“Duho’s mission is the preservation of Bahamian culture and its dissemination to the world at large, through the written word.”
—Wendy Coakley-Thompson, President of Duho Books
Duho Books is a boutique press based in the Washington, D.C. area. The brainchild of Bahamian-American author Wendy Coakley-Thompson, Duho Books celebrates the vibrant culture history and people of The Bahamas. Duho Books was born out of the belief that traditional publishing sells readers short by not introducing them to authors who do not fit neatly into industry boxes. Duho Books is a space for authors to create, thrive, and prosper.
Duho publishes books twelve titles a year by Bahamian authors, authors of Bahamian descent, as well as authors who either write about or set their books in The Bahamas. A small list allows Duho to give its authors the attention they need and position them for maximum exposure.
The significance of the Duho
A duho is a throne depicting a male figure poised on all fours. The duho was an important cultural artifact of the Arawaks, the indigenous people that Christopher Columbus met when he landed in The Bahamas in 1492. More specifically, the duho was a throne made for the people’s chief, or cacique.
Duho Books seeks to capture, retain, and preserve the unique history of The Bahamas through the written word. It hoped that this effort would result in the elevation of the Bahamian experience to its own metaphorical throne once more for generations present and future.