New Releases

Listen to a 1971 letter from Mandela to his daughter Zenani, from the new book The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

‘You will be able to pay me a visit in 1975, when you will have turned 16, but I am growing impatient, and the coming five years feel longer than eternity.’

It’s Madiba’s centenary this month! Read all about his legacy in Peter Hain’s new book Mandela: His Essential Life

Mandela: His Essential Life chronicles the life and legacy of one of the twentieth century’s most influential and admired statesmen.

Revealed! The Instagram-inspired design of Khaya Dlanga’s new book, These Things Really Do Happen to Me

The cover has been revealed for Khaya Dlanga’s new book, These Things Really Do Happen to Me.

A novel that will haunt you long after you turn the final page: Bearskin by James A McLaughlin

‘Bearskin is visceral, raw, and compelling – filled with sights, smells, and sounds truly observed. It’s a powerful debut and an absolute showcase of exceptional prose. There are very few first novels when I feel compelled to circle brilliant passages, but James McLaughlin’s writing had me doing just that.’

Jacana Media acquires Southern African rights for Panashe Chigumadzi’s new book, These Bones Will Rise Again

Jacana Media has announced a southern African rights agreement with Panashe Chigumadzi for her new book, These Bones Will Rise Again.

Cover and details revealed for Craig Higginson’s new novel The White Room

The White Room, the new book from Craig Higginson, will be out from Picador Africa in August.

Coming in August, An Elephant in My Kitchen: What the Herd Taught Me About Love, Courage and Survival

An Elephant in My Kitchen is the powerful and moving sequel to the bestselling The Elephant Whisperer.

Melusi’s Everyday Zulu by Melusi Tshabalala – there is um’Zulu in all of us

Duduza. Bopha. Imbiza. Phapha. Asixoliseni. Amapopeye … what is the power of a single word?

Death and Taxes – the new book by Johann van Loggerenberg, former tax sleuth and bestselling author of Rogue

Death and Taxes: How SARS Made Hitmen, Drug Dealers and Tax Dodgers Pay Their Dues, the new book by Johann van Loggerenberg, is out in July 2018 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Capturing South Africa’s golden period of international football – Coach: The Life and Soccer Times of Clive Barker

Coach is an important record of South Africa’s football history, capturing the social and political upheaval in the country during the dark days of apartheid and leading into South Africa’s golden period of international football.

She Called Me Woman: Nigeria’s Queer Women Speak – a timely and much-needed collection

She Called Me Woman is a collection of first-hand accounts by a community telling their stories on their own terms.

Get an in-depth look into The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela ahead of the book’s publication

Click here for an in-depth look into The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela including photographs and video footage.

New book alert! The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela by Sisonke Msimang will be published in October

The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela, the new book from Sisonke Msimang, will be out from Jonathan Ball Publishers on 24 October 2018.

From refugee to Olympian, Butterfly is Yusra Mardini’s awe-inspiring story

‘Being a refugee is not a choice. Our choice is to die at home or risk death trying to escape.’ – Yusra Mardini

You Were Made for This – the gripping debut novel from South African author Michelle Sacks

Michelle introduces us to this gripping page-turner that provocatively explores the darker sides of marriage, motherhood. and friendship, and the inspiration behind it.

Out now: The Ultimate Guide to Retirement in South Africa

Most people are rich for a single day in their lives: the day they retire and receive their retirement savings.

American Princess: The Love Story of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

A never-before-seen glimpse into the little-known life of the woman bringing the Royal Family into the 21st century; and her dazzling, thoroughly modern romance with Prince Harry.

Bom Boy, Yewande Omotoso’s first novel, to be published in the US in January 2019

Yewande Omotoso’s debut novel Bom Boy will be published in the United States by Catalyst Press in January 2019. Catalyst Press is an …

Work. Sleep. Fitness. Family. Friends. Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day) – the new book from Randi Zuckerberg

In an increasingly demanding world, we’ve been told that we can do everything, maintain friendships, devote ourselves to work, spend time with family, stay fit, and get enough sleep. We just need to learn to balance it all. Randi Zuckerberg doesn’t believe in being well-balanced.

You, Me, Everything by Catherine Isaac: An uplifting, engrossing novel of family secrets and reunions, set in the South of France

Set in the French countryside over one hot summer, You, Me, Everything is a tender novel about finding joy and love even in the most unexpected places.