Non-fiction

Friday – 15th December 2017

Try Nigella’s recipe for a Christmas Martini from At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking

Rich and warming, that first a sip gives you an instant Christmassy fireside glow.

Wednesday – 13th December 2017

Jürgen Schadeberg’s memoir The Way I See It: A Key Figure in South African Photography

A behind-the-scenes journey with a legendary DRUM photojournalist and visual storyteller.

Mandela’s time in prison affected his self-belief, and his writing – Mandla Langa discusses Dare Not Linger

Mandla Langa says Nelson Mandela’s time in prison gave him a powerful sense of self-belief.

Frogs of Southern Africa: Now updated to include 12 new species

Frogs of Southern Africa: A Complete Guide is the perfect gift for amateur ‘froggers’ or professional scientists.

Stand a chance to win 1 of 10 copies of Bonang Matheba’s From A to B

Jacana Media is giving away 10 copies of Bonang Matheba’s From A to B.

Ronnie Kasrils: We should not succumb to intimidation by state security services

‘It is important that as citizens we demonstrate that we will not succumb to intimidation by the security services who are palpably failing our democracy, Constitution and people as was the case during the apartheid era.’

Tuesday – 12th December 2017

Pitch to Publication presentations pay off, for both publishers and writers

Jacana Media has revealed the successful writers who pitched their manuscripts during the publisher’s Pitch to Publication event.

Now back in print after twenty years: Jacques Pauw’s Into the Heart of Darkness: Confessions of Apartheid’s Assassins

Jacques Pauw takes us on a journey into the minds and lives of the men who went out to kill and kill again.

Monday – 11th December 2017

‘Where Jacob Zuma comes from, your child is my child; he violated those codes’ – Redi Tlhabi talks about Khwezi

‘I couldn’t accept that I was part of a society that allowed a man like that to be the president.’

‘Cyril Ramaphosa is the Forrest Gump of South African political history’ – Anthony Butler

Ramaphosa has been present in the foreground of virtually every important moment in the modern history of his country.

Local is lekker this Christmas, with Penguin Random House SA

One lucky winner will receive a Christmas hamper with some of Penguin Random House SA’s best local books!

Adriaan Basson and Pieter du Toit discuss Jacob Zuma’s ‘disastrous term in office’ and their new book Enemy of the People

Investigative journalists Adriaan Basson and Pieter du Toit have written a book which provides a detailed account of President Jacob Zuma’s “disastrous term in office”.

Now in paperback: Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime, the bestselling, award-winning memoir by Trevor Noah, is now in paperback!

Join Vernon RL Head and John Maytham at The Book Lounge for the launch of Featherings

Jacana Media and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Featherings: True Stories in Search of Birds, the new book edited by Vernon RL Head.

Friday – 1st December 2017

Rerelease: Jacques Pauw’s groundbreaking book In the Heart of the Whore: The Story of Apartheid’s Death Squads

Now republished in a new edition: In the Heart of the Whore: The Story of Apartheid’s Death Squads by Jacques Pauw.

Thursday – 30th November 2017

‘They do not smile or welcome us but they let us in’: Sisonke Msimang recalls returning home to South Africa

The Johannesburg Review of Books has shared an excerpt from Sisonke Msimang’s new book Always Another Country.

Don’t miss the launch of What a Great Idea! Awesome South African Inventions by Mike Bruton

Jacana Media and Sci-Bono invite you to the launch of What a Great Idea! Awesome South African Inventions by Mike Bruton.

Wednesday – 29th November 2017

Join James-Brent Styan at The Book Lounge for the launch of Heartbreaker: Christiaan Barnard and the First Heart Transplant

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge are thrilled to invite you to the launch of Heartbreaker: Christiaan Barnard and the First Heart Transplant by James-Brent Styan.

‘The salary Jomo Sono wanted to give me was ridiculous’ – Teko Modise discusses his new memoir, The Curse of Teko Modise

Teko Modise chatted to Vaylen Kirtley on Morning Live about his new book, The Curse of Teko Modise.

Tuesday – 28th November 2017

Don’t miss the launch of Richard Steyn’s new book Churchill and Smuts: The Friendship in Durban

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Adams Books invite you to the launch of Churchill and Smuts: The Friendship, by Richard Steyn.