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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

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

Africa Book Centre
Brighton, UK

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

Ayebia Clarke Publishing
Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK

Fahamu Books
Oxford, UK

Freeman African Books
Ibadan, Nigeria

Hans Zell Publishing
Scotland, UK

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

Heinemann African Writers Series
Oxford, UK

HSRC Press
South Africa

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

South Africa

Mkuki na Nyota
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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

Ohio University Press
Athens, Ohio

Pluto Press
London, UK

Tsehai Publishers
Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York, NY, USA; Pretoria, South Africa; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Zed Books
London, 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.