Tag: World Book Capital

  • Accra, Ghana is UNESCO World Book Capital 2023.

    Accra, Ghana is UNESCO World Book Capital 2023.

    Accra, Ghana was designated the UNESCO World Book Capital 2023 on September 22, 2021. The year of celebrations will start on April 23, 2023, on World Book and Copyright Day. The World Book Capital is the city which UNESCO designates to be the headquarters of activities for World Book and Copyright Day on April 23.…

  • Tbilisi, Georgia is UNESCO World Book Capital 2021.

    Tbilisi, Georgia is UNESCO World Book Capital 2021.

    UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay announced Tbilisi, Georgia as the UNESCO World Book Capital 2021 on October 7, 2019. The World Book Capital is the city that UNESCO designates to be the headquarters of activities for World Book and Copyright Day on April 23. This date is the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and…

  • Sharjah International Book Fair 2018: World Book Capital 2019 theme and logo launched.

    Sharjah International Book Fair 2018: World Book Capital 2019 theme and logo launched.

    The World Book Capital 2019 theme and logo were launched at the opening ceremony of the Sharjah International Book Fair 2018 on October 31, 2018. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Open Books, Open Minds.’ The World Book Capital is the city which UNESCO designates to be the headquarters of activities for World Book…

  • Frankfurt Book Fair 2018: Kuala Lumpur World Book Capital 2020. #FBF18

    Frankfurt Book Fair 2018: Kuala Lumpur World Book Capital 2020. #FBF18

    The Kuala Lumpur World Book Capital 2020 was presented to international delegates at the Malaysian pavilion at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018 on October 11, 2018. The World Book Capital is the city which UNESCO designates to be the headquarters of activities for World Book and Copyright Day on April 23. This date is the…

  • An evening of performances in honour of Camara Laye #WorldBookCapital

    An evening of performances in honour of Camara Laye #WorldBookCapital

    There was an evening in honour of Guinea author Camara Laye at the Franco Guinea Cultural Centre on April 24, 2017. The evenings’ performances were presented by Senegal who were the featured country at the World Book Capital. Camara Laye was one of the most well know African writers of the 20th Century having produced…

  • Guinee minister of culture Barry Siaka speech (French) #WorldBooKCapital2017

    Guinee minister of culture Barry Siaka speech (French) #WorldBooKCapital2017

    Guinee minister of culture gave a rousing speech at the opening ceremony of the World Capital Book on April 23, 2017. Here is his speech in full. In French. Conakry World Book Capital 2017 Like all countries that hosted this prestigious event “World Book Capital”, our country Guinea, driven by the concern for the free…

  • Legendary Guinee author Williams Sassine honoured with fancy play #WorldBookCapital2017

    Legendary Guinee author Williams Sassine honoured with fancy play #WorldBookCapital2017

    Guinee writer Williams Sassine was honoured with a play in his honour at World Book Capital 2017 in Guinee Conakry. The performances was staged at the Franco Guinee Cultural Centre on April 23rd. William Sassine was a Guinee novelist who wrote of marginalised characters and had to flee into exile away from Sekou Toure when…

  • African literary festivals you can attend in 2017

    African literary festivals you can attend in 2017

    Here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2017. 2016 promised and delivered to literary feast of festivals in all corners of the continent. Writers and readers met and interacted in many different venues in many types of environments. Some like Abantu Book Festival were new while the older ones like…

  • Conakry, Guinee is World Book Capital for 2017

    Conakry, Guinee is World Book Capital for 2017

    We were still savouring the glorious times from last year when Port Harcourt was World Book Capital when we heard the news that will see another African city as the World Book Capital as soon as 2017. This decision to have Conakry, Guinea as the World Book Capital for 2017 was made by a committee…