Africa

Thu – 20th May 2021

Future African Classics! The Boy Who Never Gave Up – how a son of Sudan rose above poverty, racism and xenophobia to become a South African legend

Today, find out more about The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph by Emmanuel Taban and Andrew Crofts!

New book alert! Robert Muponde’s The Scandalous Times of a Book Louse – a magical coming-of-age tale in rural Zimbabwe

The Scandalous Times of a Book Louse: A Memoir of a Childhood by Robert Muponde is out now from Penguin Random House!

Wed – 19th May 2021

Future African Classics! Lightseekers – a fast-paced and utterly engrossing thriller set in Nigeria

In the run-up to Africa Day, on 25 May, Jonathan Ball Publishers will be sharing some of the sparkling new books from their 2021 Pan-African list.

Tue – 18th May 2021

Future African Classics! His Only Wife – a captivating debut about defying expectations

In the run-up to Africa Day, on 25 May, Jonathan Ball Publishers will be sharing some of the sparkling new books from their 2021 Pan-African list.

Mon – 17th May 2021

Book Club Saturday! Join the Literary Alliance for a discussion of Sue Nyathi’s latest novel A Family Affair (22 May)

At their next Book Club Saturday, The Literary Alliance will be chatting about Sue Nyathi’s latest novel, A Family Affair.

Notes on Grief by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – a revealing examination of the layers of loss and the nature of grief

Notes on Grief – a devastating essay on loss and the people we love from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun.

10 entirely African essential reads for Africa Month, from Jacana Media – 30% off

Get 30% discount off the retail price, and free delivery within South Africa, on these 10 Africa Month reads, from Jacana Media.

The a Wind Blew by Kay Powell

Then a Wind Blew is set in the final months of the war in Rhodesia, before it became Zimbabwe, and the story unfolds through the voices of three women.

Thu – 22nd Apr 2021

What’s Mine and Yours – Naima Coster explores the unique organism that is every family: what breaks them apart and how they come back together

What’s Mine and Yours by Naima Coster – a sweeping, rich tapestry of familial bond and identity, and a sharp, poignant look at the ways race affects even the closest of relationships. 

Tue – 20th Apr 2021

New book about life in South Africa and experiences with sangomas

Forever in My Veins: How Film Led Me To The Mysterious World of The African Shaman.

Wed – 14th Apr 2021

Facing racism as young doctor – read an excerpt from The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph by Emmanuel Taban

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph by Emmanuel Taban. 

Watch Rešoketšwe Manenzhe in conversation with Jennifer Malec about her award-winning novel Scatterlings

Rešoketšwe Manenzhe chatted to Jennifer Malec recently about her debut novel Scatterlings.

Fri – 9th Apr 2021

Come and meet Dr Emmanuel Taban, author of The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph (17-18 Apr)

Don’t miss Dr Emmanuel Taban in Cape Town next weekend, where he will be signing copies of his book The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph.

Wed – 7th Apr 2021

Thu – 1st Apr 2021

Join Dr Emmanuel Taban for a book signing to celebrate the publication of The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph (10 Apr)

Join Bargain Books for a book signing with the extraordinary author of The Boy Who Never Gave Up, Dr Emmanuel Taban.

Tue – 30th Mar 2021

Win a book hamper to celebrate the launch of Namina Forna’s debut novel The Gilded Ones!

The Gilded Ones is the must-read new bold and immersive West African-inspired fantasy series, as featured on Cosmo, Bustle and Book Riot.

Fri – 26th Mar 2021

Out now! Legacy of War by Wilbur Smith, the action-packed new book in the Courtney Series and the sequel to Courtney’s War

Legacy of War, the new novel by Wilbur Smith and David Churchill, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Thu – 25th Mar 2021

Find out more about The Madhouse, the debut novel by TJ Benson – the dazzling story of a Nigerian family

The Madhouse by TJ Benson is now available from bookstores countrywide and online!

Tue – 9th Mar 2021

Join Adekeye Adebajo for the launch of his novella The Trial of Cecil John Rhodes, with John Kani and Rebecca Davis (18 Mar)

Join Jacana Media and The Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation to celebrate the launch of Adekeye Adebajo’s new book The Trial of Cecil John Rhodes.

Fri – 5th Mar 2021

Watch Emmanuel Taban introducing his new book The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph

The Boy Who Never Gave Up: A Refugee’s Epic Journey to Triumph by Emmanuel Taban and Andrew Crofts is out in March from Jonathan Ball Publishers.