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Aardvark Press (Cape Town)
Independent company. Publishes books on business, natural history, health, recreation, etc. Based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Academic Publishers (Matsapha, Swaziland)
Publishes books for tertiary education. The site owner is Academic Publishers, Swaziland. Based in Matsapha, Swaziland.

Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright
By Armstrong, de Beer, Kawooya, Prabhala, Schonwetter. Added by TOBIAS SCHONWETTER on 21 Sep 2010. 2010. UCT Press. Full text online, 383 pages in PDF. Funded by IDRC. Cases - Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda.

Adam Matthew Publications
Microfilm publisher. Sells 19th and 20th century journals and archival collections for African studies and other areas. Full text guides to collections are online. Search OCLC's World Catalog and/or RLIN to locate libraries with holdings of these microforms.

Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd.
"...a young, London-based publishing company dedicated to publishing interesting books of all genres, especially those relevant to black and African experiences. We are non-ideological and also do not discriminate between established and new authors. Our special interest is on books that raise new debates or explore fresh angles in existing debates." The owner is Dr. Jideofor Adibe. Based in London.

Afram Publications
Books for young people and school texts and books for adult readers. Publishing house set up by Mrs. Efua Sutherland, Mr. Willis E. Bell and Prof. J.H.K. Nketia. Based in Accra, Ghana.

Africa Community Publishing and Development Trust (ACPDT)
Is involved in Community Publishing, "an innovative method of development education that builds the skills, confidence and creativity of community activists by involving them in the collective production and distribution of books." Has the Chiyubunuzyo Publications, examples of poetry by community activists. Based in Harare, Zimbabwe. [KF]

Africa World Press and The Red Sea Press (Lawrenceville, New Jersey)
Africa World Press publishes books on African and African American history, culture, politics, economics, literature, and poetry, for adults and children. Red Sea Press publishes titles on the Horn of Africa. Their site has descriptions of their best sellers and new titles, the complete book list for both presses, a directory of book stores which carry their books. One can request a free catalog thru their online form. Offices in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, London. Kassahun Checole is the President and Publisher.

African Academy of Sciences, AAS (Nairobi, Kenya)
"...started in 1985 as a continent-wide, professional, non-political and non-profit scientists organisation." Describes programs, their publishing arm, Academy Science Publishers, the Africa Journals Support and Development Centre, etc.

African Books Collective
An "African founded, owned and governed organisation" of over 100 independent African publishers, founded in 1989. Distributes books from many African publishers. "Publishers grant ABC exclusive distribution rights of titles in Europe, North America and Commonwealth countries outside Africa." Sells ebooks to popular distributors including Kindle, Ebrary, MyiLibrary, EBSCO, Project MUSE. Based in Oxford, U.K. [KF]

African Medical and Research Foundation, AMREF (Nairobi, Kenya)
AMREF provides medical care, training, research and publishes inexpensive training manuals and books on primary health care for Eastern Africa. Also publishes Afya, A Journal for Medical and Health Workers.

African Publishers Network, APNET
"...established in 1992, brings together national publishers associations and publishing communities to strengthen indigenous publishing throughout Africa. APNET is a pan-African, non-profit making network. Published APNET'S COUNTRY REPORT OF AFRICAN PUBLISHERS IN COVID-19 PERIOD in English and French 16 pages. Based in Accra, Ghana.

African Studies Association (U.S.) - Herskovits Award
"The Herskovits Award is presented annually for the best scholarly work on Africa published in English in the previous year and distributed in the US." Winners of the award from   1965 to date.

African Studies Companion
Online access is available for purchasers of the related book - The African studies companion : a guide to information sources / editor, Hans M. Zell. Edition: 4th rev. and expanded ed. Lochcarron : Hans Zell Publishing, 2006. 833 p. $296.00. Includes a directory of publishers.

Africa's 100 Best Books
The African Studies Centre, Leiden dossier gives background, the top twelve list, the top 100 list and related web resources. A celebration of African writing, publishing and research sponsored by the Zimbabwe International Book Fair. Includes creative writing, academic writing, and children's books.
Offers for sale online works by African writers published by Editions des Diasporas, Editions du Flamboyant, Editions Haho (Togo), Editions Jamana (Mali), Editions Ruisseaux d'Afrique (Benin), Le Figuier (Mali), Nouvelles Editions Africaines du Sénégal, and Nouvelles Editions Ivoiriennes. Sponsored by Culture et et développement, Africultures, and the Fondation Charles L?opold Mayer.

Afrique, je te plumerai (Africa, I Will Fleece You)
Film provides an "overview of one hundred years of cultural genocide in Africa." Includes how colonialism affected the publishing industry and the people of Cameroon. Director: Jean-Marie Teno (from Cameroon), 1992. In French with English subtitles, 88 minutes. From California Newsreel in San Francisco, Calif.

AIEP Editore (Bologna)
Italian publisher of books and the journal, Afriche e Orienti.

Agora Publishing Consortium (Kanata, Ontario, Canada)
"A not-for-profit oriented internet bookstore initiative that is mandated to support the distribution and sales of high quality Canadian, and international titles." Distributor to the U.S. and Canada of South African imprints. Includes young adult titles.

Alpha-Omega. Editions Alpha-Omega
Pages take a while to load. Publishes fiction by African writers, in French. Based in Paris, France.

Amadi Press
"...a new publishing company, incorporated in 2002, with a plan to publish books, pamphlets, journals and magazines of special interest to Igbos in particular and Africans in general." Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Artworth Publications
Publishes books, exhibition catalogs by Michael Pennie on African art and West Africa, especially Ghana. Works in collaboration with the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board. Based in Melksham Wiltshire, U.K.

Association for the Publication of African Historical Sources, APAHS
"To identify important unpublished source materials, to assign them to appropriate translators and annotators, to publish finished works, and to act as the U.S. affiliate of the Fontes Historiae Africanae of the International Academic Union."
Sponsors a panel at the Nov. 2000 African Studies Association conference.
The October 1997, No. 9 Newsletter is at
The February 1998, No. 10 Newsletter is at

Association of American University Presses
Search its online catalog. Includes ordering information for univ. press journals such as the Journal of African Economies, Journal of Democracy. Titles can be found by author, title, subject, individual press. Has links to other presses such as Cambridge Univ. Press and the Brookings Institution.

Association of Southern African Indexers and Bibliographers
Created 1994. Has a directory of freelance indexers. Hosts conferences such as the ASAIB Conference on Africana: from Papyrus to Metadata, 11 - 12 May 2006.

