Kachifo Limited is a child of optimism, born at a time when globalisation was beginning to take root in the world. There was a need for a platform from which African stories could be told without any self-consciousness or external guidance.
The life of the company started with the Farafina Magazine in 2002. African ideas and identities were being defined outside the continent particularly from Europe and America and so we decided to create a platform for African writers to present their own ideas to the rest of the world. The magazine was an attempt to insert the African viewpoint into the global discourse. The magazine went from the original online version to print in 2005, with seventeen editions published before it was rested in 2009.
The literary imprint, Farafina, took off in 2004 with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus and soon became the home of several other leading African authors.
So far, we have expanded our imprints to include a children’s book imprint (Tuuti), a genre fiction imprint (Breeze), a creative nonfiction imprint (Kamsi), a publishing services imprint (Prestige) and the Farafina Educational imprint; with over 120 titles published from authors like Tendai Huchu, Yejide Kilanko, Ben Okri, Nnedi Okorafor, Olusegun Obasanjo, Yewande Omotoso, Chude Jideonwo and Ngugi wa Thiong'O.
Kachifo Limited has never wavered in its vision to present the best of contemporary African ideas to all people wherever they may be on this planet.
Kachifo – may the day break/may you see a glorious dawn/may you see tomorrow.