Africa

Mon – 8th Aug 2022

‘Boundary-breaking, fascinating and deeply affirming’ – The Sex Lives of African Women by Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah

In these confessional pages, women control their own bodies and desires, work toward healing their painful pasts, and learn to assert their sexual power.

New book alert! The Beautyful Ones Have Just Been Born, the new Gerald Kraak Anthology

The Beautyful Ones Have Just Been Born: Vol. IV: The Gerald Kraak Anthology is out this month from Jacana Media!

Fri – 5th Aug 2022

There once was a goat called Destiny … NoViolet Bulawayo chats about her new novel Glory

Glory is an effervescent, punchy, piercingly funny novel exploring the fall of Robert Mugabe from Booker-shortlisted Zimbabwean novelist NoViolet Bulawayo. She chats here about the true events that inspired the book, collective experience and talking animals.

Tue – 2nd Aug 2022

Read an extract from NoViolet Bulawayo’s highly anticipated new novel Glory

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Glory, an effervescent, punchy, piercingly funny novel exploring the fall of Robert Mugabe from Booker-shortlisted Zimbabwean novelist NoViolet Bulawayo.

Fri – 22nd Jul 2022

What makes an African city? Don’t miss this Jacana Media Conversation (28 Jul)

Join Jacana Media for a conversation on what makes an African city.

Thu – 21st Jul 2022

Rewilding Africa by Grant Fowlds and Graham Spence – a vivid account of environmental conservation

Rewilding Africa: Restoring the Wilderness on a War-Ravaged Continent by Grant Fowlds and Graham Spence is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Mon – 4th Jul 2022

Listen to the new episode of Pagecast! Wamuwi Mbao chats to Yewande Omotoso about her new novel An Unusual Grief

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

Fri – 1st Jul 2022

‘Ek was banger vir my ma om dit te lees as om dit in die res van die wêreld in te stuur!’ An-Mari do Carmo gesels oor Toe als groen was

Toe als groen was deur An-Mari do Carmo het onlangs by LUCA verskyn! Cliffordene Norton het met die skrywer gesels oor  haar treffende debuut wat gebaseer is op ware gebeure …

Another Week In The Life of A Hypocrite

Bosun and Titi’s union struggles through another stormy week when Titi vengefully tells her husband about an unfortunate encounter at a night party they attended together.
Titi’s disclosure shatters Bosun’s impression of their marriage and works on the union like a hangman’s noose.

Thu – 26th May 2022

Going Beyond Limitations: Saray Khumalo, the first black African woman to summit Mount Everest, on her book My Journey to the Top of the World

Saray Khumalo was the first black African woman to summit Mount Everest, in a feat that took her four attempts. Many would have called it quits, but for Saray, this was about more than climbing a mountain; this was her purpose, and she would do whatever it took to see it fulfilled.

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!