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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[Video] A story of suspense, drama and dogged persistence – watch Evert Kleynhans introducing his new book Hitler’s Spies: Secret Agents and the Intelligence War in South Africa

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared a video of Evert Kleynhans introducing his new book Hitler’s Spies: Secret Agents and the Intelligence War in South Africa.

Bridgerton star Adjoa Andoh narrates the audiobook of An Ordinary Wonder by Buki Papillon (PLUS: Listen to an excerpt!)

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook of An Ordinary Wonder by Buki Papillon, read by Bridgerton star Adjoa Andoh!

A Path Unexpected – a memoir about family, love, loss, finding purpose and dedicating oneself to a life of service

A Path Unexpected: A Memoir by Jane Evans is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Award-winning author Chibundu Onuzo releases single to launch her new novel Sankofa – listen here!

Sankofa – a funny, gripping and surprising story of a mixed-race British woman who goes in search of the West African father she never knew, by award-winning author Chibundu Onuzo.

Kom vier die virtuele bekendstelling van Just A Moment deur Schalk Burger Snr met Michael Vlismas (20 Julie)

Jonathan Ball Uitgewers en Graffiti Boeke nooi jou uit na die virtuele boekbekendstelling van Just A Moment deur Schalk Burger Snr met Michael Vlismas.

New book alert! Songbirds by Christy Lefteri, the bestselling author of Beekeeper of Aleppo

Christy Lefteri’s new novel Songbirds is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Bound by love. Driven by revenge. Call of the Raven by Wilbur Smith – out now in paperback

Call of the Raven, the action-packed and gripping adventure by number one bestselling author Wilbur Smith, about one man’s quest for revenge, out now in paperback!

Don’t miss Sue Nyathi’s Homebru Town Hall Q and A on When Secrets Become Stories: Women Speak Out! (9 Jul)

An Ordinary Wonder
Buki Papillon
An Ordinary Wonder is a story of the courage needed to be yourself.

Nuut deur Albert Blake: Afrikaner-Sondebok? Die lewe van Hans van Rensburg, Ossewabrandwag-leier

Jonathan Ball Uitgewers stel bekend Afrikaner-Sondebok? Die lewe van Hans van Rensburg, Ossewabrandwag-leier deur Albert Blake.

Don’t miss Elizabeth Nyamayaro’s Homebru Town Hall Q and A today! (2 July)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to a Homebru Q&A session with Elizabeth Nyamayaro, author of the new book I Am A Girl From Africa.

How a Limpopo homeboy became a world champ turned lawyer – Tough Love by Lovemore Ndou

Tough Love: How A Limpopo Homeboy Became A World Champ Turned Lawyer by Lovemore Ndou is out soon from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

New book alert! Rahul Raina’s How to Kidnap the Rich – a wild ride told by a mesmerising new talent with an electric voice

How to Kidnap the Rich by Rahul Raina is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers. 

An Ordinary Wonder by Buki Papillon – a powerful coming-of-age story about complex desires and what it means to feel whole

Jonathan Ball Publishers is excited to announce An Ordinary Wonder, Buki Papillon’s extraordinary literary debut.

When Secrets Become Stories: Women Speak Out, edited by Sue Nyathi, with contributions from Lorraine Sithole, Desiree-Anne Martin, Mamokgethi Phakeng, Shafinaaz Hassim and others

When Secrets Become Stories: Women Speak Out, edited by Sue Nyathi, is out in early July from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Secrets From The Cockpit by Robert Schapiro – a rare slice of aviation history

Secrets from the Cockpit: Pilots Behaving Badly and Other Flying Stories by Robert Schapiro is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

‘Jannie, as jy kat en muis wil speel, moet jy seker maak dat jy die kat is’: Lees ’n uittreksel uit Fortuine deur Ebbe Dommisse

Tussen die vier mure van die restaurant Decameron in die hartjie van Stellenbosch word saketransaksies beslis en betwis. Lees ’n uittreksel uit Fortuine deur Ebbe Dommisse.

Don’t miss the virtual launch of When They Came For Me by John Schlapobersky live from London (13 Jun)

Author John Schlapobersky and publishers Jonathan Ball Publishers and Berghahn Books invite you to the virtual launch of When They Came For Me: The Hidden Diary of an Apartheid Prisoner.

Don’t miss the Windhoek launch of Femi Kayode’s Lightseekers, with Rémy Ngamije at the Book Den (17 Jun)

The Book Den and Jonathan Ball Publishers cordially invite all lovers of fiction in Windhoek to the launch of Femi Kayode’s Lightseekers, a thrilling and gripping work of crime fiction.