Unveiling the Judging Panel for the Global Black Women’s Non-Fiction Manuscript Prize Copy
Cassava Republic Press
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3M ago
Cassava Republic Press is delighted to present the esteemed panel of judges for the first ever Global Black Women’s Non-fiction Manuscript Prize, following its recent launch. In keeping with the prize’s ethos of championing Black women writers and thinkers, the distinguished panel is composed of five accomplished Black women writers and scholars from across the globe. Through their experience and insight, they are best placed to achieve the prize’s goals of identifying and publishing Black women writers who bridge the gap between “creativity” and “theory” with brilliant work that is rigorous a ..read more
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Unveiling the Judging Panel for the Global Black Women’s Non-Fiction Manuscript Prize
Cassava Republic Press
by flints
3M ago
Cassava Republic Press is delighted to present the esteemed panel of judges for the first ever Global Black Women’s Non-fiction Manuscript Prize, following its recent launch. In keeping with the prize’s ethos of championing Black women writers and thinkers, the distinguished panel is composed of five accomplished Black women writers and scholars from across the globe. Through their experience and insight, they are best placed to achieve the prize’s goals of identifying and publishing Black women writers who bridge the gap between “creativity” and “theory” with brilliant work that is rigorous a ..read more
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Being Black In Publishing
Cassava Republic Press
by flints
5M ago
Cassava Republic Press is thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting and transformative month-long initiative, “Being Black in Publishing”. This initiative is part of our commitment to encourage and increase the participation and entry of more African and Afro-diasporic individuals into the publishing industry. The “Being Black in Publishing” forum is a pioneering effort designed to connect seasoned Black publishing professionals from across the world with aspiring young African and Afro-diasporic individuals interested in finding out about a career in publishing. The month-long programme ..read more
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Revisiting Forgotten Narratives Copy
Cassava Republic Press
by flints
5M ago
Africa’s abundant resources have enriched societies across the world for centuries and continue to do so, even to the detriment of the land and its people. This is the case whether they are extracted from the soil, like palm oil during the industrial revolution in the 19th century, minerals like cobalt in batteries or human capital during one of the darkest periods in human history, the trade of enslaved people. Last week, we cast our gaze on the importance of reading history in light of current affairs in West Africa. This week, we continue the conversation on histori ..read more
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Revisiting Forgotten Narratives
Cassava Republic Press
by flints
6M ago
Africa’s abundant resources have enriched societies across the world for centuries and continue to do so, even to the detriment of the land and its people. This is the case whether they are extracted from the soil, like palm oil during the industrial revolution in the 19th century, minerals like cobalt in batteries or human capital during one of the darkest periods in human history, the trade of enslaved people. Last week, we cast our gaze on the importance of reading history in light of current affairs in West Africa. This week, we continue the conversation on histori ..read more
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A Month in Translation
Cassava Republic Press
by flints
7M ago
Did you know August is Women in Translation Month? For the literary community, this annual event is time to shine the spotlight on incredible contributions of women bridging cultures and languages through the power of storytelling. The abundance of books published in languages readers can’t get their hands on because of language barrier. This is where translated books come in! They break down those barriers, linking us up despite our differences, and opening these whole new worlds of cultures and perspectives. Thanks to the magic of translation, stories, emotions, and unique perspectives get t ..read more
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Author Q&A: Elizabeth-Irene Baitie
Cassava Republic Press
by flints
8M ago
Discover the brilliant author behind, the middle grade book, Crossing the Stream, Elizabeth-Irene Baitie. Join us as we explore her writing journey, and the inspiration behind her beloved characters and gripping plot. How did you come up with the idea for Crossing the Stream?My grandmother lived to the age of 95. I spent many precious hours sitting in an armchair across from her in absorbing conversations about family, faith, history, literature, politics, and more. The idea of a boy discovering the past from a chair beside his grandmother grew from those conversations. Have you always wanted ..read more
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The Captivating World Beyond Screens
Cassava Republic Press
by flints
8M ago
Mobile devices have become integral to our daily lives, captivating both adults and children alike. But amidst this digital obsession, it’s crucial to strike a balance and reconnect the younger generation with the wonders of the natural world. That’s where the magic of eco-literacy comes in! It is important to immerse young readers in vibrant illustrations of animals, lush vegetation, breathtaking landscapes that ignite their imagination and curiosity. By nurturing a love for books that celebrate and introduce children to the natural environment, we open doors to a world where they develop a p ..read more
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Queer African Reading List
Cassava Republic Press
by flints
8M ago
Queer African literature offers a unique lens through which readers can get a glimpse of the experiences, struggles, and triumphs of the LGBTQ+ community across the continent. Because reading queer stories should not be limited to #PrideMonth, we have curated a list of books that have sparked necessary conversations and shed light on the facets of the queer identity to roundup Pride Month. We hope that this reading list serves as a source of inspiration, education, and celebration of queer stories. She Called Me Woman She Called Me Woman is a ground-breaking anthology that explores the lived e ..read more
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Reading Queer African Literature
Cassava Republic Press
by flints
9M ago
In our interconnected world, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by distorted perceptions that arise from news cycles and online and offline conversations. Imagine scrolling through social media and coming across yet another post about gender parity in leadership positions or women writers in the African literature space. With so much attention on the women, one might assume that they have achieved equal or greater representation by now and many assume they are the only writers capturing publishers and readers imagination! However, even though women writers like Flora Nwapa, Ama Ata Aidoo are final ..read more
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