THE ‘AFRICA 39’ EVENTS AT THE PORT HARCOURT BOOK FESTIVAL 2014.

THE ‘AFRICA 39’ EVENTS AT THE PORT HARCOURT BOOK FESTIVAL 2014.

22 of the ‘Africa 39’ authors made it to the Port Harcourt Book Festival (PHBF) 2014 which held from 20th to 25th October. ‘Africa 39’ is a project of Hay Festival and the Rainbow Book Club in celebration of the Port Harcourt World Book Capital project. It involved the selection and celebration of 39 writers under the age of 40 in Africa, south of the […]

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INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS AT THE PORT HARCOURT BOOK FESTIVAL 2014

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS AT THE PORT HARCOURT BOOK FESTIVAL 2014

Some of our international partners had slots at the Port Harcourt Book Festival. There were various interactive sessions with 22 of the ‘Africa 39’ writers. Their sessions were facilitated by the Hay Festival. PEN International organized a publishing seminar on Minority Language, while The Caine Prize for African Writing in addition to holding a short story surgery for aspiring writers organised a Caine Prize Salon […]

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THE PORT HARCOURT BOOK FESTIVAL 2014 OPENING CEREMONY

THE PORT HARCOURT BOOK FESTIVAL 2014 OPENING CEREMONY

The 2014 edition of the annual Port Harcourt Book Festival (PHBF) was special because it took place in the year that Port Harcourt was UNESCO World Book Capital which was also the year of Nigeria’s centenary celebration. The theme of the festival was ‘Possibilities for Nigeria @ 100’. With a focus on youth, the festival’s keynote address titled ‘Possibilities for Nigeria@100; Youth as Underdogs and […]

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