Tierno Monénembo wins Grand Prix de la Francophonie 2017
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Tierno Monénembo wins Grand Prix de la Francophonie 2017

Guinee’s Tierno Monénembo is the recipient of the Grand Prix de la Francophonie 2017, the most prestigious award of the French Academy, for his body of work. The Grand Prix de la Francophonie, awarded by the International Foundation, was set up by the Canadian Government in 1986 to recognise “the work of a French-speaking physical […]

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 […]

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Conakry, Guinee is World Book Capital for 2017

We were still savouring the glorious times from last year when Port Harcourt was World Book Capital when we heard the news that will see another African city as the World Book Capital as soon as 2017. This decision to have Conakry, Guinea as the World Book Capital for 2017 was made by a committee […]