Taking on topics from mental illness to abortion, and from happiness to love, the Commonwealth Prize regional short story winners contend next for the overall award.
At the first IPA seminar in Nigeria on regional issues in African publishing, attendees are assured, ‘In a globalized world, almost none of our challenges exists in isolation.’
Nigeria’s first collaborative seminar with the International Publishers Association will focus on issues including a fierce battle African publishers are waging against book piracy.
At the Guadalajara Book Fair, Paul Auster talks authors who’ve influenced his work. And Amazon Publishing introduces a new imprint for short-form work.
From Nigeria’s ‘This Day’: With government, foundation, and European Union backing, a five-state literacy effort is launched at Kaduna Book & Arts Festival.
From the Premium Times and The Vanguard: A ‘win-win’ agreement with Norway’s national library system is expected to see Nigerian literature digitized.
Regulatory issues, the state of reading, and distribution questions are to figure into discussions held during Nigeria’s fair next week in Lagos.
Publishers, distributors, booksellers, and authors find themselves pointing at each other in a reported ‘vicious circle’ for Nigeria’s market.
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 died last week at 72 in London, the novelist focused much of her work on the experiences of black women in British and Nigerian cultures.