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Below are links to the websites – and Facebook pages, where available (click on thelogo) – of organizations (other than publishers), groups, and associations that are supportive of book and journal publishing, the ‘book chain’, and reading promotion in Africa. A number of dealers and distributors of African-published books are also included, as are links to some of the major (Pan-African) book prizes and awards, book fairs and other book promotional events, as well as a number of African literary magazines and blogs that focus on cultural and literary production in Africa.

The links collection has been fully updated (with all links verified) as at March 2021. A number of links have been deleted when we were unable to verify that the organizations were still active, or where websites have been permanently down. Over 20 new links/organizations have been added.

We only include organizations and associations that have been verified to be currently active, but please note that the websites of a number of African book trade organizations tend to suffer from frequent downtime.

Links last updated 10 March 2021.


 

A

Abantu Book Festival (South Africa)
https://www.abantubookfestival.co.za/
 https://www.facebook.com/AbantuBookFestival

Academic and Non-Fiction Authors' Association of South Africa
http://www.anfasa.org.za/

Accra International Book Festival
http://accrabookfest.com/
https://www.facebook.com/accrabookfest/

Africa Access
http://africaaccessreview.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/Africa-Access-100903899972099/

Africa Book Centre
http://www.africabookcentre.com/

Africa Book Link
http://africabooklink.com/

Africa in Words
https://africainwords.com/
 https://www.facebook.com/africa.inwords/?fref=ts

Africa Publishing Innovation Fund (International Publishers Association/IPA)
https://www.apinnovation.fund/

Africana Librarians Council
http://africanalibrarians.wixsite.com/alcasa
 https://www.facebook.com/Africana.Librarians/?fref=ts

African Book Addict (Ghana)
https://africanbookaddict.com/

African Book Publishing Record
https://www.degruyter.com/journal/key/ABPR/html
 https://www.facebook.com/The-African-Book-Publishing-Record-328681580509379/

African Book Trust (South Africa)
https://www.booktrust.org.za/
 https://www.facebook.com/booktrustSA

African Books Collective Ltd
http://www.africanbookscollective.com/ 
 https://www.facebook.com/AfricanBooksCollective/

African Journal Partnership Programme
http://www.ajpp-online.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/434373233247250/

African Journals Online
http://www.ajol.info/
 https://www.facebook.com/ajol.info/?fref=ts  

African Library & Information Associations & Institutions
http://aflia.net/
 https://www.facebook.com/aflianetwork/

African Minds (South Africa, African University Presses project)
https://code4sa.org/african-university-presses/#all

African Narratives (South Africa)
http://www.africannarratives.org.za/
https://www.facebook.com/African-Narratives-1533953003544292/

African Observatory of Professional Publishers
http://www.oape-africa.org/
https://www.facebook.com/oape.africa

African Poetry Book Fund
https://africanpoetrybf.unl.edu/
 https://www.facebook.com/AfricanPoetryBookFund/

African Publishers Network/APNET
http://www.african-publishers.net/
https://www.facebook.com/African-Publishers-Network-APNET-365516587129940/?ref=bookmarks
Note: after being dormant for several years, APNET announced in March 2018 that it will resume activities and has launched a new website.

African Publishing Review. A Newsletter of the African Publishers Network
https://african-publishers.net/images/APNET_NEWSLETTER_2019_(ENGLISH).pdf
(Latest, as at March 2021, is vol. 1, issue 2, 2019; also available in a French version)
https://african-publishers.net/images/APNET_NEWSLETTER_2019_(FRENCH).pdf)

African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
http://www.aripo.org/about-aripo

African Research & Documentation (SCOLMA)
https://scolma.org/?cat=44

African Story Book (South Africa)
http://www.africanstorybook.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/africanstorybookorg/?fref=ts

African Studies Association - ASA Gretchen Walsh Book Donation Award
http://www.africanstudies.org/awards-prizes/gretchen-walsh-book-donation-award

African Studies Association of the UK
http://www.asauk.net/
 https://www.facebook.com/AfricanStudiesAssociationUK/?fref=ts

Africa Writes (Royal African Society)
http://africawrites.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/AfricaWrites/?fref=ts

African Writers Trust
http://africanwriterstrust.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/AfricanWritersTrust/?fref=ts

