Memoir

The Meaning of Mariah Carey, A Memoir – a uniquely American story – out in November 2020

The Meaning of Mariah Carey, A Memoir will be available in November 2020 from Pan Macmillan SA.

Despite My Odds by Denise Monique

Layla spent the first eight years of her life in a loving home with her grandparents. That comfort all ended once welfare caught up with her mother who was still receiving food benefits for her. After moving to her mothers’ home, the dysfunctional relationships continued for years. Layla was abused emotionally, physically, and sexually. She looked to her mother for love and protection but never found it.

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.

Caroline Kurtz explores what it was like to grow up between cultures in her memoir, A Road Called Down on Both Sides

In her memoir, A Road Called Down on Both Sides: Growing Up in Ethiopia and America, Caroline Kurtz writes about what it was like to grow up between the two countries.

‘Ek is nie okay nie. En dit is meer as okay.’ Lees ‘n uittreksel uit Seks, leuens en die internet deur Erla-Mari Diedericks

Lees ‘n uittreksel uit Erla-Mari Diedericks se eerlike en soms skreeusnaakse memoir, Seks, leuens en die internet.

Seks, leuens en die internet deur Erla-Mari Diedericks: ’n eerlike, skreeusnaakse memoir en nuttige gids oor aanlyn-afsprake

Seks, leuens en die internet deur Erla-Mari Diedericks is beskikbaar by Wênkbrou – ’n druknaam van LAPA Uitgewers.

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.