Children's Literature in Southern Africa

How to Order Books

Puku.co.za is committed to helping African books in African languages travel further, faster. That's why 90% of the books you will find on this site are written by Africans, for African children in their mother tongue.

Finding the books is only the first challenge. We also need to buy these books to keep those working in the writing, illustration, translation, design and publication of these books in the business of bringing literature to our children.

In the future, you will be able to order and purchase books right here on Puku. For now, here's a list of the publishers featured on our site and how to order their books:

Hibbard Publishing
Imprints: Bard Publishing, Galactic Publications, GSAT, Manx, Manx Juvenile, Thandi Art Press
Established in 1985, the company initially concentrated on publishing quality literature and academic titles in English and the indigenous languages for schools, colleges and universities under the BARD imprint. Some of those titles published in the '80s are still active stock items today, and we keep on adding new titles every day!

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Marketing: Lati Ribane lati@hibbard.co.za
Telephone: + 27 12 804 3990

Jacana Media
Jacana Media is a groundbreaking and fiercely independent publisher that produces material in the fields of public health, the arts, natural history, fiction, South African history and current affairs, as well as lifeskills and educational material for public and school libraries.

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Sales: sales@jacana.co.za
Telephone: + 27 11 628 3200 0

LAPA beteken huis: huis van boeke en veral Afrikaanse boeken. LAPA publiseer boeke vir almal wat Afrikaans praat – maar laat ook nie ander tale agterweë nie.

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Email: lapa@lapa.co.za
Telephone: +27 12 401 0700

Maskew Miller Longman
Maskew Miller Longman publishes a variety of teacher support material, including quality textbooks, in compliance with the South African Curriculum for the Foundation Phase, Intermediate Phase, Senior Phase and Further Education Training (FET) Phase.

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Sales: customerservices@mml.co.za or orders@mml.co.za
Telephone: +27 21 532 6000/60080

New Africa Books
Imprints: David Philip, Spearhead, New Africa Education
New Africa Books is a comprehensive South African publishing company that publishes across the book sector through highly focused imprints. Through its imprints and publications, New Africa Books seeks to be the definitive gateway and provider of content on Africa to people of the continent and the rest of the world.

Email: orders@newafricabooks.co.za
Telephone: +27 21 467 5860

Pan Macmillan
Pan Macmillan South Africa distributes a wide range of titles under group imprints including Macmillan, Pan, Picador, Priddy Books, Macmillan Children's Books, Kingfisher, Bookstorm, Walker Books, Giraffe Books and others. It also has a small catalogue of locally publishing children's books.

Order Online Sales: Gillian Spain gillian@panmacmillan.co.za
Telephone: +27 11 731 3458

Protea Boekehuis
Protea Boekhuis is ’n onafhanklike, innoverende uitgewery wat werke van hoogstaande gehalte uitgee. Ons lys sluit feit en fiksie, kinderboeke, jeugromans, historiese werke en kontemporêre tekste in.

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Telephone: +27 12 343 6279/38970

Puo Educational Products

Puo Educational Products (Puo meaning ʻlanguageʼ in Sesotho), develops content that educates and entertains children of 9 years and younger through Africaʼs heritage

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Telephone: +27 11 483 3008

Shuter & Shooter
*Imprints: Shuters, New Spin, Songololo, Butterfly Books, Shuter Kids, Shuter & Shooter Publishers (Pty) Ltd. is based in Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal. Shuters publishes both educational and general books.

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Telephone: +27 33 846 8723/8721

Vezani Publishing
Established in 2009, Vezani publishes a small and select list of children's books, and take great pride in their continued commitment to developing books which positively represent Africa, which bridge the diaspora experience and which will speak to and develop African language skills in younger children. Vezani is an isiNdebele word meaning to reveal something hidden.

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Email: help@vezani.com

Are you a publisher who would like to be featured on puku.co.za? Get in touch at bontle@book.co.za.