Tagged: Africa

Why giving books means more at Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, and some parents having already started the frantic shopping trip to bag the latest gadgets, the team at children’s... Read more

Q&A with AkooBooks' Ama Dadson

With a vast market for audio content in Africa, the founder of the only publisher and distributor of African audiobooks in West Africa is hoping... Read more

Al Qasimi critiques Conrad's 'racist ideas' at IPA's Nairobi congress

Joseph Conrad had “racist ideas” and National Geographic magazine is guilty of “generalisations” about Africa, said the United Arab Emirates’ Sheikha Bodour al Qasimi, at... Read more

Obama reveals Africa-inspired summer reading list

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nelson Mandela and Ben Rhodes are among the authors featured on Barack Obama's summer reading list ahead of his trip to Africa.... Read more

Caine Prize for African writing shortlist revealed

Writers from South Africa, Zambia and Nigeria have made the shortlist for this year’s Caine Prize for African Writing.   On the shortlist, announced today... Read more

OUP sponsors African literacy conference

Oxford University Press (OUP) is sponsoring an African literacy conference in South Africa this September. The conference is organised by the Reading Association of South... Read more

Pigeonhole to publish first 'real-time' serial

Digital serial publisher The Pigeonhole is launching its first real-time book featuring weekly dispatches from correspondents in Africa, titled Pigeon Post: Letters from Africa.  ... Read more

Book Aid doubles shipments in 2014

Book Aid International sent more than a million books to African libraries in 2014, almost doubling its distribution figures for 2013.   The charity, which... Read more

Miles Morland Foundation awards lucrative writers' scholarships

Four writers hailing from South Africa, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria and Barbados have won the 2014 Morland Writing Scholarships, each receiving a £18,000 grant to allow... Read more

People's Postcode Lottery donates £175k to Book Aid International

The People’s Postcode Lottery will donate £175,000 towards Book Aid International’s work with libraries in Africa. The money will help support literacy and development in... Read more

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