Memoir

Deeply personal, brutally honest and riveting: Finding Me: A Memoir by Viola Davis

The eagerly anticipated memoir from the multi-award winning actress and producer traces an inspirational path from Viola Davis’ upbringing in Rhode Island to her critically acclaimed performances in Hollywood and on Broadway.

A Pocketful of Happiness – an intimate and uplifting memoir by Richard E Grant – to be published in September 2022

Jonathan Ball Publishers is delighted to be bringing Richard E Grant’s memoir, A Pocketful of Happiness, to South Africa this September!

Unforgiven: Face to Face with my Father’s Killer – Liz McGregor’s searing, intimate memoir

Unforgiven: Face to Face with my Father’s Killer by Liz McGregor is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers. 

Watch: Will Smith introduces his new book Will – an epic tale of inner transformation and outer triumph

Written with the help of Mark Manson, author of the multi-million-copy bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Will is the story of how one exceptional man mastered his own emotions, written in a way that can help everyone else do the same.

Pan Macmillan is proud to be releasing In Black and White, a riveting memoir by Anant Singh, in November 2021

In Black and White: A Memoir by Anant Singh will be out from Pan Macmillan SA in November 2021.

Don’t miss Barbara Masekela live at The Market Theatre for the launch of her memoir Poli Poli (18 Sep)

Exclusive Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers are proud to bring you the launch of Poli Poli by Barbara Masekela streamed live from the Market Theatre!

Pan Macmillan is proud to be releasing Scatterling of Africa, a memoir by Johnny Clegg, in October 2021

Scatterling of Africa: My Early Years by Johnny Clegg will be published by Pan Macmillan in October 2021.

Ougat: From A Hoe Into A Housewife And Then Some – Shana Fife’s writing is like nothing you’ve read before

Ougat: From A Hoe Into A Housewife And Then Some by Shana Fife will be out in June 2021 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Read an interview with Barack Obama and win a copy of his memoir A Promised Land in the latest issue of The Penguin Post – the magazine about books for book lovers

In the new issue of The Penguin Post – the magazine from Penguin Random House – former United States president Barack Obama shares his thoughts on how a democracy should work, balancing the roles of president and family man, and the message he hopes to convey with his memoir, A Promised Land.

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.