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.
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.
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
In this interview the writer and editor and publisher Adewale Maja-Pearce tells about his work in the publishing world in Nigeria. A man who does not mince his words and who does not fear speaking his mind to other writers.
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
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