Database of African Publishers

Database of African Publishers

This freely accessible resource was developed by the International African Institute (IAI) in association with the African Books Collective.

It is pursuant to the Publishing and co-publishing books in African studies: guidelines for authors published by the IAI in 2020 and the ASA[US]/ASAUK statement of guiding principles the sale of rights in African Territories

It is aimed as a resource for authors and publishers of books on African topics and countries to locate possible co-publishers for their work in the African continent.

Users can sort the database and search by country (field B), Publisher name (field A), language (field C), type of publisher (scholarly/academic/literary) (field D), or subject discipline (field G). Full contact details and further information are provided for the Publisher where publicly available.

We are aware this list will not be comprehensive. Whilst selected publishers in languages other than English (e.g. French, Portuguese, Arabic, Swahili and other African languages) have been added, it may be that not all publishers listed here are fully active. The IAI will maintain this resource and would be pleased to hear about additional suitable African Publishers for addition. Please contact

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