Africa

Thu – 19th Nov 2020

Celebrate African literature across social media during #ReadingAfrica Week 2020 (6-12 Dec)

LAPA Publishers and Catalyst Press invite you to join in and share the best in African literature this 2020 Reading Africa Week!

Wed – 11th Nov 2020

Emmanuel Acho introduces his new book, Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

Former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho started an online series to give white people a non-judgmental space to ask questions about race and racism.

Mon – 9th Nov 2020

New book, new author – find out more about Rešoketšwe Manenzhe and her award-winning debut novel Scatterlings in this Q&A!

It has been a pleasure to welcome author Rešoketšwe Manenzhe to the Jacana Media family of authors and we’d love for you to get to know her better too with this Q&A.

Join award-winning author Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu for the virtual book launch of her new novel The History of Man (17 Nov)

Penguin Random House and Bhala Writers invite you to the virtual launch of The History of Man by Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu.

Tue – 27th Oct 2020

The Asian Aspiration – Can Africa become the next Asia?

Narrated by Bobi Wine, and featuring contributions from former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo and former Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn, The Asian Aspiration is a short documentary which asks a simple question: can Africa be the next Asia?

Fri – 23rd Oct 2020

Babble, a new book books podcast, launches with a conversation with Sue Nyathi about her new book A Family Affair

For our launch episode of Babble, author Sue Nyathi babbles with Megan Thomas about her journey as schoolyard storyteller to finance analyst to full-time multi-booked author.

Wed – 21st Oct 2020

Shortlist annouced for 2020 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers

The Miles Morland Foundation has announced the shortlist for the 2020 Morland Writing Scholarships.

Hot off the press! Scatterlings, the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award-winning novel by Resoketswe Manenzhe

Scatterlings by Rešoketšwe Manenzhe – the winner of the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award – will be in stores this Friday!

Mon – 19th Oct 2020

Listen to the soundtrack to A Family Affair, curated by Sue Nyathi

Sue Nyathi started writing A Family Affair when she was in her 20s, in her first year at university.

Thu – 15th Oct 2020

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of bestselling author Sue Nyathi’s new novel A Family Affair (20 Oct)

Join Pan Macmillan for the virtual launch of A Family Affair, the new novel from Sue Nyathi!

[Watch] Do prisons in Africa need to be decolonised? Ruth Hopkins, Baz Dreisinger and Morris Kaberia discuss incarceration in Africa

How do the African traditions in the field of forgiveness and reconciliation relate to the reality in its prisons? And what of privatised prisons, where do they fit in?

Tue – 13th Oct 2020

NUUT: Swartslang – Thomas Deacon

Die lewe spoeg vir Bohato bitterwater. Vir hom, wat met die vlies om sy kop gebore word, geskied daar nie geregtigheid nie.

One Week in the Life of a Hypocrite by Feyisayo Anjorin

One week in the life of Bosun and Titi, lovers longing for the approach of their wedding day, caught in the complicated web of secrets and the demands of trust.

The 2019 Short Story Day Africa Prize longlist has been announced

Short Story Day Africa has announced the longlist for their seventh annual prize.

Thu – 1st Oct 2020

[Must watch] A powerful conversation on Femme Erasure: Our Queer Undoing, with Dr Bev Ditsie, Mona Eltahawy and Jamil F Khan

Jacana Media hosted a Don’t Shut Up Conversation titled ‘Femme Erasure: Our Queer Undoing’ yesterday.

Tue – 29th Sep 2020

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of The Rhino Conspiracy by Peter Hain, with Ronnie Kasrils, Dr Luthando Dziba and Ferial Haffajee (22 Oct)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Reading List for the launch of Peter Hain’s new novel The Rhino Conspiracy – an epic tale of corruption, collusion and courage set in contemporary South Africa.

Wed – 16th Sep 2020

The History of Man – the new novel by Sunday Times Literary Award-winner Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu!

The History of Man – the new novel by award-winning author Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu – is out in October 2020 from Penguin Random House SA.

Mon – 31st Aug 2020

Money, Blood and Conscience

Read the new, highly acclaimed historical novel that Amnesty International USA Director (ret.) Jack Healey calls, ‘an electrifying ride through Ethiopia’s democracy revolution’.

‘The risk of another betrayal cannot be tolerated’

Read the explosive interview with the author of Money, Blood and Conscience that made this European newspaper ask, ‘Could a new historical novel about Ethiopia’s former dictatorship be the final straw that forces the World Health Organization’s beleaguered Director-General Tedros Adhanom Gebhreyesus to resign?’

Gerald Kraak call for submissions – An anthology and prize on the topics of gender, human rights and sexuality, for writers and photographers across Africa

The Jacana Literary Foundation (JLF) and the Other Foundation are pleased to announce that submissions for the fourth annual Gerald Kraak Prize and Anthology for 2021 are open.