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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Join Adam Habib for the Durban launch of his new book Rebels and Rage: Reflecting on #FeesMustFall

Jonathan Ball Publishers, Adams Booksellers and Ike’s Books and Collectables invite you to the launch of Rebels and Rage: Reflecting on #FeesMustFall by Adam Habib.

Publication date at last for The Mirror and the Light, the final novel of Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy

The Mirror and the Light, the final novel of Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy, will be released in March 2020.

Don’t miss the launch of Soft Magic, the debut collection of prose and poetry from Malawian writer Upile Chisala, at The Book Lounge (30 May)

Soft Magic is the debut collection of prose and poetry by Malawian writer, Upile Chisala. This book explores the self, joy, blackness, gender, matters of the heart, the experience of Diaspora, spirituality and most of all, how we survive. Soft Magic is a shared healing journey.

Don’t miss Heather Morris, author of the international bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz, in Joburg (22 May)

Bookdealers and Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.

Return to the world of the multi-million-copy bestselling Chocolat with Joanne Harris’s new novel The Strawberry Thief

The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Don’t miss the first South African launch of Sisonke Msimang’s new book The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela (24 May)

Love Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the first South African launch of Sisonke Msimang’s latest book, The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela.

You Will Be Safe Here – the debut novel from award-winning non-fiction author Damian Barr

You Will Be Safe Here by Damian Barr is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers. This is the brilliant debut novel from the award-winning author of the memoir Maggie & Me.

From the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki’s new book FAKE: Fake Money, Fake Teachers, Fake Assets

How do we decipher fact from fiction? How do we differentiate between truth and lies? And determine what’s real … from what isn’t?

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides – the gripping must-read debut thriller of 2019

With film rights snapped up by an Oscar-winning Hollywood production company, rights sold in a world record 43 territories, and rave blurbs from David Baldacci, Lee Child and AJ Finn, The Silent Patient promises to be the debut thriller of 2019.

People’s War: New Light on the Struggle for South Africa – a new edition of Anthea Jeffery’s seminal work

This book shows the extraordinary success of the people’s war in giving the ANC a virtual monopoly on power, as well as the great cost at which this was done.

Don’t miss acclaimed British historian Simon Sebag Montefiore at Love Books for the launch of Written in History (21 May)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of Written in History: Letters that Changed the World by Simon Sebag Montefiore.

‘A daring blend of romance, crime and history’ – Join Louisa Treger for the launch of The Dragon Lady at Love Books (16 May)

Love Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of The Dragon Lady by Louisa Treger.

Two Weeks in November – Ocean’s 11 meets Game of Thrones, a real-world life or death chess match for the future of Zimbabwe

Two Weeks in November is the thrilling, surreal, unbelievable and often very funny true story of four would-be enemies – a high- ranking politician, an exiled human rights lawyer, a dangerous spy and a low-key white businessman turned political fixer – who team up to help unseat one of the world’s longest serving dictators, Robert Mugabe.

A rebel in both politics and sex – The Love Song of André P Brink, the first biography of the esteemed writer, by Leon de Kock

The Love Song of André P Brink is the first biography of this major South African novelist who, during his lifetime, was published in over 30 languages and ranked with the likes of Gabriel García Márquez, Peter Carey and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

Bird Summons, the brilliantly imagined, intense and haunting new novel from award-winning author Leila Aboulela

Bird Summons – an enchanting, tender portrait of three women searching for freedom, from the three-times Orange Prize longlisted, Scottish Book Award and Caine Prize winner Leila Aboulela – is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Meet Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven bestselling author Mitch Albom in Cape Town (2 May)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of The Next Person You Meet in Heaven.

The Dragon Lady, Louisa Treger’s brilliant second novel – a brilliant evocation of life in 1950s Rhodesia

Opening with the shooting of Lady Virginia ‘Ginie’ Courtauld in her tranquil garden in 1950s Rhodesia, The Dragon Lady tells Ginie’s extraordinary story, so called for the exotic tattoo snaking up her leg.

The brutal payback begins – Lynda La Plante’s new novel Widows’ Revenge, the sequel to the groundbreaking thriller Widows

Widows’ Revenge: Dolly, Linda, Shirley and Bella are back. And this time it’s a fight to the finish. The sequel to Lynda La Plante’s groundbreaking thriller, Widows.

Africa Reimagined by Hlumelo Biko – Realistic steps to return to a more balanced Afrocentric identity

Africa Reimagined is a passionately argued appeal for a rediscovery of our African identity.

Gunship Over Angola – Steve Joubert’s gripping memoir, a powerful plea for healing and understanding

Gunship Over Angola: The Story of a Maverick Pilot by Steve Joubert is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.