Afrilivres. L’association des éditeurs francophones au Sud du Sahara
http://www.afrilivres.net/

Afro-Asian Book Council
http://www.aabookcouncil.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/afroasianbookcouncil/

Afrolivresque (France)
http://www.afrolivresque.com/
 https://www.facebook.com/Afrolivresque/

Ake Arts and Book Festival (Nigeria)
http://www.akefestival.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/AkeFestival/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

Alliance Internationale des Editeurs Indépendants/
International Alliance of Independent Publishers
http://www.alliance-editeurs.org/?lang=fr
 
https://www.facebook.com/Alliance-internationale-des-%C3%A9diteurs-ind%C3%A9pendants-177525962305734/

Arts Managers and Literary Activists (AMLA) Network
https://amlanetwork.com/

Association des Editeurs de Côte d’Ivoire
http://www.assedi.com/
 https://www.facebook.com/Assedi-491014711088249/

Association des Editeurs de Madagascar
http://www.aedim.mg/

Association for the Development of African Education – Working Group on Books and Learning Materials
http://www.adeanet.org/en/working-groups/books-and-learning-materials

Association of Nigerian Authors
http://ana-nigeria.com/
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/ANA.nigeria/

Association of University Presses-Global Partner Program
https://aupresses.org/news/new-program-encourages-transnational-collaboration/

Association pour la promotion des ressources éducatives libres Africaines
http://www.aprelia.org/index.php/fr/  
https://www.facebook.com/aprelia.org/?fref=ts

Association Sénégalaise des Editeurs
http://www.as-editeurs.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/Association-S%C3%A9n%C3%A9galaise-des-%C3%89diteurs-1060209904020134/

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Bakwa Magazine
https://bakwamagazine.com/
 https://www.facebook.com/BakwaMagazine/

Baobab Books (Switzerland)
https://www.baobabbooks.ch/en/home/

Bellagio Publishing Network (organization no longer active, but archive of newsletters and other resources still accessible)
http://www.bellagiopublishingnetwork.com/

Biblionef – South Africa
http://www.biblionefsa.org.za/
 https://www.facebook.com/BiblionefSouthAfrica/?fref=ts

Bookaid International
https://www.bookaid.org/
Facebook logo https://www.facebook.com/bookaid/

Bookdash (South Africa)
http://bookdash.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/bookdash

Book Bunk Project (Kenya)
https://www.bookbunk.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/TheBookBunk/

Book Buzz Foundation (Nigeria)  
http://bookbuzzfoundation.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004215555982

The Bookery (South Africa)
http://thebookery.org.za/
 https://www.facebook.com/thebookery1

Bookmark Magazine (South African Booksellers Association)
https://www.sabooksellers.com/bookmark/

Book Publishers Association of Malawi
http://cosoma.mw/index.php/associations/35-book-publishers-association-of-malawi-bpam

Book Publishing in Africa (Facebook Group)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/233568780016434/

Book Republic (Nigeria)
https://bookrepublic.com.ng/
https://www.facebook.com/BOOKREPUBLICNG/

Books for the other 90%/Ondernemen voor de Andere 90 Procent
https://www.bluetree-group.com/
 https://www.facebook.com/Books-For-The-Other-90-278181055550847/

Books Live (South Africa)
http://bookslive.co.za/ (Archive) superseded by
https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times/books/
 https://www.facebook.com/BooksLIVESA

Borders Literature Online/Borders Book Reviews (Nigeria)
http://www.bordersliteratureonline.net/
https://www.facebook.com/bordersliteratureonline/

Brittle Paper
https://brittlepaper.com/
 https://www.facebook.com/brittlepaper/

Brunel University International African Poetry Prize
http://www.africanpoetryprize.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/africanpoetryprize/?fref=ts

Burt Literary Awards (CODE)
https://www.burtaward.org/

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The Caine Prize for African Writing (now the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing)
http://caineprize.com/
 https://www.facebook.com/caineprize/?fref=ts

Centre for the Book (South Africa)
http://www.nlsa.ac.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53&Itemid=41
 https://www.facebook.com/Centre-for-the-Book-185041714895675/

