The International Alliance of Independent Publishers will be holding their International Assembly in Cape Town this year from September 17-21.
Browsing by topic: Africa
Kenyan Okwiri Oduor has won the 15th Caine Prize for African Writing, often described as Africa’s leading literary award.
In the NYTimes, Felicia R. Lee asks if the ‘new wave of African writers’ with an international appeal are drawing attention away from African-American voices.
The new book, Syria Speaks, brings together writing, cartoons, and artwork from over fifty Syrians who stand firmly against tyranny and violence.
Kenya’s Kwani? expresses frustration at the reluctance of publishers from the “global north” to deal rights for co-editions or ebooks to publishers from Africa.
In the ten years since its launch, Kwani?, East Africa’s first literary journal, has led the growth of literary life in the region — and now looks ahead.
“Whatever kind of writing you do, if you write a novel ‘about Africa, chances are you’re going to get the acacia tree treatment. And the orange sky.”
The shortlist for the 2014 Caine Prize for African Writing features finalists hailing from Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Zambia/Ghana.
Several African publishers are looking to plug a gap in the much-in-demand market for chick lit among African readers.
Jane Morris, co-founder of amaBooks, spoke with Fungai Machirori of fungaineni.com about the challenges of publishing in Zimbabwe today.