The African Studies Association UK has recognized Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, and the National Book Foundation honors author Walter Mosley.
The international PublisHer professional network of ‘bookwomen’ rolls out its #Unmasked series of video interviews with women in publishing.
The 2020 edition of Bologna Children’s Book Fair will feature four of the most visible publishing leaders in today’s African markets.
The new Africa Publishing Innovation Fund created by Dubai Cares and the International Publishers Association is making its first round of grants to African publishers.
The second international event in the PublisHer series featured performance, discussion, and networking at the International Publishers Association’s ‘Africa Rising’ seminar in Nairobi.
The Nigerian publishing house founded by Bibi Bakare-Yusef was named winner of the Inclusivity in Publishing Award, and US-based Sara Miller McCune was on-hand to accept her Lifetime Achievement Award.
In the UK: There’s a new call for creative proposals on online literature; and a Nigerian and UK publisher are among new Consortium clients.
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.
Having published her first novel, Dependence, with Legend in London, Sarah Ladipo Manyika turns to Abuja’s Cassava Republic for her second outing.
Emma Shercliff, Director of Cassava Republic Press in the UK, looks at the changing face of Nigerian literature, both in its writing and publishing.
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