Africa

Fri – 13th May 2022

Find out more about JG Jesman’s debut novel Chisoni, or Conversations on a Plane about Life and Death

Chisoni, or Conversations on a Plane about Life and Death by JG Jesman is out now from Penguin Random House. 

Thu – 5th May 2022

Don’t miss an evening with Tsitsi Dangarembga in Cape Town! (16 May)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to an evening with Tsitsi Dangarembga.

Sun – 1st May 2022

New book alert! Tomorrow I Become a Woman – a powerful debut by Aiwanose Odafen

Tomorrow I Become a Woman by Aiwanose Odafen is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Tue – 26th Apr 2022

Véronique Tadjo wins the LA Times Fiction Award for In the Company of Men

The winners of the 42nd annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes have been announced.

A Home Is An Atmosphere

Kemi, a young woman with a budding and promising career as a lawyer, is about to make the most important decision of her life.

Thu – 14th Apr 2022

A moving novel about lovers, fathers and sons – listen to an excerpt from Here Again Now by Okechukwu Nzelu!

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook of Here Again Now by Okechukwu Nzelu, read by Clifford Samuel.

27 Authors. 27 Stories. No Names Attached.

Anonymous Sex, edited by Hillary Jordan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers. 

Tue – 15th Mar 2022

It’s another beautiful day to shop the Jacana Birthday Sale – 50% off all books!

Jacana Media is celebrating 20 years of independent publishing with a 50% off sitewide sale!

Mon – 28th Feb 2022

Bestselling author Sara-Jayne Makwala King chats to Sue Nyathi, editor of When Secrets Become Stories, in the new episode of Pagecast

The new episode of Pagecast, the podcast from Jonathan Ball Publishers, is out today! 

Don’t miss the Jacana People’s Book Sale – insane prices, 2 days only! (24-25 Feb)

The Jacana People’s Book Sale will be taking place this week!

‘She knew his eyes would linger on her arse. It felt like home.’ – Read an extract from Wahala by Nikki May – the hottest debut of 2022

Nikki May’s Wahala is a page-turning debut novel following three Anglo-Nigerian best friends and the lethally glamorous fourth woman who infiltrates their group.

Wed – 2nd Feb 2022

Listen to the new episode of Pagecast! Dija Ayodele chats about her new book Black Skin – the ultimate skincare guide for Black women

In the new episode of Pagecast, a new podcast by Jonathan Ball Publishers, Dija Ayodele is in conversation with media personality Rozanne McKenzie about her new book Black Skin: The Definitive Skincare Guide!

Thu – 20th Jan 2022

Tue – 11th Jan 2022

Find out more about Wahala by Nikki May – the hottest debut of 2022

Sex and the City with a killer edge – Wahala by Nikki May is out now from Penguin Random House!

Mon – 10th Jan 2022

These are the books you should read. This is the canon.

This is the Canon by Joan Anim-Addo, Deirdre Osborne and Kadija Sesay is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers. 

Wed – 22nd Dec 2021

The Reading List’s Books of the Year for 2021

In case you missed it, The Reading List’s editors put together a selection of key 2021 reads, including our Book of the Year, over on The Daily Maverick.

Fri – 17th Dec 2021

Does 50% off tickle your fancy? Check out Jacana Media’s holiday book sale!

Books you’ll love at an irresistible discount, from Jacana Media!

Mon – 29th Nov 2021

Books for Black Friday! Jacana Media’s 50% off sale starts on Friday at 6am (PLUS stand a chance to win books too!)

Jacana Media’s Black Friday kicks off at 6am this Friday, 26 November 2021.