Our Voices. Our Stories.  For Two Decades and Counting…

Dafina Books is the leading publisher of commercial fiction written by and about people of African descent. Swahili for an unexpected gift or treasure, the word Dafina reflects the imprint’s mission: to share the gift of storytelling.


Founded in 2000, Dafina Books has established itself as a publishing home for dynamic stories in genres as diverse as women’s fiction, street lit, romance, inspirational fiction, and suspense. In addition to increasing representation and diversity in publishing, Dafina Books launched the careers of today’s most popular African American commercial authors, including New York Times bestsellers Mary Monroe, Rochelle Alers, Mary B. Morrison, Kimberla Lawson Roby, and Carl Weber. Dafina Books publishes over fifty books a year in hardcover, trade paperback, mass market, and eBook.




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Michelle Addo

Communications Manager




Samantha McVeigh

Communications Manager




Vida Engstrand

Communications Director