BIA 2020 Small Publisher of the Year
Australia’s leading Indigenous publisher
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Based in Broome, we publish Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors, artists and illustrators from all over Australia; up to 15 new titles annually across a range of genres: children’s picture books, memoir, fiction (junior, YA and adult), non-fiction, graphic novels, social history and poetry.
Our award-winning titles are recognised for their literary merit, cultural significance and contribution to the canon of Australian literature. Every Magabala Book purchased is an investment in Indigenous creative, cultural and economic futures.
Magabala is the Yawuru word for the bush banana. Yawuru is one of the major language groups of Broome. The bush banana is an edible fruit and is common throughout the coastal regions of Northern Australia. If left to dry, the magabala opens up and the seeds are dispersed by the wind, aided by their silken parasols.
Just as the Magabala spreads its seeds, thus Magabala Books, through its quality publications, spreads the seeds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.