Awards for Books About Africa - Patricia S. Kuntz
A directory of awards for books about Africa, includes general awards such as the Booker Award, Commonwealth Writers Prize, Nobel, UNESCO Children's Book Prize, etc. Lists the Africa-related award winners and finalists for each award. Site hosted by the Indiana University (Bloomington) Libraries. Dr. Kuntz is a Mellon Fellow at Indiana.

Ayebia Clarke Literary Agency & Publishing Ltd
"...specialises in quality African & Caribbean writing." Publishes fiction, poetry, drama, literary criticism, biography, and self-help. Co-founder, Becky Ayebia Clarke (from Ghana), was editor of the Heinemann African & Caribbean Writers Series. Lynne Rienner Publishers is the North American distributor for Ayebia Clarke Publishing Ltd. Includes book reviews. Based in the U.K.

Balogh Scientific Books (Champaign, IL)
North American distributor for publications of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew with many titles on plants/flora from African countries. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Main Page:

Baobab Books
Harare, Zimbabwe award-winning publisher of history, politics, literature, culture, environment, and children's books.

Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB), Namibia Resource Centre
A library, publisher, and research centre specializing in Namibia and Southern Africa.   P.O.Box 2037, CH-4001 Basel, Switzerland
Tel.: + 41 61 228 93 33
Fax: + 41 61 228 93 30
Email :

Bellagio Publishing Network. Research and Information Center
The network (based in Oxford, England and funded by the Rockefeller Foundation) which promotes indigenous publishing in Africa. Has the tables of contents or complete text for issues of its newsletter, publishes a series the Bellagio Studies in Publishing, lists book fairs/publishing events, and has an e-mail forum, Bellpubnet, the email Publishing Discussion Forum.

BIEF, Bureau International de l'Edition Fran?aise
In French and English. Organization for the international promotion of French books. Has a directory of French publishers, a directory of publishers in African countries, a directory of bookstores in Francophone African countries, book-related information by country, book fair news. The BIEF is subsidized by France's Ministry of Culture and Communication. [KF]
The French Publishers' Agency / France Edition, Inc. is an affiliate of the BIEF and a "literary agency representing French publishers in the United States with the mission of making French books available to American readers." The Agency negotiates the sale of English-language rights, assists during the translation process, helps promote the titles.

Black Academy Press
P. O.Box 619, Randallstown, Maryland 21133 USA. Publishes works in literature, politics, history and other topics.

Black Classic Press
"...devoted to publishing obscure and significant works by and about people of African descent." Have On Demand printing. The John Henrik Clarke Library will feature titles selected and introduced by Clarke (Professor Emeritus of African World History, Hunter College, City University of New York.) Includes titles by Edward W. Blyden, Yosef ben-Jochannan, etc.. Based in Baltimore, MD.

Bludeau Partners International LLC
Distributor of special collections, newspapers, etc. on microfilm to universities. "Bludeau Partners is the publisher of the microfilm version of Daily News and Sunday News from Tanzania beginning with 2006 to the present." Todd Bludeau was formerly president of IDC's North American office. Address: 13 Oxford Road, Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706. Owners: Todd & Lucy Bludeau. Phone: 914.574.1842; Phone: 914.874.4440; Fax: 914.231.6941 E-mail: bludeaupartners at and northamerica at

Book Development Council of Tanzania, BAMVITA
"...established in a non-profit making organisation to coordinate and stimulate the activities of public and private sector agencies in the book industry of Tanzania"

Book Southern Africa
"...internet newspaper for SA books" New books, writer profiles, events, literary awards, podcasts.

Bookaid International "Information and Training Resources for Publishing and Bookselling 2001- 2002"
Annotated bibliography, in Adobe PDF, with citations to books for African publishers and book sellers.Topics include management, editing, NGO publishing, design and production, marketing, bookselling, legal aspects, the Internet, writing skills etc. Supported by Bookaid International (London).

Bookcraft Africa
"Established in Nigeria nearly 15 years ago,..." Publishes on art, culture, history, literature, business, and health – essentially for the non-school buyer. Booklist online. Publishing "team with a combined experience of almost 50 years in the book business in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States." Based in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Bookstorm (Cape Town, South Africa)
"We publish books for the general reading public in South Africa ........ Our focus is currently on non-fiction books for adult readers. Our Rainbird division offers professional publishing services to individuals and organisations who need help publishing their own work."

Brenthurst Press
Estab. in 1975 reprints out of print Africana originating from the Brenthurst Library, the private collection of Harry F. Oppenheimer. Has a list of publications from the Brenthurst Archives Series. Address: Box 87184, Houghton 2041, South Africa.

Butterworths South Africa (now Lexis Nexis Butterworths)
Wealth of information, for paid subscribers, on South African law, taxation, accounting. A free sample of their databases can be seen on Butterworths Express. Databases include: South African Law Reports, Constitutional Law Reports, Labour Law Reports, Exmployment Law Journal.Also has the IR Network, available thru paid subscription only. This includes Labour Court Judgments, Labour Relations Act Judgments, labour legislation, labour news, a trade union directory with union media statements, and collective agreements.

Cambridge University Press - Africa Titles
List of their Africa-related publications.

Camerapix Publishers International
Independent multi-media company. Television production, publishing and photography. "The Camerapix Archive contains more than 4 million photographs of Africa and Asia. Spanning 40 years, subjects include current affairs, historical events, people and personalities, tribal images, wildlife, landscapes, and rare aerial and underwater photography." Founded by the late world-renowned photographer, cameraman and publisher, Mohamed "Mo" Amin, includes his biography. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Cana Publising U.K. Ltd.
" independent, not-for-profit Christian publishing house." Its "primary mission is to develop, publish, promote and distribute excellent, culturally appropriate spiritual books that proclaim the Gospel and strengthen the church and society in Africa." Founded by David Waweru. Based in England. [KF]

Cape Town Book Fair, June 17 - 20, 2006, Cape Town International Convention Centre
"Starting in 2006 as an annual 4-day event, the Cape Town Book Fair will showcase leading international and local publishers." ""The publishing industry in Africa is seeing both imports and local publishing growing significantly. The book trade in South Africa alone is recording phenomenal growth rates due to a booming economy and increasing government commitment to education and literacy."

