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Small Publishers’ Catalogue: Africa, 2013 is out and about

A couple of weeks ago we posted out the Small Publishers’ Catalogue to those who had supported the project via Indiegogo, to those who had listed in the Catalogue or advertised. We’re thrilled with the responses and with the final result. We’ve had emails and some Facebook messages about getting the catalogue and which bits people especially liked. A number said they liked Helen Moffett’s article “Dear Lovely Author” and also the article about the Frankfurt Book Fair which I wrote.

The listings of publishers is from all over Africa, mostly Anglophone, but not only, and includes a publisher from Algeria and two from Mauritius! There are also lovely surprises, some small publishers in the UK and US who have either published something with an African focus or generally focus on African publishing.

You can download it here from Little White Bakkie or you can get in touch with me at cdhiggs at to order a copy. It costs R120 if you buy direct from me at Modjaji Books, including postage within South Africa, and a little more to cover postage internationally. In South Africa it’s available from better bookstores and online too from the regular e-tailers.

We were delighted to have organisations like Worldreader, the Goethe Institute, Blue Weaver, Bookslive, NELM, Adams Bookstores, Rhodes University Creative Writing Masters, GALA, FUNDZA, Paperight, and of course the fabulous and generous Megadigital who sponsored the printing.

Thanks to everyone who has been involved, who has helped make it happen, who has bought a copy, offered a lead or two, and to everyone who cares about small publishing and independent publishing and a flourishing literary culture in Africa.

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Recent comments:

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    June 14th, 2013 @11:06 #

    Just gotten my copies, what a little gem, and a GREAT resource. It's comforting to know that there are tiny independent publishers all over Africa, as well as literary journals and other platforms. So many people working for a pittance (or nothing) for the love of words and books. I loved the overview of Ghanaian publishing.

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Colleen</a>
    June 14th, 2013 @11:40 #

    Your article "Dear Lovely Writer" is a fabulous treat too. Thanks for supporting the catalogue, dear Helen.


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