About LAMP Publishing

LAMP Publishing is committed to finding new and creative ways to get quality printed materials and books into the hands of Christians and Churches across the Portuguese-speaking nations of Africa (also known as Luso-Africa)

Luso-Africa refers to five African nations that Portugal colonized. The shared Portuguese colonial heritage of Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé & Príncipe, Angola, and Mozambique gives these countries historical, cultural, and linguistic ties that go back centuries.

The geographic distance between these Portuguese-speaking African nations makes the logistics and distribution of books and resources cost-prohibitive and imported books are usually expensive.

We work directly with Christian authors and publishers to obtain the licensing rights to translate, print, and distribute their works in the nations of Luso-Africa. Our excellent team of translators translates our materials into a style of Portuguese that readers from various Portuguese-speaking countries can understand. 

It costs approximately 12 dollars per page to produce a new book. This includes licensing fees, translation, proofing, copy editing, formatting and cover design. Our production model and generous donors allow us to sell most of our books in Africa for less than the equivalent of 3 US dollars. We work hard to keep our expenses low and the price of literature down to make it more affordable to the largest audience possible. 

LAMP Publishing is a ministry of Luso-Africa Mission Partners International (or LAMP International) a non-profit organization dedicated to developing disciples of Jesus Christ in Portuguese-speaking Africa. All donations to LAMP Publishing are tax-deductible and will be used to continue producing quality resources in the Portuguese language.