Carolina Academic Press
Sent out an email message Nov. 27, 1996 to the list, nuafrica, that it is currently accepting proposals for monographs and graduate- and undergraduate-level textbooks in African and African-American studies. Contact: Russ Bahorsky, Acquisitions Editor, 700 Kent Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701 USA. Phone: (919) 489-7486 ext. 123

Frank Cass Publishers
Used to reprint many Africana titles, not as active now. Their African studies books are not yet listed online, but they have the tables of contents online of their journals such as the International Journal of Technical Cooperation, International Peackeeping, the Journal of Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, the Journal of Development Studies, the Journal of Imperial & Commonwealth History, and the Journal of Peasant Studies. The tables of contents of the 6-7 previous issues for titles are also provided. Email: [Main office in England] and [Portland, Oregon office for North America].

Ceeba Publications
In German and French. Has an extensive publications list in ethnology, religion, linguistics of Congo (Kinshasa), over 200 titles. Publishes the "Encyclopedia of Ritual Symbolics." Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Hermann Hochegger. Based in Bandundu, Congo (DRC) and Modling, Austria. E-mail:

Centro Amilcar Cabral (Bologna, Italy)
In Italian. Publishes on Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Also has a Centro di documentazione sull'immigrazione.

CHILL Publications
Publishes fiction mainly by Verenia Keet. Based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Cobblestone Publishing Company
Publications for young people. Has Calliope: the world history magazine for readers ages 9-14. "All back issues of COBBLESTONE (January 1980 to May 1999) and CALLIOPE (September 1990 to May 1999) have been found to be in compliance with social content requirement of [Calif.] Education Code Sections 60040260044 as well as [Calif.] State Board of Education guidelines. The Sept. 1999 issue is African Origin of Hominids with a teachers' guide. "

"Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa ...... was established in 1973 as an independent Pan-African research organisation with a primary focus on the social sciences, broadly defined." Publishes journals and monographs, in English, French, and Arabic. Full text of some monographs and journals are on-line. Based in Dakar, Senegal.

CODESRIA Conference: Electronic Publishing and Dissemination, September 1-2, Dakar, Senegal
Full text conference papers are online. Includes:

  • Impact of the ICT Revolution on the African Academic Landscape
  • Old problem, New Strategies: Internet as a Tool for Research in Africa
  • Etude sur les TIC et les pratiques de recherche d’information, chez les enseignants et chercheurs universitaires ivoiriens
  • The Challenges and Possibilities of New Media in African Scholarship: The Case of Safundi and U.S.-South African Comparative Studies
  • Free Access and Reasonable Remuneration: Electronic Publishing and the Copyright Question
  • Scientific content creation and dissemination: opportunities for African universities in electronic publishing
  • The Role of Information Professionals in the Digital Age : The Role of Librarians
  • The Database of African Theses and Dissertations (DATAD)

Conover-Porter Award
"The Conover-Porter Award is presented by the Africana Librarians Council of the (US) African Studies Association. Awarded in even-numbered years at the Association's annual meeting, the Conover-Porter Award recognizes outstanding achievement in Africana bibliography and reference...."

Cote d'Ivoire Publishers, Maisons d'edition de Cote d'Ivoire
Website for Cote d'Ivoire publishers: Centre d'Edition et de Diffusion Africaines, CEDA, Editions Bognini, Editions Livre Sud, Editions Passerelle, Editions Petite Fleur, Institut Africain pour le Developpement Economique et Social, INADES, Les Nouvelles Editions Ivoiriennes, EDICOM.

Covos-Day Books (Weltevreden Park, South Africa)
Publishes non-fiction, military, historical and socio-political titles. "To date, our focus has been the Anglo-Boer War and the Southern African 'bush wars' of the 1970s and 1980s."

Create Space
Owned by Self publish books, DVDs, CDs, video downloads, books, DVDs, CDs, video downloads and Amazon MP3s. "Free CreateSpace ISBN or UPC if you don't yet have one. A non-exclusive agreement keeps your future publishing and distribution options open"

Creative Commons South Africa
"...dedicated to showcasing the work of local creators, educators and administrators who use Creative Commons licenses to distribute their ideas and creative expressions." Examples from Schoolnet Namibia, in Cape Town. Discussion, news about copyright and the internet in southern Africa, South African education, publishing, etc. Flash movie on using a Creative Commons license.

Currey, James (Oxford, England)
Specialists in Academic books on Africa and the Caribbean. Has an Eastern African Studies and Western African Studies series. Has a database of their titles, one can sign up for their mailing list. A small number of new titles will be published for the former Hans Zell Publishers as an imprint of James Currey Publishers. "James Currey has also taken over stocks and distribution of four recently published Hans Zell backlist titles."

[Dapper] Éditions Dapper
In French. Publishes books on the African disaspora and Africa (novels, children's books and CDs, translations from English, African art books. Based in Paris, France. [KF]

Demand or Self Publishing Using New Technology

  • - "The primary function of is to provide students, researchers, and the general public with low cost access to important academic work." Each title is about $30. One can see the first 25 pages for free (in Adobe PDF format). Has for ex. "Sozio-?konomische Wirkungen der Anlage von Steinkonturw?llen in kleinb?uerlichen Betrieben der Provinz Bam/Burkina Faso," by Dagmar Kunze and "Institutional Change in the Horn of Africa: the allocation of property rights and implications for development" by Sandra F. Joireman. The theses are also available thru e-book sellers, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders.
  • iUniverse (bought ToExcel.Com) - To Excel reprints out-of-print titles, new titles, foreign language titles, fiction and nonfiction. Offices in San Jose, California; Lincoln, Nebraska; New York; and Shanghai, China.  Has reprinted "Sources of the African Past" by Douglas K. Smith and David Robinson. Has the table of contents of books with sample full text chapters online. iUniverse partners with Barnes & Noble which will publicize some iUniverse books in B&N stores.
  • Lighning Source - Lightning Source (a division of Ingram Book Group) can reprint out-of-print books at a relatively low cost. According to a New York Times, July 27, 1998 article they "can produce a 250-page paperback through its print-on-demand system for about $3 which makes small print runs possible." Authors should go through their publisher to request that a book be reprinted. "Publishers decide which titles to submit to LPI and they maintain the rights to those titles." Universal Publishers - "...books are sold in paperback through thousands of booksellers including, BarnesandNoble, Borders, and in digital format via the internet." Has for ex., "The Religious Factor within the Body of Political Symbolism in Malawi, 1964-1994: A Bibliographical Essay" by Stanslaus Muyebe O.P. and Alexander Muyebe S.J.
  • Xlibris - "Authors pay a one-time fee of $450 and retain all rights. Xlibris sells, prints and ships professional-quality hardcovers (for $25 with about $4 to the author in royalties) in runs as small as one." - Current Cites, July 1998.
  • Yahoo's Self-Publishing Directory

