Africa

Tue – 16th Feb 2021

African Small Publishers Catalogue 2021: Opportunity for publishers, freelancers and small businesses

Modjaji Books is happy to announce that a new edition (the fifth) of the African Small Publishers’ Catalogue is in production and will be available in July 2021.

Don’t miss the virtual launch of 69 Jerusalem Street by Lindiwe Nkutha (24 Feb)

Modjaji Books is thrilled to invite you to the virtual launch of Lindiwe Nkutha’s debut short story collection, 69 Jerusalem Street.

Three-way international rights deal for The Pan-African Pantheon: Prophets, Poets, and Philosophers

Jacana Media is delighted to announce a three-way rights sale for The Pan-African Pantheon: Prophets, Poets, and Philosophers, edited by Adekeye Adebajo.

‘I was due to meet a striking man on Shark Island and couldn’t be late’ – Read an excerpt from At the Edge of the Desert by Basil Lawrence

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Basil Lawrence’s new novel At the Edge of the Desert, a meditation on loss, isolation and love, which asks us to consider the implications of telling someone else’s story.

Fri – 5th Feb 2021

Don’t miss the virtual launch of Bernard Levinson’s Collected Poems (14 Feb)

Join Hands-On Books to celebrate the launch of Bernard Levinson’s Collected Poems!

Five Modjaji Books titles and over 50 Modjaji authors on the 2021 HSS Awards longlists

Modjaji Books is thrilled to see the following books longlisted for the 2021 Humanities and Social Science (HSS) Awards.

Thu – 28th Jan 2021

Jamie Marais’s Determination: The Autobiography

Determination is a gripping story about hope, perseverance and the life-changing power of sport.

Through My Eyes: Journey of a Wildlife Veterinarian

Through My Eyes depicts a journey taken by wildlife veterinarian Dr Michael Kock over several decades.

Wed – 13th Jan 2021

Find out more about the approaching fourth industrial revolution in South Africa with Professor Tshilidzi Marwala

Professor Tshilidzi Marwala discussed his latest book, Closing the Gap: The Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa, in a Daily Maverick webinar in November. 

Thu – 7th Jan 2021

Virtual book discussion: Watch Senzeni Ndebele in conversation with Sue Nyathi about her hot new book A Family Affair

Late last year, Senzeni Ndebele chatted to Sue Nyathi about her new book A Family Affair. 

Wed – 23rd Dec 2020

Festive wishlist 2020: 10 of the hottest reads of the year for an epic summer vacation

What you take to the beach is up to you, so why not fill your tote with the hottest titles of 2020? From award-winning local fiction to international bestsellers, our selection has something for everyone.

Thu – 3rd Dec 2020

Wed – 2nd Dec 2020

Ellah Wakatama joins the panel of judges for the fourth Gerald Kraak Anthology and Prize

The Jacana Literary Foundation, in partnership with the Other Foundation, is delighted and honoured to welcome Ellah Wakatama to the panel of judges that will adjudicate the 2020/21 Gerald Kraak Anthology and Prize.

‘This is meant to be a thought-provoking book!’ – Sue Nyathi chats to The Cheeky Natives about her book A Family Affair

Sue Nyathi chatted to Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane and Dr Alma-Nalisha Cele of The Cheeky Natives about her new novel, A Family Affair.

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.