Jacana Media, South Africa’s fastest-growing independent publisher, is seeking a levelheaded production assistant who will do what it takes to get the job done.
Percy Zvomuya has reviewed The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas for New Frame.
‘Achen’ means Twin, or the eldest of twins. ‘But where is the other one?’ people ask. – Read an excerpt from An Image in a Mirror by Ijangolet S Ogwang
Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from An Image in a Mirror, the debut novel from Ijangolet S Ogwang.
If you missed Terry Kurgan’s packed book launches in Johannesburg, here’s one more chance to catch her.
Don’t miss a book discussion around We Are No Longer at Ease: The Struggle for #FeesMustFall at Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education
“Combining personal reflections, essays, poetry and analyses, the book provides an insiders’ perspective on the movement, which swept university campuses across the country from 2015 and boldly challenged the status quo.”
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‘The struggle for free education matters’ – Read Malaika wa Azania’s Foreword to We Are No Longer at Ease: The Struggle for #FeesMustFall
We Are No Longer at Ease is a collection of personal articles, essays, speeches and poetry mainly from voices of young people …
MFBooks Joburg and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Carsten Rasch.
One of the first literary figures in France with a double identity, a cultural hybridity – An excerpt from The First Safari
Read an excerpt from The First Safari: Searching for François Levaillant by Ian Glenn, out now from Jacana Media!
Confronting Inequality: The South African Crisis, edited by Michael Nassen Smith, with papers by Thuli Madonsela, Ben Turok and Kgalema Motlanthe
South Africa’s distorted distribution of wealth is one of the biggest challenges facing the country’s economy, with unemployment sitting at an unsustainable 27.7%.
Vintage Love and Other Essays by Jolyon Nuttall is out now from Jacana Media.
MFBooks Joburg and Eva Mazza invite you to the launch of the sizzling Sex, Lies and Stellenbosch, a novel that peeks into the lives of the privileged men and women of the winelands.
There are centuries of history among the island’s coral stone town and macuti (palm leaf) huts, with stories that need to be told, but this time by the people and not by the historians.
A step-by-step guide for women – Divorce Smart: The Girl’s Guide to Divorcing Well by Christel du Toit
This book is a step-by-step guide for women to navigating the legal paperwork, childcare planning and financial security issues one will face during and after a divorce.
Don’t miss the launches of Sex, Lies and Stellenbosch, the debut novel from Eva Mazza – a sexy, fast-paced page-turner written with wry humour and finesse.
‘Tsafendas was a perfectly sane man who considered Verwoerd the brains behind apartheid’ – Harris Dousemetzis on his book The Man Who Killed Apartheid
Harris Dousemetzis was on CNBC Africa to discuss his book The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas.
‘I may have left my abusive partner, but the trauma and shame never left me’ – Vanessa Govender discusses her memoir Beaten But Not Broken
‘I may have walked away, I may have left my abusive partner, but the trauma and the pain and the anguish and the shame have never left me.’
‘Get married. Have babies. Then continue with secret boyfriends.’ Read an excerpt from Lives of Great Men by Chike Frankie Edozien
Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Lives of Great Men, the award-winning memoir from Chike Frankie Edozien.
Join LesDaChef for a signing event for his new cookbook Dijo: My Food, My Journey at Exclusive Books Clearwater (26 Jan)
Jacana Media and Exclusive Books invite you to the signing of Dijo: My Food, My Journey by LesDaChef.
‘If anyone is going to write a novel based on the South African security services during apartheid and since the first democratic elections in 1994, Barry Gilder is a very good candidate.’
One of the more intriguing aspects of Barry Gilder’s gripping spy novel comes in the Author’s Note. In Songs & Secrets, his non-fiction account of his life in exile, from where he returned to senior positions in government, he was ‘invariably asked: Why are there not more secrets’ in the book. The ‘Songs’ reflect another part of Gilder’s identity as an accomplished musician.