Dunwoody Press - Publishes instructional materials for less commonly taught languages such as bilingual dictionaries, grammars, textbooks, readers, and handbooks of common expressions. Has a 60 + page catalog. A division of McNeil Technologies, based in Springfield, Virginia. Inc

E & D Vision Publishing - Publishes in English and Kiswahili. "a development publisher" "all levels and ranges of readership are important" (includes children's books and textbooks). Launched the Soma Book Café. Based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

East African Educational Publishers Ltd.  - Kenyan-owned publisher of literature, poetry, drama, academic titlese, children's and school textbooks, etc. Established in 1965; formerly Heinemann Educational Books. Publishes in English, Kiswahili, Luhya, Gikuyu, Kikamba and Dholuo. Its Chairman is Henry Chakava. Based in Nairobi, Kenya. [KF]

Editions du Baobab - In French. Publishes books (guides, belles-lettres, young people, history, politics) on Mayotte, Madagascar, the Comoros. Has a slide show of Mayotte scenes. Based in Mamoudzou - Mayotte.

Editions CLE (Centre de Litt?rature Evang?lique, Yaounde, Cameroun)
In French. Has their catalog (with descriptions of books), a list of their authors, a directory of the African church organizations in CLE. "Editions CLE a ?t? cr??e en 1963 par les Eglises Protestantes du Cameroun, du B?nin, de la R.D.C, du Congo, de la C?te d'Ivoire, du Gabon, du Rwanda et du Togo, ainsi que la Conf?rence des Eglises de Toute l'Afrique (CETA)." .

Editions Ganndal (Conakry, Guinea)
In French. "créées en Juin 1992. Le catalogue de ses publications comporte des ouvrages touchant les domaines du manuel scolaire, de la littérature enfantine et de jeunesse, de la littérature générale, des beaux livres et des publications en langues nationales." "les Editions Ganndal coordonnent les activités du REPROLIG (Réseau des professionnels Guinéens du Livre) et sont également membre actif du réseau des éditeurs africains (APNET)." Part of the site seems to have been hijacked. Based in Conakry, Guinea.

Editions Phoenix - The Phoenix Publishing Company
In French and English.. "une compagnie américaine créée par des professionnels sénégalais et américains" Publishes fiction, poetry, satire, books on politics, religion, for young people. Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA.

Editions Raponda Walker
In French. Publishes books on Gabon. Based in Libreville, Gabon.

Éditions Terroirs (Yaounde, Cameroun)
Academic book imprint, published by Academia Africana, Centre de Recherches et de Culture Afrricaines, which also publishes a journal, Terroirs, Revue africaine de sciences sociales et de philosophie. The publication director is Fabien EBOUSSI BOULAGA. Based in Yaounde, Cameroun.

Evans Brothers (Nigeria Publishers) Limited
Publishes school texts, books on education and nonfiction titles . Based in Ibadan, Nigeria. [KF]

Le Figuier
In French. Publisher founded in 1997, based in Bamako, Mali. Its books are sold through Le Livre francais. Produces general literature, books for young people, books in Mali's national languages.

Fountain Publishers (Kampala)
Publishes on Anthropology, Bibliography, Education, Gender, Government, Guides / Travel, Health & Welfare, Literature, Local Languages, Politics / Int. Affairs, Religion. Michigan State University Press can supply their books. Based in Kampala, Uganda. [KF]

Francophone African Publishers
Information provided by the Dept. of French Studies, University of Western Australia on Francophone African publishers. Part of their site on Francophone African writers, esp. women writers. It includes interviews in French with the writers by the Dept. and from Amina magazine. Editor of the site is J. Volet.

Galago Publishing Co. (Johannesburg)
Founded in Alberton, South Africa, in 1980 "under the partnership of Peter Stiff, the author, and Francis Lategan (now Stiff)." It's first publication was Selous Scouts: Top Secret War by Lt Col Ron Reid Daly. Specializes in military and political topics.

Galerie Toguna
In French. Publishes titles on African art. "Créée en 1999, la galerie Toguna est spécialisée dans les arts anciens de l'Afrique noire. Une galerie mais aussi une maison d'Edition, qui actuellement réédite essentiellement des textes de personnalités du début XXe. Située dans le quartier des antiquaires de Toulouse, nous proposons un large éventail d'objets de toute l'Afrique Noire : masques, statuaire, armes, bijoux, ethnographie diverse ..." Owner: Pierre Brennetot.

Ghana International Book Fair
The 5th Fair is November 2004.

Ghana Publishers Association - Facebook Page
Established 1975.

Global Fund for Children (Washington, D.C.)
Founded in 1994. Publishes books that give children "insight into cultural, social, and environmental diversity," makes grants to small community-based organizations around the world that champion the human rights of children." Grants have gone to Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia.

Greenwood Press (Westport, CT)
Lists their titles on African Studies.

Haan Books (London)
Specializes in books on Africa covering anthropology, cultural studies, history, politics, and language especially on the Horn of Africa and Somalia. Has information on the Somali Studies International Association Conference, July 2001. Their books are distributed in the U.S. by Transaction Publishers at Rutgers University.

In French. Sells electronic editions of L'Harmattan books. Also sells French language films - Yamgana et Pasanga (set in Burkina Faso); Tu vois le jeu ?; Zambie : à qui profite le cuivre ? (on pollution, health damage by Zambian mines, won 2012 film award); Mowa (2010 Cote d'Ivoire, unemployment, political crisis); etc. [KF]

Harmattan (Paris)
Well-known publisher of  titles on Africa, in French. Has a list of their new African titles, their various series on Africa, etc.

Publisher of the African Writers Series (see also the Penguin African Writers Series), the Social History of Africa Series, Studies in African Literature and other titles.

The American Council of Learned Societies has a $3-million grant to sponsor an electronic publishing initiative for monographs of high quality in the field of history. "During the first five years of this project (1999-2004), the History E-Book Project will produce 85 new titles in history, in electronic format. The aim is to create 85 electronic texts of unquestioned quality, subject to the rigorous review process currently used in the selection of print monographs." "the presses will seek to identify, recruit, and solicit proposals from well-known scholars." "The fully searchable collection is aimed at college and graduate students and scholars, and has additional potential on the secondary school level and in historical associations and museums." Subscribers have access to the ebooks.

HSRC Publishers
A very rich source. "non-profit publisher committed to the dissemination of high quality social science publications, in print and electronic form. The Press publishes the research output of the Human Sciences Research Council, as well as some externally authored works." "the first fully-functional Open Access publishing website in southern Africa." Full text books can be downloaded. For example, the full text of State of the Nation: South Africa 2003-2004, edited by John Daniel; Adam Habib; Roger Southall and State of the Nation: South Africa 2005-2006, edited by Sakhela Buhlungu; John Daniel; Roger Southall; Jessica Lutchman are online.

