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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Look to the amakomiti for a democratic alternative to power politics

Amakomiti: Grassroots Democracy in South African Shack Settlements – a book that demonstrates the organising power of shack dwellers.

Don’t miss the launch of Strike a Rock, the memoir of South Africa’s home-grown, world-class football superstar Thembi Kgatlana (13 Jul)

Join author Nikolaos Kirkinis and South Africa’s home-grown, world-class football superstar Thembi Kgatlana in conversation with pioneering broadcaster Carol Tshabalala for the launch of Strike a Rock!

Strike A Rock – the memoir of international soccer star Thembi Kgatlana!

Strike A Rock: The Thembi Kgatlana Story, written by Nikolaos Kirkinis, is out now from Jacana Media.

[Pre-order] Red Road to Freedom: A History of the South African Communist Party 1921-2021 by Tom Lodge

Red Road to Freedom: A History of the South African Communist Party 1921–2021 by Tom Lodge will be out soon from Jacana Media.

Don’t miss a book discussion of The Great Pretenders: Race and Class under ANC Rule with author Ebrahim Harvey in conversation with Darlene Miller (7 Jul)

The Wits School of Governance invite you to the launch of The Great Pretenders: Race and Class under ANC Rule by Dr Ebrahim Harvey.

Don’t miss the SA Festival of Children’s Literature (2–4 July)

https://www.safestivalofchildrensliterature.co.za/

‘We are all refugees of our childhoods’: Read an excerpt from Ashraf Kagee’s dazzling new novel, By the Fading Light

Read an excerpt from By the Fading Light, Ashraf Kagee’s stunning follow-up to the award-winning Khalil’s Journey.

Tsitsi Dangarembga awarded 2021 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

Jacana Media is thrilled to announce that Tsitsi Dangarembga has been awarded the 2021 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.

New book alert! Know Them by Their Fruit: A Guide to Identifying South African Trees

Know Them by Their Fruit: A Guide to Identifying South African Trees by AT Ankiewicz is out soon from Jacana Media.

Tsitsi Dangarembga wins the PEN Pinter Prize – to celebrate buy This Mournable Body at 50% off!

Jacana Media is thrilled to announce that Tsitsi Dangarembga, who was recently shortlisted for the Booker Prize, has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize.

New book alert! Ambivalent: Photography and Visibility in African History

Ambivalent: Photography and Visibility in African History will be published soon by Jacana Media.

BirdLife South Africa honours ‘Forgotten Scientist’ Saul Sithole with the Saul Sithole Memorial Library

Lorato Trok’s book The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole tells the story of a pioneering black scientist whose great contribution to the fields of anthropology and ornithology in South Africa has been ignored and largely forgotten.

New book alert! A new edition of Sol Plaatje’s seminal novel Mhudi, with an Introduction by Sabata-mpho Mokae

A new edition of Sol Plaatje’s Mhudi, with an Introduction by Sabata-mpho Mokae, will be out soon from Jacana Media.

New book by Nthikeng Mohlele announced! (PLUS new edition of Small Things)

A new book of short stories by Nthikeng Mohlele will be published by Jacana Media in October 2021!

New book alert! Rethinking Africa: Indigenous Women Re-Interpret Southern Africa’s Pasts

Rethinking Africa: Indigenous Women Re-Interpret Southern Africa’s Pasts, edited by Bernedette Muthien and June Bam, is out in May 2021 from Jacana Media!

Jacana Conversation: Sol Plaatje’s Mhudi – celebrating the centenary of one of Africa’s earliest novels (19 May)

As part of its Africa Month celebrations, Jacana Media invite you to a discussion of Sol Plaatje’s Mhudi.

Book clubs, get excited! Jacana Media is offering a 50% discount for Africa Month

Book clubs – passion pays off! Jacana Media is celebrating Africa Month, and celebrating you.

10 entirely African essential reads for Africa Month, from Jacana Media – 30% off

Get 30% discount off the retail price, and free delivery within South Africa, on these 10 Africa Month reads, from Jacana Media.

Will this be the most explosive book launch of the year?

Ebrahim Harvey attacks the ANC in his ‘tour de force’ of a book The Great Pretenders: Race and Class under ANC Rule.

Profiting from Misery: Don’t miss a Jacana Conversation in partnership with Open Secrets

Profiting from Misery: Open Secrets investigates the corporations and politicians who make money from corrupt arms deals and war crimes and how we can hold them to account.