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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Teach your child about diversity with the new rhyming picture book I Have Brown Skin and Curly Hair

I Have Brown Skin and Curly Hair by Karen Theunissen is out now from Jacana Media!

Celebrate research produced by Africans for African solutions with a free download of the new book Epidemics and the Health of African Nations

To celebrate Africa Day, MISTRA is offering free access to one its publications, Epidemics and the Health of African Nations.

Find out what’s cooking with Chef Lesego Semenya (and his new puppy) – Jacana Media’s Author of the Month for May

Jacana Media’s Author of the Month for May is Chef Lesego Semenya a.k.a. Lesdachef!

Buy the ebook and get the print edition free!

Jacana Media is running a special offer: buy the ebook and get the print edition free as soon as it is off the press.

Help your local independent bookshop survive and thrive – buy a book, receive a gift from Jacana

Jacana Media has teamed up with South Africa’s independent bookshops – spend R100 and get a free book! (Selected titles only.)

Take Jacana Media’s quiz and stand a chance to win a hamper of books worth over R1000!

How well do you know Jacana Media’s books? Take a quiz and win!

A great tool for teaching your children about art and creativity – Cobi Labuscagne chats about her book Explore! Awesome South African Artists

Nal’ibali chatted to Cobi Labuscagne recently about her book Explore! Awesome South African Artists.

First look at Juby Mayet’s autobiography Freedom Writer – a unique insight into one of the few women writers at Drum

Freedom Writer: My Life and Times, the autobiography of legendary journalist Juby Mayet, will be out from Jacana Media in September 2020.

Listen to Niki Daly reading A Gold Star and a Kiss for Thoko – and download the free activity sheet

Looking for something to do with the children? Author Niki Daly has shared a video of himself reading A Gold Star and a Kiss for Thoko.

Jacana Media special offer: Buy the ebook, get the print edition free!

For a limited time, Jacana Media is offering a buy-one-get-one-free offer on selected ebooks.

Subscribe to Jacana Media’s mailing list and win a hamper of bestselling books!

Join Jacana Media’s mailing list before 1 May 2020 and stand a chance to win one of three book hampers!

‘None dissects the mystery about our governing party with the mastery and insight of Oscar van Heerden’ – Ronnie Kasrils

Ronnie Kasrils, author and former government minister, was blown away by Two Minutes to Midnight: Will Ramaphosa’s ANC Survive? by Oscar van Heerden.

‘I too am but a visitor to Cape Town’ – Listen to Jamil F Khan reading from his new book Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams

The Cheeky Natives have shared a video of Jamil F Khan reading from his new book Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams.

New book alert! Oscar van Heerden’s new book Two Minutes to Midnight: Will Ramaphosa’s ANC Survive? is out now

Two Minutes to Midnight: Will Ramaphosa’s ANC Survive? by Oscar van Heerden is out now from Jacana Media. 

Bokke! The ebook of Winging It by Liam Del Carme is today’s Jacana Media Solidarity Read – 21% off for 21 days

Solidarity Reads: Delivering the best ebooks Jacana Media has to offer at very special prices – 21% off for 21 days. For …

Solidarity Reads: Coloured lives matter, told two ways

Authors, whether in fiction or memoir, present us with either a mirror with which to see our own lives or a window for others to see through.

Solidarity Reads: In memory of Chris Hani, 27 years after his death

Solidarity Reads: Delivering the best ebooks Jacana Media has to offer at very special prices – 21% off for 21 days.