Chimamanda at Frankfurt Book Fair 2018. Photo/ Bernd Hartung Frankfurter Buchmesse

Frankfurt Book Fair 2018: Sights from the African contingent. #FBF18

There was a very strong contingent of African delegates from the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018 which took place in Germany on October 10-14. Here are images from around the fair.

There was a strong group of delegates of publishers, authors, event and event organisers, alongside everyone that is involved in the African literary scene. In a sight seen rarely, there were professionals in the publishing industry from both English and French speaking Africa sharing ideas and generally getting along. Generally.

We have compiled images from a variety of sources including our own,  African Pavilion coordinator Raphaël Thierry, Bernd Hartung from the Frankfurt Book Fair. The picture is followed by explanation of what the panel above was about. Enjoy,

Chimamanda at Frankfurt Book Fair 2018. Photo/ Bernd Hartung Frankfurter Buchmesse
Chimamanda at Frankfurt Book Fair 2018. Photo/ Bernd Hartung Frankfurter Buchmesse

Opening Press- Conference to the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018.
Juergen Boos, Director of the Frankfurt Book Fair, Heinrich Riethmüller, Head of the Börsenvereins des Deutschen Buchhandels and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Author from Nigeria.

Dr Kenza Sefrioui, Eric Dusabimana, Nathalie Carré, and Dr Jama Musse Jama at Frankfurt Book Fair 2018.
Dr Kenza Sefrioui, Eric Dusabimana, Nathalie Carré, and Dr Jama Musse Jama at Frankfurt Book Fair 2018.

Rights in African Languages: Promoting networks and exchanges to facilitating trade.
Dr Jama Musse Jama (Hargeysa International Book Fair, Somalia), Eric Dusabimana tbc (Bakame, Rwanda), Dr Kenza Sefrioui (Publisher of the collection Maroc : la guerre des langues ? – En Toutes Lettres publishing, Morocco) Discussant: Nathalie Carré (Inalco)

Paulin Assem (Ago Media, Togo), Simon-Pierre Mbumbo (Toom Comics, CameroonFrance), and Christophe Ngalle Edimo (Toom Comics, Cameroon). Photo/Raphaël Thierry
Paulin Assem (Ago Media, Togo), Simon-Pierre Mbumbo (Toom Comics, CameroonFrance), and Christophe Ngalle Edimo (Toom Comics, Cameroon). Photo/Raphaël Thierry

African Comics: Extending styles (in partnership with Africa & Mediterraneo).
Paulin Assem (Ago Media, Togo), Dan Bomboko (Elondja, DRC), Simon-Pierre Mbumbo (Toom Comics, Cameroon/France), Ngong Bertrand Collins (AfricAvenir, Cameroon) Discussant: Christophe Ngalle Edimo (Toom Comics, Cameroon) (French

Maly Diallo, Colleen Higgs (Modjaji Books, South Africa), Anne Migner-Laurin (Les Éditions du remue-ménage, Canada), and Nick Mulgrew (Uhlanga Press). Photo/Raphaël Thierry
Maly Diallo, Colleen Higgs (Modjaji Books, South Africa), Anne Migner-Laurin (Les Éditions du remue-ménage, Canada), and Nick Mulgrew (Uhlanga Press). Photo/Raphaël Thierry

Feminist Press reversing the gender bias.
Colleen Higgs (Modjaji Books, South Africa), Mirline Pierre (Legs éditions, Haïti), Anne Migner-Laurin (Les Éditions du remue-ménage, Canada), Nick Mulgrew (Uhlanga Press), Discussant: Maly Diallo (Après la Première Page, France) (English / French)

Acèle Nadale meets Johary Ravaloson. Photo/Raphaël Thierry
Acèle Nadale meets Johary Ravaloson. Photo/Raphaël Thierry

Lecture Afrolivresque Acèle Nadale meets Johary Ravaloson, author of Vol à Vif, Prix Ivoire pour la Littérature Africaine d’Expression Francophone 2017 (Dodo Vole, Madagascar) Discussant: Acèle Nadale (Afrolivresque) (English/ French)

 

Olatoun Gabi Williams Talks to Antoinette Tidjani Alou. Photo/Raphaël Thierry
Olatoun Gabi Williams Talks to Antoinette Tidjani Alou. Photo/Raphaël Thierry

Literature across Borders Olatoun Gabi Williams Talks to Antoinette Tidjani Alou – Author, Tina Shot Me Between the Eyes & Other Stories (Amalion, Senegal) Discussant: Olatoun Gabi Williams (Borders Literature for All Nations, Nigeria)

Sulaiman Adebowale (Amalion, Senegal), Maggie Davey (Gerald Kraak Award, South Africa), Dr Ibrahima Moctala Lo, Isabelle Kassi Fofana (Prix Ivoire pour la Litterature Africaine d'Expression Francophone, Ivory Coast). Photo/Raphaël Thierry.
Sulaiman Adebowale (Amalion, Senegal), Maggie Davey (Gerald Kraak Award, South Africa), Dr Ibrahima Moctala Lo, Isabelle Kassi Fofana (Prix Ivoire pour la Litterature Africaine d’Expression Francophone, Ivory Coast). Photo/Raphaël Thierry.

Opening the gates: African literary awards and African publishers.
Maggie Davey (Gerald Kraak Award, South Africa), Dr Ibrahima Moctala Lô, Isabelle Kassi Fofana (Prix Ivoire pour la Littérature Africaine d’Expression Francophone, Ivory Coast), Akoss Ofori-Mensah (Sub-Saharan Publishers). Discussant: Sulaiman Adebowale (Amalion, Senegal) (English/ French)

Dr Madhu Krishnan, Sulaiman Adebowale (Amalion, Senegal), Prof. Dr Kum'a Ndumbe III (AfricAvenir, Cameroon), Prof. Dr. Manfred Loimeier (Universität Mannheim, Germany). Photo/Raphaël Thierry
Dr Madhu Krishnan, Sulaiman Adebowale (Amalion, Senegal), Prof. Dr Kum’a Ndumbe III (AfricAvenir, Cameroon), Prof. Dr. Manfred Loimeier (Universität Mannheim, Germany). Photo/Raphaël Thierry

Discussing the Postcolonial legacy.
Sulaiman Adebowale (Amalion, Senegal), Prof. Dr Kum’a Ndumbe III (AfricAvenir, Cameroon), Prof. Dr. Manfred Loimeier (Universität Mannheim, Germany) Discussant: Dr Madhu Krishnan (University of Bristol, UK) (English)

Tsitsi Dangarembga moderated by Ilija Trojanowin. Photo/Interkontinental.
Tsitsi Dangarembga moderated by Ilija Trojanowin. Photo/Interkontinental.

Writing in Transition – African literature in transition
Ilija Trojanow speaks with Tsitsi Dangarembga.

 

 

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