The New Gong Publishers marked its publishing debut in November 2005 with two new books: Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa and Other Essays by Adewale Maja-Pearce, and War Games by Dulue Mbachu.
It followed up in June 2006 with two new titles: God of Poetry by Uzor Maxim Uzoatu and Vision Impossible by Isidore Emeka Uzoatu. The New Gong's first poetry title is a celebration of poetry, wide-ranging in style and themes, revealing the thrilling depths of a rich talent. Vision Impossible captures the climate of fear under military rule in Nigeria, making a mockery of tyrants in soaring prose.
The New Gong, is an innovative publishing house working out of Lagos, Nigeria, which seeks to showcase the best of Nigerian writing in English.
The New Gong basically functions as a cooperative of writers leveraging on their own editorial, managerial and technical skills to run a publishing project to produce quality books. The aim is to set up a reputable publishing house in Nigeria and break the debilitating reliance on foreign publishers.