South Africa is making itself known as a home for digital startups. Among the hottest is Snapplify, a digital publishing solutions provider with a growing global profile.
The Puterbaugh Festival has quietly brought many of the world’s greatest writers to the University of Oklahoma for 45 years. This April’s event focuses on Ethiopian Maaza Mengiste.
A secret operation saved hundreds of thousands of Muslim manuscripts in Tumbuktu’s ancient libraries from destruction by militants. Now they are being translated and published.
Mark Linz, the long-serving director of the American University in Cairo Press, died this month, but his legacy lives on in the editors, translators and publishers he fostered.
Following strife in Bamako, Mali, France’s Etonnants Voyageurs has launched a new book and film festival in Brazzaville, Congo—one for all of Africa.
In all of publishing’s talk about developing markets—Brazil, China, India—and its focus on commercial opportunity, Africa is all but forgotten. That has to change.
David Waweru of Nairobi’s WordAlive Publishers shares insights on the inspiration, resilience and patience necessary to succeed as a publisher in Africa.
South Africa’s Modjaji Books is updating its catalog of small publishers and literary magazines in Africa, with the aim of expanding coverage to the entire continent.
When working in Nigeria, for example, bribes can expedite customs and secure contracts. Do the ends justify the means, or might you threaten your whole brand?
Nacéra Khiat of Algeria’s Editions Sedia discusses how training in Casablanca by the Frankfurt Book Fair has brought together disparate publishers from across the Magreb.