Print Activism in Twenty-First Century Africa
By Wasafiri Editor on November 24, 2016 in
Print Activism in Twenty-First Century Africa: A Wasafiri Special Issue Launch
At the George Padmore Institute, 76 Stroud Green Road, London N4 3EN
On Thursday 8 December from 7.00pm
Entry is Free but Booking is Essential
The fiftieth anniversary of New Beacon Books provided the spark of inspiration for this latest Special Issue of Wasafiri, which explores continuities and discontinuities in activist print cultures in Africa and the African diaspora.
Ruth Bush and Madhu Krishnan, guest editors of this Special Issue, say:
We sought … to signal pathways that link from those important heritage initiatives to current trends in African and African diasporic book publishing; pathways marked by an enduring fidelity to print as a means for exchanging ideas. Where bookshops and independent publishers such as New Beacon and Bogle L’Ouverture in London, Présence Africaine in Paris or Third World Press in Chicago once flourished as hubs for political and intellectual thought, the digital mediascape now provides unprecedented space and means for raising oppositional voices and forming complex communities of writers and readers.
Come and hear Sulaiman Adebowale (Amalion Publishing), Ruth Bush, Mary Jay(African Books Collective) and Madhu Krishnan discuss the trends and challenges for print activism in twenty-first-century Africa, as well as Nick Makoha read some of his poetry.
To reserve a place at the event, contact New Beacon Books:
Tel. 020 7272 4889