Africa

Mon – 13th Sep 2021

Jacaranda Books now available in South Africa through Jonathan Ball Publishers

Multi-award-winning independent publisher Jacaranda Books has partnered with Hachette UK to expand its sales and distribution offering.

Fri – 10th Sep 2021

Friday Night Book Club: Read an exclusive excerpt from Lesley Lokko’s intoxicating, multi-generational novel Soul Sisters

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend.

Wed – 1st Sep 2021

The New Kingdom – Wilbur Smith returns to Ancient Egypt with a thrilling new series!

The New Kingdom by the master of adventure fiction Wilbur Smith – with Mark Chadbourn – is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Thu – 19th Aug 2021

Friday Night Book Club: Read the first chapter of TL Huchu’s new novel The Library of the Dead

‘I’m really not supposed to be doing this, but a girl’s gotta get paid. So, here we go.’

Fri – 6th Aug 2021

Friday Night Book Club: Read an exclusive excerpt from Tony Park’s new novel Blood Trail

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend. A poacher vanishes, two young girls go missing, a tourist …

Thu – 5th Aug 2021

Don’t miss Aoife Lennon-Ritchie’s webinar on how to get a literary agent (18 Aug)

How do you get a literary agent? What do literary agents even do, and why do you need one? How does agenting work in South Africa? What kind of titles are agents looking for?

An evening with Karen Jennings, South African Booker Prize nominee (1 Sep)

Karen Jennings and Colleen Higgs, publisher at Modjaji Books will be in conversation about Karen’s recent Booker Prize nomination for An Island, her writing life, and her plans for the future.

The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi – a sweeping tale of longing and rebellion

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s highly anticipated new novel The First Woman is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Mon – 2nd Aug 2021

New book alert! Mozambique’s Samora Machel – A Jacana Pocket Biography

Mozambique’s Samora Machel – a Jacana Pocket Biography by Allen F Isaacman and Barbara S Isaacman – is out soon from Jacana Media.

Tue – 20th Jul 2021

Celebrate Frantz Fanon’s birthday with 30% off Frantz Fanon: Toward a Revolutionary Humanism

Today is the birthday of Frantz Fanon, psychiatrist, revolutionary, and one of the leading anticolonial thinkers of our time.

Fri – 16th Jul 2021

Bridgerton star Adjoa Andoh narrates the audiobook of An Ordinary Wonder by Buki Papillon (PLUS: Listen to an excerpt!)

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook of An Ordinary Wonder by Buki Papillon, read by Bridgerton star Adjoa Andoh!

Wed – 14th Jul 2021

Award-winning author Chibundu Onuzo releases single to launch her new novel Sankofa – listen here!

Sankofa – a funny, gripping and surprising story of a mixed-race British woman who goes in search of the West African father she never knew, by award-winning author Chibundu Onuzo.

Join The Cheeky Natives for the virtual launch of Robert Muponde’s new book The Scandalous Times of a Book Louse (22 Jul)

Penguin Random House and The Cheeky Natives invite you to the virtual launch of The Scandalous Times of a Book Louse by Robert Muponde.

Tue – 6th Jul 2021

Don’t miss Sue Nyathi’s Homebru Town Hall Q and A on When Secrets Become Stories: Women Speak Out! (9 Jul)

An Ordinary Wonder
Buki Papillon
An Ordinary Wonder is a story of the courage needed to be yourself.

Fri – 2nd Jul 2021

Don’t miss Elizabeth Nyamayaro’s Homebru Town Hall Q and A today! (2 July)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to a Homebru Q&A session with Elizabeth Nyamayaro, author of the new book I Am A Girl From Africa.

Mon – 28th Jun 2021

An Ordinary Wonder by Buki Papillon – a powerful coming-of-age story about complex desires and what it means to feel whole

Jonathan Ball Publishers is excited to announce An Ordinary Wonder, Buki Papillon’s extraordinary literary debut.

Fri – 25th Jun 2021

Tsitsi Dangarembga awarded 2021 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

Jacana Media is thrilled to announce that Tsitsi Dangarembga has been awarded the 2021 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.

‘When he spoke, he sounded as if his throat was full of buzzing bees’ – Read an excerpt from Robert Muponde’s memoir The Scandalous Times of a Book Louse

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from The Scandalous Times of a Book Louse by Robert Muponde – a magical coming-of-age tale in rural Zimbabwe.

Thu – 10th Jun 2021

Tsitsi Dangarembga wins the PEN Pinter Prize – to celebrate buy This Mournable Body at 50% off!

Jacana Media is thrilled to announce that Tsitsi Dangarembga, who was recently shortlisted for the Booker Prize, has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize.

Wed – 9th Jun 2021

Don’t miss the Windhoek launch of Femi Kayode’s Lightseekers, with Rémy Ngamije at the Book Den (17 Jun)

The Book Den and Jonathan Ball Publishers cordially invite all lovers of fiction in Windhoek to the launch of Femi Kayode’s Lightseekers, a thrilling and gripping work of crime fiction.