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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New from Ben Trovato – Durban Poison: A Collection of Vitriol and Wit

Ben Trovato’s writing has been described as ‘the literary equivalent of sex with a clown’. In his latest book, Durban Poison, he derives an almost unseemly amount of pleasure from satirising the foibles and fantasies of our political fabulists.

12 myths about rape – read an excerpt from Rape: A South African Nightmare by Pumla Dineo Gqola

Why has South Africa been labelled the ‘world’s rape capital’? What don’t we as South Africans understand about rape?

What turned a white youngster from a modest background into a lifelong revolutionary? Catching Tadpoles, an extraordinary new memoir from Ronnie Kasrils

Catching Tadpoles: The Shaping of a Young Rebel, an extraordinary coming-of-age memoir from Ronnie Kasrils, is out in October from Jacana Media.

The Books That Made Me by Jamil F Khan, author of Khamr: The Making of a Waterslams

Jacana Media has shared The Books That Made Me by Jamil F Khan, author of Khamr: The Making of a Waterslams, due early 2020.

Siren, the debut novel by Kuli Roberts – a classic rags-to-riches tale, jam-packed with drama

Siren, the debut novel by television and radio personality Kuli Roberts, is out on 1 November 2019 from BlackBird Books!

Don’t miss the launch of The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Z Taruvinga at The Book Lounge (31 Oct)

MFBooks Joburg and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of the witty and poignant new book The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Z Taruvinga.

Join Mukuka Chipanta in Cape Town for the launch of his new novel Five Nights Before the Summit, with Ekow Duker (24 Oct)

Weaver Press and Jacana Media invite you to the launch of Five Nights Before the Summit by Mukuka Chipanta.

The Books That Made Me by Vanessa Govender, author of the memoir Beaten but not Broken

Jacana Media has shared a feature called The Books That Made Me by Vanessa Govender, author of Beaten but not Broken.

Rémy Ngamije chats about the inspiration for his debut novel, The Eternal Audience of One

Rémy Ngamije chatted to the University of Cape Town’s Development and Alumni Department about his recently published debut novel, The Eternal Audience of One.

Exhibition opening – Daylin Paul’s Broken Land (winner of the Ernest Cole Award) at Wits Art Museum (8 Oct)

Don’t miss the opening of Daylin Paul’s Broken Land at the Wits Art Museum, showing until Sunday 27 October.

Find out more about Broken Land, the new book of photography by Daylin Paul, winner of the Ernest Cole Award

Showing not telling – Broken Land by Daylin Paul is out now from Jacana Media.

[Watch] An in-depth interview with author Mphuthumi Ntabeni on his historical novel The Broken River Tent

Mphuthumi Ntabeni chatted to social worker and writer John GI Clarke about his debut novel The Broken River Tent.

Letshego Zulu chats about her tragic and inspiring memoir I Choose To Live: Life After Losing Gugu

Letshego Zulu chatted to Polity SA recently about her new book, I Choose to Live: Life After Losing Gugu.

Don’t miss the launch of Of Hominins, Hunter-Gatherers and Heroes: Searching for 20 Amazing Places in South Africa (2 Oct)

Jacana Media, Amanda Martin and Steve Dewsberry invite you to the launch of Of Hominins, Hunter-Gatherers and Heroes: Searching for 20 Amazing Places in South Africa.

Don’t miss the launch of The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Z Taruvinga at Exclusive Books Rosebank

MFBooks Joburg and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of the witty and poignant new book The Educated Waiter: Memoir of an African Immigrant by Tafadzwa Z Taruvinga.

Winners announced for BlackBird Books Writer’s Residency for young African womxn

BlackBird Books has announced the two writers who have won places on it’s new writer’s residency.

Don’t miss the Jacana Media book sale – 6,000 books at discounted prices (25 Sep to 31 Oct)

Join Jacana Media for a glass of wine at their massive book sale!

These stories will excite, entertain and enthral you – Of Hominins, Hunter-Gatherers and Heroes: Searching for 20 Amazing Places in South Africa

Of Hominins, Hunter-gatherers and Heroes: Searching for 20 Amazing Places in South Africa by David Bristow offers spellbinding stories of some amazing, little-known places in South Africa.

Is 2019’s election the most important since the advent of democracy in 1994? Find out in the new book Election 2019

Election 2019: Change and Stability in South Africa’s Democracy, edited by Collette Schulz-Herzenberg and Roger Southall, is out now from Jacana Media.

Join Steven Boykey Sidley for the launch of his new novel Leaving Word at Exclusive Books Cavendish Square

Celebrate MFBooks Joburg’s 40th book birthday with the launch of Leaving Word by Steven Boykey Sidley.