Tag: Bibi Bakare-Yusuf

  • Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Dr Jacinta Victoria Muinde win African Studies Association UK 2020 awards.

    Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Dr Jacinta Victoria Muinde win African Studies Association UK 2020 awards.

    Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Dr Jacinta Victoria Muinde, and Harris Dousemetzis were the winners at the African Studies Association UK awards 2020 announced on September 10, 2020. The African Studies Association of the United Kingdom was formed “to advance African studies, particularly in the United Kingdom, by providing facilities for the interchange of information and ideas and…

  • Morland African Writing Scholarships 2020 judges unveiled.

    Morland African Writing Scholarships 2020 judges unveiled.

    Muthoni Garland, Chuma Nwokolo, and Bibi Bakare-Yusuf were announced as judges for the Morland African Writing Scholarships 2020 on June 15, 2020. The award is open for entries from July 1, 2020. The Morland Writing Scholarships for African Writers, universally known as the Morland Writing Scholarship, gives writers a grant of £18,000, paid monthly over…

  • International Publishers Association Nairobi Seminar: PublisHer forum

    International Publishers Association Nairobi Seminar: PublisHer forum

    Dozens of women publishers and other women professionals in their industry congregated for the PublisHer forum in Nairobi on June 13, 2019. The International Publishers Association (IPA) hosted a seminar with dozens of players in the publishing industry from Africa and further afield at the Mövenpick Hotel, Nairobi from June 14-15. Preceding the seminar was…

  • Morland Writing Scholarships 2019 judges announced.

    Morland Writing Scholarships 2019 judges announced.

    The judges for the Morland Writing Scholarships 2019 Muthoni Garland, Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, and Otosirieze Obi-Young were announced today, May 1, 2019. The Morland Writing Scholarship, a project of the Miles Morland Foundation, is an award given annually to African writers to enable them to work on a manuscript over a year without worrying about an…

  • Berlin’s African Book Festival 2019 guest list unveiled.

    Berlin’s African Book Festival 2019 guest list unveiled.

    The guest list for Berlin’s African Book Festival 2019 has been unveiled. The festival curated by writer and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga runs from April 4-7, 2019. In 2018, writers from across Africa and its diaspora converged on Berlin for the African Book Festival with Chris Abani as the headliner. The festival organised by InterKontinental and…

  • Abantu Book Festival 2018 artist line up unveiled.

    Abantu Book Festival 2018 artist line up unveiled.

    The Abantu Book Festival 2018 artist line up was announced on the event’s social media platforms on October 23, 2018. The festival now in its third year is set for Soweto, South Africa from December 6-9, 2018. The Abantu Book Festival was founded in 2016 to build a space for black South African readers and…

  • African writers converge for Berlin’s first African Book Festival.

    African writers converge for Berlin’s first African Book Festival.

    Writers from across the African continent converged on Berlin for the first African Book Festival with Chris Abani as the headliner on April 26-28, 2018. Organised by the InterKontinental and curated by Olumide Popoola, the festival looked at transnationalism and migration in a more literary sense of “keeping in motion”. Berlin has a very unique…

  • South Africa National Book Week 2017 is on!

    South Africa National Book Week 2017 is on!

    The South Africa National Book Week 2017 is happening in Johannesburg from September 4-10. The highlight will be the South Africa Book Fair 2017 from September 8-10. South Africa National Book Week is a reading promotion campaign implemented by the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) in partnership with the Department Of Arts and Culture.…

  • Zakes Mda to headline South Africa Book Fair 2017 in September

    Zakes Mda to headline South Africa Book Fair 2017 in September

    The headline act for the South African Book Fair 2017 set to happen from September 8-10 is legendary author Zakes Mda. The festival theme is the “Writing Revolution.” The South African Book Fair 2017 will be happening at Museum Africa in Johannesburg. The South African Book Fair, now owned by the South African Book Development…

  • Mgqolozana, Mabanckou, Golakai make New African’s 100 Most Influential Africans 2016 List

    Mgqolozana, Mabanckou, Golakai make New African’s 100 Most Influential Africans 2016 List

    The New African’s 100 most influential Africans list 2016 include a healthy number of those in the book business from all corners of the continent. The fill list was done with the help of guest editor Bibi Bakare-Yusuf and includes Alain Mabankou. Hawa Jande Golakai, Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, Roye Okupe, Thando Mgqolozana, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,…

  • Engaging the Fringe at the Ake Festival #AkeFest2015

    Engaging the Fringe at the Ake Festival #AkeFest2015

    The theme at the Ake Festival 2015 this year was Engaging The Fringe. This meant that there were events that focused on genres and creative endeavor that are not regarded as ‘mainstream’ in spite of their growing popularity and availability. There were panels all through the festival but Friday had some of the most poignant…

  • British Council’s publishing Creative Hustle at the Lagos Theatre #LABAF2015

    British Council’s publishing Creative Hustle at the Lagos Theatre #LABAF2015

    The British Council hosted Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Eghosa Imasuen and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, three heavyweights in new African writing at the Lagos National Theatre on Friday morning. It has been as part of the many activities that is the Lagos Festival of Books and Arts aka Labaf. The British Council has been doing a series of…

  • The Lagos Book & Art Festival 2015 is coming!

    The Lagos Book & Art Festival 2015 is coming!

    The Lagos Book & Art Festival is set to happen at the Freedom Park in Lagos from November 13 – 15. This year’s festival which is the 17th edition will be dedicated to the memory of Ken Saro-Wiwa who fought for the rights of the Ogoni people and was executed by a very bad man…