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Ellah Wakatama joins the panel of judges for the fourth Gerald Kraak Anthology and Prize

The Jacana Literary Foundation, in partnership with the Other Foundation, is delighted and honoured to welcome Ellah Wakatama to the panel of judges that will adjudicate the 2020/21 Gerald Kraak Anthology and Prize.

Don’t miss Jacana Media’s classes in publishing, writing, and other forms of insanity!

From 2 to 15 December, Don’t Shut Up Jacana Masterclasses will offer a series of seven two-hour seminars for interested readers, practicing writers and publishers longing for a fresh take.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of The Pan-African Pantheon: Prophets, Poets, and Philosophers (25 Nov)

The University of Johannesburg’s Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation, in collaboration with Jacana Media, invite you to the virtual book launch of The Pan-African Pantheon: Prophets, Poets, and Philosophers.

New book alert! Sol Plaatje’s Mhudi: History, Criticism, Celebration by Sabata-mpho Mokae and Brian Willan

Sol Plaatje’s Mhudi: History, Criticism, Celebration by Sabata-mpho Mokae and Brian Willan is out in November from Jacana Media!

A bold new voice, a bold new novel – Terry-Ann Adams writes an ode to Eldorado Park

Jacana Media is proud to announce the release of the effervescent and bold, truth-telling and door-opening Those Who Live in Cages by Terry-Ann Adams.

New book alert! Safari Nation: A Social History of the Kruger National Park by Jacob Dlamini

Safari Nation: A Social History of the Kruger National Park by Jacob Dlamini is out now from Jacana Media!

Writing Joburg Noir – don’t miss this Jacana Conversation with Niq Mhlongo and Bongani Kona, in conversation with Lorraine Sithole (11 Nov)

Join Jacana Media for the launch of Joburg Noir, an anthology crafted with finesse, flair and serious smarts.

Exclusive live book launch webinar! Zapiro Annual 2020: Do the Macorona (10 Nov)

Hosted by the Daily Maverick’s Greg Nicolson and presented by Zapiro himself, don’t miss the exclusive launch of Do the Macorona, Zapiro’s 2020 annual.

New book, new author – find out more about Rešoketšwe Manenzhe and her award-winning debut novel Scatterlings in this Q&A!

It has been a pleasure to welcome author Rešoketšwe Manenzhe to the Jacana Media family of authors and we’d love for you to get to know her better too with this Q&A.

The Hidden History of the Kruger National Park – don’t miss a Jacana Conversation on Safari Nation by Jacob Dlamini (5 Nov)

The hidden history of the Kruger National Park is up for discussion at the launch of Safari Nation: A Social History of the Kruger National Park, the new book by Jacob Dlamini.

New book alert! Rehana Rossouw’s Predator Politics: Mabuza, Fred Daniel and the Great Land Scam

Predator Politics: Mabuza, Fred Daniel and the Great Land Scam, the new book from Rehana Rossouw, is out now from Jacana Media!

Everyday, Spectacular and Commonplace – don’t miss the launch of Terry-Ann Adams’s debut novel Those Who Live in Cages (29 Oct)

Jacana Media invite you to the virtual book launch of Those Who Live in Cages, the debut novel by Terry-Ann Adams.

Hot off the press! Scatterlings, the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award-winning novel by Resoketswe Manenzhe

Scatterlings by Rešoketšwe Manenzhe – the winner of the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award – will be in stores this Friday!

It’s ebook o’clock: Ronnie Kasrils: From spy chief to bestselling author

Ronnie Kasrils has always written. From his work on Bertrand Russell, to poetry during the exile years, to his pieces under the pseudonym ANC Khumalo, for the various ANC publications in exile.

[Watch] Do prisons in Africa need to be decolonised? Ruth Hopkins, Baz Dreisinger and Morris Kaberia discuss incarceration in Africa

How do the African traditions in the field of forgiveness and reconciliation relate to the reality in its prisons? And what of privatised prisons, where do they fit in?

[Must watch] A powerful conversation on Femme Erasure: Our Queer Undoing, with Dr Bev Ditsie, Mona Eltahawy and Jamil F Khan

Jacana Media hosted a Don’t Shut Up Conversation titled ‘Femme Erasure: Our Queer Undoing’ yesterday.

Birds of KwaZulu-Natal and their Zulu Names – the first project to use local language to save SA’s bird species

The John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, publishers of the Roberts bird books, is proud to announce the publication of Birds of KwaZulu-Natal and their Zulu Names.

The untold story of a pioneering black scientist – find out more about Lorato Trok’s new book The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole

The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole by Lorato Trok is out in October 2020 from Jacana Media!