African Perspectives to the World
Iskanchi Press is a US-based publishing house for African writers. We believe stories and ideas convey humanity to the future and that our progress to an egalitarian world is sooner achieved when all perspectives are heard and considered.
Our mission is to promote authentic African perspectives through a variety of African books, including fiction, non-fiction, and children’s literature written in, or translated into, English. We aim to redress the negative presumptions about Africa, satisfy the American reader’s interest in diverse expressions, and serve the needs of African immigrants and minorities interested in seeing a more nuanced representation of themselves and their stories in the world.
Inspired by “Iskanci,” the Hausa word for mischief, irreverence, and non-conformity, Iskanchi Magazine publishes shorter works that examine what the experimental form looks like in the African literary context.
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The first of a series of folktale collections from across Africa, this captivating collection of timeless tales brings together a rich tapestry of stories passed down through generations, celebrating the vibrant cultures, wisdom, and magic of the diverse African continent
Iskanchi Literary Magazine
Inspired by “Iskanchi,” the Hausa word for irreverence, and craziness, Iskanchi Mag will seek out and publish wayward literature by African writers. The idea is to showcase works that engage with and examine what the experimental form looks like in the African literary context. We are interested in pieces that disobey in form and content, in works that bother by being without borders.