Biography

Pan Macmillan is proud to be releasing Scatterling of Africa, a memoir by Johnny Clegg, in October 2021

Scatterling of Africa: My Early Years by Johnny Clegg will be published by Pan Macmillan in October 2021.

Ougat: From A Hoe Into A Housewife And Then Some – Shana Fife’s writing is like nothing you’ve read before

Ougat: From A Hoe Into A Housewife And Then Some by Shana Fife will be out in June 2021 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Read an interview with Barack Obama and win a copy of his memoir A Promised Land in the latest issue of The Penguin Post – the magazine about books for book lovers

In the new issue of The Penguin Post – the magazine from Penguin Random House – former United States president Barack Obama shares his thoughts on how a democracy should work, balancing the roles of president and family man, and the message he hopes to convey with his memoir, A Promised Land.

Excerpt: Alicia Keys shares the private moment that sparked the viral #NoMakeup movement, in her new memoir More Myself

Pan Macmillan has shared an extract from Alicia Keys’s powerful new memoir, More Myself: A Journey.

Solidarity Reads: Ronnie Kasrils – from spy chief to bestselling author – get the ebooks at 21% off for 21 days

For the 21-day lockdown period Jacana Media is curating a series of ebook special offers from its extensive catalogue of titles.

Solidarity Reads Day 9: Celebrating the legend, Hugh Masekela – get the ebook at 21% off for 21 days

Hugh Masekela would have celebrated his 81st birthday today, and to honour his great musical and activist legacy we bring you his autobiography, co-written with D Michael Cheers, Still Grazing: The Musical Journey of Hugh Masekela.

Jacana Media Solidarity Reads Day 4: Redi Tlhabi, Bonnie Mbuli and Zoleka Mandela – 21% off for 21 days!

Solidarity Reads: Delivering the best ebooks Jacana Media has to offer at very special prices.

Don’t miss Tracy Going, Landa Mabenge and Desiree-Anne Martin chatting about writing their lives at the Blown Away by Books Festival in Cape Town

Memoirists Landa Mabenge, Tracy Going and Desiree-Anne Martin will be in conversation with Cathy Park at the Blown Away by Books Festival in Cape Town.

Discover the remarkable life of Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret, Anne Glenconner, in her extraordinary new memoir

Lady in Waiting – a memoir of drama, tragedy and royal secrets by Anne Glenconner, a close member of the royal circle.

A Woman Makes a Plan: Advice for a Lifetime of Adventure, Beauty, and Success by Maye Musk

Maye Musk’s new book will be published in South Africa by Jonathan Ball Publishers in April!

Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira’s highly anticipated memoir will be released in November

Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira’s highly anticipated book, Beast, will be released on 4 November 2019!

Travel Light, Move Fast by Alexandra Fuller, the bestselling author of Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight

Travel Light, Move Fast from bestselling author Alexandra Fuller, the utterly original story of her father, Tim Fuller, and a deeply felt tribute to a life well lived.

What turned a white youngster from a modest background into a lifelong revolutionary? Catching Tadpoles, an extraordinary new memoir from Ronnie Kasrils

Catching Tadpoles: The Shaping of a Young Rebel, an extraordinary coming-of-age memoir from Ronnie Kasrils, is out in October from Jacana Media.

Elton John’s Me – the first and only official autobiography of a much-loved global icon – is out now! 

In his first and only official autobiography, published globally on 15 October 2019, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life.

Win a signed copy of Bassie: My Journey of Hope by Basetsana Kumalo, plus a Lux hamper worth R1000!

One lucky reader stands a chance to win a book hamper, including signed copy of Bassie: My Journey of Hope by Basetsana Kumalo, courtesy of Penguin Random House!

Get Me To 21 by Gabi Lowe

In her brilliant memoir Get Me To 21, Gabi Lowe reveals the incredible journey she embarks on to save Jenna, a bright young girl diagnosed with a life-threatening rare disease. This is the untold true story of a mother’s courageous battle to get her daughter to 21.

There’s nothing gung-ho in the pages of Angolsh – only stubborn dirt, stifling heat, tough guys and tortured souls

From the pen of award-winning writer and film director Greg Latter comes a war memoir like no other – Angolsh: Scenes from an Army Camp.

Meet Yusuf Daniels, author of Living Coloured (Because Black and White were Already Taken), and get your book signed!

Yusuf Daniels, author of the hit memoir Living Coloured (Because Black and White were Already Taken), will be signing books at two Bargain Books stores in Cape Town.