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She came back to Nigeria, she did research and decided to start a publishing firm in Nigeria with a continental impact. The name of the firm is Cassava Republic and her name is Bibi Bakare-Yusuf. In this speech she tells her story to an audience in Soweto at the third Abantu Book Festival.  Advertisements

Abdulrahman Ndegwa is African Writers Trust Publishing Fellowship winner.


The African writers’ scene is alive both on the continent and in the diaspora. (Could we have a more African word instead of this Latin word?). The African Writers Trust tries to invest in writers and opportunities. A new fellowship has been awarded to Abdulrahman Ndegwa from Kenya. In this article you will find more … Continue reading Abdulrahman Ndegwa is African Writers Trust Publishing Fellowship winner.

Verah Omwocha: I am all about books


Trained to be a teacher. During a teacher training the students read books. Memorize important parts. Hopefully love of books is not a special subject, but an attitude that enters one’s hart during training and reading. Verah trained to be a teacher. Now she writes and edits and has a deep love for books. In … Continue reading Verah Omwocha: I am all about books

Inside the UK’s most radical indie publishers


In the 2016 the Nigerian publisher Cassava Republic took a bold step. Next to their headquarters in the Nigerian capital Abuja, the publisher opened a subsidiary in London, the capital of the United Kingdom. It was the first publisher who set up shop outside the continent. It has been a success. In this article you … Continue reading Inside the UK’s most radical indie publishers

The Literati with Colleen Higgs Publisher of Modjaji Books


A journey of discovering your own country, your country of birth and youth and so on. This is a journey that Colleen Higgs has undertaken. She tells about in this article. She tells about one aspect of it, the journey into the literary world of South Africa and other countries of Africa. This journey is … Continue reading The Literati with Colleen Higgs Publisher of Modjaji Books