Non-fiction

Wed – 22nd Dec 2021

Celebrate food this festive season with 5 creative local cookbooks (Plus: Free recipes!)

Spending a lot more time in the kitchen these days? Join the club! Here are five cookbooks you must add to your collection this year. Plus, they make great gifts for aspirant chefs!

Mon – 20th Dec 2021

New year, new you? Order a signed copy of Leandie du Randt: My Life Hacks to make 2022 your best year ever

Do you want to become the best version of yourself in 2022? Leandie du Randt’s new book is here to help!

SPIKE – a visual celebration of world-renowned filmmaker Spike Lee’s life and career to date

Spike Lee is a world-renowned, Academy Award-winning filmmaker, a cultural icon, and one of the most prominent voices on race and racism for more than three decades. This career-spanning monograph is a visual celebration of his life and career to date.

Fri – 17th Dec 2021

New book making waves! Ausi Told Me: Why Cape Herstoriographies Matter by June Bam

Ausi Told Me: Why Cape Herstoriographies Matter by June Bam.

This is a trouble-making book.

Ina Bonnette: Nie ’n ‘slagoffer van die Modimolle Monster’ nie, maar ‘oorwinnaar oor die Modimolle Monster’

Hoe het Ina Bonnette dit reggekry om, ten spyte van alles wat die Modimolle Monster en sy handlangers aan haar gedoen het, te oorleef en vandag voluit te leef? Vind uit in INA, ’n Verhaal van genade en genesing.

Footnotes, December 2021: Book links from around the web

Anne Rice, author of Interview With the Vampire, has died aged 80. Read Rolling Stone’s fascinating extended interview with the bestselling gothic novelist, from 1995.

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!

7000 books donated to high schools

Breakthrough is an accessible and authoritative account of the power struggles and secret talks that led to the formal negotiations between the ANC and the NP government, written by Mac Maharaj and Z Pallo Jordan, two ANC veterans who were close to these events.

Wed – 15th Dec 2021

‘Jy is die oorsaak,’ moes ek hoor. Haar depressie is my skuld: Lees ’n uittreksel uit Verhale van hoop deur Pieter van Zyl

In Verhale van hoop gesels Pieter van Zyl met mense van verskillende agtergronde oor wat dit behels om die pad van ’n psigiese versteuring met ’n geliefde te loop.

Peril – the extraordinary story of the end of one presidency and the beginning of another

Peril by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa – now available from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Tue – 14th Dec 2021

Sien jou drome: Leandie du Randt deel een van haar Hacks vir die Lewe – ’n vision board – in The Penguin Post

Leandie du Randt deel ’n voorbeeld van ’n afmerklysie wat mooi wys wat jy als kort om jou vision board te maak en wat dit moontlik behels.

Mon – 13th Dec 2021

The latest episode of Pagecast is out now! Listen to bestselling author Robin Sharma discussing his latest book The Everyday Hero Manifesto with Bongani Bingwa

In the new episode of Pagecast, a new podcast by Jonathan Ball Publishers, bestselling author Robin Sharma discusses his latest book The Everyday Hero Manifesto with Bongani Bingwa, host of the Breakfast show on 702.

Don’t miss the launch of International Brigade Against Apartheid, edited by Ronnie Kasrils (14 Dec)

Jacana Media invite you, your partner and friends to a Facebook Live stream of the contributor’s launch of International Brigade Against Apartheid: Secrets of the Peoples War that Liberated South Africa, edited by Ronnie Kasrils, with Muff Andersson and Oscar Marleyn.

Viral: The Search for the Origin of Covid-19 by Alina Chan Matt Ridley – the book on the search for the origin of Covid-19

Viral: The Search for the Origin of Covid-19 by Alina Chan and Matt Ridley is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Mission of Malice: My Exodus from KwaSizabantu by Erika Bornman now available as an audiobook!

The audiobook of Mission of Malice: My Exodus from KwaSizabantu by Erika Bornman is out now, narrated by Danielle Scheepers.

Fri – 3rd Dec 2021

Hierdie somer, Vat die regte pad – Jesus s’n: Nou beskikbaar by LUCA, geskryf deur Stephan Joubert!

Voel jy skuldig omdat jou pad met Jesus anders lyk as ander mense s’n? Kom tot ander insae in Stephan Joubert se jongste boek, Vat die regte pad – Jesus s’n.

Don’t miss Mogau Seshoene, aka The Lazy Makoti, at the Waterfront Exclusive Books (5 Dec)

Come and meet Mogau Seshoene, author of Hosting With The Lazy Makoti: A Celebration of Food, in Cape Town!

Thu – 2nd Dec 2021

Don’t miss the launch of International Brigade Against Apartheid, edited by Ronnie Kasrils (8 Dec)

Join Jacana Media for the international launch of International Brigade Against Apartheid: Secrets of the Peoples War that Liberated South Africa.

Wed – 1st Dec 2021