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Jacana Pocket Histories

Put Africa
in your pocket.

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African Europeans
is a landmark account
of a crucial thread in
Europe’s complex history.

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- Mike Davis

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‘One of the most exciting books
that I’ve read in a long time ...
Ngwane unveils a defiant
working-class world with rich
traditions of resistance and a
genius for self-organization’

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- Elizabeth Edwards

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“… a pivotal contribution
to the field of African
history and beyond.”

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Steve Biko, Keorapetse Kgositsile,
Earl Sweatshirt, Onkgopotse Tiro,
Vuyelwa Mashalaba, Nomzamo Winnie
Mandela, Bobby Seale, Assata Shakur,
Neville Alexander, Thomas Sankara,
Walter Rodney, Lefifi Tladi, Ready D,
Ntsiki Biko, Nina Simone, Barney Pityana,
Zulaikha Patel and many others.

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– Trevor Ngwane

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‘A sizzling, insightful, brave,
mince-no-words and
take-no-prisoners devastating
critique of ANC rule in
post-apartheid capitalist South Africa.’

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- Bessie Head

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‘A beautiful book;
there is just no other
book on earth like it.’

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See the latest in the popular series, Fly High! Thoko.

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She's kind-hearted,
creative and full of fun!

Meet Thoko.

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Children's Books

Jacana Media has a diverse range of children's books​

Remarkable stories, beautifully illustrated and published in multiple South African languages (Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Siswati, Tshivenda, and Xitsonga) our children’s catalogue has something for every young reader.
Jacana Literary Foundation

JACANA LITERARY FOUNDATION

The Jacana Literary Foundation (JLF) is a not-for-profit organisation which seeks to promote and foster excellent writing from South and southern Africa through a number of initiatives.