Africa

Fri – 5th Jul 2024

‘My spies tell me you’re on the hunt for someone with stories to tell’ – read an excerpt from the action-packed adventure Whisper of Death

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from David Lambkin’s new spy novel Whisper of Death!

Wed – 3rd Jul 2024

Revenge is an act of passion – don’t miss the launch of David Lambkin’s novel Whisper of Death (18 Jul)

Join Penguin Random House SA for the much-anticipated launch of Whisper of Death by David Lambkin!

Mon – 10th Jun 2024

In the latest episode of Pagecast, Kobby Ben Ben talks to Lethabo Mailula about his powerful novel No One Dies Yet

This week on Pagecast, the podcast brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers, the phenomenal Kobby Ben Ben chats about his novel No One Dies Yet.

‘A magnificent achievement’ – Find out more about Morafe: Person, Family and Nation in Colonial Bechuanaland by Khumisho Moguerane

Jacana Media is thrilled to announce the release of Morafe: Person, Family and Nation in Colonial Bechuanaland, 1880s-1950s by Khumisho Moguerane.

Don’t miss an evening with bestselling authors Candice Carty-Williams and Bolu Babalola in Cape Town (20 May)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to an evening in conversation with Candice Carty-Williams and Bolu Babalola!

Fri – 12th Jan 2024

‘Only food runs’ – Whatever You Do, Don’t Run: the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide

Whatever You Do, Don’t Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide by Peter Allison – a hilarious, highly original collection of essays in the tradition of Bill Bryson – out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers. 

Mon – 18th Dec 2023

Thu – 7th Dec 2023

[Video] ‘Fiction is really powerful’ – Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah does a deep dive into the writing of his hit novel Chain-Gang All-Stars

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah goes in-depth into the writing of his debut novel Chain-Gang All-Stars – one of the books of the year!

[Pagecast] Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi chats to Uhuru Portia Phalafala about her epic and deeply personal novel The First Woman

In this episode of Pagecast, prize-winning author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi chats to Uhuru Portia Phalafala about her second novel, The First Woman.

Tue – 14th Nov 2023

Tremor by Teju Cole – a surprising and deeply essential work from a beacon of contemporary literature

Teju Cole’s new novel Tremor is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Thu – 10th Aug 2023

‘Dear White People, I love white girls. Especially blondes.’ – Listen to an excerpt from The Five Sorrowful Mysteries of Andy Africa by Stephen Buoro

Listen to an excerpt from Stephen Buoro’s tragicomic debut novel The Five Sorrowful Mysteries of Andy Africa, out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Fri – 4th Aug 2023

Join Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, Uganda’s first wildlife vet, in Durban to discuss her new book Walking with Gorillas (6 Aug)

Jonathan Ball Publishers invites you to the launch of Walking With Gorillas: The Journey of an African Wildlife Vet by Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka.

Tue – 25th Jul 2023

New book alert! Find out more about A History of Burning – the immersive, kaleidoscopic debut by Janika Oza

A History of Burning by Janika Oza is out now from Penguin Random House!

Mon – 24th Jul 2023

Join Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, Uganda’s first wildlife vet, for the launch of Walking with Gorillas in Sandton (8 Aug)

Jonathan Ball Publishers invites you to the launch of Walking With Gorillas: The Journey of an African Wildlife Vet by Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka.

Wed – 19th Jul 2023

Join Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, Uganda’s first wildlife vet, for the launch of Walking with Gorillas in Joburg (7 Aug)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Walking With Gorillas: The Journey of an African Wildlife Vet by Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka.

Thu – 6th Jul 2023

Join Irene Muchemi-Ndiritu for the launch of Lucky Girl at The Book Lounge (20 Jul)

Join Penguin Random House at The Book Lounge for an unforgettable evening as we celebrate the highly anticipated book launch of Lucky Girl by Irene Muchemi-Ndiritu.

Mon – 3rd Jul 2023

Listen to an excerpt from Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s explosive, hotly anticipated debut novel Chain-Gang All-Stars

The debut novel from Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, the bestselling author of Friday Black.

Fri – 23rd Jun 2023

Footnotes, June 2023: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye.

Thu – 30th Mar 2023

Dazzling by Chikodili Emelumadu – a magical, award-winning literary debut that offers a new take on West African mythology

Chikodili Emelumadu’s award-winning debut novel Dazzling is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Mon – 27th Feb 2023

The Jacana People’s Online Book Sale is now live – 50% off all books! (27-28 Feb)

The Jacana People’s Online Book Sale is happening now!