Tue – 16th Apr 2019
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.
Mon – 15th Apr 2019
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.
Wed – 10th Apr 2019
The shortlist for the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize has been announced!
Thu – 4th Apr 2019
Africa’s Business Revolution – The definitive guide to doing business in Africa, packed with fresh insights from McKinsey and exclusive interviews with prominent CEOs
Africa’s Business Revolution: How to Succeed in the World’s Next Big Growth Market, by Acha Leke, Mutsa Chironga and George Desvaux, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.
Wed – 3rd Apr 2019
Gerald Kraak Anthology and Prize shortlist announced, honouring African writing that provokes thought on the topics of gender, social justice and sexuality
The Jacana Literary Foundation, in partnership with the Other Foundation, has announced the judges’ selection for the third Gerald Kraak Anthology. Created …
Fri – 15th Mar 2019
As we celebrate the International Year of Indigenous Languages, The Miriam Tlali Reading and Book Club invites you a panel discussion on the theme ‘Literacy in Indigenous Languages as the Foundation of Community, Economic, Social and Political Advancement’.
Join Prof. Ntongela Masilela for a seminar at JIAS titled ‘Ezekiel Mphahlele: An Incomparable Figure for all Horizons’
The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study invites you to a seminar titled ‘Ezekiel Mphahlele: An Incomparable Figure for all Horizons’, presented by Prof. Ntongela Masilela.
Gerald Kraak anthology As You Like It selected as finalist for Lambda Literary LGBTQ Anthology Award
Jacana Media is delighted to announce that As You Like It has been selected as a finalist in the Lambda Literary Awards, in the LGBTQ Anthology category.
Thu – 7th Mar 2019
New Daughters of Africa – showcasing the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, this major international collection celebrates their contributions to literature and international culture.
Mon – 18th Feb 2019
‘… imagining that what you are saying will one day be true.’ – Read an exclusive excerpt from Tsitsi Dangarembga’s new book This Mournable Body
The man turns from the window to talk to you.
‘Ha, Father, I did not mean to disturb you.’
Wed – 13th Feb 2019
‘Achen’ means Twin, or the eldest of twins. ‘But where is the other one?’ people ask. – Read an excerpt from An Image in a Mirror by Ijangolet S Ogwang
Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from An Image in a Mirror, the debut novel from Ijangolet S Ogwang.
Mon – 11th Feb 2019
‘Only sons could carry the family name’ – Read an excerpt from Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia’s debut novel The Son of the House
Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from The Son of the House, the debut novel by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia.
Thu – 7th Feb 2019
Don’t miss the Cape Town launch of Dead of Night, the new book by bestselling, award-winning author Michael Stanley (13 Feb)
Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Michael Stanley’s latest novel, Dead of Night.
The lives of two Nigerian women change forever – Don’t miss Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia’s debut novel The Son of the House
Kidnapped in Nigeria by a group not unlike Boko Haram, two women, Nwabulu and Julie, relate the stories of the very different lives fate has meted out for them.
Join Francoise Malby Anthony, the author of An Elephant in My Kitchen, for a club lunch at Kelvin Grove
Join Kelvin Grove Club and Pan Macmillan for a club lunch with Françoise Malby Anthony, the author of An Elephant in My Kitchen.
Award-winning feminist press Modjaji Books will be opening submissions again on 1 March 2019.
Wed – 6th Feb 2019
Dead of Night, the stunning new thriller by Michael Stanley, author of the award-winning Detective Kubu series
When freelance journalist Crystal Nguyen heads to South Africa, she thinks she’ll be researching an article on rhino-horn smuggling for National Geographic, but within a week she’s been hunting poachers, hunted by their bosses, and then arrested in connection with a murder.
Mon – 4th Feb 2019
Friday Black is a piercingly raw debut story collection from Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, a young writer with an explosive voice; a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it’s like to be young and black in America.
Wed – 30th Jan 2019
A Short History of Modern Angola by David Birmingham – ‘a timely and incredibly readable book on this rising power’
A Short History of Modern Angola by David Birmingham is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.
New book alert! Manchester Happened – a new collection of short stories by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, author of Kintu
Manchester Happened is the masterful new collection of short stories by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi.