Several African publishers are looking to plug a gap in the much-in-demand market for chick lit among African readers.
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Jane Morris, co-founder of amaBooks, spoke with Fungai Machirori of fungaineni.com about the challenges of publishing in Zimbabwe today.
We interview one of our favorite YA writers, Eliot Schrefer, about his latest YA novel, Endangered, set during a chimpanzee preservation mission in Gabon.
PEN International and Unesco have launched new research and training programs in Kenya, Haiti, Serbia and Nigeria to bolster local book publishing industries.
Kenya’s Binyavanga Wainaina declared his homosexuality in a new short story to protest the passage of strict new anti-gay laws in Uganda and Nigeria.
The shortlist for the new £15,000 Etisalat Prize for Literature based in Nigeria, and includes books by NoViolet Bulawayo, Yewande Omotoso, and Karen Jennings.
Zimbabwean author S.N. Mahachi-Harper reflects on how her childhood in a mining village inspired her new most recent novel Footprints in the Mists of Time.
Mozambican author António Emílio Leite Couto (Mia Couto is the 2014 winner of the $50,000 Neustadt Prize for International Literature, aka America’s Nobel.
Today, South African writers aren’t just focused on race and politics, and are offering a much richer reflection of our society, says author Ivan Vladislavić.
Syria’s civil war has decimated the local publishing business, all-but-ending the printing and sale of new books, and forcing many publishers and authors to emigrate.