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An Image in a Mirror

‘Strange, how humans desire to see themselves in a mirror image: staring back from the glass, their parts reversed, but their colours reflected.’

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Born To Kwaito

From Alaska to Trompies. From Brown Dash to Boom Shaka. From the streets of eNdofaya to Zola, Kwaito arguably represents the most important music...

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Coach – The life and soccer times of Clive Barker

The book is not only an in-depth look at Clive Barker the coach, but also gives insight into Clive Barker the man, the husband, the father and the...

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A guide to the Garden Route

The definitive guide to the Garden Route, REVISED AND UPDATED. Finally, some good news for the Garden Route.

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George’s Secret Key to the Universe

Children’s writer and science educator Lucy Hawking is visiting South Africa to highlight the importance of getting young people excited about...

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Hidden Voices Flashes in Her Soul: The Life of Jabu Ndlovu

The life and times of Jabu Ndlovu, a strong woman – wife, mother, worker, union activist – who fought for the rights of her fellow workers and...

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Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism – The Role of Business in South Africa

Written by prominent economist, Raymond Parsons, together with Ali Parry, the book offers a balanced and absorbing analysis of what various...

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I Remember Nelson Mandela

‘Nothing is more important than to be loved by your colleagues.’ – Nelson Mandela, 5 August 2008, addressing the staff of the Nelson Mandela...

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Sol Plaatje – A life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje 1876–1932

It takes a historian who was invested many years in research to write a biography as detailed as this one. Willan relates Plaatje’s story with such...

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As You Like It

“We are homosexuals, heterosexuals, bisexuals, transsexuals and whateversexuals, burning to rescue this continent …” – Pwaangulongii Dauod

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THIS IS HOW IT IS

“The writers in this triumphant anthology are both courageous and candid, allowing the reader a glimpse into their lives. There is need for more of...

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Things even González can’t Fix

Things even González can’t Fix is the shockingly brilliant debut memoir of a 24-year-old Greek South African girl, Christy Chilimigras. It is nothing...

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Small Things

‘Behind this story of love, music and the eternal quest lies an artistic sensibility as generous as it is complex. The prose is rich in texture, the...

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Rusty Bell

‘Mohlele’s voice is novel and shows a concern ... for beautiful language for its own sake.’– Percy Zvomuya, Mail & Guardian

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Mr Bitcoin: How I became a millionaire at 21

It is 2018 and we find ourselves in a world where it is possible and seemingly not uncommon to become a self-made millionaire at a very early age.

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The Broken River Tent

The Broken River Tent is a novel that marries imagination with history. It is about the life and times of Maqoma, the Xhosa chief who was at the...

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Born to be Free

When the grand old ‘lion man of Africa’, George Adamson, passed away, the last of his lion cub orphans faced an uncertain future.

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When Morning Comes

Written from the points of view of four young people living in Johannesburg and its black township, Soweto – Zanele, a black female student...

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An Image in a Mirror

‘Strange, how humans desire to see themselves in a mirror image: staring back from the glass, their parts reversed, but their colours reflected.’

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How to Steal a Country

Based on Renwick’s personal experiences of the main protagonists, it describes the extraordinary influence achieved by the Gupta family for those...

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Jack Simons: Teacher, Scholar, Comrade

Jack Simons was much more than a romantic revolutionary and public intellectual. He was interested in art, literature and religion. He was a walker...

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Oliver Tambo A Jacana Pocket Biography

This Jacana Pocket Biography analyses the sources of Tambo’s strength as a leader, emphasising his integrity, his commitment to non-racial democracy,...

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Indentured – Behind the Scenes at Gupta TV

“Why Zuma?” asked Atul Gupta. “We have close relations with everyone in the ANC. If Zuma is ever ousted, I can tell you for sure that the next one in...

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Protest to challenge

From Protest to Challenge Vol. 4 Political profiles, 1882–1990

From Protest to Challenge Volume 4: Political Profiles, 1882–1990, in Jacana’s second edition of the six volumes of From Protest to Challenge,...

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Rhino Revolution

Rhino Revolution: Searching for new solutions

The rhino does not belong to us. It belongs to no one. All that we own is the responsibility of ensuring that it persists and that future books on...

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Brutal Legacy: A Memoir

What had started off as a fairy-tale romance with a man who appeared to be everything that Going was looking for – charming, handsome and successful...

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Beat about the Bush Exploring the Wild – The Comprehensive Guide

Beat about the Bush is a series of remarkable books for outdoor and nature lovers. This comprehensive guide has been expanded to include not only...

