Margaret Atwood’s new book Dearly – a landmark collection from one of contemporary poetry’s most highly regarded names
The collection of a lifetime from the bestselling novelist, poet – and cultural phenomenon.
The Jacana Literary Foundation is pleased to announce that submissions for the 10th annual Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology are open.
From rupi kaur, the bestselling author of milk and honey and the sun and her flowers, comes a greatly anticipated third collection of poetry.
From 2 to 15 December, Don’t Shut Up Jacana Masterclasses will offer a series of seven two-hour seminars for interested readers, practicing writers and publishers longing for a fresh take.
‘Aitsa, sy boots het stars … Hy’s John Wayne in Afrikaans!’ God praat Afrikaans deur HemelBesem is nou beskikbaar by LAPA
In God praat Afrikaans nooi die gewilde kletsrymer HemelBesem jou om saam te stap op sy lewenspad. Nou beskikbaar by LAPA Uitgewers.
Read ‘Rhythm, Rhyme, Reason, Rage at the Red Table’, a new poem by Fred Khumalo.
Saaleha Idrees Bamjee has been announced as the winner of this year’s Ingrid Jonker Prize for English Poetry for her collection, Zikr.
Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Fifty-two | Twee-en-vyftig by Philip Myburgh, with Michiel Heyns (26 May)
Join The Reading List for a virtual book launch, as Philip Myburgh introduces his new collection of poetry Fifty-two | Twee-en-vyftig. Myburgh will …
Before she became one of the world’s most important and loved novelists, Margaret Atwood was a poet. Dearly is her first collection in over a decade.
[To be read with Bob Dylan’s Visions of Johanna and Rodriguez’s Crucify Your Mind on loop]
Zukiswa Adonis has won the 2019 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award for her poem ‘Ubumama’.
Don’t miss the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award winner announcement and award ceremony in Cape Town
The Jacana Literary Foundation in association with the European Union Delegation to South Africa will announce the winners of the 2019 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award at a relaxing evening of poetry, cheese and wine.
Ingrid Jonker (1933–1965) was an Afrikaans author and poet. Interest in Jonker’s works during her short tragic life became much greater after her death than when she lived.
Phelelani Makhanya’s second poetry collection My Father’s Blazer pokes on diverse subjects, from environmental concerns to nostalgic reflections, to the vivid imagery of our natural landscape.
Hier kry die leser met ŉ eiesoortige talent te make wat sonder pretensie of mooidoenery ontgin word – in ooreenstemming met die landskap en sy mense. As stylkenmerk vorm hierdie kombinasie van eenvoud, eerlikheid en deernis die mees uitstaande eienskap van Duifiedorings.
The 23rd Poetry Africa Festival will take place in Durban from 7 – 12 October 2019.
The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award.
Don’t miss a book discussion of Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets at Wits (27 Aug)
WiSER, the Governing Intimacies project and UKZN Press invite you to a book discussion of Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000–2018, edited by Makhosazana Xaba.
Don’t miss bestselling author Iain S Thomas reading from his new collection, Every Word You Cannot Say, at The Book Lounge (31 July)
Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to join the internationally acclaimed author Iain S Thomas in Cape Town on 31 July, where he will be reading select excerpts from his new book, Every Word You Cannot Say.
Don’t miss the launch of Malawian storyteller Upile Chisala’s book Soft Magic at Exclusive Books Sandton City (10 July)
Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Soft Magic by Upile Chisala.