Story Press Africa, an imprint of Catalyst Book Press (United States) and Jive Media Africa (South Africa) is a collaborative platform for sharing African knowledge. Through the medium of stories (including graphic novels and young adult and children’s literature) we aim to place African knowledge in its rightful place among the knowledge of the world. We publish stories by Africans about Africa for a global audience: authentic, challenging, and frequently controversial visions of the continent that birthed humankind.

Submission Policy

Though we are currently not accepting submissions of manuscripts or book proposals, we are looking for illustrators.

If interested, please send a link to your online portfolio/website or a PDF with 5-10 sample illustrations to info@storypressafrica.com.

Shaka Rising – Reviews

Shaka Zulu rises to power amid great regional turmoil to defend his people against the tide of the expanding European-backed slave trade. Gogo, an elder, opens by announcing that the story of Shaka is the “story that is part of all of our stories…it is in the clay of our homes…in our blood and our bones.” 

Read reviews from New York Journal of Books, The Wall Street Journal, Midwest Book Review and Kirkus here.