Afsana Press

Afsana Press is an independent publishing house producing sparkling literary works by authors whose stories have a direct relation to social, political or cultural issues in countries and communities around the world.

Our mission is to get to the heart of the urgent matters of our time, and times past, asking important questions about migration and refugees, the environment, gender, development and social justice. Particular attention will go to the work of authors in exile, and our stories often concern the movement of humans in an ever-shifting, dangerous world. All this without taking a certain political direction – we simply want to ask, why, how, where and who, always through profoundly human stories.

Though based in London, UK, we are global in spirit, promoting high-quality fiction from anywhere in the world. We believe that, though literature may not have direct political influence or the power to put issues on the agenda of governments, it is possible for literary works to raise public awareness about important matters.

Founded by author Goran Baba Ali, Afsana Press began in 2010 in Amsterdam to support and publish writers producing books in Kurdish. However, as a publishing company, it started at the end of 2021 in London with publishing Goran’s own novel, The Glass Wall.

Publisher address:

37 Conrad House
Matthias Road
N16 8LJ


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