Browsing by topic: Africa

In South Africa, Crowd-sourced Publishing Tackles Book Poverty

Book Dash

A new start-up in South Africa, Book Dash, focuses on creating and giving away free, high-quality books to needy children and encourages them to become lifelong readers

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Near Miss for Algeria’s Kamel Daoud for Goncourt


Unexpectedly, Algerian writer Kamel Daoud’s powerful novel, an homage to Camus, nearly took France’s top literary prize.

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An Interview With Alain Mabanckou


Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou discusses his work and how immigrating to America impacted his writing.

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Exploring the African Continent in Children’s Books

Meshack Asare

Ghanian children’s book writer Meshack Asare discusses his mission to cover the rich regional diversities of Ghana and the continent as a whole.

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“The West is Running Out of Stories,” say Africans

Port Harcourt Team.

With Port Harcourt, Nigeria serving as UNESCO World Book Capital 2014, African book publishers consider the future for Africa’s writers.

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Mozambique’s Radical Literary Optimist: Mia Couto

Mia Couto

On the occasion of receiving the $50,000 Neustadt International Prize, author Mia Couto shared his views on his role in the African literary landscape.

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The 29 Errors a Publisher Can Make…And Counting

Colleen Higgs

Colleen Higgs of South Africa’s Modjaji Books recounts the myriad ways a publisher can screw up.

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On Publishing Genre Fiction in Africa


Writing for Africa in Words, Emma Shercliff offers a fascinating look at genre publishing in Africa based on the discussions the recent Africa Writes conference.

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Kenya’s Passionate Publishers Grow in Confidence, Influence


A coterie of aggressive, creative publishing houses are fighting to expand the literary horizons of Kenyans and bring their books to the world.

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East African Writers Embrace Self-publishing and Promotion


Author Aleya Kassam explains how Kenyan writers are embracing the idea of branding and taking control of their careers.

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