Africa

Thu – 24th Nov 2022

Between Starshine and Clay – a series of incisive and intimate encounters between Sarah Ladipo Manyika and the most distinguished Black thinkers of our times

Between Starshine and Clay: Conversations from the African Diaspora by Sarah Ladipo Manyika is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Wed – 26th Oct 2022

Don’t miss the online book launch of Geological Highlights of East African National Parks by by Dr Roger Scoon (2 Nov)

Join Penguin Random House for an online book launch and visual presentation by Dr Roger Scoon, with an introduction by Dr Richard Viljoen.

Mon – 24th Oct 2022

Don’t miss award-winning author Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu in Centurion for the launch of her latest novel The Quality of Mercy (25 Oct)

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of The Quality of Mercy by Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu.

Thu – 20th Oct 2022

Join award-winning author Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu in Joburg for the launch of her latest novel The Quality of Mercy (20 Oct)

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of The Quality of Mercy by Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu.

Fri – 26th Aug 2022

Don’t miss the launch of Africa in Fashion by Ken Kweku Nimo at The Melrose Gallery in Joburg (2 Sep)

Join Exclusive Books, The Melrose Gallery and Jonathan Ball Publishers for the launch of Africa in Fashion by Ken Kweku Nimo.

Tue – 23rd Aug 2022

Join author Prof. Veronique Tadjo for a seminar titled ‘Close to Nature: The creative process of writing the Ebola epidemic’ in Pretoria (24 Aug)

Jacana Media and the University of Pretoria’s Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship invite you to join Professor Véronique Tadjo for a seminar titled ‘Close to Nature: The creative process of writing the Ebola epidemic’.

Fri – 12th Aug 2022

It’s a Continent – a new book that reveals the histories you were never taught in school

It’s a Continent: Unravelling Africa’s History One Country at a Time by Astrid Madimba and Chinny Ukata is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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.