Publisher Nadia Goetham passes away, tributes pour in on social media


Jacana Media Publisher, Nadia Goetham, has passed away on Sunday afternoon. She succumbed to COVID-19-related complications.

The Johannesburg-based company has paid tribute to the respected publisher on its twitter account.

A number of people have reacted on Twitter to the news of Goetham’s passing. She was well respected for encouraging and publishing young black authors.

Goethan joined Jacana in 2015 as a production manager. In her short bio, she says she was soon bitten by the publishing bug and she moved to chasing authors and stories.

Talking about her loves, she said: “Nothing beats that feeling you get when I see a first-time author’s face light up when they see and hold their book for the first time. I literally have the chance to help make people’s dreams come true.”

Some of those who knew and worked with her are describing her passing as a huge loss to the literary industry.

In a statement released late on Sunday, the family says, “Her death was swift and untimely. Our hearts are shattered.”

The family adds that details of a memorial service and funeral will be made in due course.

Source: sabcnews