Africa

Tue – 15th Mar 2022

It’s another beautiful day to shop the Jacana Birthday Sale – 50% off all books!

Jacana Media is celebrating 20 years of independent publishing with a 50% off sitewide sale!

Mon – 28th Feb 2022

Bestselling author Sara-Jayne Makwala King chats to Sue Nyathi, editor of When Secrets Become Stories, in the new episode of Pagecast

The new episode of Pagecast, the podcast from Jonathan Ball Publishers, is out today! 

Don’t miss the Jacana People’s Book Sale – insane prices, 2 days only! (24-25 Feb)

The Jacana People’s Book Sale will be taking place this week!

‘She knew his eyes would linger on her arse. It felt like home.’ – Read an extract from Wahala by Nikki May – the hottest debut of 2022

Nikki May’s Wahala is a page-turning debut novel following three Anglo-Nigerian best friends and the lethally glamorous fourth woman who infiltrates their group.

Wed – 2nd Feb 2022

Listen to the new episode of Pagecast! Dija Ayodele chats about her new book Black Skin – the ultimate skincare guide for Black women

In the new episode of Pagecast, a new podcast by Jonathan Ball Publishers, Dija Ayodele is in conversation with media personality Rozanne McKenzie about her new book Black Skin: The Definitive Skincare Guide!

Thu – 20th Jan 2022

Tue – 11th Jan 2022

Find out more about Wahala by Nikki May – the hottest debut of 2022

Sex and the City with a killer edge – Wahala by Nikki May is out now from Penguin Random House!

Mon – 10th Jan 2022

These are the books you should read. This is the canon.

This is the Canon by Joan Anim-Addo, Deirdre Osborne and Kadija Sesay is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers. 

Wed – 22nd Dec 2021

The Reading List’s Books of the Year for 2021

In case you missed it, The Reading List’s editors put together a selection of key 2021 reads, including our Book of the Year, over on The Daily Maverick.

Fri – 17th Dec 2021

Does 50% off tickle your fancy? Check out Jacana Media’s holiday book sale!

Books you’ll love at an irresistible discount, from Jacana Media!

Mon – 29th Nov 2021

Books for Black Friday! Jacana Media’s 50% off sale starts on Friday at 6am (PLUS stand a chance to win books too!)

Jacana Media’s Black Friday kicks off at 6am this Friday, 26 November 2021.

Tue – 16th Nov 2021

Don’t miss The Cheeky Natives in conversation with Akwaeke Emezi about their new book Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir (17 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Cheeky Natives invite you to the virtual launch of Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir by Akwaeke Emezi.

Mon – 15th Nov 2021

Bestselling adventure writer Wilbur Smith dies, aged 88

Beloved, global bestselling author Wilbur Smith passed away unexpectedly on Saturday afternoon at his Cape Town home, with his wife Niso by his side.

Wed – 3rd Nov 2021

Smuts’ War: How a Boer General Fought and Won the First World War But Lost His Country by Thembinkosi Lehloesa

The First World War is written about to have originated from the killing of prince Frantz Ferdinand in Belgium. This book provides evidence for the time that it was over South West Africa.

Fri – 29th Oct 2021

Find out more about ‘Wole Soyinka’s greatest novel’ – Chronicles From the Land of the Happiest People On Earth (PLUS: Listen to an excerpt)

Wole Soyinka, the first Black winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, presents Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth – a tour de force, his first novel in nearly half a century: a savagely satiric, gleefully irreverent, rollicking fictional meditation on how power and greed can corrupt the soul of a nation.

Wed – 27th Oct 2021

Join David Dison for the launch of his new novel The Good Nigerian at Emoyeni in Joburg (28 Oct)

It’s time to meet in person again, and Jacana Media invites you all to the book launch of The Good Nigerian by David Dison!

Tue – 26th Oct 2021

Congratulations to Tsitsi Dangarembga on being awarded the 2021 German Peace Prize

‘I’m sure you would have preferred to give up on occasion, Tsitsi, to simply give in to the temptation to just lead a normal, ordinary life. […] But you are far from ordinary.’

Thu – 23rd Sep 2021

Put Africa in your pocket with a 3 for 2 special offer from Jacana Media!

3 for 2 special on the Jacana Pocket Histories!