RIP! Nadia Goetham dies from COVID-19
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.
Doing this with a heavy heart! We love you sis. Going to miss you. ❤ pic.twitter.com/6F7DFawZWG
— Ian Goetham (@IanGoetham) April 25, 2021
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.
One of my biggest cheerleaders, kept bullies away from me, was one of my strongest crutches. So lost. I love you Nadia. Rest my friend. https://t.co/NeagMz3j0a
— Thabiso M. Mahlape (@MahlapeThabiso) April 25, 2021
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.