By Ellah Wakatama Allfrey
In 2014, UNESCO's global ebook Capital is Port Harcourt, Nigeria-the first urban in Africa to obtain the designation through public bid.
This makes it a different yr for the Port Harcourt e-book pageant, that allows you to be in its 7th 12 months, and larger than ever. they're becoming a member of forces with the the world over popular Hay competition, to be able to deliver to Port Harcourt its 39 Project-a festival to spot the thirty-nine such a lot promising younger abilities lower than the age of 40 in sub-Saharan Africa and the diaspora. It follows the good fortune of Bogotá 39 in 2007 and Beirut 39 in 2010. either famous a few authors who now have foreign profiles: in Bogotá, Adriana Lisboa, Alejandro Zambra, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Daniel Alarcón, and Junot Díaz; in Beirut, Randa Jarrar, Joumana Haddad, Abdellah Taia, Samar Yazbek, and Faiza Guene. In Nigeria this 12 months, the esteemed judges comprise modern writer Margaret Busby; novelist and playwright Elechi Amadi,writer and student Osonye Tess Onwueme, and Caine Prize winner Binyavanga Wainaina.
For the second one time, Bloomsbury is commemorated to join the festivities, publishing world wide Africa39-a number of fresh paintings from those proficient thirty-nine.
With an advent via Wole Soyinka, Africa39 is a must-read for somebody excited about Africa at the present time and Africa the next day to come, as predicted throughout the eyes of its brightest literary stars.
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