The directors of amaBooks:
Brian Jones and Jane Morris
Welcome to our website,
amaBooks is a small independent publishing house based in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo. We are passionate about good creative writing and strive to give a voice to the Zimbabwe story. We publish novels, short stories and poetry, with a few local history and culture titles.
Since our inception we have been able to give a platform to many emerging writers, as well as publishing more established authors. Several of our titles have achieved recognition both nationally and internationally.
We also offer publishing services, including editing, proof-reading and origination, and run workshops on publishing issues.
In order to make books that have relevance to Zimbabwe available in the country, we distribute selected books by other publishers.
We, Brian Jones and Jane Morris, are the two directors of amaBooks.
Tendai Huchu's second novel The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician is available in Zimbabwe from amaBooks, in the UK from Parthian Books, in North America from Ohio University Press and in Nigeria through Farafina:
To purchase the book in the UK, please click on the left hand cover, in North America on the right hand cover.
John Eppel and Togara Muzanenhamo's poetry collaboration Textures
The 2016 Caine Prize anthology, The Daily Assortment of Astonishing Things, available in Zimbabwe
Where to Now? Short Stories from Zimbabwe has been translated into isiNdebele as Siqondephi Manje? Indatshana zaseZimbabwe. Click on the cover images below to order copies through the African Books Collective.
Hard copies of This September Sun are available in the UK, published by Parthian Books, and in the rest of the world, through the African Books Collective.
Click on the cover images on the left to order a copy from the African Books Collective, on the right to order from Parthian.
NoViolet Bulawayo, from Snapshots in Where to Now?
Mapfumo Clement Chihota from A Beast and a Jete in Where to Now?
Brian Chikwava from The Jazz Goblin and His Rhythm in Short Writings from Bulawayo III
an empty but attractive
marked in bold blue letters
fresh creamy milk
being blown by the wind
along the road
that leads to a rubbish dump
by the cemetery«
Julius Chingono from My Country in Long Time Coming
Christopher Mlalazi from Dancing with Life in Dancing with Life
John Eppel from The Very High Ranking Soldier’s Wife in The Caruso of Colleen Bawn
Judy Maposa from First Rain in Long Time Coming