Amalion is a multilingual independent academic publishing house based in Dakar, Senegal.



Amalion is an independent pan-African publishing house based in Dakar, created in 2009.[1][2][3] Amalion publishes scholarly knowledge from various parts of Africa, and across linguistic boundaries.[4] Amalion’s logo is represented by the head of a lion in a plethora of colors representing the diversity of the African continent.[5]

The first book released by Amalion in June 2009 is a collection of poetry from the Ugandan writer Mildred Kiconco Barya entitled Give Me Room To Move My Feet. Since then, the house has published other works, including A History of the Yoruba People by Stephen Adebanji Akintoye (2010),[6] La dette odieuse de l’Afrique,[7][8] by Léonce Ndikumana and James Boyce (2013) on the links between debt, capital flight and development in Africa; Wala Bok: Une histoire orale du hip hop au Sénégal,[9][10] (2015) by Fatou Kandé Senghor on the evolution of rap and the emergence of youth activism in Senegal [11] and My Life Has a Price,[12][13][14] by Tina Okpara (2012), a searing story of freedom from modern slavery.[15] Amalion also published The Promise of Hope (2014), the last work of the Ghanaian poet Kofi Awoonor, who died in the terrorist attack on Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi in 2013, within the African Poetry Book Series project coordinated by the poet Kwame Dawes. In 2016, the work of the renowned Nigerian historian Mahmud Modibbo Tukur British colonisation of Northern Nigeria, 1897-1914 is released. Amalion is also involved with Jacana Literary Foundation and some publishing houses around Africa in the creation of the new Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology for the promotion of gender and human rights launched in 2016.[16]

Amalion titles cover literary fiction, social sciences, development studies, biographies, arts and politics aimed for academics and the general public.

Published authors



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  4. ^ "Africa: Stories in the 55 - Author Kevin Eze speaks on working across genres; and Amalion Publishing, uniting Africa through books". 14 June 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  5. ^ "African Books for African Readers". Publishing Perspectives. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  6. ^ Rebecca Tiessen; Gary Blank; Michael S.; P. Vickers Zacherunk (January 1, 2011). "Book Reviews / records". Canadian Journal of African Studies. 45 (3): 590–643. CiteSeerX doi:10.1080/00083968.2011.10541070. S2CID 219568238.
  7. ^ "Vous avez dit " La dette odieuse de l'Afrique " ?". 29 October 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  8. ^ Lévesque, Claude (2 March 2012). "La dette odieuse de l'Afrique". Retrieved 12 December 2017 – via Le Devoir.
  9. ^ "Les pieds en Afrique, les yeux ouverts sur le monde, le Sénégalais Cheikh Lô abolit les frontières musicales - RFI". 13 October 2015.
  10. ^ "FATOU KANDE SENGHOR OU LE HIP HOP A LA PREMIERE PERSONNE". 2 October 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Wala bok, la parole est aux rappeurs !". 15 September 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  12. ^ "Interview with Tina Okpara | Words of Colour Productions". Archived from the original on 2016-08-18. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
  13. ^ "Le voyage en enfer de Tina Okpara –". 26 September 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  14. ^ "France celebrates abolition; but modern slavery continues". Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  15. ^ "A child's life for €375: My life has a price - Pambazuka News". Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  16. ^ "Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology". Retrieved 12 December 2017.