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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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.

Don’t miss a reading of Our Ghosts Were Once People, with Sisonke Msimang, Bongani Kona, Khadija Patel, Vonani Bila, Paula Akugizibwe and Madeleine Fullard (1 Sep)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List invite you to a virtual reading of Our Ghosts Were Once People: Stories on Death and Dying, edited by Bongani Kona.

‘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. 

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of A Pretoria Boy by Peter Hain (26 Aug)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List invite you to the virtual launch of A Pretoria Boy by Peter Hain.

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.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of When Secrets Become Stories: Women Speak Out, edited by Sue Nyathi (12 Aug)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers for a series of conversations as women speak out and make their Secrets Become Stories.

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.

The story of South Africa’s ‘Public Enemy Number One’ – A Pretoria Boy by Peter Hain

A Pretoria Boy by Peter Hain is out this month from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of When Secrets Become Stories: Women Speak Out, edited by Sue Nyathi (5 Aug)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers for a series of conversations as women speak out and make their Secrets Become Stories.

FLF virtual launch of international bestselling author Christy Lefteri’s new novel, Songbirds (4 Aug)

The Franschhoek Literary Festival invites you to the launch of bestselling author Christy Lefteri’s new novel Songbirds.

Graffiti-aanlynkuier: Vier die bekendstelling van Afrikaner Sondebok? deur Albert Blake in jou woonkamer! (3 Aug)

Was Ossewabrandwag-leier Hans van Rensburg ‘n verbete Afrikaner-fascis of ‘n gerieflike sondebok? Kom vind uit by die bekendstelling van Afrikaner Sondebok deur Albert Blake.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Shana Fife’s Ougat: From A Hoe Into A Housewife And Then Some (4 Aug)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List invite you to the virtual book launch of Ougat: From A Hoe Into A Housewife And Then Some by Shana Fife!

[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.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Lovemore Ndou’s new memoir Tough Love: How A Limpopo Homeboy Became A World Champ Turned Lawyer (23 Jul)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List invite you to the virtual book launch of Tough Love: How A Limpopo Homeboy Became A World Champ Turned Lawyer by Lovemore Ndou!

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Michael Holding’s new book Why We Kneel, How We Rise, with Trevor Quirk (22 Jul)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List invite you to the virtual book launch of Why We Kneel, How We Rise by Michael Holding.