The Small Publishers Catalogue is a way of letting more people know about the work of independent and small publishers in Africa. Unless the information is collated it is difficult to find contact details or to know who is involved and who is doing what and where.
The Catalogue offers insight into the extent of small publishing. It reveals the number of committed writers and publishers toiling away, doing extraordinary, creative cultural work.
Some of those who are interested in the catalogue are libraries all over the world that have Africana collections. Also libraries that have collections of African literature, women’s literature, gender studies, who are interested in the stories and experiences of people who live in particular places and not just in what they can glean from the internet or the news.
There are lots of publishers who do amazing work, getting out the stories and experiences and writings of people all over the continent which enable us to understand our worlds and ourselves differently.
By putting all of these publishers onto the radar of all of those who are interested, you will assist in growing readership, and in funding these publishers in a sustainable way.