Sub-Saharan Publishers was was set up in 1992 to publish children’s books on the the environment.
These were full colour illustrated books
Our first books
These were full colour illustrated books. These first books were
- MY FIRST BOOK BIRDS,
- MY FIRST BOOK ANIMALS,
- WHERE HAVE ALL THE ELEPHANTS GONE?
- WHERE HAVE ALL THE RHINOS GONE;
- WHERE HAVE ALL THE VULTURES GONE;
- WHERE HAVE ALL THE TREES GONE
- WHERE HAVE ALL THE RIVERS GONE?
- GARBAGE GARBAGE EVERYWHERE
Our motto is “ You die when the last tree dies.”
The rights for the first two books were were sold to East African Educational Publishers in Kenya. In 1997, SSP had the honour of publishing two picture books by MehsackAsare, the famous writer and illustrator of children’s books. The books were SOSU’S CALL and THE MAGIC GOAT. SOSU’S CALL won the 1999 UNESCO First Prize forChildren’S Literature in the Service of Tolerance and soon became an international hit. As at present, it has been translated into Portuguese ,in Brazil, Castille and Catalan in Spain, French, Italian, Danish Czech, Kiswahili, Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan and Simplified Chinese in Mainland China. It has also been published in English in North America and the UK.as well as South Africa.
Sub-Saharan Publishers has since published 10 other titlesby MeshackAsare. SSP is now a specialist in African children’s picture books.
It has diversified and now publishes scholarly books, research, history books on the transatlantic slave trade and African literature.SSP was one of four publishers selected by the University of Ghana to publish the University Readers, the first of its kind in Africa.
Sub-Saharan Publishers is a member of African Books Collective based in Oxford.; an African initiative that markets African published books in Europe the ,Americas and the rest of the world.
Sub-Saharan Publishers is run by a team of five (5)