Iskanchi Press exists to showcase the best expressions of African realities in all perspectives and forms. Our books detail the lived and imagined experiences that sustain the African worldviews and feature diverse works in English as well as works in translation.
As a platform for literary activism, Iskanchi Press is a response to the call for diversification of the publishing industry.
"With the press, we wanted to act on the need for more people of color in publishing, to represent ourselves, to tell our own stories without erasure or pressure to conform to the literary tradition as postulated by the West. We believe that to tell our stories properly, we must tell them ourselves." - Kenechi Uzor
Inspired by “Iskanci,” the Hausa word for mischief, irreverence, and non-conformity, Iskanchi Magazine publishes shorter innovative works that examine what the experimental form looks like in the African literary context.