Bunk Books is a new publishing imprint affiliated with Book Bunk Trust, focused on the production of stories by African writers, illustrators, animators and other content producers both as digital and print editions combining new art and writing, for children and adults.
Bunk Books will draw on the editorial expertise of the founders of the Trust, benefitting from the marketplace of virtual and physical libraries the Trust is restoring and / establishing while building new audiences via innovative approaches to form and community publishing. Book Bunk's founders have been working in Kenya and the region's public media and creative expression space for the past decade, directing initiatives from archiving African poetry to indigenous publishing. This new imprint aims to add to the choice and orientation of stories for and about children and young adults by asking what we consider to be a fundamental question of our experience; how has Africa been experienced and how is this depicted to children, young people and adults?
We introduce two flagship publications for two market segments; children and adult readers. We aim to develop new narratives and new ways of experiencing them, with multimedia production at the core of a publishing model that will build immersive experiences and consumption channels. The imprint will launch with print and digital editions of stories disseminated online and in physical spaces across East Africa from July 2020.