Per Ankh Books

Per Ankh BooksPER ANKH, the house of life, was the ancient Egyptian name for schools and libraries where scribes prepared their hieroglyphic texts. The institution served to keep alive the memory of society, the accumulated knowledge of generations of scholars. From that store of information, creative artists and scientists were free to select the best values as they worked to improve the present and to construct the future. 

PER ANKH today aims at the same ancestral ideal. It is a cooperative research and publishing institution that seeks to project unifying values developed over the millennial history of the African people, to incorporate them in well-made works of art and scholarship, and to disseminate them over the continent and throughout the world. 

PER ANKH is situated in the quiet seaside village of Popenguine, an hour’s drive from the capital city of Dakar, Senegal.