African Publishing – The $5 Billion Digital Opportunity as Nigeria becomes 7th largest country by online population

At the IPA Africa Seminar in Lagos in 2018 it was reported that the African book market was worth $1 billion. Not a staggering amount, but enough to raise eyebrows among many in the global publishing industry who believed Africa was a publishing backwater not worthy of their attention. This June comes the second IPA Read More …

International Publishers Association announces line-up for 2nd IPA Africa Seminar in Nairobi

If last year’s inaugural IPA Africa Seminar in Lagos was a much needed wake-up call to a global publishing industry that had largely ignored the world’s second largest continent, the 2nd incarnation in Nairobi in June will elevate the debate to the next level. From the IPA press release: Leading figures in African writing and Read More …

Short story prize shortlist announced for writers in Zambia

When  Zambia-born author Namwali Serpell won the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing, the first Zambian to claim the award, she made the headlines by sharing the $15,500 prize money with her fellow contestants, two who were from Nigerian and two from South Africa. This year Zambians are in the running for another prize, this Read More …