Jonathan Ball Publishers

Jonathan Ball Publishers are the leading publishers and distributors of English general books in South Africa, specialising in South African history, politics and current affairs.

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FLF virtual event: The Boy Who Never Gave Up by Emmanuel Taban (22 Sep)

Join the Franschhoek Literary Festival for a FREE virtual event featuring Emmanuel Taban, author of the bestseller The Boy Who Never Gave Up, and Sara-Jayne Makwala King.

New book alert! Joining the Dots: An Unauthorised Biography of Pravin Gordhan by Jonathan Ancer and Chris Whitfield

Joining the Dots: An Unauthorised Biography of Pravin Gordhan by Jonathan Ancer and Chris Whitfield is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Don’t miss Barbara Masekela live at The Market Theatre for the launch of her memoir Poli Poli (18 Sep)

Exclusive Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers are proud to bring you the launch of Poli Poli by Barbara Masekela streamed live from the Market Theatre!

Join Sandisiwe Shoba for the launch of Hlumelo Biko’s new book Black Consciousness: A Love Story (15 Sep)

Join the Daily Maverick journalist Sandisiwe Shoba in conversation with Hlumelo Biko, entrepreneur, writer and the son of Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko and Dr Mamphela Ramphele, as they explore a unique and powerful love story.

Cover reveal! Wish You Were Here – the new novel by internationally bestselling author Jodi Picoult

Jonathan Ball Publishers is very excited to reveal the cover for Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult!

Jacaranda Books now available in South Africa through Jonathan Ball Publishers

Multi-award-winning independent publisher Jacaranda Books has partnered with Hachette UK to expand its sales and distribution offering.

Robin Sharma’s new book The Everyday Hero Manifesto – it will completely transform your life. Forever.

The Everyday Hero Manifesto: Activate Your Positivity, Maximise Your Productivity, Serve the World by Robin Sharma is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

New book alert! Beautiful World, Where Are You, the highly anticipated new novel from Sally Rooney

Beautiful World, Where Are You, the extraordinary new novel from Sally Rooney, author of the internationally bestselling Normal People and Conversations with Friends, is out now!

A Father Is Born: A Memoir – Tumiso Mashaba considers fatherhood, black masculinity, toxic masculinity and generational trauma

A Father Is Born: A Memoir by Tumiso Mashaba is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Black Consciousness: A Love Story – Hlumelo Biko re-examines what it takes to live a Black Consciousness life in today’s South Africa

Black Consciousness: A Love Story by Hlumelo Biko is out this month from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

The Distant Shores – the brand new novel from number one bestselling author Santa Montefiore!

Santa Montefiore’s new novel The Distant Shores is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Deon Meyer’s new thriller The Dark Flood will be out in November!

The Dark Flood – the new thriller from bestseller Deon Meyer – is out in November from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

The New Kingdom – Wilbur Smith returns to Ancient Egypt with a thrilling new series!

The New Kingdom by the master of adventure fiction Wilbur Smith – with Mark Chadbourn – is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Poli Poli by Barbara Masekela – the story of an extraordinary South African

Poli Poli, Barbara Masekela’s memoir, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

‘The experience of grief is as unique to each of us as our fingerprints’ – Our Ghosts Were Once People, a new book edited by Bongani Kona

Our Ghosts Were Once People: Stories on Death and Dying edited by Bongani Kona is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Join Peter Hain for the virtual book launch of A Pretoria Boy, in conversation with Judge Dennis Davis (25 Aug)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers for a conversation between Judge Dennis Davis and Lord Peter Hain about his new book A Pretoria Boy. 

New book alert! Hosting With The Lazy Makoti: A Celebration of Food

Jonathan Ball Publishers will be publishing the new book by chef and award-winning cookbook author Mogau Seshoene!

A Home on Vorster Street: A Memoir – a dazzling collection of stories by Razina Theba

A Home on Vorster Street: A Memoir by Razina Theba is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi – a sweeping tale of longing and rebellion

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s highly anticipated new novel The First Woman is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Landslide – Michael Wolff closes the door on the Trump presidency with a final, astonishingly candid account

Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency by Michael Wolff is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.