Mkuki na Nyota is a Tanzania based publishing house creating educational, scholarly/trade, children’s and art books in Tanzania and Eastern Africa for worldwide distribution.
Established in 1991, Mkuki na Nyota was a response to the general absence of high quality, independent publishing in Tanzania.
Our vision is to be a fiercely independent and vibrant Tanzanian imprint publishing relevant, progressive, liberating, affordable and entertaining content. Through our work we continue to develop and encourage a culture of reading in Tanzania, as well as nurturing indigenous literature as a method of preserving and sharing stories.
Everyday we strive to publish “Relevant Books, Affordable Books, and Beautiful Books”.