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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2020 CDI Zambia Tell Your Own Story National Book Awards winners announced – Mubanga Kalimamukwento wins Best Fiction

Congratulations to author Mubanga Kalimamukwento for winning the Best Fiction Award at the 2020 3rd edition CDI Zambia Tell Your Own Story National Book Awards! Her winning novel The Mourning Bird is also the Dinaane Debut Fiction awards winner for 2019.

Don’t miss the digital book launch of The Murder of Ahmed Timol by Imtiaz A Cajee, with journalist Shannon Ebrahim (30 June)

What drove Imtiaz Cajee to search for 20 years to find his uncle’s killer and bring him to justice?

[Free webinar] Join Philippa Garson, Mondli Makhanya and Marianne Thamm for the launch of Undeniable: Memoir of a Covert War (26 June)

Jacana Media and the Daily Maverick invite you to a free webinar book launch for Undeniable: Memoir of a Covert War, with Philippa Garson, Mondli Makhanya and Marianne Thamm.

An essential reading list for Pride Month, from Jacana Media

Everyone’s story deserves to be told – and read.

Don’t miss the Daily Maverick Book Launch Webinar for Oscar van Heerden’s book Two Minutes To Midnight: Will Ramaphosa’s ANC Survive? (24 June)

Jacana Media and the Daily Maverick invite you to a Book Launch Webinar for Oscar van Heerden’s book Two Minutes To Midnight: Will Ramaphosa’s ANC Survive?

Jacana Conversations: Join Jamil F Khan and Karabo Kgoleng and Check Your (White) Privilege at the Door (25 June)

In partnership with Exclusive Books Homebru, Jacana Media will be launching Jamil F Khan’s debut book Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams.

Friday Feast with Sababa – delicious and easy Middle Eastern and Mediterranean family recipes

Can’t decide what to have for dinner tonight? Don’t worry, Jacana Media has got you covered!

Join journalist Philippa Garson for a Zoom talk about life on the frontline in the last years of apartheid (17 June)

The Life, in a Garden team will be hosting a Zoom chat with Philippa Garson to discuss her new book Undeniable: Memoir of a Covert War.

Find out more about Don’t Shut Up – a new virtual book theatre launched by Jacana Media

Jacana Media is offering a virtual book theatre on its new platform Don’t Shut Up!

Don’t miss Mubanga Kalimamukwento and The Cheeky Natives in a Lockdown Takeover on Instagram Live (15 June)

Mubanga Kalimamukwento will be chatting to The Cheeky Natives on Instagram about her debut novel The Mourning Bird.

Read an excerpt from Jamil F Khan’s new book Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams in the new issue of The JRB

In the latest issue of The JRB, you can read an exclusive excerpt from Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams, the new book by Jamil F Khan.

Storytime! Don’t miss a live reading by children’s author Niki Daly for the Hermanus FynArts Festival

One for the kids! Niki Daly will be making a virtual appearance at the 2020 Hermanus FynArts Festival.

Black Consciousness and Black Lives Matter

Find out more about two books from Jacana Media that focus on Black Consciousness and Fees Must Fall, and how they relate to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Watch Mubanga Kalimamukwento in conversation with Rémy Ngamije for the Afrolit Sans Frontières virtual literary festival

Mubanga Kalimamukwento chatted to fellow author Rémy Ngamije for the Afrolit Sans Frontières virtual literary festival. 

All the taste with less of the guilt – try this delicious pizza recipe from The Banting Baker

What if we told you that there was a way to continue indulging in delicious comfort food, but in a healthier manner? Try this recipe for Pizza Perfect from The Banting Baker by Catherine Speedie!

The Man Who Killed Apartheid by Harris Dousemetzis shortlisted for prestigious Fage and Oliver Prize

The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas by Harris Dousemetzis with Gerry Loughran has been shortlisted for the prestigious Fage and Oliver Prize.

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.