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.
Sarah L. Manyika has written that she finds African publishers ‘more savvy,’ willing to ‘look outside cliched representations of the continent’s writers.’
Having published her first novel, Dependence, with Legend in London, Sarah Ladipo Manyika turns to Abuja’s Cassava Republic for her second outing.
‘A new kind of romance’ is the goal of Abuja’s Ankara Press, which focuses on romantic fiction written by African authors.
Cassava Republic Press, a leading Nigerian publishing house, will launch a full range of titles in the UK market starting in 2016.
Emma Shercliff looks into the creative process in African publishing and distributing an anthology of digital romance writing from Nigeria’s Ankara Press.
Nigerian romance publisher Ankara Press has produced a free digital Valentine’s Day Story Anthology featuring several of Africa’s top writers.
Though enthusiasm for digital publishing is widespread in West Africa, brownouts, piracy, and high expenses are among the factors slowing development.
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 …
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 …