Africa

Thu – 10th Jun 2021

Tsitsi Dangarembga wins the PEN Pinter Prize – to celebrate buy This Mournable Body at 50% off!

Jacana Media is thrilled to announce that Tsitsi Dangarembga, who was recently shortlisted for the Booker Prize, has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize.

Wed – 9th Jun 2021

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.

Mon – 7th Jun 2021

Detective Kubu’s first case may also be his last – Facets of Death by Michael Stanley

Facets of Death by Michael Stanley is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Thu – 3rd Jun 2021

The Inside Track on Publishing for Writers – Don’t miss Helen Moffett’s publishing seminar in partnership with Modjaji Books (24 Jun)

Join Modjaji Books on Thursday 24 June 2021 at 6pm for a publishing seminar with experienced editor, award-winning writer and all-round book fiend Helen Moffett.

BirdLife South Africa honours ‘Forgotten Scientist’ Saul Sithole with the Saul Sithole Memorial Library

Lorato Trok’s book The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole tells the story of a pioneering black scientist whose great contribution to the fields of anthropology and ornithology in South Africa has been ignored and largely forgotten.

Tue – 1st Jun 2021

First ever children’s book published in endangered N|uu language

The first ever children’s book in the near-extinct San language of N|uu has been published.

Mon – 31st May 2021

Arrested By His Love by Khanyisile Madlala

A non-fiction page turner, Arrested By His Love is an inspirational memoir of self discovery, finding your life purpose, fulfilling destiny and walking in victory amid adversary.

Tue – 25th May 2021

New book alert! Rethinking Africa: Indigenous Women Re-Interpret Southern Africa’s Pasts

Rethinking Africa: Indigenous Women Re-Interpret Southern Africa’s Pasts, edited by Bernedette Muthien and June Bam, is out in May 2021 from Jacana Media!

Mon – 24th May 2021

Jonathan Ball Publishers invites you to a poetry celebration on Africa Day!

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers for a poetry celebration to commemorate Africa Day 2021.

Future African Classics! Years of Fire and Ash: South African Poems of Decolonisation

In the run-up to Africa Day, on 25 May, Jonathan Ball Publishers will be sharing some of the sparkling new books from …

Thu – 20th May 2021

Future African Classics! The Boy Who Never Gave Up – how a son of Sudan rose above poverty, racism and xenophobia to become a South African legend

Today, find out more about The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph by Emmanuel Taban and Andrew Crofts!

New book alert! Robert Muponde’s The Scandalous Times of a Book Louse – a magical coming-of-age tale in rural Zimbabwe

The Scandalous Times of a Book Louse: A Memoir of a Childhood by Robert Muponde is out now from Penguin Random House!

Wed – 19th May 2021

Future African Classics! Lightseekers – a fast-paced and utterly engrossing thriller set in Nigeria

In the run-up to Africa Day, on 25 May, Jonathan Ball Publishers will be sharing some of the sparkling new books from their 2021 Pan-African list.

Tue – 18th May 2021

Future African Classics! His Only Wife – a captivating debut about defying expectations

In the run-up to Africa Day, on 25 May, Jonathan Ball Publishers will be sharing some of the sparkling new books from their 2021 Pan-African list.

Mon – 17th May 2021

Book Club Saturday! Join the Literary Alliance for a discussion of Sue Nyathi’s latest novel A Family Affair (22 May)

At their next Book Club Saturday, The Literary Alliance will be chatting about Sue Nyathi’s latest novel, A Family Affair.

Notes on Grief by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – a revealing examination of the layers of loss and the nature of grief

Notes on Grief – a devastating essay on loss and the people we love from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun.

10 entirely African essential reads for Africa Month, from Jacana Media – 30% off

Get 30% discount off the retail price, and free delivery within South Africa, on these 10 Africa Month reads, from Jacana Media.

The a Wind Blew by Kay Powell

Then a Wind Blew is set in the final months of the war in Rhodesia, before it became Zimbabwe, and the story unfolds through the voices of three women.

Thu – 22nd Apr 2021

What’s Mine and Yours – Naima Coster explores the unique organism that is every family: what breaks them apart and how they come back together

What’s Mine and Yours by Naima Coster – a sweeping, rich tapestry of familial bond and identity, and a sharp, poignant look at the ways race affects even the closest of relationships.