At Los Angeles Review of Books: ‘I have described translation as the common language of languages,’ Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o tells Nanda Dyssou.
‘Women writers are leaving men behind, says Taban lo Liyong in his interview for Uganda’s Daily Mirror. ‘There is need to set up workshops for both.’
From Standard Digital: ‘Piracy discourages authors who want to make a contribution to society,’ says Kenya Publishers Association chief David Waweru.
Publishers, distributors, booksellers, and authors find themselves pointing at each other in a reported ‘vicious circle’ for Nigeria’s market.
Twelve cities in East Africa will be visited in March by the Jalada Africa writers’ collective’s first multinational festival, a celebration of creativity.
Having died last week at 72 in London, the novelist focused much of her work on the experiences of black women in British and Nigerian cultures.
In another deal that expands its international reach, Canada’s Kobo is taking on the ebook customers of South African bookseller Exclusive Books.
Sidewalk retail: Bookselling is curbside in Ethiopia’s largest city, where roaming vendors on foot offer titles to passersby.
The top prize in this pan-African, award program for debut authors includes the Etisalat Fellowship at the University of East Anglia.
Writers from Tanzania and Kenya take top honors in the two-year-old prize program, with special appreciation cited for dialect work.