Centre national de la littérature pour la jeunesse - La Joie par les Livres
http://lajoieparleslivres.bnf.fr/masc/Default.asp?INSTANCE=JOIE
 https://www.facebook.com/centrenationaldelalitteraturepourlajeunesse/?ref=hl

Children’s Book Network (South Africa)
http://childrensbook.co.za/
 https://www.facebook.com/ChildrensBook/

Children’s Book Project for Tanzania
http://www.cbp.or.tz/  (Website not accessible as at March 2021)
 https://www.facebook.com/CBPTz/

CODE (Canadian Organization for Development through Education)
http://www.codecan.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/codecan.org

Commonwealth Short Story Prize
http://www.commonwealthwriters.org/our-projects/the-short-story/

Culture et Dévéloppement
https://www.culture-developpement.asso.fr/
 https://www.facebook.com/CultureDvpt/?fref=ts

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D

Direction du livre et de la lecture (Senegal)
http://www.culture.gouv.sn/index.php/directions-du-livre-et-de-la-lecture/

Dramatic Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (South Africa)
http://www.dalro.co.za/

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E

East African Book Development Association (Website not accessible as at March 2021; organization currently dormant)
http://eabda.or.ke/

EditAfrica. Réflexion et information sur le monde du livre africain
http://www.editafrica.com/

Egyptian Publishers Association
http://www.egyptianpublishers.org/

Electronic Publishing Trust for Development
http://epublishingtrust.net/

Ethiopia Reads
http://www.ethiopiareads.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/ethiopiareads

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F

Frankfurt Book Fair. Invitation Programme for International Exhibitors
https://www.buchmesse.de/en/international-business/fellowship-and-grant-programmes/invitation-programmes

Frankfurt Rights
https://frankfurtrights.com/
https://www.facebook.com/frankfurterbuchmesse/

Friends of African Village Libraries
https://www.favl.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/FAVL.activities/?fref=ts

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G

Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology Prize
https://jacana.co.za/gerald-kraak-anthology-and-prize/

Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Literatur aus Afrika, Asien, und Latinamerika e.V./
Society for the Promotion of African, Asian and Latin American Literatures

http://www.litprom.de/
https://www.facebook.com/litprom/

Ghana Book Development Council
http://gbdc.gov.gh/

Ghana Book News
https://ghanapublishersassociation.org/downloads/gbpa_news_letter_4.pdf (Newsletter, latest issue, as at March 2021, is no. 4, 2017)

Ghana Book Trust
https://www.ghanabooktrust.org/
https://www.facebook.com/ghanabooktrust

Ghana International Book Fair
http://www.ghanabookfair.com/index.php

Ghana Publishers Association (GPA)
https://ghanapublishersassociation.org/index.php
 https://www.facebook.com/GhanaPublishers/

Global Book Alliance
https://www.globalbookalliance.org/

Global Book Marketing (Distributor/Agent for of a number of African publishers)
http://www.globalbookmarketing.co.uk/default.php?p=home

Golden Baobab Book Prize
http://www.goldenbaobab.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/goldenbaobab

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H

Happy Readers (Zimbabwe)
http://www.happy-readers.com/
 https://www.facebook.com/happyreaderszimbabwe/

Hargeysa International Book Fair (Somaliland)
http://www.hargeysabookfair.com/hibf2019/
(Note: In 2020 the Hargeysa International Book Fair had to be cancelled and went virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)

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I

IBBY SA (The International Board on Books for Young People-South Africa)
http://ibbysa.org.za/
 https://www.facebook.com/IBBY-SA-118787073344/?fref=ts

IFLA Africa section
http://www.ifla.org/africa
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/IFLAAFRICASC/

Interkontinental—Writing in Migration.  African Book Festival (Germany)
http://www.interkontinental.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/InterKontinentalBerlin

International African Institute
http://www.internationalafricaninstitute.org/

International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP)
http://www.inasp.info/
https://www.facebook.com/inasp.info

International Publishers Association (IPA)
https://www.internationalpublishers.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/InternationalPublishersAssociation/

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J

Jacana Literary Foundation (South Africa)
https://jacana.co.za/jacana-literary-foundation/

Jalada. A Pan-African Writers' Collective
https://jaladaafrica.org/

James Currey Prize for African Literature
https://jamescurreyprize.com/
 https://www.facebook.com/jamescurreyprize/

