Donniya was founded in May 1996. Its inception occurred in the context of an integrated vision of publishing: in 1994, the printer Imprim Color set up shop. It was the first printing press in Bamako with the capacity to produce good quality colour prints with the graphics studio and integrated computer-assisted photo-engraving. Today, Donniya mostly publishes school books; endeavouring to participate in the organisation of a better educational system in Mali. Furthermore Donniya has specialised in three spheres: children’s publications, including educational publications and illustrated books (tales); publishing in the cultural sphere with the magazine “Tapama”, focussing on heritage and art, and last but not least in the sphere of national languages, with French-Bambara and Bambara-French dictionaries, as well as practical lessons in Bambara.