July 16

July 15

July 14

  • South Africa: In Memory of Nadine Gordimer, Writer and Anti-Apartheid Activist [press release]


    Index on Censorship remembers Nadine Gordimer, who died today [14 July 2014] at 90. The South African author, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Booker Prize among... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Honour for Olatunji Dare At 70


    NIGERIA'S former Defence Minister, General Theophilus Danjuma (ret.), the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, a leading member of the Yoruba socio-political... Read more »

  • Nigeria: NLNG Shortlists 11 Authors for Literature Prize


    THE Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) 2014 edition of The Nigeria Prize for Literature, has announced an initial shortlist of 11 books, drawn from 124 entries received from... Read more »

  • South Africa: Audio Books for KZN Visually Impaired


    Twenty nine visually impaired people, in Pietermaritzburg, have been given Victor Readers, also known as audio book players, to help them better access information. Read more »

  • Cameroon: Project Targets Books for 200 Schools

    Cameroon Tribune

    It is on record that inadequate training for teachers and the absence of textbooks does not help matters when meeting standards are expected from schools. Read more »

July 13

  • Ethiopia: Stance for Books

    Addis Fortune

    One of the phenomenons in the streets of Addis at present is book vending boys holding pile of books with their hands supported by the chest. In addition to the increasing number... Read more »

July 12

July 11

  • Nigeria: Nobel Laureate in Literature Wole Soyinka Turns 80

    Deutsche Welle

    Nigerian Wole Soyinka - the first African to win the Nobel Prize for Literature - is turning 80. A recurring theme in his work is opposition to dictatorship and to the use of... Read more »

  • South Africa: Mandela Day Book Drive to Get Kids Reading

    SA Info

    Members of the public have been urged to donate books about Nelson Mandela and other liberation heroes to schools, libraries and other organisations in need as part of a new... Read more »

  • South Africa: Mandela Book Drive to Get Children Reading


    Children in schools around Gauteng will be able to share the rich story of former President Nelson Mandela, thanks to a book drive by the provincial Education Department. Read more »

July 10

July 09

July 08

  • Angola: Journalist Highlights Lack of Children Stories Books


    The production of national children stories books available for the public does not satisfy the needs of the country, since the demand is higher, said Monday in Luanda the Angolan... Read more »

  • Angola: Lecturer Defends Inclusion of More Illustrations in Children Books


    Children stories books with many illustrations and contents portraying Angola facilitates and guarantees more the perception of children, stated Monday, in Luanda, the lecturer,... Read more »

July 06

July 04

  • Nigeria: Figurine Now a Book


    After receiving accolades from across the world, Kunle Afolayan's popular film, 'The Figurine' (Araromire) is back and this time you won't be watching it on cinema, but will be... Read more »

  • Kenya: Writers Converge for Sunday Salon in Nairobi

    The Star

    The Sunday Salon is an event that allows lovers of literature to interact with the writers of some of their favourite books at the Kwani Trust offices on Riverside Drive in... Read more »

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