Diasporic Africa Press (DAP) is a non-for-profit publisher of scholarly books and K-12 materials about the African world. By "African world," we mean the worldwide African experience from antiquity to the present, and originating out of but remaining in various ways connected to the peoples and cultures of the African continent. DAP is dedicated to meaningful ideas and projects from veterans and new scholars that help us deliver on our mission. As a service to humanity, we produce and disseminate global African stories laden with integral perspectives, and along the way, partner with writers to provide high quality and informed scholarship for the global public. In so doing, we aim to also feed a global lore that cannot exist without African-based ideas and their worldwide stories.
Our publishing efforts are guided by two operating principles. The first is to provide our intelligent readers with a growing literature in African world histories and cultures found nowhere else—a literature that supports research, teaching, and discussion. The second is to engage in the challenging task of translating important (diasporic) African works of scholarship in order to populate the world with African-based stories and perspectives and to support multilingualism and understanding among peoples of the African world. Taken together, both principles seek to foster intra-African dialogue and scholarship about the African world anchored in African ideas and perspectives.
We have divided our books and learning materials into four categories: African World Cultures, African World Histories, African World Literature, and our Young Readers Series. A fifth category simply provides a link to where our e-books can be purchases. Each of the above named category has a description of the kinds of books and learning materials it contains.
We look forward to your readership and hope will you consider supporting a translation, a book project, a book series, or the operating costs of the press. All monies generated through each publication are reinvested into new projects. Your generous contributions help make the work of the press and the literature you and others enjoy possible.