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The Publishing Post aims to be a voice for people trying to break into the industry and also those who wish to learn more about the publishing industry by providing a platform where, as contributors and readers, publishing hopefuls can develop industry specific knowledge and skills, whilst showcasing their passion and love for all things book-related!

Exciting Events to Boost Your Publishing Career

Pauline Campbell in Conversation with Ahmna Mohdin

Rice and Peas and Fish and Chips, a brilliant part-memoir-part-commentary that explores contemporary Black History in an accessible manner. Join Pauline Campbell as she explores what it means to be British as a first-generation immigrant child of Caribbean parents.

The Lagos International Poetry Festival

If you enjoy poetry and poetry slams then this is the one for you! This is a hybrid festival with plenty of online events available. The theme is “Ancestral Imaginings,” and explores how we can work together through the pandemic.

Ake Arts & Book Festival

Taking place in Lagos, Nigeria and being streamed globally online, the festival features workshops, panel discussions, poetry readings, plays, concerts and performances. The festival also features a wonderful bookshop which mainly consists of African writers and books about Africa.

The Hausa International Book and Arts Festival

This insightful festival aims to create discourse around Hausa as a language through displaying history, art, music and literature to new audiences. The event will highlight the best of contemporary African talent and creativity in Hausa. With this being the first edition of this promising new festival, the theme is Space.

Africa Writes 2021

This festival is run by the Royal African Society in partnership with the British Library. It is a celebration of contemporary literature from Africa and is a mix of online and in-person events with the events held at the British Library and 180 The Strand.

Writing is Resisting: Literature by Black Women

Join writers Lucía Asué Mbomío Rubio and Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro in conversation with Dayana Catá discussing Black women in literature, and the different paths to discovering women of Afro descent in literature. This talk is in Spanish.

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