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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Meet author Terry-Ann Adams at a Those Who Live in Cages speed date and book signing (27 Feb)

Jacana Media and Book Circle Capital invite you to a book signing for Terry-Ann Adams’s debut novel, Those Who Live in Cages.

New fiction loading … Join the #ByTheFadingLight Early Adopters Club and get 30% off Ashraf Kagee’s stunning new novel

By the Fading Light, Ashraf Kagee’s stunning follow-up to the award-winning Khalil’s Journey, will be published by Jacana Media in April 2021!

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of They Called You Dambudzo by Flora Veit-Wild, with Tinashe Mushakavanhu and Shaun Viljoen (25 Feb)

Please join Jacana Media for a Don’t Shut Up conversation between Flora Veit-Wild, Tinashe Mushakavanhu and Shaun Viljoen for the launch the soon-to-be published They Called You Dambudzo.

Three-way international rights deal for The Pan-African Pantheon: Prophets, Poets, and Philosophers

Jacana Media is delighted to announce a three-way rights sale for The Pan-African Pantheon: Prophets, Poets, and Philosophers, edited by Adekeye Adebajo.

Celebrate Saul Sithole, a neglected pioneer of South African science, at the launch of The Forgotten Scientist (18 Feb)

Jacana Media invites you to the virtual book launch of The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole by Lorato Trok.

She saves strangers’ lives: Meet Dr Anne Biccard, author of the word-of-mouth bestseller Saving a Strangers Life: The Diary of an Emergency Room Doctor

Join Jacana Media for a Don’t Shut Up Conversation between author Anne Biccard – writer, stray dog collector and the doctor we know you’d want on call – and her editor Michele Magwood, award-winning journalist and critic and the former books editor of the Sunday Times.

Don’t miss the Jacana People’s Book Sale – 50% off all books, for 2 days only!

The Jacana Media People’s Book Sale is happening now!

Jacana Media congratulates authors longlisted for 2021 HSS Awards

Jacana Media congratulates the following authors whose titles have been chosen for the Humanities and Social Science (HSS) Awards longlists! 

Reassessing Mandela, edited by Willam Beinart and Colin Bundy – a scholarly counterweight to uncritical celebration

Reassessing Mandela, edited by Willam Beinart and Colin Bundy, is out now from Jacana Media.

Dr Abdullah Abdurahman: South Africa’s First Elected Black Politician – a deeply researched history by Martin Plaut

Dr Abdullah Abdurahman: South Africa’s First Elected Black Politician by Martin Plaut is out now from Jacana Media.

Win a hamper of 10 books with Jacana Media!

Jacana Media has reached 10 000 Twitter followers, and to celebrate they are giving away a 10-book hamper!

Jacana Media is calling all aspiring writers!

If you are an aspiring writer and want the chance to get published, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for.

#BlackLivesMatter: Race and Racism in Science – Watch a Jacana Conversation featuring Dr Dipuo Winnie Kgotleng, Silindokuhle Mavuso and Christa Kuljian

If you missed any of Jacana’s Don’t Shut Up Conversations from last year, here’s your chance to catch up!

Call for entries: Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award

The Jacana Literary Foundation is pleased to announce that submissions for the 10th annual Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology are open.

Read an interview with Anne Biccard, author of Saving a Stranger’s Life – the true story of an emergency room doctor facing off against Covid-19 in Joburg

Doctor, writer, stray dog collector – get to know Anne Biccard, the doctor we know you’d want on call.

New by David Bristow! Big Pharma, Dirty Lies, Busy Bees and Eco Activists: 20 Environmental Stories from South Africa

Big Pharma, Dirty Lies, Busy Bees and Eco Activists – the exciting third book in David Bristow’s Stories from the Veld series – covers everything environmental in South Africa that you always wanted to know about.

Saving a Stranger’s Life by Anne Biccard – the true story of an emergency room doctor in Johannesburg facing off against Covid-19

Dr Anne Biccard writes of the camaraderie and dogged determination of health workers holding fast in the face of the Covid-19 nightmare as they battle, every day, to save a stranger’s life.

Saul Sithole dedicated 62 years of his life to the scientific world of birds and fossils: Read an extract from The Forgotten Scientist

Read an extract from The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole by Lorato Trok – the untold story of a pioneering black scientist who made a great contribution to the fields of anthropology and ornithology in South Africa.

Pre-order your copy of They Called You Dambudzo by Flora Veit-Wild today (Coming in February 2021)

They Called You Dambudzo: A Memoir by Flora Veit-Wild is out in February 2021 from Jacana Media.

Watch now! Daily Maverick webinar with The Unlikely Mr Rogue, Ivan Pillay, and author Evelyn Groenink

Video: In a Daily Maverick webinar on Wednesday, 9 December, Ivan Pillay and Evelyn Groenink, a journalist and his partner of 30 years, spoke to Ferial Haffajee about how the SARS ‘rogue unit’ accusations have affected their lives.