The poet and writer Don Mattera has received a lifetime achievement award. The award was given to him by the Arts and Culture Trust (ACT), Johannesburg.
The International Book Salon in Algiers has drawn quite a bit of attention from the press. Here is another article on this fair that closed its gates. The French were the guest of honour, France is a former colonial power and has a stormy relationship with Algeria.
An enormous amount of books are at display at an International Book Fair in the Algerian capital city Algiers. Many people throng the place of the fair to have a look at the books, to be informed on what is going on in the world of books in Algeria.
Just a few more days. On November 12 the Nigerian writer Elnathan John will release his novel. The event will take place on a Thursday, even though the title of his novel is ‘Born on a Tuesday’. Read here more about the event.
Later this month the Nigerian publishers will come together for their annual meet. The place to be for the papermakers will be Ibadan. Not only publishers are welcome, but the general audience will be welcome at the opening ceremony.
Poetry can be an explosion. It was shown at the Poetry Concert as a part of the Lagos International Poetry Festival 2015. The place to be was Lagos, the former capital of Nigeria.