Jane Katjavivi is a writer, editor and former publisher, with an academic background in African Studies. In 1990, she set up New Namibia Books and for 10 years published Namibian writing – literature, autobiography, academic books, school textbooks and children’s books. She set up and ran a bookshop specializing in Namibiana and books on Africa. She was Founding Chairperson of the Association of Namibian Publishers and the Namibia Book Development Council, Southern African Representative on the African Publishers Network (APNET) Board, and a member of the African Books Collective Management Committee, and has been a consultant on book development projects in Africa.
Jane was founding Publisher of the University of Namibia (UNAM) Press, from 2011 to 2016, publishing peer-reviewed books in law, public policy, history and memory politics, autobiography, language and culture, and indigenous knowledge.
She writes short stories, and her memoir Undisciplined Heart was published by Modjaji Books in 2010.