Who We Are

Market FiftyFour: Online Bookshop and Publisher of African Literature


MarketFiftyFour is an online bookshop and publisher dedicated to promoting African storytelling through Ebooks, Audiobooks, and Paperbacks. We publish works from talented writers in the diaspora and the African continent.

Our commitment to preserving African languages and promoting African literature is what sets us apart. With a lack of available new books in African languages, millions of Africans are unable to access new literature, and thousands of African storytellers remain undiscovered. At MarketFiftyFour, we aim to change that.

As a black-owned business, we take pride in our commitment to promoting African storytelling. For more information on our business, interview requests, or media kits, please contact us at info@marketfiftyfour.com.


Highlights From Our Online Bookshop:

  • Somali Short Stories: Our first publication, "Sheekadii Noloshayada" (The Story of Us), is a collection of short stories by Hanna Ali, published in Somali and English. These stories delve into the complexities of Somali culture, womanhood, family, and more. Available as an E-book, Audiobook, or Paperback.

  • Poetry from Rwanda: Experience the beauty of Rwanda's language with four poems by the legendary Cecile Kayirebwa, which have also been performed as songs.

  • Ethiopian Children's Book: "Muna & Abebe" by Bereket Lulseged is a fun and educational children's book that introduces 7 to 14-year-olds to Ethiopia's history and the inspiring life of runner Abebe Bikila. Available in English and Amharic.


At MarketFiftyFour, we believe that African storytelling has the power to connect people across the globe. Shop our collection today and discover the richness of African literature.


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