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Ellah Wakatama joins the panel of judges for the fourth Gerald Kraak Anthology and Prize

The Jacana Literary Foundation, in partnership with the Other Foundation, is delighted and honoured to welcome Ellah Wakatama to the panel of judges that will adjudicate the 2020/21 Gerald Kraak Anthology and Prize.

Celebrate African literature across social media during #ReadingAfrica Week 2020 (6-12 Dec)

LAPA Publishers and Catalyst Press invite you to join in and share the best in African literature this 2020 Reading Africa Week!

Pan Macmillan SA authors win at the 2020 South African Literary Awards

Pan Macmillan SA is proud to have published three authors who have been honoured at the South African Literary Awards!

Lesley Lokko moves to Pan Macmillan with two new multi-generational novels

‘I’m thrilled to be back writing again and just delighted to have the opportunity to work with Wayne Brookes at Pan Macmillan. Big, big thank you to my agent, Kate Shaw, for bringing us together.’

Gangster State first exposed Ace Magashule’s alleged role in asbestos saga

In April 2019, investigative journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh exposed the web of capture that appeared to surround Ace Magashule, the erstwhile premier of the Free State, in his book Gangster State, published by Penguin Random House. In this book, Magashule’s links to alleged corrupt dealings over the Free State’s R255-million asbestos audit contract were uncovered for the first time.

Shortlist annouced for 2020 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers

The Miles Morland Foundation has announced the shortlist for the 2020 Morland Writing Scholarships.

The Book of Malachi by TC Farren hits global shelves, TV rights sold

The international edition of TC Farren’s riveting thriller The Book of Malachi (Kwela, 2019) is now available globally, published by Titan Books (United Kingdom).

‘Die glas onthou immers die vuur / Nie die water nie’ – Die gladde stiltes in glas deur Louis Esterhuizen is nou beskikbaar!

Die bekroonde digter Louis Esterhuizen se elfde digbundel, Die gladde stiltes in glas, is nou beskikbaar by Protea Boekhuis.

The 2019 Short Story Day Africa Prize longlist has been announced

Short Story Day Africa has announced the longlist for their seventh annual prize.

‘It’s pleasant to pretend that men don’t rape children’ – Deon Wiggett uncovers a culture of complicity in My Only Story: The Hunt for a Serial Paedophile

In November 2019, Deon Wiggett’s sensational weekly podcasts held South Africa in thrall as he hunted down the paedophile who raped him as a schoolboy. Now, in My Only Story, he completes his exposé of Willem Breytenbach, the once brilliant teacher and later media luminary who led a predatory life.

20th Anniversary SA Book Awards winners announced during virtual ceremony – Born a Crime by Trevor Noah wins grand prize

South African booksellers have voted and the overall winner of the 2020 SA Book Awards is Trevor Noah for the child adaptation of Born a Crime, published by Pan Macmillan SA.

Harris Dousemetzis awarded prestigious Fage and Oliver Prize for his book The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas

Jacana Media is thrilled to announce that Harris Dousemetzis has been awarded the Fage and Oliver African Studies Association UK Prize for his extraordinary work The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas.

Gerald Kraak call for submissions – An anthology and prize on the topics of gender, human rights and sexuality, for writers and photographers across Africa

The Jacana Literary Foundation (JLF) and the Other Foundation are pleased to announce that submissions for the fourth annual Gerald Kraak Prize and Anthology for 2021 are open.

[Video] Caroline Kurtz wins Presbyterian Writers Guild’s Best First Book Award for A Road Called Down on Both Sides

Huge congratulations to Caroline Kurtz! Her memoir A Road Called Down on Both Sides: Growing up in Ethiopia and America was recently awarded the Best First Book Award by the Presbyterian Writers Guild.

Marguerite Poland’s novel Shades wins international TV series pitching competition

Shades, the bestselling novel by doyenne of South African historical fiction Marguerite Poland, has been chosen as the winner of the C21 US Series Copro Digital Pitch competition.

Saaleha Idrees Bamjee wins 2020 Ingrid Jonker Prize for debut poetry for Zikr

Saaleha Idrees Bamjee has been announced as the winner of this year’s Ingrid Jonker Prize for English Poetry for her collection, Zikr.

Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng to be appointed as the new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health

Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng has been given the honorary position of Special Rapporteur by The United Nation Human Rights Council.

Pan Macmillan SA stance on the South African publishing landscape

In this seminal moment, remaining silent and neutral on these matters of representation and commitment to change is not an option.

Recht Malan Prize 2020 winner: One Day in Bethlehem by Jonny Steinberg

Jonathan Ball Publishers are proud to present the winner of the 2020 Recht Malan Prize for Non-fiction: One Day in Bethlehem by Jonny Steinberg!

Rémy Ngamije seals international publishing deal for his debut novel The Eternal Audience of One

Rémy Ngamije’s debut novel The Eternal Audience of One will soon be published in the United States! The Eternal Audience of One was published …