Mkuki na Nyota

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Mkuki na Nyota
Founded 1991
Founder Walter Bgoya
Country of origin United Republic of Tanzania
Headquarters location 24 Samora Ave, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Publication types Books
Nonfiction topics Politics, economics, gender studies, development studies, children
Official website

Mkuki na Nyota Publishers Ltd (MNP) is a book publishing company that was founded in 1991 in response to the general absence of independent scholarly publishing in Tanzania. It researches, creates, publishes, markets and sells general books, children’s books, trade books and educational books. Books are published in both English and Kiswahili. It also translates literature into Kiswahili, including Le Petit Prince from its original French.[1]

Mkuki na Nyota is a member of the African Books Collective, a collective owned and governed by a group of African publishers.[2]


Mkuki na Nyota has published books for and in conjunction with the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF), Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA), Research on Democracy in Tanzania (REDET).[3] Mkuki na Nyota has partnered with Non-governmental organisations to promote reading and education in Tanzania, for example, with Newton Tanzania.[4]


  1. ^ "Le Petit Prince, Mwana Mdogo Wa Mfalme". Retrieved March 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ "African Books Collective". African Books Collective. Retrieved March 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ "African News". Africa News. Retrieved March 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Village Reading Corner". Newton Tanzania. Retrieved March 7, 2012. 

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