Kenya Publishers Association

Oxford University Press East Africa is a branch of the world's largest university press. Oxford University Press is familiar to millions through a diverse publishing programme that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college textbooks, children's books, materials for teaching English as a foreign language, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and journals.

Since its inception in 1954 in East Africa, the Press has been engaged in publishing textbooks. It is most reknown for its language course books particularly the New Oxford English Course that many East Africans used in the 50s. OUP East Africa has continued to publish language textbooks in its tradition of excellence. These include such thought provoking titles as The New Progressive Primary English, Head start Secondary English, and Kiswahili Sanifu; Kiswahili Fasaha which are highly acclaimed in the school sector. Though these titles are singled out for mention, it should be noted that the Branch publishes for all other areas of the school curricula and is equally known for its dictionaries. The Advanced Learners Dictionary has been the book of choice for generations of secondary school students in East Africa.

The branch is committed to furthering the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, education & culture through publishing. Thus a work such as the World Christian Encyclopedia (Nairobi, 1982) is clear evidence of this commitment. Another reference book, Kamusi ya Kiswahili Sanifu, the respected and popular monolingual Kiswahili dictionary, whose second edition was coincidentally published in the branch’s jubilee year, is further demonstration of the commitment to scholarship and education. Non schoolbooks on development, religion, education, law and the environment (see links) feature as an integral part of the branch’s publishing achievements.

Any prospective author requiring more information for a work in any of these categories may contact our Publishing department.

People, who are involved in education and wish to see any of our books before they make their orders, can contact the Marketing department who will be more than happy to give them details.

Booksellers or NGOs with sizable orders should direct all their inquiries to the Trade department who not only process all orders but will deliver them to your doorstep (or as near as possible)!


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Physical Address : Elgon Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi

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Postal Address: P.O. Box 72532-00200, City Square, Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: 020 - 7232015, 2732021, 2732023, 2732028

Fax: 020 – 7232012, 273200


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