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Tug of War

This funny, heart-warming retelling from Naomi Howarth, alongside beautiful illustrations, teaches children that wit and wisdom are more important...

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The Eagle and the Springbok – Essays on Nigeria and South Africa

Nigeria and South Africa account for about a third of Africa’s economic might, and have led much of its conflict management initiatives over the last...

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Rights to Land

Rights to Land A guide to tenure upgrading and restitution in South Africa

The issue of land rights is an ongoing and complex topic of debate for South Africans. Rights to Land comes at a time when land redistribution by...

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WIN! Compelling conversations with 20 successful South Africans

Imagine learning from South Africa’s best of the best in their respective fields – be it business, sport, politics, entertainment or philanthropy –...

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The Curse of Teko Modise

For too long now the world of South African football and the world of books have been kept apart. As soon as a local sports book hits the shelves, we...

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Cattle of the Ages – Ankole cattle in South Africa

This book is a narrative and pictorial celebration of the Ankole, the most magnificent breed of cattle in the world.

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Your Stars – What to Expect in 2018

In the 1990s, Rod Suskin predicted the 9/11 Trade Tower attacks that shocked the world. In South Africa, he predicted the exact date for the 1994...

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The Black Consciousness Reader

There is a current revival of Black Consciousness in South Africa, as political and student movements – as well as academics and campaigners working...

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New Times

From the acclaimed and award-winning author of What Will People Say? Rehana Rossouw takes us into a world seemingly filled with promise yet...

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A Simple Man – KASRILS and the ZUMA ENIGMA

A gripping page-turner that courageously exposes the intrigues underway and threats to our young democracy.

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Running Wild – The Story of Zulu, an African Stallion

“A marvellous multi-layered story about people, horses and wildlife in an African wilderness called Tuli.” – Gareth Patterson, best-selling author of...

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The Goddess of Mtwara and Other Stories

The Caine Prize for African Writing is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. The prize was launched...

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Cancer: A love story

‘What a privilege to read this beautifully written, immensely inspirational and brave story. Lauren’s personality and energy leaps off the page – the...

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Mozambique and Brazil – Forging New Partnerships or Developing Dependency?

This book critically investigates the expanding involvement of a leading emerging power, Brazil, in one of Africa’s fastest growing economies,...

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Invertebrates of Southern Africa & their Tracks and Signs

Invertebrates of Southern Africa and their Tracks & Signs covers a never-before-explored aspect of Southern African nature and is an essential new...

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Letters to my Comrades – Interventions & excursions

Z Pallo Jordan is the quintessential man of political letters on the one hand, and an astute literary historian in his own inimitable way, penning...

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Wolf Trap

Paola Dante is a driven project manager employed by a large multinational information technology corporation who reads war strategy books for...

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Hooray! Thoko

Hooray! Thoko by award-winning author, Niki Daly, is the first in the Thoko series. It has four wonderful stories that all follow a girl named Thoko...

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Safaris & Spices – An African food journey

“African food is hugely underrated, and modern South African cuisine is far removed from boring old bobotie and pale milk tart. I hope through...

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A Drain on Our Dignity

As a photojournalist, Feni spends a lot of time photographing service delivery strikes and protest in the townships. Often the images that make it...

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Killing Karoline

Born Karoline King in 1980 in Johannesburg South Africa, Sara-Jayne (as she will later be called by her adoptive parents) is the result of an affair,...

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Reflecting Rogue

Reflecting Rogue is the much anticipated and brilliant collection of experimental autobiographical essays on power, pleasure and South African...

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From A to B Second Edition

Is this a self-help book? Not quite. This is the story of how a girl from Mafikeng in the North West found her face next to that of Halle Berry’s in...

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Nyambura Waits For The Bus

Nyambura is going to visit her Gogo! She arrives at the bustling market place to find that she is last in the queue and that the bus has not yet...

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The Energy Code – Mastering energy in the age of burnout

We are facing a personal and collective energy crisis! Dr Ela Manga believes that suffering from stress and burnout has reached epidemic...

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This is the Chick

Written in rhyme by best-loved children’s author Wendy Hartmann, This is the Chick will educate, enchant and entertain. With magical illustrations...

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Dis-eases of Secrecy Tracing history, memory and justice

Between 1981 and 1995, a top-secret chemical and biological warfare programme titled Project Coast was established and maintained by South Africa’s...

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Inside Apartheid’s Prison

“Raymond Suttner is one of a small number of white comrades who played a substantial role in bringing apartheid to an end. His book should be read by...

