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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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On Trying to Bring More African Poetry to the World

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Ghanaian-born writer Kwame Dawes discusses his newest project, The African Poetry Book Fund, a project to promote African poetry in the world.

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International Alliance of Independent Publishers Assembles in Cape Town

International Alliance of Independent Publishers

The International Alliance of Independent Publishers will be holding their International Assembly in Cape Town this year from September 17-21.

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Okwiri Oduor Wins 15th Caine Prize for African Writing

Okwiri Odour (Photo: Caine Prize for African Writing)

Kenyan Okwiri Oduor has won the 15th Caine Prize for African Writing, often described as Africa’s leading literary award.

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