Footprints Press is an independent publishing house that was established in 2010 and is based in Kenya. The Publishing House takes its name from the renowned poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ‘Psalm of Life’.
The publishing house specializes in producing photographic coffee table books on Africa. These books cover a diverse slate of subjects with a primary focus on the contemporary African. All the published works are intended to provide a snap shot of societal progress and shape social consciousness as they stimulate helpful dialogue and debate.
The books are compilations that are typically created by the pulling together of several hands to make the whole. More like a montage, the creations are entire projects and can be likened to a child raised, loved, and owned by an entire village.
The books bear a distinctive appearance, large, bold in colour, high quality and designed for aesthetic resonance. They make thoughtful gifts and unique keepsakes.
Footprints Press plans to publish and release a few books each year with typically small print runs. The books are available for purchase in various ways: online through this website and Amazon; and through select bookstores and distributors in and outside Kenya.
Our vision is to present and celebrate Africa in its poignant glory and by so doing to provide all Africans the opportunity to witness the continents’ veritable potential and inspire in them a resolve to play their hand in contributing to a positive next chapter.
Our mission is to publish exciting, innovative and enduring books that inspire readers and contribute positively to the transforming landscape of the continent. Whether through essays, poetry, photography, fiction or non-fiction work, Footprints Press seeks to celebrate Africa’s imagination, innovation, its past and its unfolding future through the authentic voices of the African experience.
Four core values guide our thinking and our actions and provide the standards by which we judge ourselves as we seek to fulfill our Mission:
- Originality – We seek new and exciting ways tell the store of the continent
- Passion – We commit in heart and soul
- Impact – We seek to make a meaningful difference