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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Zapiro returns to FanCon in Cape Town! (28 April)

Zapiro, South Africa’s top multi-award winning cartoonist, returns to FanCon!

Join The Cheeky Natives in conversation with the editors and contributors to We Are No Longer at Ease: The Struggle for #FeesMustFall (26 Mar)

Catch The Cheeky Natives in conversation with the editors and contributors to the new book We Are No Longer at Ease: The Struggle for #FeesMustFall.

Find out more about Mubanga Kalimamukwento’s novel The Mourning Bird, winner of the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award

Mubanga Kalimamukwento is the winner of this year’s Dinaane Debut Fiction Award, for her novel The Mourning Bird.

Mubanga Kalimamukwento wins Dinaane Debut Fiction Award for her novel The Mourning Bird

Mubanga Kalimamukwento has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award, for her novel The Mourning Bird.

Apartheid agents, war memories and legacies – Join Barry Gilder at Rhodes for a discussion around his book The List

The Rhodes University Department of Political and International Studies and Office of Equity and Institutional Culture invite you to a public dialogue titled ‘Apartheid Agents, War Memories and Legacies’ on Thursday, 14 March 2019.

Gerald Kraak anthology As You Like It selected as finalist for Lambda Literary LGBTQ Anthology Award

Jacana Media is delighted to announce that As You Like It has been selected as a finalist in the Lambda Literary Awards, in the LGBTQ Anthology category.

Don’t miss the 2018 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award results announcement

The Jacana Literary Foundation, Exclusive Books and the University of Johannesburg Library invite you to the announcement of the results of the 2018 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award on 11 March

Africa’s Lit Volume 29 – A discussion with the contributors to We Are No Longer At Ease: The Struggle for #FeesMustFall

Africa’s Lit chatted to some of the contributors to the new book We Are No Longer at Ease: The Struggle for #FeesMustFall.

Call for entries for the 2019 Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award and Anthology

The Jacana Literary Foundation (JLF) is pleased to announce that submissions for the ninth annual Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology will be open from 5 to 31 March 2019.

Watch a video interview of Tumelo Buthelezi chatting about his debut novel, The Last Sentence

On their brand new YouTube channel, BlackBird Books have shared a video of Tumelo Buthelezi chatting about his debut novel, The Last Sentence.

Join Lesego Semenya for a book dinner to celebrate his new cookbook Dijo: My Food, My Journey at Prue Leith Chefs Academy

Join Prue Leith Chefs Academy in welcoming home graduate Lesego Semenya for the launch of his cookbook Dijo: My Food, My Journey.

Listen to Michael Nassen Smith discussing his new book Confronting Inequality: The South African Crisis

Michael Nassen Smith chatted to Michelle Constant on the Jet Set Breakfast on SAfm to give some insight into his new book Confronting Inequality: The South African Crisis.

Join Eva Mazza at The Book Lounge 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.

Try Chef Lesego Semenya’s simple Oxtail Stew

‘Nothing more heartwarming and nostalgic than a good hearty oxtail stew. I have various recipes for it, this is my simple version of making it without too much fuss and stress.’

Between Rock and a Hard Place – Carsten Rasch’s memoir of South Africa’s 70s and 80s counter-culture punk and new wave scene

Between Rock and a Hard Place is Carsten Rasch’s irreverent memoir, uncovering South Africa’s counter-culture punk and new wave scene of the late seventies and early eighties.

Sex, Lies and Stellenbosch rockets to No 2 on the bestseller list in South African fiction

Eva Mazza’s debut novel Sex, Lies and Stellenbosch is causing quite a stir.

‘Classier than Fifty Shades’ – Eva Mazza chats about her new novel Sex, Lies and Stellenbosch

Eva Mazza chatted to Ayanda Dlamini of OpenNews about her debut novel, Sex, Lies and Stellenbosch.

Career opportunity: Jacana Media is hiring! (Production Assistant)

Jacana Media, South Africa’s fastest-growing independent publisher, is seeking a levelheaded production assistant who will do what it takes to get the job done.

‘The Tsafendas portrayed in The Man Who Killed Apartheid is an absolute treasure’ – Percy Zvomuya

Percy Zvomuya has reviewed The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas for New Frame.