Humanities Press 2000 (Cape Town)
Publishes "books for South African scholars by South African scholars. We publish what we think deserves to be read, even if a book sells only five copies." "You can browse through sample chapters here at our Web site. Then, if you decide to buy, we send the book to you either in the post or electronically." Has excerpts from books sold.

Humanities Publishers (Ibadan, Nigeria)
Publishes academic titles and the Humanities Review Journal. The site owner is Humanities Publishers, Nigeria. Based in Ibadan, Nigeria.

IDC (Leiden)
Distributors of many research collections on microform. Find their African historical publications through the Catalog. The collections are expensive and usually bought only by research libraries.

IDEE (Informatique Documentaire Edition Electronique0 - [African Digital Legal Library]
In French. "une société d’édition juridique africaine" founded in 1999. Business law publications include - Code Général des Impôts du Sénégal, Tarif Extérieur commun de l'UEMOA, Code des douanes et le Code des investissements du Sénégal, Code Général des Impôts du Cameroun. Sells on cd-rom - Droit du Travail du Sénégal, Actes de l’OHADA, Droit des collectivités locales et Constitution du Sénégal, Fiscalité du Cameroun and more. Based in Dakar, Senegal. [KF]

Iftiin Publishers
Publisher of grammars, dictionaries, etc. in Somali and English.

Indiana University Press - African Studies
Publishes many Africa-related titles, extensive online catalog. Books can be ordered online. Based in Bloomington, Indiana.

International Publishers Marketing
The U. S. distributor for publishers such as Random House Struik, 30 Degrees South, Double Storey, Juta Academic, University of Cape Town Press, Jonathan Ball, NB Publishers, American University in Cairo Press. Based in Dulles, Virginia, US.

International Specialized Book Service
Distributor for the University of KwaZulu-Natal Press and UNISA PRess for North American customers. Also distributor of books from Australia, Continental Europe, India, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, U.K. Based in Portland, Oregon.

Jacana Media (Johannesburg)
Publishes books, maps (game parks) and natural history guides, second language publications and contract publishing. "We are dedicated to promoting South African – and other African - writers and are committed to spreading awareness of South African culture, history and the environment." Sponsors the EU Literary Award for new South African writing. [KF]

Jacaranda Designs Limited
Publishes attractive children's books, activity books, posters, cards. Has a U.S. branch in Rio Vista, California. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Jeppestown Press
"Jeppestown Press is a small, London-based publishing house...." "specialising in reprints of books on African food and drink and colonial-era history." "We regret to say that we do not publish new manuscripts..." The owner is David Saffery.

Jonathan Ball
South African publisher. History, current events, fiction, photography, travel, etc. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In French. Publisher of legal books and legal texts on cd-rom. Founded 2000. Based in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Just Done Productions - Publishing
Historical works, memoirs. "We offer a publication option that allows the author to publish without spending any of their own capital ... and yet to receive a professional service. Your manuscript can be turned into a book." Based in Durban, South Africa. Has a Google group where new book notices are posted. or

Juta & Co.
South Africa's largest indigenous academic publisher. Specializes in legal, medical, academic, education publications. Their catalog database is online. Begun 1853, head office in Cape Town. See also Jutastat.

Cape Town electronic database company, started in 1988. Specializes in South African law and general reference databases. Carries extracts from the Magnus Malan Trial proceedings. Produces an Index to the Government Gazette.

Kachere Series
" initiative of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Malawi." Publications on religion, culture and society in Malawi. Based in Zomba, Malawi. Kachere books can be purchased in the U.S. from Michigan State University Press or, for library blanket and approval programs, from Meabooks or the LC Nairobi program.

Karthala (Paris)
Site for the Paris publisher of many French imprints on Africa.

Kente Publications
Based in El Cerrito, California. Janice L. Dennie-Reed "has written a line of historical and contemporary romance novels based on the history of Ethiopia, and its origin in the Solomonic line of kings,..." Site has excerpts from the book "Ethiopia: Land of Enchantment" by Harry R. Atkins, as part of a castles in Africa page. or

Know Africa
Set of encyclopedia type reference books which include biographical volumes.. Available from the Lincoln University Foundation.

[Krut] David Krut Publishing
Features the work of William Kentridge. Publishes, distributes books and digital material on contemporary South African art. Send virtual postcards by South African artists. Offices in Johannesburg and New York City.

Kwela Books (Cape Town, South Africa)
Novels, short stories, poetry, history, autobiographies, readers for newly literate adults. In English and Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sesotho, Setswana and Tshivenda. Seeks to publish "accessible, interesting and affordable books with which the broad community can identify." [KF] (Nairobi)
Access to some areas requires a paid subscription. Legal publishing company in Eastern Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania). "collates primary and secondary resource materials, case law, statutory material, legal commentary." Has Lawafrica Law Reports (LLR), Company Searches, a Legal Directory, selected text of the Kenya Gazette. Free content includes Government and Ministry Directory, Profiles of Kenyan judges, Profiles of Ugandan judges, information on the Electoral Commission. Has the full text of bills such as "The Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Bill, 2001" and commentary on the bills by the Law Society of Kenya. Based in Nairobi. [KF]

The Law Publisher
Has summaries of recent judgments, brief information on the courts and judiciary in South Africa. Sells full transcripts of judgments. Site of the Law Publisher, a print publisher of legal reference works.

Linguasphere Press
Sells the 2 vol. Linguasphere Register of the World's Languages and Speech Communities ($175 or $275 for online version). Directed by David Dalby. Part of the Linguasphere Observatory. There are "extracts from the 'Linguasphere Register including: the Mandic (Mande) languages spoken in West Africa and the Inner-Bantu languages (east and south) spoken in Central and Southern Africa."

Enables authors to publish their works as print books and as on-line ebooks. Examples includes books on Eritrea, Tanzania, mathematics in African history, etc. "Lulu is guided by founder and CEO Bob Young – entrepreneur and open-source visionary...... In 1993, Young co-founded Red Hat...., the open-source software..."

Macmillan in Africa
Publishes educational text books and supplementary materials (maps, atlases, wallcharts) in all subjects at all levels, from infant to tertiary education. Based in London and Oxford with offices in Africa.
See also Picador Africa - Macmillan series for contemporary literary writing - fiction, travel and biography by African writers, new titles plus classics.

