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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A coterie of aggressive, creative publishing houses are fighting to expand the literary horizons of Kenyans and bring their books to the world.
Author Aleya Kassam explains how Kenyan writers are embracing the idea of branding and taking control of their careers.
Ghanaian-born writer Kwame Dawes discusses his newest project, The African Poetry Book Fund, a project to promote African poetry in the world.
The International Alliance of Independent Publishers will be holding their International Assembly in Cape Town this year from September 17-21.
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.