Footnote Summit; Africa’s largest publishing event for Nairobi

footnoteI knew that blogging about African literature would come in handy one day. Turns out Africa’s “largest publishing event” the Footnote Summit is set to happen in Nairobi on 23th September 2014. It will be happening alongside the 17th Nairobi International Book Fair (24th September to 28th September 2014) so that means a lot of people in publishing will be in town anyway. Which means that there is a bigger incentive to be in Nairobi in two weeks than ever.
The first Footnote Summit in 2013 happened 6th November 2013 in South Africa at the Cape Town Lodge and brought together hungry-minds that were eager to get the digital content scene on par with the rest of world. You can read more about that event here, watch John Wheeler talk about the digital future here and Arthur Atwell talking about The tough truths about selling to publishers.
This year’s event will include speakers like David Waweru, Alex Poizyn, Wesley Lynch and Nivi Mukherjee and is sponsored by @snapplify, Digital Divide Data and @realmdigital.
If you are a member of the Kenya Publishers Association you are entitled to a 10% discount. For more information please visit
Now why it is handy that I am happy to be blogging about African literature. As far as I can tell this is a exclusive. Very nice. I think.

By James Murua

This blog is run by James Murua a Nairobi, Kenya based lover of books.

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