The United Kingdom’s Book Aid International has made donations of more than 160,000 books in nine countries to refugee youngsters.
Zimbabwe’s Tsitsi Dangarembga Wins German Book Trade Peace Prize
The Zimbabwean writer and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga is to receive the 2021 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for her work that examines ‘global questions of justice.’
Africa Publishing Innovation Fund Seeks 2022 Proposals
The fund in its new cycle is looking to stimulate ‘a diversified book sector and its many satellite industries.’
The New SDG Book Club African Chapter Releases Its First Reading List
Selections for the African chapter of the Sustainable Development Goals Book Club include two titles in Indigenous African languages.
IPA President Bodour Al Qasimi Stresses Opportunity in African Publishing
The IPA president has made trips to four African markets, meeting with publishing leaders on challenges in the pandemic’s lessons.
Keiichiro Hirano Leads Amazon Publishing’s World Book Day Titles
To celebrate World Book Day, Amazon Publishing is offering ‘At the End of the Matinee’ by Keiichiro Hirano and other translations for free download through April 24.
Book Aid International Partners With African Parks in Malawi
The book charity provides close to 10,000 copies of ‘Planet Earth II’ to the Nkhotakotar reserve’s ‘Reading Around the Reserve’ program.
Africa Publishing Innovation Fund Names Five 2021 Projects
These new African Publishing Innovation Fund grants respond to the educational shortfalls in parts of Africa where the switch to digital has left students without adequate resources.
Association of University Presses Opens International Pairings Pilot
The Association of University Presses launches its ‘Global Partner Program’ to reach publishers in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
New Initiative Brings African Literature Into the IPA-UN SDG Book Club
The new African chapter of the Sustainable Development Goals’ SDG Book Club will curate books in Kiswahili, Arabic, French, and English.