An A-Z of African Studies on the Internet 

Part N-R3 Publishers-Refugees

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Publishers, bookshops, booksellers & publishing

[comprehensive lists]

Academy Science Publishers

Adalens Antikvariat (Sweden) antiquarian

Adam Matthew Publications (microfilm collections, African studies)

Adams Bookshop (University of Natal, Durban)


Africa Book Centre (London) online catyalogue


Africa Institute of South Africa (Pretoria)

Africa World Press and The Red Sea Press

African Academy of Sciences

African Book Centre (London)

African Book Store/Struik Books

African Books Collective (Oxford: over 1,700 titles, from 50 African publishers)

African Imprint Library Services
e-mail address  

African Publishers' Network (APNET)

The African Publishing Companion [password required]a comprehensive documentation and information resource on African publishing and book development….also includes an extensive bibliographic guide to current literature about African publishing and book development - in print format and available online - arranged by topics, and most with abstracts.”

African Publishing Group (Harare;  travel guides).

B.P. 9234 Douala IV (Cameroun) Téléphone: (237) 39 95 05
Fax: (237) 39 15 15 Directeur: Pr. Kum'a Ndumbé III  

AIEP Editore (Bologna)  (Afriche e Orienti)

[Algeria]. Département de Recherche et de Développement en Information Scientifique (DST)

American University in Cairo Press

African Publishers' Network (APNET)

[art] Book Dealers Specializing in African Art (Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC)

'Awards for Books About Africa' Patricia S. Kuntz  

Jonathan Ball Publishers (South Africa)

Baobab Press  

Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB), Namibia Resource Centre

Basutoland African Books

BELLAGIO PUBLISHING NETWORK Research & Information Center

Book Aid International (UK: Ranfurly Library Service)

Book and Subscription Vendors in Africa ( American Library

Boustany's Publishing House (Cairo; Egypt and Middle East books)

Brabys.Com Online Directory

Briza Publications (South Africa; botany)

Brenthurst Press. The private collection of Harry F. Oppenheimer.

Britwell Books (biographies of colonial Kenyans)  

Butterworths South Africa

South African Magisterial Districts:

Cambridge University Press books on Africa

[Cameroun publishers--lists]

Camerapix (Nairobi; travel books)

Carte Afrique (maps)

Frank Cass Publishers

Ceeba Publications/Antenne d'Autriche CEEBA Le Centre d'Etudes Ethnologiques de Bandundu

Centro Amilcar Cabral (Bologna, Italy)

Christison Books (Scottsville, South Africa: antiquarian)

Clarke's Bookshop, Cape Town email:

CLE Centre de Littérature Evangélique. B.P. 1501 Yaoundé (Cameroun) Téléphone: (237) 22 35 54 Fax: (237) 23 27 09

Cluster Publications (theology)

CODE Europe

CODESRIA Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa is a Pan-African NGO estab. in 1973 to facilitate research, promote publications, and create forums for African researchers to exchange views and information. email:  P.O. Box 3304, Dakar (Senegal) Fax: (221) 824.12.89

College Publishers publishes: Construction Review, Agricultural Review, Medical Review, The Hotel Manager, Cargo Magazine, The Home Builder offices:Uganda | Kenya | Tanzania | Zambia | Zimbabawe | Botswana | S. Africa   CONTACT US

Commercial Law Publishers (Durban)

[Congo, DR--Publications]

Ceeba Publications/Antenne d'Autriche

Conover-Porter Award

Cote d'Ivoire Publishers

CRAC Club de Recherche et d'Action Culturelle. Adresse: B.P. 8133 Yaoundé (Cameroun)
Siège: Au dessus de la Pharmacie de l'Intendance
Téléphone / Fax : (237) 23 90 94
Contact: Dr David Ndachi Tagne

James Currey Publishers

Dar es Salaam University Press

David Philip Publishers (South Africa)

Desert Research Foundation of Namibia

EDILIS (Abidjan)

Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique) publications (Portuguese)

Electronic African Bookworm : Web Navigator  A detailed, useful collection of links to publishers, journals and African studies bodies

ENDA Editions (Dakar; environment and development)

Ethiopian Books for Children & Educational Foundation

Exclusive Books, Cape Town.

Femrite, the Uganda Women Writers Association

Fountain Publishers (Uganda)

Francophone African publishers (list of links):

Gariep Publishing Company (South Africa)

Greenwood Press  

Guides: the Book Dealers section of Africa South of the Sahara: Selected Internet Resources.

A Handbook of Good Practice in Journals Publishing by Hans Zell

Hans Zell--see under Zell in this section


Heinemann African Writers series and Social History of Africa Series

Hogarth Representation [specializing in West African books]:

Human & Rousseau (Cape Town)

IDC (microform research collections)

Iftiin Publishers (languages, history, religion of Somali people)

Indian Ocean Books (Larry W. Bowman)
Indian Ocean region.

Indicator Press (Durban)

'Indigenous publishing in Africa: An overview of accelerated training and research, and African self-help efforts' by K.O. Darko-Ampem (2000)

Jacaranda Designs (Nairobi/California: children's books)  

Juta & Company (South Africa)  

Kachere is the publishing arm of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Malawi (Chancellor College, Zomba). email: list:

Karthala (Les éditions Karthala)

Kwela Books( South Africa)

Librairie Soumbala Extensive list of Francophone (and some Anglophone) works arranged on a convenient website.

