About Mkuki na Nyota

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.

Information for authors

We are open to submissions of all manuscripts. If you are an author and are interested in submitting a manuscript to us please contact us for further information:

E-mail: publishing[at]mkukinanyota.com
Telephone: +255 22 286 5410/1 and +255 787 558 448
Main office: 24 Samora avenue, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
P.O. Box 4246

Completed manuscrips

If you have already completed a manuscript and would like to submit it, please fill in the Google form in the link above and send a soft copy via e-mail to publishing[at]mkukinanyota.com
We regret that hard copies of manuscripts cannot be returned. If you have submitted work to us and have not had a response after twelve weeks, please consider your submission unsuccessful.

Publishing services

Mkuki na Nyota Publishers offer a range of publishing and printing services for self-financed works. Depending on your needs we can offer editing, design, and printing services.

Find our books

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).

Booksellers & resellers

If you are a bookseller or retailer and interested in distributing Mkuki na Nyota books, please contact us