Africa

Thu – 28th Jan 2021

Through My Eyes: Journey of a Wildlife Veterinarian

Through My Eyes depicts a journey taken by wildlife veterinarian Dr Michael Kock over several decades.

Wed – 13th Jan 2021

Find out more about the approaching fourth industrial revolution in South Africa with Professor Tshilidzi Marwala

Professor Tshilidzi Marwala discussed his latest book, Closing the Gap: The Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa, in a Daily Maverick webinar in November. 

Thu – 7th Jan 2021

Virtual book discussion: Watch Senzeni Ndebele in conversation with Sue Nyathi about her hot new book A Family Affair

Late last year, Senzeni Ndebele chatted to Sue Nyathi about her new book A Family Affair. 

Wed – 23rd Dec 2020

Festive wishlist 2020: 10 of the hottest reads of the year for an epic summer vacation

What you take to the beach is up to you, so why not fill your tote with the hottest titles of 2020? From award-winning local fiction to international bestsellers, our selection has something for everyone.

Thu – 3rd Dec 2020

Wed – 2nd Dec 2020

Ellah Wakatama joins the panel of judges for the fourth Gerald Kraak Anthology and Prize

The Jacana Literary Foundation, in partnership with the Other Foundation, is delighted and honoured to welcome Ellah Wakatama to the panel of judges that will adjudicate the 2020/21 Gerald Kraak Anthology and Prize.

‘This is meant to be a thought-provoking book!’ – Sue Nyathi chats to The Cheeky Natives about her book A Family Affair

Sue Nyathi chatted to Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane and Dr Alma-Nalisha Cele of The Cheeky Natives about her new novel, A Family Affair.

Thu – 19th Nov 2020

Celebrate African literature across social media during #ReadingAfrica Week 2020 (6-12 Dec)

LAPA Publishers and Catalyst Press invite you to join in and share the best in African literature this 2020 Reading Africa Week!

Wed – 11th Nov 2020

Emmanuel Acho introduces his new book, Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

Former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho started an online series to give white people a non-judgmental space to ask questions about race and racism.

Mon – 9th Nov 2020

New book, new author – find out more about Rešoketšwe Manenzhe and her award-winning debut novel Scatterlings in this Q&A!

It has been a pleasure to welcome author Rešoketšwe Manenzhe to the Jacana Media family of authors and we’d love for you to get to know her better too with this Q&A.

Join award-winning author Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu for the virtual book launch of her new novel The History of Man (17 Nov)

Penguin Random House and Bhala Writers invite you to the virtual launch of The History of Man by Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu.

Tue – 27th Oct 2020

The Asian Aspiration – Can Africa become the next Asia?

Narrated by Bobi Wine, and featuring contributions from former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo and former Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn, The Asian Aspiration is a short documentary which asks a simple question: can Africa be the next Asia?

Fri – 23rd Oct 2020

Babble, a new book books podcast, launches with a conversation with Sue Nyathi about her new book A Family Affair

For our launch episode of Babble, author Sue Nyathi babbles with Megan Thomas about her journey as schoolyard storyteller to finance analyst to full-time multi-booked author.

Wed – 21st Oct 2020

Shortlist annouced for 2020 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers

The Miles Morland Foundation has announced the shortlist for the 2020 Morland Writing Scholarships.

Hot off the press! Scatterlings, the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award-winning novel by Resoketswe Manenzhe

Scatterlings by Rešoketšwe Manenzhe – the winner of the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award – will be in stores this Friday!

Mon – 19th Oct 2020

Listen to the soundtrack to A Family Affair, curated by Sue Nyathi

Sue Nyathi started writing A Family Affair when she was in her 20s, in her first year at university.

Thu – 15th Oct 2020

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of bestselling author Sue Nyathi’s new novel A Family Affair (20 Oct)

Join Pan Macmillan for the virtual launch of A Family Affair, the new novel from Sue Nyathi!

[Watch] Do prisons in Africa need to be decolonised? Ruth Hopkins, Baz Dreisinger and Morris Kaberia discuss incarceration in Africa

How do the African traditions in the field of forgiveness and reconciliation relate to the reality in its prisons? And what of privatised prisons, where do they fit in?

Tue – 13th Oct 2020

NUUT: Swartslang – Thomas Deacon

Die lewe spoeg vir Bohato bitterwater. Vir hom, wat met die vlies om sy kop gebore word, geskied daar nie geregtigheid nie.

One Week in the Life of a Hypocrite by Feyisayo Anjorin

One week in the life of Bosun and Titi, lovers longing for the approach of their wedding day, caught in the complicated web of secrets and the demands of trust.