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

Story Press Africa seeks innovative proposals for stories about African people and events. Writers and illustrators are invited to submit proposals individually or as a team.

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Shaka Rising

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.” 

Order Shaka Rising here, available in both hardcover and paperback

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