Shoko Press is an independent publisher of illustrated African art books that capture slices of the exciting contemporary creative arts and social cultures shaping a modern and dynamic Africa.

Written and produced in collaboration with some of Africa’s leading creative practitioners and cultural commentators our beautifully presented content in areas such as, art, design, photography, fashion, architecture and lifestyle will take you on a journey to not only discover new narratives that will inspire and enrich, but also ones to cherish and help preserve for future generations.

We invite you to read our values outlined in our manifesto,
and join us on this exciting journey.

The Meaning of ‘Shoko’

The word ‘Shoko’ was chosen because of its significance and alignment with the company’s mission.

‘Shoko’ is a word from Zimbabwe’s Shona language that translates to mean a ‘message’ or ‘comment’, and is a word that usually refers to messages or comments seen to be particularly or important or powerful.

Shoko Press: Creative Voices to Discover . Inspire . Cherish