About

Read African Books, brought to you by African Books Collective, offers a place where people can come to read about the latest books, news, reviews and comment, on African publishing.

African Books Collective (ABC) was founded in 1989 by a group of African publishers to supply libraries and other book buyers worldwide with African published books. ABC was established as a 'non-profit', covering its overheads only, and remitting sales income to African publishers. On the one hand, ABC addresses the hurdles for Northern libraries in acquiring books from Africa; and on the other, strengthens African publishers by providing international exposure and valuable sales income.

Read African Books is intended to help grow awareness of the issues affecting African books and publishing - to celebrate its diversity - and to increase the visibility of African books worldwide. If you would like to submit views or comment please visit ABC on Facebook or leave us a message. We look forward to receiving your comment and feedback.