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Taking the snobbery out of food – Lesego Semenya (LesDaChef) chats about his debut cookbook, Dijo

Africa’s Lit chatted to Chef Lesego Semenya about his food journey, his goal of taking the snobbery out of food and his new cookbook, Dijo.

How to look at food in a whole new light – Being Bertus Basson, the new cookbook from the acclaimed South African chef

In his second book, acclaimed South African chef Bertus Basson provides a deeper look into his restaurants and his food philosophy.

Madam and Eve: The Guptas Ate My Homework is now available at leading bookstores!

Madam & Eve: The Guptas Ate My Homework is out now from Jacana Media.

Award announcement: Submissions for the Gerald Kraak Prize will be kept open all year

News flash: From now on submissions for the Gerald Kraak Prize will be kept open all year round. Selections for the 2019 anthology will be made by the end of February 2019 – but new submissions are welcome at any time.

Join Lesego Semenya for a discussion of his new cookbook Dijo: My Food, My Journey at the Treasure Island pop-up exhibition

Jacana Media and the Treasure Island pop-up exhibition invite you to a discussion of Dijo: My Food, My Journey by Lesego Semenya.

Join Ian Glenn for the launch of his new book The First Safari at the Lycée Français du Cap in Cape Town

Jacana Media and the Lycée Français du Cap invite you to the book launch of The First Safari: Searching for François Levaillant by Ian Glenn.

Join BlackBird Books and Abantu Book Festival for sundowners at the Soweto Hotel

BlackBird Books, Abantu Book Festival and The Soweto Hotel invite you to sundowners.

Don’t miss the launch of Set a Table, the new cookbook by Karen Dudley, in Cape Town (2 Dec)

Jacana Media and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Set a Table by Karen Dudley. 

The First Safari – searching for Francois Levaillant, the first and greatest South African birder

The First Safari: Searching for François Levaillant by Ian Glenn, out now from Jacana Media!

New book alert! We Are No Longer at Ease: The Struggle for #FeesMustFall, edited by Wandile Ngcaweni and Busani Ngcaweni

We Are No Longer at Ease is a collection of personal articles, essays, speeches and poetry mainly from voices of young people who were part of the student-led protest movement known as #FeesMustFall.

South African recipes with a Suzelle DIY twist – The Suzelle recipe book is here!

Suzelle DIY has shared an exclusive peek into her new recipe book, Recipes!

‘Probably one of the most important books published this year’ – Eusebius McKaiser on The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas

Eusebius McKaiser chatted to Richard Pithouse about The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas calling it ‘probably one of the most important books published this year in our country’.

Get your copy of Set a Table signed by Karen Dudley at Bargain Books in Cape Town (24 Nov)

Jacana Media and Bargain Books invite you to a book signing of Set a Table by Karen Dudley.

Don’t miss the Cape Town launch of Terry Kurgan’s new book Everyone is Present (22 Nov)

Fourthwall Books and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Everyone is Present: Essays on Photography, Memory and Family by Terry Kurgan.

A hilarious compendium of iconic South Africanness – Hagen Engler’s new book Black Twitter, Blitz and a Boerie as Long as Your Leg

Black Twitter, Blitz and a Boerie as Long as Your Leg
And other South African National Treasures

Don’t miss Vanessa Govender in Chatsworth discussing her book Beaten but not Broken and 16 Days of Activism

Vanessa Govender will be in Chatsworth, Durban to chat about her new book Beaten but not Broken, and commemorate the annual 16 Days of Activism campaign.

Career opportunities: Jacana Media is hiring! (Marketing Manager, Marketing Administrator, Digital Coordinator)

Jacana Media’s frenetic marketing department has a few vacancies for energetic, proactive, fast-thinking people.

A love for books, great ideas, excellent communication and loads of energy are essential.

Every dish has a story and every chef has a journey – Lesego Semenya offers township cuisine with a twist in his debut cookbook Dijo

Soweto-born chef Lesego Semenya, well known as LesDaChef, shares his journey from the corporate world to being a chef, and offers township cuisine with a twist in his debut cookbook Dijo: My Food, My Journey.