James Murua Literary: Archiving Black and African Literature (Blog, Kenya)
http://www.jamesmurua.com/

Johannesburg Review of Books
https://johannesburgreviewofbooks.com/
 https://www.facebook.com/JoburgReview/

Jozi Book Fair (South Africa)
http://www.jozibookfair.org.za/
 https://www.facebook.com/Jozi-Book-Fair-2016-511371399041969/

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K

Kenya Publishers Association
http://www.kenyapublishers.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/kenyapublishersassociation/

Kinderbuch Fonds Baobab/Baobab Children’s Book Fund
http://www.baobabbooks.ch/

Kwani Trust (Kenya)
http://www.kwani.org/
https://www.facebook.com/kwanitrust/?fref=ts

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L

Lagos Book & Art Festival
http://www.lagosbookartfestival.org
 https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=lagos%20book%20and%20art%20festival%20labaf

Librairie Numérique Africaine
http://librairienumeriqueafricaine.com/
 https://www.facebook.com/NouvellesEditionsNumeriquesAfricaines

Lubuto Library Partners
http://www.lubuto.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/lubutolibrarypartners/

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M

Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature
http://kiswahiliprize.cornell.edu/
 https://www.facebook.com/MabatiCornellKiswahiliPrize/

Meabooks, Inc./Hogarth Representation (Suppliers of books from Africa; approval plans and blanket orders)
https://www.hogarthrepresentation.com/shop/

Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy (South Africa)
https://www.molteno.co.za/
 https://www.facebook.com/MoltenoSA/

Mother Tongue Editions
http://www.mothertongue.us/

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N

Nairobi International Book Fair
https://www.nairobiinternationalbookfair.co.ke/

Nal'ibali. National Reading-For-Enjoyment Initiative (South Africa)
https://www.nalibali.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/nalibaliSA/

National Book Development Council of Kenya
http://nationalbookcouncilkenya.org/ (Website not accessible as at March 2021)
 https://www.facebook.com/nbdck/

National Book Development Council of Tanzania/Baraza la Maendeleo ya Vitabu Tanzania
http://www.bamvita.or.tz/default.asp (Website not accessible as at March 2021)

National Book Trust of Uganda
http://nabotu.or.ug/ (Website not accessible/hacked? as at March 2021)
 https://www.facebook.com/nabotu/?fref=ts

National Centre for Arts & Culture (The Gambia)
https://www.ncac.gm/
 https://www.facebook.com/NCACGambia/

Nigeria International Book Fair
http://www.nibf.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/nibfng/?fref=ts

Nigerian Book Foundation
http://nigerianbookfoundation.com/ (Website not accessible as at March 2021)
 https://www.facebook.com/NigerianBookFoundation/

Nigerian Publishers Association
http://www.nigerianpublishers.com/
https://www.facebook.com/nigerianpublishers/

Noma Award for Publishing in Africa (Although no longer awarded, these Wiki pages provide details of past winners of this prestigious annual book prize given to any new African-published book in three categories: literature, children’s books/juvenile and scholarly, from 1980 to 2009)

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O

Oniocha (Online bookstore, Ghana)
https://oniocha.com/

Open Book Festival (South Africa)
http://openbookfestival.co.za/
https://www.facebook.com/openbookfestival/

Organisation nationale des éditeurs de livres (Algeria)
http://www.bookprod.com/index.php
 https://www.facebook.com/1414009935283121/posts/3414199135264181/

Oxford International Centre for Publishing. Oxford Brookes University
https://publishing.brookes.ac.uk/

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P

Pan African Writers’ Association
https://panafricanwritersassociation.com/
 https://www.facebook.com/panafricanwriters/?fref=ts

Positively African (Kenya)
https://www.positivelyafricanmedia.com/
 https://www.facebook.com/PositivelyAfrican

Praxis Magazine for Arts & Literature
http://www.praxismagonline.com/
 https://www.facebook.com/praxismagonline

Prix Orange du Livre en Afrique (France)
https://www.fondationorange.com/Le-Prix-Orange-du-Livre
 https://www.facebook.com/fondationorange

