Daraja Press publishes to reclaim the past, contest the present and invent the future.
Daraja Press is a not-for-profit publisher, based in Québec, Canada, that seeks to reclaim the past, contest the present and invent the future. Daraja is the KiSwahili word for ‘bridge’. As its name suggests, Daraja Press seeks to build bridges, especially bridges of solidarity between and amongst movements, intellectuals and those engaged in struggles for a just world.
We seek to build upon, develop and support interconnections between emancipatory struggles of the oppressed and exploited across the world. In a phrase, our aim is to nurture reflection, shelter hope and inspire audacity.
Our advisory board is comprised of the following: Kali Akuno, David Austin, Nnimmo Bassey, Bill Fletcher Jr, Molly Kane+, Wangui Kimari, Micheline Ravololonarisoa, Coumba Toure, Walter Turner, Michael Neocosmos, Joan Kuyek+. We would like to acknowledge the many people who have provided advice and reviews of proposals including Nigel C Gibson, Kevin B Anderson, Wende Marshall, Micere Githae Mugo, Brian Murphy, Howard Waitzkin, Richard Pithouse, Joe Oloka-Onyango, Sylvia Tamale, Issa Shivji, Zarina Patel, Zahid Rajan and many others. Our thanks also to Kate McDonnell who does most of our design work, and Jason Toney who helps with marketing and distribution support. (+ members of the board of directors)
Daraja Press publishes print books, e-books, pamphlets, campaign materials, and video and audio content, including recent series of more than 100 podcasts under the theme Organising in the time of Covid-19.
We actively encourage cooperation with other publishers and have co-published with some 20 other publishers. Many of our titles are published in Kenya by Zand Graphics Ltd for distribution at local prices in East Africa.
Where possible, we make the full text of our publications available for free download as PDF.
Daraja Press’s publisher Firoze Manji is the recipient of the 2021 Nicolás Cristóbal Guillén Batista Lifetime Achievement Award from the Caribbean Philosophical Association. In addition, Love after Babel and other poems by Chandramohan S was the winner of the Nicolás Cristóbal Guillén Batista Outstanding Book Award from the Caribbean Philosophical Association, and Revolutionary Hope vs Free-Market Fantasies by John S Saul has been nominated for the Rik Davidson / Studies in PoliticalEconomy Book Prize in Political Economy.
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Co-Publishers & Other Partners
- Between the Lines
- Black Godexx Press
- Ch. Links Verlag
- Church Land Programme
- Daraja Press
- Descontrol Editorial
- Jacana Media (Pty)
- Máquina Crísica
- Maynooth University
- Monthly Review Essays
- Narrative Landscapes Press
- New Internationalist
- Pandemic Research for the People
- Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
- Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies
- Spiniflex Press
- Transition Resource Circle
- Transnational Institute
- Tulika Books
- Zand Graphics Ltd