Libraries | Publishing   (links from Center for African Studies, at the University of Illinois)

Library of Congress Nairobi Office

Logan's Bookshop (Durban)

McBlain Books
[Africana] "Catalogs issued on … North Africa and the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, African-Americana. " e-mail


Macmillan Cameroon

Adam Matthew Publications (microfilm collections for African studies)  

Media Institute of Southern Africa

Mellen, Edwin) Press  (some African studies titles)

MICROFORM ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS (West Yorkshire) has an Africa page
home page:

Multilingual Books and Tapes  (includes Amharic, Chinyanja, Fula, Hausa, Igbo, Pulaar, Shona, Somali, Sotho, Swahili, Tigrini, Twi, Yoruba, Zulu etc)

Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit (NEPRU)

Nasionale Pers Beperk Group

Nasou-via Afrika (Cape Town)  

Network for Environment and Substainable Development in Africa (NESDA) (Abidjan)

New Generation Publishers (Durban: accountancy, geography,South African history)

New Beacon Black Cultural Bookshop'specialists in books about Black Britain and Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, African America and Asia. New Beacon bookshop carries a wide range of  titles in Black Cultural, multi-ethnic children's books and general titles.'

NHBS BookNet-Southern Africa  

Nouvelles Editions Ivoriennes (Abidjan)  

OAN/Océanie Afrique Noire (African art)

Oneworld Publications (Reprints of African text books)  

Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern
and Southern Africa (OSSREA) (Addis Ababa)
Oriental and African Books. 'rare, antiquarian and out-of-print books on Africa and the Middle East'
Partners in African Publishing/CODE Europe, based in Oxford, seeks to strengthen library resources in rural areas and develop publishing in Africa and the Caribbean.

Pharos Dictionaries (Cape Town)  

David Philip (Cape Town)

Présence Africaine  

Publishers' Association of South Africa
Publishing in Africa Collection (Oxford Brookes University Library special collection): description, links  

Queillerie Publishers (Cape Town)  

READ Organization (South Africa)  

Researching African Publishing: A Starter's Pack

Lynne Rienner Publishers

Noma Award for Publishing in Africa 
[1999] Professor Samb's speech at the Noma Award, Perth 1999

Norman Ross Publishing (microforms of newspapers, government documents, missionary records etc.)


Rüdiger Köppe Verlag (African lingustics and anthropology). African Languages featured:  Anywa Arabic Bambara Bantu Languages Berber [sic] Cushitic Languages Ewe  Ful Gur Languages Hausa Iraqw Kanuri Khoisan Languages Kwanyama  Mande Languages Oromo Sango Shona Somali SonghaySwahili Temne Umbundu

SAPES Books (Harare)
Sasa Sema Publications (Nairobi; Swahili comics)

Shuter & Shooter (Pietermaritzburg)
SIL. Société Internationale de Linguistique. Adresse: B.P. 1299 Yaoundé (Cameroun) Téléphone (237) 30 39 48 Fax : (237)30 53 34
South Africa. State Library. Publications

South African Institute of International Affairs
South African Institute of Race Relations

Southern African Book Development Education Trust (SABDET)

Southern African Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC) (Harare)

Spectrum Books (Ibadan, Nigeria)

Tafelberg Publishers (Cape Town)
UCT Press [University of Cape Town Press]
UNISA Press University of South Africa Press.
University of Calgary Press - African Studies
University of Natal. Centre for Cultural and Media Studies,

University of Rochester Press / Rochester Studies in African History & the Diaspora.

University Publications of America, UPA (includes primary document collections) e.g. CIA Research Reports, U.S. State Department Files, etc.

J.L. van Schaik Publishers (Pretoria)

Van Schaik Bookstore/Boekhandel
 Weaver Press (scholarly books, Zimbabwe)

Witwatersrand University Press

Zambian Publishers compiled by the University of Zambia Library staff.

Zapf Chancery Research Consultants and Publishers (African theses). P.O. Box 4988, Eldoret, Kenya  fax: 254-321-63043 email:
 Zed Books
 Zell, Hans Publishers
includes Electronic African Bookworm with numerous links to African publishers
since 1999, also linked to James Currey Publishers

Zimbabwe International Book Fair: contacts Agent in Europe, North America and Caribbean

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PUDEMO (People's United Democratic Movement) of Swaziland Includes political documents, news and commentaries, details of PUDEMO, and useful links, including Swazi and South African newspapers, government sources, and Swazi-related sites.

'Hit squads target Swaziland democracy movement ' interview with JABU MATSEBULA of PUDEMO (1992)

PULA: Botswana journal of African studies [a leading inter-disciplinary journal from Botswana]



Quarterly Index to Periodical Literature from Eastern and Southern Africa.   [a very useful online bibliographic service from Library of Congress. Nairobi Office ]

Quest. An African Journal of Philosophy, full-text online.


Rainforests--Africa, Central

Avenir des Peuples des Forets Tropicales (APFT)--The Future of Tropical Rainforest Peoples

Ranger, Terence

Report on PROFESSOR Terence Ranger's book Voices from the Rocks, a study of all the forces-religion, culture, politics, war- that played upon the history of the people of the Matopos in the last 100 years

RAWFFFOL see Rural African Women's Food Fuel and Feed On Line Network 

Reading—South Africa

Masifunde Sonke: collaborative project of the reading civil society and the South African ministry of education to promote and encourage the values and importance of reading


Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation



Cultural Survival (non-profit organization founded in 1972 to defend human rights and  cultural autonomy of indigenous peoples and oppressed ethnic minorities)

Médecins Sans FrontièresDoctors Without Borders


Refugee/Natural Disaster Resources Guide (from University of Florida Libraries and the Center for African Studies University of Florida).

"Refugees and migration" by Peter Stalker
 'Refugees and Risk of Conflict in Host Countries: Case Studies of Cote D'Ivoire and Gunea' Walarington Coulibaly, University of Abidjan in Ivory Coast, paper (full-tewxt) to SERSAS conference 2003


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