Macmillan Kenya Limited
Publishes schools books, books on the list of the Kenya Institute of Education. Books in English and Swahili, on HIV/AIDS education, Bible stories, conservation, etc. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Mambo Press (Gweru, Zimbabwe)
Publisher of Religious Books, Instructional & Socio-Economics, Culture & Society, Zimbabwean History Languages, Dictionaries & Grammar, Literary Studies, Shona Literature, Ndebele Literature, children's readers. Publishes Moto magazine. Based in Gweru, Zimbabwe.

The Mantle
"publishes nonfiction and literary fiction by emerging writers from around the world, with a focus on authors from Africa."  Shaun Randol is the Publisher. Based in Astoria, New York.

Marshall Cavendish
Publishes books on African countries for Grades 5 - 9 in its Cultures of the World series. "Each book covers the same major topics in regard to its country. These include geography, history, government, trade, people, lifestyle, religion, language, arts, leisure and food." Also publishes an eleven volume encyclopedia, "Peoples of Africa" covering Algeria to Zimbabwe. Based in Tarrytown, New York.

Martino Publishing
"...specializes in the reprinting of standard works in the field of descriptive bibliography and reference.....Martino Publishing also publishes occasional titles in fields other than bibliography." Has reprinted Bibliographie de l'Afrique occidentale francaise, by Edmond Antoine Joucla. Based in Mansfield Centre, Connecticut. [KF]

Maskew Miller Longman (Cape Town, South Africa)
"...largest educational publisher in sub-Saharan Africa." Publishes school textbooks and teacher support material. Has a English reading series for primary school children, a series on HIV/AIDS adolescent education. Publishes in African languages. Based in Cape Town, South Africa.

[Mellen] Edwin Mellen Press (Lewiston, New York)
"...a non-subsidy academic publisher of books in the humanities and social sciences. Our sole criterion for publication is that a manuscript makes a contribution to scholarship."

Microform Academic Publishers
Sells microfilm and microfiche of archival guides, out of print, archival materials. African Studies catalog in PDF (20 pages). Some titles - Annual Departmental Reports relating to African Countries prior to Independence, Government Publications relating to African Countries prior to Independence (Blue Books, Govt. Gazettes), Cape of Good Hope, Government Publications relating to the... to 1910, "Igbo `Women's War' of 1929, The... Documents relating to the Aba Riots in Eastern Nigeria," Annual Departmental Reports relating to Southern Rhodesia, 1897-1980, Government Publications relating to Southern Rhodesia, 1890-1963 and the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, 1953-1963. Based in East Ardsley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, U. K.

Mkuki na Nyota
Pioneering publisher of fiction, nonfiction, children's books, law, textbooks. Publishes fine art books (Tanzania sculpture, Malangatana from Mozambique). Established in 1991 by Walter Bgoya. Based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. [KF]

Mots Pluriels   (No. 5 - January 1998)
No. 5 is a special issue on publishing with articles on African publishers and writers, in particular for Cameroun, Guinea, Togo. Mots Pluriels is a literary e journal from the Univ. of Western Australia.

Multilingual Books and Tapes
Has a selection of dictionaries, language learning books (including the Foreign Service Institute cassettes and books) and tapes. Included are Amharic, Chinyanja, Fula, Hausa, Igbo, Kirundi, Lingala, More, Pulaar, Shona, Somali, Sotho, Swahili, Tigrini, Twi, Yoruba, Zulu. Based in Seattle, WA. Contact: Ken Tomkins.

M- Web - Books, Publications
Books/publisher section of the M-Web (formerly Worldnet Africa) e-shopping mall. Has a page for Exclusive Books, Cape Town.

Ndze. Editions Ndze
In French. Libreville, Gabon publisher of fiction, non-fiction by African writers. Editions Ndze books are also sold by Afrilivres. Includes author profiles and many photographs, a clickable map leads to authors by country. Le Collier de Paille by Khadi Hane received a special commendation from the Noma Award for Publishing in Africa. [KF]

New Academia Publishing
Founded by American academics to "publish more efficiently than university presses, while guaranteeing high academic standards." New Academia accepts only peer-reviewed manuscripts. Publishes in the social sciences and humanities. Uses the print-on-demand method which "allows for printing one book at a time or a thousand books, depending on the order, and reduces production time to 4-6 weeks." Also publishes reprints of scholarly books. Based in Washington, D.C.

New Africa Books

New Gong
"...a cooperative of writers leveraging on their own editorial, managerial and technical skills to run a publishing project to produce quality books. The aim is to set up a reputable publishing house in Nigeria and break the debilitating reliance on foreign publishers." "seeks to showcase the best of Nigerian writing in English." Books can be purchased online. Based in Lagos, Nigeria.

New World African Press
Based in Northridge, California. Joseph E. Holloway, Ph.D. is the CEO, Editor-in-Chief. Publications include "Growth of the Liberian State: An Analysis of Its' Historiography" by the late Dr. Clarence E. Zamba Liberty, "Red Dust on the Green Leaves" by John Gay, "The Village Boy" by Sakui Malapka, "Neither Black nor White: The Saga of an American Family" by Joseph Holloway.

Nigeria International Book Fair, May 10-14, 2005, Lagos
"The Nigeria International Book Fair is an evolving market place for book and other instructional materials in various forms, such as chart, e-books and software. It is also a place for the purchase of publishing and distribution rights." Information on participating, report on the 2004 Fair, photographs of the 2004 Fair. Based in Ikeja, Nigeria. [KF]

Nouvelles Editions Ivoiriennes (Abidjan, C?te d'Ivoire)
Well-known publisher of literature, history, children's books.

Ohio University Press / Swallow Press - African Studies
"Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary, our list promotes the work of both first-time authors and established scholars. Topics include the nature of the colonial state, social history and social life, religion and politics, conflict and reconstruction, environmental history, poverty, public health, and development."

Okoro, Innocent O. - From Onitsha Market Literature to General Trade Book Publishing in Nigeria
Paper (17 p.) presented during the 2002 Biennial Conference of the African Studies Association of the U.K. On the web site of the Southern African Book Development Education Trust, London.

One Child Publishing
Independent publisher of children's books (in English and French) founded in 2010 by Alice Endamne. Based in San Diego, California.

