Literary Events Happening Across Africa and the World in the 2nd Half of 2022

The month of July is almost upon us and as usual; a myriad of literary events will be held around Africa and in other parts of the world. June through October are the hotbed months for celebrating the knowledge, talents and hitherto undiscovered worlds found in books and arts. 

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African Books Collective, the only one-stop-shop for over 3000 books published in Africa

African Books Collective (ABC) is a not-for-profit cultural organization that markets and distributes African books, African writers, and African scholarship in the North and Africa. They are strengthening indigenous African publishing through collective action and have increased the visibility and accessibility of the wealth of African scholarship and culture. Muna Kalati had the privilege of exchanging […]

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“  Children’s literature is increasingly free from taboos – Andrea LIAO, Founder of Book the Future”

“Unhappy families move me the most“. Thoughts of Andrea LIAO, President & Founder of Book the Future“. All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way” (Tolstoy). Muna Kalati [MK]: What books did you like to read as a child? Do you think they are also interesting and understandable for […]

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« A child who reads and writes regularly will most likely be more confident, think faster and express themselves better. » Simpson Muhwezi a storyteller and literacy educator from Uganda.

Mr. Simpson Muhwezi is the Founder and Creative Director of Wandiika Literacy Initiative, a social enterprise whose mission is to use story-writing to help children develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills; the skills he strongly believes are vital not only for their academic performance but also their survival and prosperity in the 21st […]

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Christian Elongué, Parenting

How can children books help in raising confident kids? – Lessons from Festival Saint-Petersburg Book Lighthouse

Christian Elongué gave a public talk on the topic “Who is the true alpha of the family?”, during the festival “Saint-Petersburg Book Lighthouse” moderated by Nadezhda Filimonova and Evgeniia Trofimova from the Kronshtadt children’s library in Russia. Elongué thus explained that parenting styles must be adapted and personnalised to the kids and teens personality. There is no one right way to raise a child. It’s important to focus on balancing priorities, juggling responsibilities and quickly flipping between the needs of children, other family members and yourself.

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