Online store closed

Our online store is closed while the country is in lockdown.

Visit African Books

In the meantime, you can visit African Books Collective, where they offer many titles in ebook format.

Stay safe

We wish all our supporters a safe and peaceful time in the coming weeks.  Be calm and read books!


Why we do what we do – a few thoughts about publishing poetry – post FLF2015

Modjaji Books generally publishes collections of poetry that have spines – no matter how slight, because that is what booksellers want. We care what booksellers want because poets want their books in bookstores. They especially want their books in the stores that don’t care about poetry. Our distributor/marketing people want to sub everything we publish […]

Book Launch: Beyond Touch by Arja Salafranca

Modjaji Books, Dye Hard Press, and Love Books are delighted to invite you to the launch of Arja Salafranca’s new collection of poetry, Beyond Touch. Deirdre Byrne will be in conversation with Arja Salafranca. Arja will also read from her new collection. Arja Salafranca’s new poetry collection offers portraits of people on trains in England, […]

We are open for submissions from 1 March to 30 April 2020. Please visit our submissions portal to find out more.