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.
Cassava Republic Press, a leading Nigerian publishing house, will launch a full range of titles in the UK market starting in 2016.
Ankara Press, a new digital imprint of Nigeria’s Cassava Republic, has aims to deliver “romances that reflect the complexity” of modern African lives.
By Belinda Otas and Tolu Ogunlesi ABUJA: Nigeria may not be the ideal place to start a publishing company, but Bibi Bakare-Yusuf and Jeremy Weate were crazy enough to take a chance. In 2006 the husband-and-wife team founded Cassava Republic, a publishing house with the goal of “feeding the African imagination” through stories taken from contemporary African life. When they …