The ‘African Book Box’ program from Book Aid International is delivering books to 76 schools in Uganda, Ghana, and Zimbabwe.
World Read Aloud Day 2022: LitWorld’s Innovative Partnerships
Behind today’s annual Scholastic-sponsored World Read Aloud Day program lie ‘innovation partnerships,’ a key part of LitWorld’s success.
Association of University Presses Opens International Pairings Pilot
The Association of University Presses launches its ‘Global Partner Program’ to reach publishers in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
IPA Elects Bodour, Pansa: First Female Leadership Team
A first in its 124 years, the IPA votes women executives into both roles, the UAE’s Bodour president, Brazil’s Karine Pansa vice-president.
Words Without Borders January: Enter Laughing
Just try to get into this year without slipping on a banana peel. ‘Words Without Borders’ this month helps you pick yourself up off the floor, with international humor.
Uganda’s and South Sudan’s Taban lo Liyong on Literature
‘Women writers are leaving men behind, says Taban lo Liyong in his interview for Uganda’s Daily Mirror. ‘There is need to set up workshops for both.’
‘I Have To Make It Happen’: Uganda’s Newest Publishing House
Nayana Kakoma has a daughter and ‘I cannot find her stuff to read that does not have ponies and long blonde hair.’ So she’s starting a publishing company in Uganda.
In Uganda: Nobody Complains That Book Prices Are Too Low
In the West, years of deep discounts in the trade and audience-attracting freebies in self-publishing have led to concerns about books being undervalued. In Uganda, pricing runs the other way.
As Seen from Uganda, “African Writing is Alive and Well”
The Ugandan International Writers Conference revealed a wide-variety of new initiatives aimed at elevating the professionalism of African writing.