From the VOA: Amid tough economic times in South Africa, consumers are supporting a growing number of used book stores, avoiding new-book prices.
Ethiopia leads as the main recipient country in what Books for Africa describes as its biggest year of donated content. The charity is three decades old.
From Capital FM Business: Nairobi’s Longhorn Publishers is investing in a new strategy to offer digital textbooks and content for e-learning platforms.
From Nigeria’s ‘This Day’: With government, foundation, and European Union backing, a five-state literacy effort is launched at Kaduna Book & Arts Festival.
From Wasafiri and the Caine Prize: Bushra al-Fadil, whose inspirations include Hawking’s ‘A Brief History of Time,’ is cited for his ‘mode of perception.’
Close to 32,000 books have been shipped by Book Aid International to the African nation, the charity says, to bolster community libraries.
From the Premium Times and The Vanguard: A ‘win-win’ agreement with Norway’s national library system is expected to see Nigerian literature digitized.
With a goal of getting South African authors’ work to the country’s readers, the African Book Trust is working to donate bookjs to library collections.
Regulatory issues, the state of reading, and distribution questions are to figure into discussions held during Nigeria’s fair next week in Lagos.
At Los Angeles Review of Books: ‘I have described translation as the common language of languages,’ Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o tells Nanda Dyssou.