracy: Resources, Respect and Resistance

Mbongiseni Buthelezi sat down with Polity SA to discuss his new book Traditional Leaders in a Democracy: Resources, Respect and Resistance.

Join Samantha Smirin, author of the mesmerising Life Interrupted, for an intimate discussion on Bipolar (30 April)

Author Samantha Smirin will be at Exclusive Books Sandton for an intimate discussion around mental illness and her new memoir Life Interrupted.

Life Interrupted – Samantha Smirin’s deeply compelling memoir of living with bipolar

Life Interrupted is a deeply compelling memoir that brilliantly humanises the sufferer beyond the label.

Don’t miss the launch of Samantha Smirin’s mesmerising memoir Life Interrupted at Love Books (2 May)

MFBooks Joburg and Love Books invite you to the launch of Life Interrupted, Samantha Smirin’s lucid and devastating memoir about living with bipolar.

Join Eva Mazza at Exclusive Books Somerset Mall for the launch of Sex, Lies and Stellenbosch

MFBooks Joburg and Eva Mazza invite you to the launch of the sizzling Sex, Lies and Stellenbosch, a novel that peeks into the lives of the privileged men and women of the winelands.

‘How has this story never been told?’ Watch an interview with the authors of Broke and Broken: The Shameful Legacy of Gold Mining in South Africa

Broke and Broken: The Shameful Legacy of Gold Mining in South Africa, by Lucas Ledwaba and Leon Sadiki, explores one of southern Africa’s greatest tragedies. 

New, fully revised and extended edition of Cyril Ramaphosa: The Road to Presidential Power by Anthony Butler

A revised and extended edition of Cyril Ramaphosa: The Road to Presidential Power by Anthony Butler is out soon from Jacana Media.

Find out more about Mhudi, the first novel by a black South African, in an excerpt from Sol Plaatje: A Life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje

Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Sol Plaatje: A Life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje 1876–1932 by Brian Willan. This biography celebrates one of …

One woman. One continent. Wander through Africa with Lerato Mogoatlhe’s Vagabond

Vagabond is the poetic, raw and honest diary of Lerato Mogoatlhe’s travels through 21 countries in Africa.

Watch an interview with Ijangolet S Ogwang, author of An Image in a Mirror, on BlackBird Books’s new YouTube channel

BlackBird Books has shared a video of author Ijangolet S Ogwang chatting about her debut novel An Image in a Mirror.