Oneworldbooks - African Research and Academic Publications in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Online store for publications on Southern Africa. Distributes and markets publications of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Institute for Democracy in Africa (Idasa), • Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Nodiska Afrika Institute, University of the Western Cape, Faculty of Education, Merlin Press, and other publishers. Pay by credit card. Based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Online Originals (London)
Founded in 1995, is a publisher of literary e-books, "operating entirely on the Internet." Gives free access to one complete work every month. Books are sent by e-mail attachment and cost $7 each, can be read on a Palm Pilot.
Has Harlech-Jones, Brian - A Small Space (1999) - Novel by a Namibian writer who is also dean of faculty at the University of Namibia. A synopsis and free sample chapter. $7 for the complete novel.

Options Publishing (Somerset West, South Africa)
Publishes books for writers, the journal, Writer's World, links to Southern Africa writers' groups.

Open Humanities Press
In partnership with the University of Michigan Library's Scholarly Publishing Office, the Press will published peer-reviewed e-books free of charge and freely redistributable. There are five book series. The Global Conversations series in philosophy and literature is edited by Ng?g? wa Thiong'o.

Orchard Publishing
"Print and electronic publishing - design, typesetting and production management for Sub-Saharan Africa" Member of the Southern African Freelancers Assoc. The owner is Damian Gibbs. Skype: damianct Based in South Africa.

Oryx Press (Phoenix, Arizona)
Was acquired by Greenwood Press. Specializes in reference titles, academic books. Publishes the "Guide to African American and African Primary Sources at Harvard University," edited by Barbara A. Burg, Richard Newman, and Elizabeth E. Sandager, "Africa and the West: A Documentary History from the Slave Trade to Independence" by William H. Worger, Nancy L. Clark, and Edward A. Alper, "Africa" by Edward Bever.

Oxford University Press
Has the addresses of its offices and agents in Africa. See, in addition, their publications from Oxford University Press Southern Africa.

Pambazuka Press and Fahamu Books (Nairobi, Cape Town, Dakar and Oxford)
Publishes books on "human rights, social justice, politics and advocacy in Africa, written by well-known African academics, public intellectuals and activists." Also publishes human rights training materials on CD-ROM. Based in Nairobi, Cape Town, Dakar and Oxford.

Panaf Books (Stafford, U.K.)
Publisher of academic and other general books on African affairs, publishes the books of Kwame Nkrumah. Its Panaf Great Lives series are biographies of African nationalist leaders. "Panaf Books was founded by Kwame Nkrumah in 1968 after the two London publishers who had previously published his books refused to handle them following the 1966 coup which ended the constitutional government of Nkrumah in Ghana."

Panafrican Books: National Academic Press
"We specialize in these areas: economics, history, international affairs, race relations, political science, philosophy, psychology, and sociology, with a strong emphasis on Third World issues, especially those dealing with Africa." Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Pan African Booksellers Association (PABA)
P.O. Box 188, University of Lagos Post Office, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria. Fax: +234-1-825789. Email: Publishes the PABA Newsletter, in print and by email.

Partners in African Publishing
CODE Europe, based in Oxford, Eng., seeks to strengthen library resources in rural areas and develop publishing in Africa and the Caribbean. Its newsletter is an "Information Source for African-European Publishing Cooperation". Their site has issues from No. 1, 1995 and following with news of interest to African book publishers, writers, librarians.

Peppercorn Books & Press
Distributes books in Somali, Swahili, Shona, Yoruba, Amharic, isiZulu, Setswana, Twi and many other African languages. Language dictionaries, grammers, phrasebooks, thesaurus, K-12 and teacher resources, books on politics, culture, history. Based in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Penguin Group - Penguin African Writers Series
Began publication August 2009. Will publish new titles and titles from the Heinemann African Writers Series.

Per Ankh Publishers
Ghanaian writer Ayi Kwei Armah's books published by his company, Per Ankh, based in Senegal, are sold in the U.S. through a site based in San Francisco, California. Descriptions of books, book covers.

David Philip
Cape Town publisher (founded in 1971) of books for Southern Africa. Strong in creative writing for which their authors have won many awards. "David Philip is now an imprint of New Africa Books"

Praxess Associates
"...a publisher and distributor of research collections on microfilm and in digitized formats. Besides our own collections on archival-quality microfilm, we are North American representatives of major research libraries and commercial publishers." Represents ACRPP, IDC, Microform Academic Publishers (sells the series Government Publications Relating to ...... with Printed Guides online), Library of Congress, Mikropress (Bonn), New York Public Library, the British Library (such as newspapers), Moran Micropublishing, Infoprint sa. The founder and president is Marc Zeitschik (formerly of Norman Ross Publishing.) Based in Bronxville, New York. [KF]

Presses Universitaires du Septentrion
In French. Publishes books and Ph.D. theses completed in France. One can receive, by e-mail, news of new publications on Litt?rature et civilisation des pays d'Afrique noire.

Primary Source Media
Sells microfilm of archival records and other special collections. Part of GALE.

Publishers' Association of South Africa
Online directory of members. Formed November 1992, "has 102 members, including all the large South African-owned educational publishers, South African subsidiaries of multinationals (some of which are majority South-African owned), direct subsidiaries of overseas companies, and smaller independent indigenous publishers, as well as some publishing NGOs.". Based in Cape Town.

Publishers' Catalogs
Collections of publishers' web sites worldwide. Maintained by Northern Lights Internet Solutions, Peter Scott.

Lynne Rienner Publishers (Boulder, CO)
"...publisher of academic and scholarly books and journals in the social sciences and humanities, including the Three Continents series of ....titles in fiction, poetry, and criticism." Rienner is the North American distributor for Ayebia Clarke Publishing Ltd.

Rüdiger Köppe Verlag
Publishes books and jounals about African lingustics and anthropology. Based in K?ln, Germany.

Safari Press
Books on big game hunting in Africa and has a Classics in African Hunting series. In Huntingon Beach, California.

[Schlettwein] P. Schlettwein Publishing
Books on Namibia (history, fiction, collection inventories and catalogues), on Southern Africa, and on the Swiss in Africa. Founded in 1997. Connected to the Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB) which also has a publishing program. Based in Basel, Switzerland. [KF]

Shama Books (Addis Ababa)
Publishes books about Ethiopia by writers such as Richard Pankhurst, Paul Henze. Has a brief history of Ethiopia. E-mail:

Smithsonian Institution Press
Publishes African studies titles (mainly in the arts) and works connected with museum exhibitions. Examination copies for classroom use. Can order books online. Based in Washington, D.C.

