Daraja Press is a not-for-profit publisher 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, specifically bridges of solidarity between movements. We aim 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. Where possible, and where authors / co-publishers agree, we make the full text of our titles available for free download of the pdf versions, while at the same time making the printed versions available for sale to enable us to continue developing new materials. We publish books, e-books, pamphlets, campaign mateirals, video and audio content, including recent series of podcasts under the theme Organising in the time of Covid-19.

We are pleased to announce that our books are available in

East Africa from ZandGraphics Ltd. as the Sole and Exclusive Agent and Supplier of all Daraja Press products.

Southern African, including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique and Swaziland from Sherwood Books CC (South Africa) as the Sole and Exclusive Agent and Supplier of all Daraja Press products


The publisher of Daraja Press is Firoze Manji

The Daraja Advisory Collective includes: Micheline Ravololonarisoa, Bill Fletcher Jr, Walter Turner, Nnimmo Bassey, Molly Kane, Wangui Kimari and Kali Akuno. Our thanks also to Michael Neocosmos, Nigel Gibson, Issa Shivji, Willy Mutunga and many others who help us review proposals .

Daraja Press is registered in Québec for GST/HST/QST 4035341493
Business no: 2276059989

Submitting proposals

We welcome proposals for books, e-books, pamphlets, audio and visual content.

Please note that we want to encourage the publication of radical materials from the ‘global South’ (which includes the exploited and oppressed in the ‘global North’) that seek to reclaim the past, contest the present and invent the future.

Please provide the following information:

  • A title and sub-title
  • A synopsis of the book, including an outline of its argument (one page only)
  • A list of chapters, with a brief description of each
  • Why it is important that this book is published
  • The audience it is aimed at, both in terms of its geography and type of readership
  • How this book differs from other similar titles
  • Word length
  • Information about any proposed illustrative material, e.g. line drawings, photographs or maps
  • Proposed date of submission
  • Your summary CV

Please send to info@darajapress.com

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