Africa

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.

Mon – 7th Jun 2021

Detective Kubu’s first case may also be his last – Facets of Death by Michael Stanley

Facets of Death by Michael Stanley is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Thu – 3rd Jun 2021

The Inside Track on Publishing for Writers – Don’t miss Helen Moffett’s publishing seminar in partnership with Modjaji Books (24 Jun)

Join Modjaji Books on Thursday 24 June 2021 at 6pm for a publishing seminar with experienced editor, award-winning writer and all-round book fiend Helen Moffett.

BirdLife South Africa honours ‘Forgotten Scientist’ Saul Sithole with the Saul Sithole Memorial Library

Lorato Trok’s book The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole tells the story of a pioneering black scientist whose great contribution to the fields of anthropology and ornithology in South Africa has been ignored and largely forgotten.

Tue – 1st Jun 2021

First ever children’s book published in endangered N|uu language

The first ever children’s book in the near-extinct San language of N|uu has been published.

Mon – 31st May 2021

Arrested By His Love by Khanyisile Madlala

A non-fiction page turner, Arrested By His Love is an inspirational memoir of self discovery, finding your life purpose, fulfilling destiny and walking in victory amid adversary.

Tue – 25th May 2021

New book alert! Rethinking Africa: Indigenous Women Re-Interpret Southern Africa’s Pasts

Rethinking Africa: Indigenous Women Re-Interpret Southern Africa’s Pasts, edited by Bernedette Muthien and June Bam, is out in May 2021 from Jacana Media!

Mon – 24th May 2021

Jonathan Ball Publishers invites you to a poetry celebration on Africa Day!

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers for a poetry celebration to commemorate Africa Day 2021.

Future African Classics! Years of Fire and Ash: South African Poems of Decolonisation

In the run-up to Africa Day, on 25 May, Jonathan Ball Publishers will be sharing some of the sparkling new books from …