South African Small Publishers Blog

Southern African Book Development Education Trust (SABDET)
A UK- based charitable education trust, working in support of indigenous publishing in Africa. Hosts africanscholars, a discussion forum on "the underlying issues of scholarship and scholarly publishing in Africa." Has a Travel Fund providing travel grants to African publishers to enable them to exhibit at the Zimbabwe Book Fair, and to attend other selected initiatives that promote African publishing development. Works with the Electronic Publishing Trust for Development. Based in London and Zimbabwe.

Spectrum Books (Ibadan, Nigeria)
Publisher of adult and children's books. Also publishes books in Hausa and Yoruba. Based in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Step Publishers (Accra, Ghana)
Christian publisher of magazines and books for young people. Sept. 2007 article, Christian Books in Public Schools By Lawrence Darmani [Managing Editor] about the company.,143,1,12

Tauris (London)
" independent publishing house" with offices in London and New York. Publishes titles about Africa including many by former British colonial officials. Offers a free African studies catalog. A keyword search on Africa retrieves over 60 titles. [KF]

Taxi Art Books (Johannesburg, South Africa)
A book series on contemporary South African artists, initiated by the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) and published by David Krut Publishing, Johannesburg. Each title is published with a TaXi Art Educational Supplement designed for high schools. Has artists' biographies, extracts of text and images from the books. Its Arts Resources describes the Michaelis Art Library, a specialist library within the Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Library.

Transaction Publishers
Over 300 social science titles in African studies. See Books, Area Studies, then African Studies. Also distributes books for Nordic Africa Institute Uppsala, Sweden, Witwatersand University Press, South Africa, Lit Verlag, Hamburg, Germany, and Athlone, London, England. Located on the campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. [KF]

Tsehai Publishers
Publisher of books on Ethiopia. African Academic Press is a Tsehai imprint. Also publishes the International Journal of Ethiopian studies. Based at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California.

TTI Publishing Ltd. (Manzini, Swaziland)
Publishes books and the International Journal of Humanistic Studies and LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research. The site owner is TTI Publishing Ltd., Swaziland.

South African publisher of books for educators (K-12) and books by young people. Has a Kids Section. Gives writers' workshops. Has a video showing "an innovative way to get learners...interested in reading, because the books that this project covers have been written and illustrated in full colour by other children, of their own age and possibly their own ethnic group." Based in Malvern, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

An imprint of Random House Struik (Pty) Ltd. Based in Cape Town, South Africa.

University of South Africa Press. Lists their journals and has the tables of contents of some issues. Their book catalog is online. Has a new series on hidden histories which can include reprints of important works, translations from South African languages, works now only in archives, specialized works commerical publishers normally don't publish..

University of Calgary Press - African Studies
Provides abstracts of books published. Also publishes the African Occasional Papers series, mainly on archeology. In Calgary, Canada.

University of KwaZulu--Natal Press
Academic books, biography, fiction, poetry, specialised children's books. Purchase books online or send a message to their books' authors. "UKZN Press is also a distributor for deep south, an independent publisher." Based in Scottsville, South Africa. [KF]

University of Nairobi Press (Nairobi)
Has new titles list, its best sellers list, the complete booklist. Publishes academic titles and school text books. Their European and North American distributor is African Books Collective. Based in Nairobi, Kenya. [KAF]

University of Rochester Press
Has a series, Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora.

University Press of America (Lanham, MD)
Publishes many Africa related titles. Specializes in scholarly monographs and classroom texts. Part of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.

University Press PLC (Ibadan, Nigeria)
"...founded in 1949 under the name Oxford University Press Nigeria,..." Publishes academic, general, children's books, school books. Also "provides personalized self-publishing services including Copy editing, Proof-reading, Scanning, Typing and marketing for writers to get their works published quickly and easily." Based in Ibadan, Nigeria.

University Publications of America, UPA
Now under Lexis Nexis. Sells, usually to university libraries, archival collections in print and microform, including Sub-Saharan Africa titles.  Sells microfilm from the National Archives (NARA, U.S.) Based in Bethesda, MD. Some collections:

Van Riebeeck Society for the Publication of S.A. Historical Documents
Van Riebeeck Society for the Publication of S.A. Historical Documents P.O. Box 15151 VLAEBERG 8018 SOUTH AFRICA tel: 27+(0)21 423 8424 fax: 27+(0)86 670 9828 internet: email: The Van Riebeeck Society for the Publication of Southern African Historical Documents was founded in August 1918 'to print or reprint for distribution among the members, and for sale to the public, rare and valuable books, pamphlets and documents relating to the history of South Africa'. For over 80 years the Society has carried out this objective by publishing one volume annually. Most have been in English but there are also several in Dutch or Afrikaans. The Society relies solely on the voluntary unpaid efforts of its contributing editors and its committee of scholars. The Society is open to all those interested in South African history. Members receive each new volume. Non-members may buy individual volumes still in print.

Van Schaik Publishers
Publishes in the social sciences, government, politics, public administration, law, languages, education, economic sciences, medicine, how to books. They also operate bookstores selling school and tertiary academic material. Sells online through Based in Pretoria, S outh Africa.

Weaver Press
"independent Zimbabwean company formed in 1998 to publish books from and about southern Africa." Based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Witwatersrand University Press
Academic publisher - popular science, heritage, history and politics, biography, business/economics and women's writing.

Word Alive Publishers
Publications which affirm biblical values. Historical / biographical books, Africa Bible commentary, motivational, Christian living, Children, Reference & Theology. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Zambian Publishers, Directory
Directory compiled by the University of Zambia Library staff.

Zapf Chancery Publishers Ltd
Academic publisher "mainly for the university communities." Subject areas include religion, health education, development, literature. Offer "services in consultancy and training in writing, publishing, research, and book marketing." Founded 1994. Based in Limuru, Kenya.

Zebra Press
Fiction and non-fiction. Part of Struik Publishers, a division of New Holland Publishing, a Johnnic Communications company. Based in Cape Town.

Zed Books
Publishes some titles on African topics though they are not easy to find through the web site.

[Zell] Hans Zell Publishing
Extensive site on African publishing and the book trade. Publishing & the Book in Africa: A Literature Review for 2016 is a major report on publishing and book development. Has over 120 links to websites on African writers associations, literary associations, publisher associations, journal publishers, African book festivals, African book sellers, book review sites, African literary events, African literary prizes, African children's book sites, African reading promotion organizations, librarians' organizations, etc.

Zimbabwe International Book Fair
"...the largest and most diverse exhibition of books, magazines, journals, CD-ROM and publishing and printing technology and services in sub-Saharan Africa,"  Is the main book trade event for the African publishing industry. Includes their latest Book Fair Bulletin.


Print sources

PASA Directory
Cape Town: Publishers' Association of South Africa