Africa

Mon – 3rd May 2021

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. 

Tue – 20th Apr 2021

New book about life in South Africa and experiences with sangomas

Forever in My Veins: How Film Led Me To The Mysterious World of The African Shaman.

Wed – 14th Apr 2021

Facing racism as young doctor – read an excerpt from The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph by Emmanuel Taban

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph by Emmanuel Taban. 

Watch Rešoketšwe Manenzhe in conversation with Jennifer Malec about her award-winning novel Scatterlings

Rešoketšwe Manenzhe chatted to Jennifer Malec recently about her debut novel Scatterlings.

Fri – 9th Apr 2021

Come and meet Dr Emmanuel Taban, author of The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph (17-18 Apr)

Don’t miss Dr Emmanuel Taban in Cape Town next weekend, where he will be signing copies of his book The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph.

Wed – 7th Apr 2021

Thu – 1st Apr 2021

Join Dr Emmanuel Taban for a book signing to celebrate the publication of The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph (10 Apr)

Join Bargain Books for a book signing with the extraordinary author of The Boy Who Never Gave Up, Dr Emmanuel Taban.

Tue – 30th Mar 2021

Win a book hamper to celebrate the launch of Namina Forna’s debut novel The Gilded Ones!

The Gilded Ones is the must-read new bold and immersive West African-inspired fantasy series, as featured on Cosmo, Bustle and Book Riot.

Fri – 26th Mar 2021

Out now! Legacy of War by Wilbur Smith, the action-packed new book in the Courtney Series and the sequel to Courtney’s War

Legacy of War, the new novel by Wilbur Smith and David Churchill, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Thu – 25th Mar 2021

Find out more about The Madhouse, the debut novel by TJ Benson – the dazzling story of a Nigerian family

The Madhouse by TJ Benson is now available from bookstores countrywide and online!

Tue – 9th Mar 2021

Join Adekeye Adebajo for the launch of his novella The Trial of Cecil John Rhodes, with John Kani and Rebecca Davis (18 Mar)

Join Jacana Media and The Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation to celebrate the launch of Adekeye Adebajo’s new book The Trial of Cecil John Rhodes.

Fri – 5th Mar 2021

Watch Emmanuel Taban introducing his new book The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph

The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph by Emmanuel Taban and Andrew Crofts is out in March from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Thu – 4th Mar 2021

His Only Wife, the sparkling debut novel from Ghanaian author Peace Adzo Medie

His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

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.