An evening of performances in honour of Camara Laye #WorldBookCapital
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An evening of performances in honour of Camara Laye #WorldBookCapital

There was an evening in honour of Guinea author Camara Laye at the Franco Guinea Cultural Centre on April 24, 2017. The evenings’ performances were presented by Senegal who were the featured country at the World Book Capital. Camara Laye was one of the most well know African writers of the 20th Century having produced […]

Guinee minister of culture Barry Siaka speech (French) #WorldBooKCapital2017
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Guinee minister of culture Barry Siaka speech (French) #WorldBooKCapital2017

Guinee minister of culture gave a rousing speech at the opening ceremony of the World Book Capital on April 23, 2017. Here is his speech in full. In French. Conakry Capitale Mondiale du Livre 2017 A l’instar tous les pays ayant accueilli ce prestigieux évènement « Capitale mondiale du livre », notre pays la Guinée, animé par […]

Legendary Guinee author Williams Sassine honoured with fancy play #WorldBookCapital2017
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Legendary Guinee author Williams Sassine honoured with fancy play #WorldBookCapital2017

Guinee writer Williams Sassine was honoured with a play in his honour at World Book Capital 2017 in Guinee Conakry. The performances was staged at the Franco Guinee Cultural Centre on April 23rd. William Sassine was a Guinee novelist who wrote of marginalised characters and had to flee into exile away from Sekou Toure when […]

Abantu Book Festival 2017 makes appeal, the people respond favourably
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Abantu Book Festival 2017 makes appeal, the people respond favourably

The second Abantu Book Festival started their fundraising for this year’s edition with a call to the readers. It has gone down a charm. The Abantu Book Festival happened in Soweto, South Africa last December and received rave reviews for all who made it to the two venues of the Eyethu Lifestyle Centre and the […]

Dr Bibi Bakare-Yusuf gives keynote address at Uganda International Writers Conference 2017
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Dr Bibi Bakare-Yusuf gives keynote address at Uganda International Writers Conference 2017

Dr Bibi Bakare-Yusuf gave the keynote address at the Uganda International Writers Conference 2017 on March 6th in Kampala. Bibi the co-founder and publishing director at Cassava Republic Press was the keynote speaker at the Fairway Hotel in Kampala as she addressed publishing industry professionals. The topic of her address would be The Current State […]

South Africa Children’s Book Fair 2017 set to rock Jozi
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South Africa Children’s Book Fair 2017 set to rock Jozi

The South Africa Children’s Book Fair 2017 is set to happen at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg in Johannesburg from June 15-18, 2017. Some of the guests to feature include Philani Dladla, Nosipho Shabalala, Azrah Osman, Dr Gcina Mhlophe, James Murua and Cath Alexander. In 2009, A Book for Every Child Foundation with Vuyokazi Biyana […]

Richard Ali’s view of the Jalada Mobile Festival 2017 in Kampala
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Richard Ali’s view of the Jalada Mobile Festival 2017 in Kampala

The Jalada Mobile Festival has been visiting cities around East Africa bringing its unique view of the African literary scene on its festival bus. RICHARD ALI who is travelling with the caravan gives us his view from Kampala, Uganda. The Jalada Mobile Festival (hashtag #JaladaFestival) is now in Kampala with the festival bus arriving at […]