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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Solidarity Reads: Ronnie Kasrils – from spy chief to bestselling author – get the ebooks at 21% off for 21 days

For the 21-day lockdown period Jacana Media is curating a series of ebook special offers from its extensive catalogue of titles.

Jacana Media Solidarity Reads: The great outdoors awaits! Natural history ebooks at 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.

Investigative journalist Ruth Hopkins exposes the reality of prison privatisation in The Misery Merchants

The Misery Merchants: Life and Death in a Private South African Prison by Ruth Hopkins is a hard-hitting exposé of G4S, the company running a private prison in Mangaung, South Africa.

Solidarity Reads: Are you longing to escape? Get the Sibanda detective trilogy by CM Elliot at 21% off for 21 days

Join forces with Detective Inspector Jabulani Sibanda deep in the Matabele bush.

Solidarity Reads: Declassified! Apartheid Guns and Money – get the ebook at 21% off for 21 days

A runaway bestseller, this book shocks, astounds and provides the links between corruption then and now.

Solidarity Reads Day 9: Celebrating the legend, Hugh Masekela – get the ebook at 21% off for 21 days

Hugh Masekela would have celebrated his 81st birthday today, and to honour his great musical and activist legacy we bring you his autobiography, co-written with D Michael Cheers, Still Grazing: The Musical Journey of Hugh Masekela.

Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams – ‘an exquisitely crafted, groundbreaking memoir, destined to change and save lives’

The wait is finally over and Jamil F Khan’s book Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams is now available as an ebook on various platforms!

Solidarity Reads – get the ebooks at 21% off for 21 days! Our Dystopian Days – a world imagined or the real deal?

In keeping with our new normal as we remain in lockdown, we bring you two dystopian novels to feed your restless minds and fertile imaginings.

Jacana Media Solidarity Reads Day 7: We need revolutionaries now!

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

Get all of Kopano Matlwa’s novels at 21% off! Coconut, Spilt Milk and Period Pain – all available as ebooks

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

Can World Health Organisation rules be applied to South Africa? Find out in 2 excellent Jacana Media ebooks – at 21% off

Understanding the history of pandemics in our region is as important as bringing the best minds to consider the regional and socioeconomic impact of the ‘flattening the curve’ rules in Africa.

Jacana Media Solidarity Reads Day 4: Redi Tlhabi, Bonnie Mbuli and Zoleka Mandela – 21% off for 21 days!

Solidarity Reads: Delivering the best ebooks Jacana Media has to offer at very special prices.

What does it mean for a black South African to remember life under apartheid with fondness? Get Native Nostalgia by Jacob Dlamini at 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.

Jacana Media Solidarity Reads Day 1: My Father, My Monster by McIntosh Polela

For the 21-day lockdown period Jacana Media is curating a series of ebook special offers from its extensive catalogue of titles.

Shedding light on a blood-soaked chapter in South Africa’s history – Read an excerpt from Philippa Garson’s memoir Undeniable: Memoir of a Covert War

‘Although some may find the violence triggering, it is my specific intention to not sidestep the uncomfortable truth about this time.’

A hard-hitting exposé of the profit-driven multinational running Mangaung private prison – The Misery Merchants: Life and Death in a Private South African Prison

The Misery Merchants: Life and Death in a Private South African Prison by Ruth Hopkins is out at the end of March 2020 from Jacana Media.

Brian Willan stars at Human and Social Science Awards evening

Brian Willan’s Sol Plaatje: A Life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje 1876–1932 was named joint winner of the Best Biography Award at the Human and Social Science Awards last week.

Jacana Media Author of the Month: Chike Frankie Edozien

Chike Frankie Edozien is Jacana Media’s Author of the Month for March!