Africa

Tue – 16th Apr 2019

Africa Reimagined by Hlumelo Biko – Realistic steps to return to a more balanced Afrocentric identity

Africa Reimagined is a passionately argued appeal for a rediscovery of our African identity.

Mon – 15th Apr 2019

Gunship Over Angola – Steve Joubert’s gripping memoir, a powerful plea for healing and understanding

Gunship Over Angola: The Story of a Maverick Pilot by Steve Joubert is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Wed – 10th Apr 2019

2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize has been announced!

Thu – 4th Apr 2019

Africa’s Business Revolution – The definitive guide to doing business in Africa, packed with fresh insights from McKinsey and exclusive interviews with prominent CEOs

Africa’s Business Revolution: How to Succeed in the World’s Next Big Growth Market, by Acha Leke, Mutsa Chironga and George Desvaux, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Wed – 3rd Apr 2019

Gerald Kraak Anthology and Prize shortlist announced, honouring African writing that provokes thought on the topics of gender, social justice and sexuality

The Jacana Literary Foundation, in partnership with the Other Foundation, has announced the judges’ selection for the third Gerald Kraak Anthology. Created …

Fri – 15th Mar 2019

Join the Miriam Tlali Reading and Book Club in celebrating indigenous languages

As we celebrate the International Year of Indigenous Languages, The Miriam Tlali Reading and Book Club invites you a panel discussion on the theme ‘Literacy in Indigenous Languages as the Foundation of Community, Economic, Social and Political Advancement’.

Join Prof. Ntongela Masilela for a seminar at JIAS titled ‘Ezekiel Mphahlele: An Incomparable Figure for all Horizons’

The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study invites you to a seminar titled ‘Ezekiel Mphahlele: An Incomparable Figure for all Horizons’, presented by Prof. Ntongela Masilela.

Gerald Kraak anthology As You Like It selected as finalist for Lambda Literary LGBTQ Anthology Award

Jacana Media is delighted to announce that As You Like It has been selected as a finalist in the Lambda Literary Awards, in the LGBTQ Anthology category.

Thu – 7th Mar 2019

New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent

New Daughters of Africa – showcasing the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, this major international collection celebrates their contributions to literature and international culture.

Mon – 18th Feb 2019

Wed – 13th Feb 2019

Mon – 11th Feb 2019

‘Only sons could carry the family name’ – Read an excerpt from Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia’s debut novel The Son of the House

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from The Son of the House, the debut novel by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia.

Thu – 7th Feb 2019

Don’t miss the Cape Town launch of Dead of Night, the new book by bestselling, award-winning author Michael Stanley (13 Feb)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Michael Stanley’s latest novel, Dead of Night.

The lives of two Nigerian women change forever – Don’t miss Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia’s debut novel The Son of the House

Kidnapped in Nigeria by a group not unlike Boko Haram, two women, Nwabulu and Julie, relate the stories of the very different lives fate has meted out for them.

Join Francoise Malby Anthony, the author of An Elephant in My Kitchen, for a club lunch at Kelvin Grove

Join Kelvin Grove Club and Pan Macmillan for a club lunch with Françoise Malby Anthony, the author of An Elephant in My Kitchen.

Modjaji Books to open submissions in March 2019

Award-winning feminist press Modjaji Books will be opening submissions again on 1 March 2019.

Wed – 6th Feb 2019

Dead of Night, the stunning new thriller by Michael Stanley, author of the award-winning Detective Kubu series

When freelance journalist Crystal Nguyen heads to South Africa, she thinks she’ll be researching an article on rhino-horn smuggling for National Geographic, but within a week she’s been hunting poachers, hunted by their bosses, and then arrested in connection with a murder.

Mon – 4th Feb 2019

Read an excerpt from Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s extraordinary, bestselling debut, Friday Black

Friday Black is a piercingly raw debut story collection from Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, a young writer with an explosive voice; a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it’s like to be young and black in America.

Wed – 30th Jan 2019

A Short History of Modern Angola by David Birmingham – ‘a timely and incredibly readable book on this rising power’

A Short History of Modern Angola by David Birmingham is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers. 

New book alert! Manchester Happened – a new collection of short stories by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, author of Kintu

Manchester Happened is the masterful new collection of short stories by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi.