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Career opportunity: Jacana Media’s Staging Post is hiring!

If all you’ve ever wanted was a career in publishing, then this position is for you. Applications close end June.

Pwaangulongii Dauod wins Gerald Kraak Award for his essay ‘Africa’s future has no space for stupid black men’

Pwaangulongii Dauod has won the R25 000 Gerald Kraak Award, which honours African writing and photography that ‘provokes thought on the topics of gender, social justice and sexuality’.

Save the date: Mpho Dagada on Bitcoin and growing your wealth

Jacana Media presents Mpho Dagada, a young, self-made millionaire who in his memoir, Mr Bitcoin: How I Became a Millionaire at 21, shares his story of triumph and failure.

Mr Bitcoin: How I Became a Millionaire at 21 – Mpho Dagada tells his story

Jacana Media presents Mpho Dagada, a young, self-made millionaire who in his memoir, Mr Bitcoin: How I became a millionaire at 21, shares his story of triumph and failure.

Africa’s newest genre – the queer Afro-modern – showcased in As You Like It: The Gerald Kraak Anthology Vol 2

As You Like It: The Gerald Kraak Anthology Vol 2 brings together stories of self-expression, identity, sexuality and agency, all located within Africa and its legacy.

Don’t miss the launch of I Remember Nelson Mandela in Joburg

I Remember Nelson Mandela is a collection of remembrances from more than one hundred individuals, from household staff to bodyguards and presidential advisors.

Join Trevor Manuel and Raymond Parsons for the launch of Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism

Don’t miss the launch of Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism: The Role of Business in South Africa in Johannesburg.

Hidden Voices: The decolonisation of knowledge production in South Africa

Flashes in Her Soul: The Life of Jabu Ndlovu by Jean Fairbairn is out in May from Jacana Media as part of the Hidden Voices series.

Don’t miss Teko Modise at University of Johannesburg to discuss The Curse of Teko Modise

Teko Modise will be at the University of Johannesburg to discuss his book, The Curse of Teko Modise.

New editions of Nthikeng Mohlele’s novels Small Things and Rusty Bell announced

New editions of Nthikeng Mohlele’s novels Small Things and Rusty Bell will be out from Jacana Media in May!

Born to be Free: A beautiful tale about the irresistible call of the wild

When the grand old ‘lion man of Africa’, George Adamson, passed away, the last of his lion cub orphans faced an uncertain future.

New book alert! The Broken River Tent by Mphuthumi Ntabeni

The Broken River Tent is an entrancing novel, which marries imagination with history. It is set in the time of Maqoma, the Xhosa chief at the forefront of fighting British colonialism in the Eastern Cape in the 19th century.

South Africa’s uncertain future explored in Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism: The Role of Business in South Africa

Freed from the shackles of the Zuma regime, South Africa now has a decisive opportunity to take stock of what has gone wrong in the country since the advent of democracy and take appropriate corrective action. But will it? What are the chances of success?

Join Ijangolet S Ogwang at Love Books for the launch of her debut novel An Image in a Mirror

BlackBird Books and Love Books invite you to the launch of An Image in a Mirror, the debut novel by Ijangolet S Ogwang.

Partnership between Jacana Media and Fourthwall Books strengthens local publishing

Jacana Media is delighted to announce that, of as 1 May 2018, Fourthwall Books is an associate imprint of Jacana Media.

Born To Kwaito: Reflections on the Kwaito Generation – considering the meaning of kwaito music

‘Born To Kwaito is not only an examination of the history of the music genre; it is also a revisit of the relationship we have with the music, its stars and their own relationship with their art and themselves.’ – Thabiso Mahlape, BlackBird Books publisher.

Profiles of over 600 apartheid activists collected in From Protest to Challenge Vol. 4 Political Profiles, 1882–1990

From Protest to Challenge Vol. 4: Political Profiles, 1882–1990, by Thomas G Karis and Gwendolen Carter, revised and updated by Gail M Gerhart, is out now from Jacana Media.

Evelyn Groenink discusses her new book Incorruptible: The story of the murders of Dulcie September, Anton Lubowski and Chris Hani

One of the most explosive revelations in this book concerns the murder of Chris Hani, 25 years ago. Groenink reveals how the police buried evidence from no less than three witnesses who saw another murderer besides Janusz Waluś; and how the state’s ‘brave’ star eyewitness in all likelihood hadn’t even been there when Hani was shot.

BlackBird Books to publish The Eternal Audience of One, the debut novel by Rwandan-born Namibian writer Rémy Ngamije

BlackBird Books is expanding its borders with the publication of The Eternal Audience of One, the debut novel by Rwandan-born Namibian writer …

‘Ours is not to stand out but to survive.’ Read a short excerpt from An Image in a Mirror, the debut novel from Ijangolet S Ogwang

Nyakale. This has always been my name. It lost vowels and consonants and got rearranged into ‘Kay’ by my Grade Three teacher. ‘Easier to pronounce,’ she said.