Amid a digital transition in Africa, key publishing players at London Book Fair say they see more content coming from the continent.
The Society of Authors: 2023 Translation Prize Winners
The Society of Authors names its 2023 winning translators of work from Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, and Spanish.
UK and USA: New Honors for Bibi Bakare-Yusuf and Walter Mosley
The African Studies Association UK has recognized Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, and the National Book Foundation honors author Walter Mosley.
PublisHer Opens Its New Initiative, With ‘Unmasked’ Interviews
The international PublisHer professional network of ‘bookwomen’ rolls out its #Unmasked series of video interviews with women in publishing.
At Bologna Children’s Book Fair: A Program on African Innovators
The 2020 edition of Bologna Children’s Book Fair will feature four of the most visible publishing leaders in today’s African markets.
At Sharjah’s Conference: Seven African Projects Share in $170,000 Innovation Fund
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.
‘Women at the Forefront’: Three Interviews From PublisHer at Nairobi
The second international event in the PublisHer series featured performance, discussion, and networking at the International Publishers Association’s ‘Africa Rising’ seminar in Nairobi.
On London Book Fair’s Day One: The 2018 International Excellence Awards
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.
Industry Notes: Showcase Offers £7,500 in International Commissions; Nigeria’s Cassava Signs With Consortium
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.
Nigeria’s Bibi Bakare-Yusuf: ‘Our Brand Is Growing’
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.
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