Directory: Kudakwashe Kamupira – Founder of Bahati Books

Kudakwashe Kamupira – Founder of Bahati Books

Kudakwashe is the founder of Bahati Books, an award winning publishing house that aims to publish and promote African literature written by talented and undiscovered authors from Africa and the diaspora. 

Her love for reading and passion for African literature led her to starting the publishing house. She was frustrated by the lack of African authors beyond those the few names in the mainstream that are used to represent writers and writing from the continent as well as the narrow stereotypical representation of Africa. Bahati Books aims to bring unique and inspiring narratives that are fresh and authentic from diverse voices across the continent. Prior to Bahati Books Kudakwashe worked in the legal sector for 4 years, having studied Law and Sociology at University of Kent. 

Aside from publishing Kudakwashe also has a passion for encouraging young people to develop their skills and live out their passions and interests. She has given talks on entrepreneurship, and publishing at universities in the UK.

When Kudakwashe is not engrossed in a book, you will tend to find her hooked on a film, gallivanting somewhere in the world or perhaps indulging in some kind of dessert!

You can contact her via the following:

Twitter: @BahatiBooks-
Facebook: Bahati Books-
Instagram: @bahati_books-
LinkedIn: Bahati Books-