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In recent years, the UK publishing industry, in particular, has made a broad and public effort to embrace diversity, both in terms of the books published and hiring decisions. We have a display of new African American fiction and non-fiction to celebrate Black History Month. We live in a capitalist world, and the easiest way to move the cursor of supply is with demand.

I’m eager to read Moore’s memoir, Afia Atakora, Maisy Card and All Boys Aren’t Blue. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! But why now? xx. Friday Black Billingsley, ReShonda Tate. Down the River Unto the Sea. We have a display of new African American fiction and non-fiction to celebrate Black History Month. Please do share! Similar changes are taking place in other book markets as well.

I’m especially looking forward to the ones by Nnedi, NK Jemisin, Yaa Gyasi and Zora (may she rest in peace), Thanks for stopping by! “Our meeting, which was scheduled for an hour, went on all day,” said Odedina. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Sarah Odedina, an editor-at-large for Pushkin Children’s Books in the UK, and Deborah Ahenkorah, founder of Golden Baobab and publisher at African Bureau Stories in Ghana, first met at a conference in Singapore, and then again at the 2018 Pa Gya! Reflecting a Diverse Reality in Children’s Books: New African Literature Partnership In News by Hannah Johnson April 2, 2019 Wanting to see more African characters in children’s books—both in Africa and internationally—publishers Sarah Odedina and Deborah Ahenkorah have formed a new partnership. Here are some of the new fiction titles: New African American Fiction Adjei-Brenyah, Nana Kwame.

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Both Ahenkorah and Odedina have impressive backgrounds in the book world. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. September 23, 2020 “But there aren’t enough voices in that canon for children to enjoy. Richly imagined with African mythology, art and folk tales, this moving and modern book follows Oto through his life at home and at boarding school in Nigeria, and his ultimate dream of emigrating to a new life in the United States. African American. We have a display of new African American fiction and non-fiction to celebrate Black History Month.

An Ordinary Wonder takes us on a beautiful journey of what it means to feel whole. Odedina’s long career in children’s book publishing includes stints at Penguin Books and Orchard Books. NBN Special Series New Books in African Studies New Books in Architecture New Books in Art New Books in Arts & Letters New Books in History New Books in Peoples & Places New Books in Politics & Society New Books in the Indian Ocean World October 5, …

But while learning about history I've read about white people coming together, Jews coming together, Spanish coming together, different cultures and religions understanding and coming together despite their differences. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. ( Log Out /  Revolution and Knowledge Production, 1964-2016, Globalization and Slavery in Arabia in the Age of Empire, Media and Urban Life in Colonial and Postcolonial Lagos, Power and Slavery across the Indian Ocean, Economistes and the Reinvention of Empire, France in the Americas and Africa c. 1750-1802. Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen Bump, Gabriel.

0 people liked it, 1 chapters — It’s almost as if technology came and fueled demand for diverse books, which always existed but was latent.”, Odedina, looking back on her career, recalled a time when publishing wasn’t responsive to diverse stories or characters: “I remember two conversations very vividly. Lilly Goren, New Books in African StudiesNew Books in BiographyNew Books in HistoryNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in Political ScienceNew Books in Politics & Society Robyn Morse, NBN Special SeriesNew Books in African StudiesNew Books in ArchitectureNew Books in ArtNew Books in Arts & LettersNew Books in HistoryNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in Politics & SocietyNew Books in the Indian Ocean World

“We put in the work to make sure that the books have a global reach but also a very African reach.”. A few of the African authors the pair has on their radar right now include Ruby Goka, “who writes fabulous books for teens and young adults,” said Odedina; Dela Avemega, writer and illustrator of books for preschool children about life in Accra; and Bontle Senne, South African author of middle-grade books “the world should watch out for,” said Ahenkorah. This is just a snippet of the books 2019 has to offer! xx. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account.

I’ve had my fingers crossed for Martin’s The Waiting and Nnedi’s Ikenga for a while now. Please click on the images to read the blurbs and/or to purchase the books.

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September 11, 2020 “And publishers can see the commercial reality reflected back at them.”.

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Along with publishing a first book by an emerging new African poet each year, the Africa Book Fund has also committed to publishing a collected edition of “a major living African poet” each year, and this year it is Gabriel Okara, the only person who could ever be called both “the elder statesman of Nigerian literature and the first Modernist poet of Anglophone Africa.” Those who know, know who he … The main thing will to be to find all the authors we work with the right home.”. Below is my annual collage of new books to anticipate this year.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Through Odedina, Pushkin Press plans to publish some of the titles in the UK, and the pair is also reaching out to their network of industry contacts to find additional US and UK publishers for their chosen African titles. Change ).

Please click on the images to read the blurbs and/or to purchase the books. New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color. Bamboozled by Jesus paints a powerful picture of what it means to say “yes” to your most rewarding life―no matter your beliefs.

Friday Black Billingsley, ReShonda Tate. October 5, 2020 last active 7 hours ago, 1,704 members, Along the lines of the kind of author mentorship that Ahenkorah already provides through the Golden Baobab Prize, this new venture aims to identify and publish African writers from across the continent. Change ). African writers from Buchi Emecheta, Amos Tutuola, Ama Ata Aidoo and Ousmane Sembene as well as more contemporary voices like Ayesha Harruna Attah, Ayobami Adebayo and Chimamanda Adichie Ngozi are a fantastic part of our global literary culture.

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