Writers from Tanzania and Kenya take top honors in the two-year-old prize program, with special appreciation cited for dialect work.
Tanzania has banned private companies from publishing textbooks, citing poor quality. Some stakeholders question the government’s ability to oversee textbook production.
Having seen publisher Cassava Republic grow for a decade, Bibi Bakare-Yusuf is focused on getting books into the hands of readers via international partnerships.
The pan-African Etisalat Prize for Literature, which includes a fellowship at the University of East Anglia, announced its longlist of African novels.
The International Publishers Association and others appeal to the Mauritanian government not to execute blogger Mohamed Ould Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir.
In talking about the Rwandan cultural context for reading and literature, publisher Louise Umutoni of Huza Press talks of authors publishing outside Africa.
A political novelist looks back on how issues explicated by her fiction ended up hampering book sales in her home country of Ethiopia.
Sarah L. Manyika has written that she finds African publishers ‘more savvy,’ willing to ‘look outside cliched representations of the continent’s writers.’
‘The problem with the Kenyan society is that we read mostly for exams.’ The country’s publishers say they’re troubled by children’s lack of a reading habit.
After almost 10 years in its original Kenyan setting, Muthoni Garland’s Storymoja Festival opens as an event in Accra, Ghana, newly relocated and pan-African in outlook.