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Pride and Prejudice The Gerald Kraak Anthology - African Perspectives on Gender, Social Justice and Sexuality

Pride and Prejudice is the first in the Gerald Kraak Anthology series. The kaleidoscopic collection comprises the most exceptional written and...

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Selling LipService

Selling LipService, Tammy Baikie’s remarkable debut novel, was the winner of the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award in 2016. Daring in scope and...

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Miss Behave

Upon encountering historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s quote, ‘well-behaved women seldom make history’, Malebo Sephodi knew that she was tired of...

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The Elders at the Door

Early one morning three tired, dirty, hungry elders – Blessing, Wisdom and Love – knock on the door of a family home. The family wishes to invite...

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If I stay Right Here

Shay, a seemingly shy and innocent journalism student, is sent to a female prison to cover a story on an inmate, but falls in love instead. Two...

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The Last Stop

Set in the taxi industry, the story’s main characters are a poor taxi driver, a wealthy taxi owner and the taxi driver’s girlfriend. Crime fiction...

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Last Night at the Bassline

In 1994 Brad and Paige Holmes opened a small, live-music venue in the bohemian suburb of Melville in Johannesburg. They called it Bassline, which...

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Shadow Play

Shadow Play is a powerful novel of subterfuge, betrayal, risk and deep bonds of friendship formed during a time of struggle and pain while a new...

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The Wild Fluffalump – A Bedtime Story

The Wild Fluffalump is a delightful story that will have children engrossed until the very last page. An unknown animal, goes to sleep under a...

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Apartheid Guns and Money - A tale of profit

In over 600 pages, this meticulously researched book finally lifts the lid on some of the darkest secrets of apartheid’s economic crimes, weaving...

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Seun

In Seun lê Sonnekus die sogenaamde Noughties op skitterende wyse vas met sy tragikomiese karakter Len Bezuidenhout, ’n onlangs geskeide man wie se...

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Son

Son is a stunning achievement in post-apartheid writing. The debut novel by South African writer, Neil Sonnekus, Son brims with brio, verve and...

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It's Me, Marah - An Autobiography

‘Show business as we know it is very unpredictable. For a few years I was the talk of the town. It was getting hard to even go shopping without being...

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SPY - Uncovering Craig Williamson

It was in 1972 when the seemingly ordinary Craig Williamson registered at Wits University and joined the National Union of South African Students...

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Solidarity Road

Edward Webster, Professor Emeritus, Wits University The events leading to the Marikana massacre not only shattered South Africa’s image of itself as...

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Sibanda and the Black Sparrowhawk

Detective Inspector Jabulani Sibanda, a hard-bodied, bush-loving, instinctive crime fighter, is the focus of this series. He is based in a village on...

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Being Chris Hani’s Daughter

When Chris Hani, leader of the South African Communist Party and heir apparent to Nelson Mandela, was brutally slain in his driveway in April 1993,...

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Swimmy

International best-selling children’s classic reprinted after 53 years.

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An Extraordinary Egg

International best-selling children’s classic reprinted after 68 years.

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Frederick

International best-selling children’s classic reprinted after 49 years.

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Reverse Sweep

A Story of post-apartheid South African Cricket

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Poverty, Politics and Policy in South Africa

Why has Poverty Persisted after Apartheid?

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The Illustrated Dictionary of Southern African Plant Names

For anyone with an interest in botany or wondering what a plant name means, this well-written book will be an indispensable guide.

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An Empty Plate

Why we are losing the battle for our food system, why it matters, and how we can win it back

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Plentiful

Plentiful: The Big Book of Buddha Food will give you an opportunity to explore vegetarian cuisine of the highest order, tried and tested in the...

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FEAST WITH SABABA

More Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Food

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Darwin's Hunch

Darwin’s Hunch: Science, Race, and the Search for Human Origins

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Mr Hare Meets Mr Mandela

Mr Hare Meets Mr Mandela is one of the last stories Chris van Wyk wrote before he died and it originally appeared in the Sunday Times Storytime: 10...

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The Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology Vol. VI

The sixth volume in this series anthologises the best entries for the 2016 Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award.

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Dead President Walking

Zapiro comes of age in this 21st annual. Zuma once again takes centre stage for all the wrong reasons along with his cronies the Guptas and his...

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Terrestrial Gamebirds & Snipes of Africa

Guineafowls, Francolins, Spurfowls, Quails, Sandgrouse & Snipes

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