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.
Furthering its mission to bring African writing to more readers, Berlin-based InterKontinental Literary Agency is organizing a literary festival of African writing in April.
Sarah L. Manyika has written that she finds African publishers ‘more savvy,’ willing to ‘look outside cliched representations of the continent’s writers.’
In this issue, publishing leaders tell us how they see the book business today and how it might evolve. Plus, read our exclusive Frankfurt Book Fair preview guide.
Emma Shercliff looks into the creative process in African publishing and distributing an anthology of digital romance writing from Nigeria’s Ankara Press.
Nigerian romance publisher Ankara Press has produced a free digital Valentine’s Day Story Anthology featuring several of Africa’s top writers.
Ankara Press, a new digital imprint of Nigeria’s Cassava Republic, has aims to deliver “romances that reflect the complexity” of modern African lives.
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.
Colleen Higgs, Publisher of Modjaji Books in South Africa recounts her life-changing experience as part of the publisher invitation program of the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Though enthusiasm for digital publishing is widespread in West Africa, brownouts, piracy, and high expenses are among the factors slowing development.
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