New Journal of Higher Education in Africa
A new journal on higher education in Africa is to
be launched as a joint collaborative effort between the Center for International
Higher Education, Boston College (USA) and the Council for the Development
of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA (Senegal).
Prix Alioune Diop 2002 awarded to Benin publisher Ruisseaux d'Afrique
The Alioune Diop prize for African publishing for
2002 was awarded to Beninois publisher Ruisseaux d'Afrique at the Foire
du livre de Dakar (FILDAK) in May 2002.
Achebe awarded coveted peace prize of the German book trade
The Association of German Publishers and Booksellers
has awarded the "Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels" (Peace Prize
of the German Book Trade) to the Nigerian author Chinua Achebe.
The late Chief Victor
It is with deep sadness, shock and anger that we
have to announce the death of Chief Victor Nwankwo, distinguished publisher,
author, founding member of the African Books Collective, founder member
and first chairperson of the African Publishers Network, and close associate
of the Bellagio Publishing Network. Chief Nwankwo was shot dead by as-yet-unknown
assailants on Thursday 29 August in his home town of Enugu, Nigeria.
Wainaina wins the 3rd Caine Prize for African Writing
Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina has won the 2002
Caine Prize for African Writing, for his story "Discovering Home",
published on the internet by G21Net in 2001.
Turkish publisher Hasan
Turkish publisher Hasan Öztoprak, publisher
of the book Generating a Language (Bir dil yaratmak) by Kurdish writer
Mehmed Uzun, has been acquitted of charges brought by the State that
the book provoked 'hate and anger among people by promoting ethnic separatism'
and thus endangering public order.
Africa's 100 Best Books of
the 20th Century Awards to be presented in Cape Town
The Zimbabwe International Book Fair Africa 100
Best Books of the 20th Century awards presentation will take place in
Cape Town on 27 July. To compliment this African achievement, ZIBF's
Indaba 2002 will be held on 26 and 27 July.
Ama: A Story of the Atlantic
Slave Trade wins Commonwealth Writers Prize
South African-born writer, Manu Herbstein has won
the prestigious Commonwealth Writers Best First Book Prize 2002 for
his novel Ama: A Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade published by e-reads,
Grants for Open Access Journals
The Open Society Institute (OSI) is pleased to announce
a pilot project to support open access to international research and
scholarship, OSI will provide $100,000 in funding to support the publication
in open access peer-reviewed online journals of articles by authors
residing and working in countries where the Soros Foundation network
World class African fiction
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Children of
Gebelawi by Naguib Mahfouz and A Season of Migration to the North by
Tayeb Salih are among the world's 100 best works of fiction, according
to the world's top writers.
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