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I selected the ten books on this Ferris wheel among Africa bestsellers at Amazon.com. For Amazon's latest Africa list, updated hourly, click here


This set includes a few classic books I highly recommend, as well as a few on my "to read sometime" list. And, just for variety, a CD of songs by Oliver Mtukudzi.

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Africa Book Publishers & Distributors

March 2011
Aflame Books|Africa Book Centre|Africa World Press|African Books Collective |Ayebia Clarke |Fahamu |Freeman African Books |Hans Zell |Heinemann|HSRC Press|James Currey|Kalahari|Mkuki na Nyota|New Africa Books|Ohio University Press |Pluto Press|Tsehai|Zed Books

The publishers and distributors listed on this page are publishers and distributors in Africa and around the world that either focus exclusively on Africa-related books or publish a significant number of books on Africa each year. I am beginning the list with publishers and distributors known to me and with websites that supply sufficient information about the books they publish or distribute. In some cases I have also highlighted a selection of their books available through Amazon or Amazon.co.uk. I welcome suggestions of additional publishers and distributors to include. See below. — William Minter, Editor, AfricaFocus Bulletin

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Africa World Press & Red Sea Press
Trenton, NJ, USA and Asmara, Eritrea
http://www.africaworldpressbooks.com

And, of course, Africa World Press is also the publisher of No Easy Victories: African Liberation and American Activists over a Half Century, edited by AfricaFocus editor William Minter, Gail Hovey, and Charles Cobb, Jr. For more on No Easy Victories and a special discount, visit http://www.noeasyvictories.org.

Aflame Books
Wiltshire, UK
http://www.aflamebooks.com

Africa Book Centre
Brighton, UK
http://www.africabookcentre.com

African Books Collective
Oxford, UK and East Lansing, MI, USA
http://www.africanbookscollective.com
and http://msupress.msu.edu/african%20books_.php

Ayebia Clarke Publishing
Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK
http://www.ayebia.co.uk

Fahamu Books
Oxford, UK
http://www.fahamu.org/publications

Freeman African Books
Ibadan, Nigeria
http://www.freemanafricanbooks.8k.com

Hans Zell Publishing
Scotland, UK
http://www.hanszell.co.uk

Leading source of reference works on Africa, including the African Studies Companion.

Heinemann African Writers Series
Oxford, UK
http://www.heinemann.co.uk/Series/Secondary/AfricanWritersSeries

HSRC Press
South Africa
http://www.hsrcpress.ac.za

Most HSRC Press books are available for downloading on-line. For the conveniently portable traditional paper version, order from the links just above.

James Currey
Oxford, UK
http://www.jamescurrey.co.uk

Kalahari
South Africa
http://www.kalahari.net

Mkuki na Nyota
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
http://www.mkukinanyota.com

Mkuki na Nyota publishes books in both English and Swahili. It is headed by Walter Bgoya, who previously headed Tanzania Publishing House. For a background essay by Bgoya see http://www.noeasyvictories.org

New Africa Books
Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa
http://www.newafricabooks.co.za

Ohio University Press
Athens, Ohio
http://www.ohioswallow.com

Pluto Press
London, UK
http://www.plutobooks.com

Tsehai Publishers
Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York, NY, USA; Pretoria, South Africa; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
http://www.tsehaipublishers.com

Zed Books
London, UK
http://www.zedbooks.co.uk


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If you have a publisher you want to suggest, just send me an e-mail with information on the publisher, including a website link. Send me your suggestion at africafocus@igc.org. Thanks.