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A small independent South African publishing house offering its titles as both printed books and eBooks

Junkets Publisher

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W​hen John Keats was 20 years old, he submitted his first-published poem to Leigh Hunt's magazine The Examiner. He signed it 'J.K.' When Leigh Hunt met him. he asked him his name. Keats gave it. But, while he was born and bred in the East End of London, he had acquired his father's West Country accent. So, Leigh Hunt heard him and replied: 'So, Jun-Kets, you say? Well then, Junkets it will be!' After that, Keats signed his letters to Leigh Hunt as John Keats aka Junkets.

Junkets Publisher is a small independent publisher based in Cape Town, South Africa, formed by Robin Malan to publish his novel 'Rebel Angel' in 2005. He has worked in English teaching and theatre-in-education all his life. He was artistic Director of PACT Playwork theatre-in-education company, was Assistant Head at Waterford Kamhlaba United World College in Swaziland, and ran a specialist bookshop in Mbabane, Swaziland. He has taught in the Department of Drama at Stellenbosch University and tutored in the English Department at the University of Cape Town. He now lives in Cape Town, where he does volunteer work for Triangle Project. He was one of the founding editors of English Alive, and was the Series Editor for the Siyagruva Series of novels for South African teens. In 2015 he was awarded the Gold Medal of the English Academy of Southern Africa for services to literature, education, theatre and publishing.


Having been published in English Alive while in high school, Andi Mgibantaka joined Junkets in 2010 as its Admin Assistant and Bookkeeper. He is now the owner and CEO of Junkets, and Robin is the Editorial Manager

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B311 Pinelands Grove,

17 Sunrise Road,


Cape Town,


South Africa

078 763 3177 or 076 169 2789

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