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.


Queer and Black, See and Be Seen

Jacana Media is celebrating Pride Month with 50% off these two books!

Shining a light on xenophobic attacks – join Alon Skuy and James Oatway in conversation with Sharon Ekambaram (31 May)

Jacana Media invite you to join photographers Alon Skuy and James Oatway in their conversation with human rights activist Sharon Ekambaram.

Don’t miss the launch of Beyond Fear: Reflections of a Freedom Fighter by Ebrahim Ebrahim at UJ (30 May)

The University of Johannesburg’s Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC), in collaboration with Jacana Media, invites you to the launch of Beyond Fear: Reflections of a Freedom Fighter by Ebrahim Ebrahim.

Rewriting history, writing legacy – join a conversation with authors June Bam, Athambile Masola, Xolisa Guzula and Sylvia Vollenhoven (26 May)

Jacana Media invites you to join June Bam, Athambile Masola and Xolisa Guzula in a discussion about knowledge.

SLAPP Suits and Jack Boots – what happens when the powerful attempt to silence publishers and authors? (25 May)

Join Rehana Rossouw as she reveals the details of a R20-million SLAPP suit brought against her and Jacana Media.

Join David Dison for a discussion of his new novel The Good Nigeran in Joburg (24 May)

Jacana Media and the Rabbi Cyril Harris Community Centre invite you to the launch of David Dison’s latest novel, The Good Nigerian.

Don’t Shut Up Jacana Conversation: Don’t miss Terry-Ann Adams and Niq Mhlongo talking short story writing with Rehana Rossouw (23 May)

What can you do to catch a glimpse of a life, feel the distilled prose and watch the speed of light, all in one sitting?

By reading a short story.

Véronique Tadjo wins the LA Times Fiction Award for In the Company of Men

The winners of the 42nd annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes have been announced.

‘These stories are nothing short of miraculous.’ – Find out more about Terry-Ann Adams’s latest book, White Chalk

White Chalk, the new novel from Terry-Ann Adams, will be out from Jacana Media this month! 

Neither saint nor sellout – find out more about Spear: Mandela and the Revolutionaries by Paul S Landau

Spear: Mandela and the Revolutionaries by Paul S Landau will be out from Jacana Media at the end of May.

The Shattered Vessel – a pioneering work by Ivor Chipkin, who has led the way in exploring state capture in South Africa, announced

Jacana Media is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of The Shattered Vessel: A Political History of Contemporary South Africa by Ivor Chipkin.

New book alert! Marikana: A People’s History by Julian Brown – ‘the authoritative book on its topic’

Marikana: A People’s History by Julian Brown is out now from Jacana Media.

For heart, soul – and stomach: Sally Andrew chats about The Milk Tart Murders – the latest in her hit series the Tannie Maria mysteries

From muesli-buttermilk rusks via the delectable Venus cake to milk tart. Yes, our beloved sleuth – and giver of sound advice and recipes – Tannie Maria, is back. Author Sally Andrew shares her love for this unique character.

It’s another beautiful day to shop the Jacana Birthday Sale – 50% off all books!

Jacana Media is celebrating 20 years of independent publishing with a 50% off sitewide sale!

Don’t miss the Jacana People’s Book Sale – insane prices, 2 days only! (24-25 Feb)

The Jacana People’s Book Sale will be taking place this week!

Where would we be without us! Wathint’imbokodo! Find out about the new series Imbokodo: Women Who Shape Us

Imbokodo: Women Who Shape Us is a groundbreaking series of books, written by Athambile Masola and Xolisa Guzula and published by Jacana Media, telling the stories of pioneering South African women who have cleared a path for women and girls.

Correcting the false image of German colonial rule in Namibia: Jürgen Zimmerer’s German Rule, African Subjects, now available in English

German Rule, African Subjects: State Aspirations and the Reality of Power in Colonial Namibia is out now from Jacana Media.

Jacana Media Weekend Special: Natural History treasures at less 50%

Today’s Jacana Media Weekend Special is here! Buy your copies quickly, to qualify for a 50% discount!

Here comes the future! Christopher by Nozuko Siyotula is in store now

Christopher by Nozuko Siyotula, second runner-up in the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award, is now available from Jacana Media.