Darf Publishers is a London-based independent publisher that was established in 1981 as an English imprint for the long-standing Arab publisher Dar Fergiani.
Darf has focused on publishing and reprinting classical history and travel books about the Middle East, Africa and Asia in English. Much of the back catalogue is facsimile editions of rare 18th and 19th-century books. After a major restructuring, Darf embarked since 2014 on establishing itself as a leading publisher in translating new emerging writers from around the world into English. Recent publications included works of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books from Libya, Sudan, Eritrea, Yemen, Syria, Egypt, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, the Faroe Islands, Indonesia and Japan. Fergiani Bookshop is the London outpost of Darf Publishers.
Fergiani Bookshop and Darf Publishers provided support, guidance, and material for the creation of this platform.