A new start-up in South Africa, Book Dash, focuses on creating and giving away free, high-quality books to needy children and encourages them to become lifelong readers
Browsing by topic: Africa
Unexpectedly, Algerian writer Kamel Daoud’s powerful novel, an homage to Camus, nearly took France’s top literary prize.
Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou discusses his work and how immigrating to America impacted his writing.
Ghanian children’s book writer Meshack Asare discusses his mission to cover the rich regional diversities of Ghana and the continent as a whole.
With Port Harcourt, Nigeria serving as UNESCO World Book Capital 2014, African book publishers consider the future for Africa’s writers.
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.
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.
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.