Event Programme

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Tuesday 22 March 2022

Flagship Events
Authors Café
Spotlight on Africa

22 March

02:20 PM - 03:10 PM

ENG TRANSLATION ITA

Spotlight on Africa - Innovators of African publishing

Area Mall
Authors Café

This panel will focus on how African publishing innovators and entrepreneurs are solving complex, systemic African publishing challenges, such as promoting publishing and reading in indigenous languages and rural book accessibility and literacy, through the use of new, holistic solutions and disruptive technologies and approaches.

Panel

Elena Pasoli, Exhibition Manager, Bologna Children's Book Fair;
Un rappresentante ICE Agenzia;
Bodour Al Qasimi, Presidente IPA;
Angela Wachuka, Co-Founder, Book Bunk, Kenya;
Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Publisher, Founder of Cassava Republic Press, UK/Nigeria;
Will Clurman, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, eKitabu, Kenya;
Ama Dadson, Chief Executive Officer, AkooBooks Audio, Ghana

Organized by

BCBF

In cooperation with

IPA - International Publishers Association

With the support of

ITA - Italian Trade Agency; MAECI - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Flagship Events
Authors Café
Spotlight on Africa

22 March

03:20 PM - 04:10 PM

ENG TRANSLATION ITA

Spotlight on Africa - In their own words: storytelling to protect vanishing African languages

Area Mall
Authors Café

Africa’s indigenous languages are at risk of extinction, and many have already disappeared. With indigenous children’s publishing one of the primary ways these languages are passed on to youth, telling African stories in African languages has never been more critical. This session will explore the role of governments, publishers, and authors in preserving and promoting indigenous languages.  

Panel

Mkuki Bgoya, publisher, Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Tanzania;
Maureen Masamba, president and publisher, Malawi Book Publishers Association, Malawi;
Sandra Tamele, Founder and Editor, Editora Trinta Zero Nove, Mozambique

Moderator: Nathalie Carrè, Inalco - Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, France

Organized by

BCBF

In cooperation with

IPA - International Publishers Association

With the support of

ITA - Italian Trade Agency; MAECI - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Flagship Events
Authors Café
Spotlight on Africa

22 March

04:20 PM - 05:10 PM

ENG TRANSLATION ITA

Spotlight on Africa - Developing African reading culture beyond the classroom

Area Mall
Authors Café

The Accessibility and Visibility of African Children’s Books: Despite many literacy programs in Africa, little attention is paid to instilling a culture of reading amongst youth. The result is a generation that is reading less and watching more than ever before. This session will discuss the role of governments, donor agencies, publishers, librarians, teachers, and families in fostering a culture of reading.

Panel

Kumuriwor Alira Bushiratu, co-founder, Learners Girls Foundation, Ghana;
Amira Abul-Magd, publisher, Dar Al-Shorouk, Egypt;
Chirikure Chirikure, poet, songwriter, author, Zimbabwe;
Catherine Uwimana, Book Development Expert, Rwanda

Moderator: Alison Tweed, Chief Executive Officer, BookAid, UK

Organized by

BCBF

In cooperation with

IPA - International Publishers Association

With the support of

ITA - Italian Trade Agency; MAECI - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation