Wits University Press was established in 1922 and is South Africa’s oldest university press. It has a long history of publishing in fields as diverse as politics, psychology, history, archeology and Rock Art, theatre and literary studies. We are known for the high quality and progressive content of our publications and are increasingly broadening our author base to include researchers from the African continent.

Wits University Press is strategically placed at the crossroads of African and global knowledge production and dissemination. We are committed to publishing well-researched innovative books for both academic and general readers. Our areas of focus include art and heritage, popular science, history and politics, biography, literary studies, women’s writing and select textbooks.

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University of the Witwatersrand

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Wits University Press
South Africa

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Submissions Guidelines

Authors wishing to submit a book proposal should kindly follow our submission guidelines here.