Mkuki na Nyota Publishers Ltd

Genre : Distribution, Publishing
Status : Private company
Principal country concerned : Column : Literature, Poetry / story telling
24 Samora Avenue
4246 Dar es salaam
Tel. : +255 787 558 448
Contact by email

Mkuki na Nyota Publisher's vision is to be an independent, vibrant Tanzanian imprint publishing relevant, progressive, liberating, affordable and entertaining content.

Mkuki na Nyota Publishers Ltd. (MNP) is an independent book publishing company based in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, and publishes educational, scholarly/trade, children's and art books in Tanzania and Eastern Africa for worldwide distribution.
Established in 1991, Mkuki na Nyota Publishers emerged in response to the general absence of high quality, independent publishing in Tanzania. Our mission statement is to publish, "Relevant Books, Affordable Books, and Beautiful Books".
Through our work we aim to encourage and develop a culture of reading in Tanzania, as well as nurturing indigenous literature as a method of preserving and sharing stories.

Our Books are distributed all over Tanzania and are available in bookshops throughout East Africa. African Books Collective (ABC) is our main distributor in Europe and North America.
In Kenya, our books are distributed by Queenex Publishers.
In addition, MNP books are available through a variety on online resellers including: Amazon; Barnes & Noble; Nook; Foyles; Kalahari; Lightning Source (UK and US); and Gardners (UK).


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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