Professional Editors Guild (South Africa)
http://www.editors.org.za/
 http://www.facebook.com/ProfessionalEditorsGroup

Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa (PRAESA)
http://www.praesa.org.za/
 https://www.facebook.com/thePRAESA/

Publishers' Association of South Africa
http://www.publishsa.co.za/
 https://www.facebook.com/publishsa

Publishers for Development
http://www.pubs-for-dev.info/

Publishers without Borders (Tanzania, Elsevier Foundation)
http://www.elsevierfoundation.org/tag/publishers-without-borders/

Puku Children’s Literature Foundation (South Africa)
https://www.puku.co.za/en/what-is-puku/

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R

Rainbow Book Club (Nigeria)
http://www.rainbowbookclub.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/RainbowBookClub/?fref=ts

Read African Books (sub-site of African Books Collective Ltd)
http://www.readafricanbooks.com/

READ Educational Trust (South Africa)
http://www.read.org.za/
 https://www.facebook.com/READEduTrust/?fref=ts

Read to Rise (South Africa)
http://www.readtorise.org/
https://www.facebook.com/readtorise

Reading Zimbabwe
http://readingzimbabwe.com/

Roving Heights Books (Nigeria)
https://rhbooks.com.ng/

Rwanda Book Development Initiative
https://rwabodi.wordpress.com/

Rwanda Publishers and Booksellers Union
https://kimulijoachim.wixsite.com/rwandapublishers

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S

Saraba Magazine/Saraba Literary Trust (Nigeria)
http://sarabamag.com/
https://www.facebook.com/sarabamag/

ScoLibris Livre solidaire
http://www.scolibris.fr/
 https://www.facebook.com/ScoLibris/?fref=ts

SCOLMA. The UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa
http://scolma.org/

Short Story Day Africa Prize
http://shortstorydayafrica.org/the-ssda-prize/
 https://www.facebook.com/ShortStoryDayAfrica

Small Magazines, Literary Networks and Self-Fashioning in Africa and its Diasporas (UK/South Africa)
http://www.smallmagazinesafrica.org/

Society for Book and Magazine Editors of Nigeria
https://sbmen.org.ng/
https://www.facebook.com/sbmenorg/

Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators (South African Chapter)
http://www.scbwi.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/SCBWI/

Soumbala. Portail francophone du livre africain
http://www.soumbala.com/

South African Book Development Council
http://sabookcouncil.co.za/
 https://www.facebook.com/NationalBookWeekSA

South African Book Fair (formerly Cape Town Book Fair)
http://southafricanbookfair.co.za/
 https://www.facebook.com/SouthAfricanBookFair

South African Booksellers Association
http://www.sabooksellers.com/
 https://www.facebook.com/SABooksellers

South African Literary Awards
http://sala.org.za/

South African Writers Network
http://sawn.co.za/

Storymoja (Kenya)
http://storymojaafrica.co.ke/
 https://www.facebook.com/Storymojaafrica

Sustainable Development Goals-SDG Bookclub Africa
https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sdgbookclub/

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T

Takam Tikou
http://takamtikou.bnf.fr/

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Wasafiri
http://www.wasafiri.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/wasafiri.magazine/

Wawa Book Review (Nigeria)
http://wawabookreview.com/
https://www.facebook.com/wawabookreview

Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa
http://www.theluminafoundation.org/the-prize

Words without Borders
https://www.wordswithoutborders.org/

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/index.html
https://www.facebook.com/worldipday/

Worldreader
http://www.worldreader.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/worldreader

Writers International Network Zimbabwe
https://win-zimbabwe.blogspot.co.uk/

Writers Project of Ghana
https://writersprojectghana.com/
https://www.facebook.com/wpgoncitifm/

Writivism Festival (Uganda)
http://writivism.com/
https://www.facebook.com/WritivismFestival

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Yambeka Children Media (Namibia)
https://yambekachildren.com/
 https://www.facebook.com/YambekaChildrenMedia/

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Zimbabwe International Book Fair
http://www.zibfa.org.zw/ (Website not accessible as at March 2021)
https://www.facebook.com/zibfa/

Zongo Story Project (Ghana/US)
http://www.zongostoryproject.com/
 https://www.facebook.com/zongostoryproject/

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