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.
Nigeria’s Sarah Manyika on Goldsmiths Shortlist
Sarah L. Manyika has written that she finds African publishers ‘more savvy,’ willing to ‘look outside cliched representations of the continent’s writers.’
Valentine’s Play: Nigeria’s Ankara Press Releases First Romances in Print
‘A new kind of romance’ is the goal of Abuja’s Ankara Press, which focuses on romantic fiction written by African authors.
Nigeria’s Cassava Republic Press to Launch in the UK
Cassava Republic Press, a leading Nigerian publishing house, will launch a full range of titles in the UK market starting in 2016.
The Possibilities and Challenges of Digital African Publishing
Emma Shercliff looks into the creative process in African publishing and distributing an anthology of digital romance writing from Nigeria’s Ankara Press.
Digital Love Stories for Valentine’s Day from Africa
Nigerian romance publisher Ankara Press has produced a free digital Valentine’s Day Story Anthology featuring several of Africa’s top writers.
Digital Publishing in West Africa: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why
Though enthusiasm for digital publishing is widespread in West Africa, brownouts, piracy, and high expenses are among the factors slowing development.
When Will E-books be the Answer for Africa’s Readers?
By Edward Nawotka Today’s story about Nigeria’s Cassava Republic suggests that e-books may be the perfect means of overcoming African publishing’s printing and distribution problems. Of course, as the publisher in the story notes, there still isn’t that much Internet penetration, but it is improving. At what point do you foresee e-books being a viable distribution channel for Africa, the …
Feeding the African Imagination: Nigeria’s Cassava Republic
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 …