Jacana Media

We are a ground-breaking and fiercely independent publisher, producing books in the fields of the arts, natural history, lifestyle, fiction, South African history, current affairs, memoir and biography, children’s books and public health. Jacana Media won the Bologna Book Fair award for Best African Children’s Publisher in 2018. We have made it a proud tradition to publish in all 11 official South African languages. The Jacana Literary Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation, runs literary awards; the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award for best poetry in all languages, the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award and the Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology, a collection of exceptional works which explore, interrogate and celebrate the topics of gender, sexuality and human rights.

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May 17, 2021

The South African publisher extends its “Don’t Shut Up” conversations, with six panels on the state of the continent.

February 4, 2021

Edited by Adekeye Adebajo, it covers 36 major Pan-African figures including Frantz Fanon, Steve Biko, Maya Angelou, Buchi Emecheta, Miriam Makeba, Wole Soyinka, Bob Marley, and Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

May 17, 2021

The South African publisher extends its “Don’t Shut Up” conversations, with six panels on the state of the continent.

February 4, 2021

Edited by Adekeye Adebajo, it covers 36 major Pan-African figures including Frantz Fanon, Steve Biko, Maya Angelou, Buchi Emecheta, Miriam Makeba, Wole Soyinka, Bob Marley, and Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

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