Novelists Nurrudin Farah and Taiye Selasi stole the show at the the fifth biennial Kwani? Litfest in Nairobi, Kenya earlier this month.
Half a dozen publishers who attended this year’s Yale Publishing Course shared their international publishing challenges. Do you have answers for them?
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.