|More publishers for ZIBF|
|Thursday, 12 July 2012 13:46|
This year’s Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF) to be held this month under the theme “African Literature in the Global and Digital Era” will witness more book publishers from the region and beyond.
The 2012 theme provides a platform for critiquing and analysing the constellation of forces impacting on African Literature in the contemporary digital era.
ZIBF executive director, Musaemura Zimunya said theme for this year’s book fair has a great potential to make the event relevant to the needs of stakeholders in the book industry in Zimbabwe and Africa.
“The theme for this year’s Zimbabwe International Book Fair calls for participants to look into African literary creativity at a time when neo-liberal regimes continue to threaten humanities knowledge production about Africa and people of African descent through the world’s fast globalising economies and international relations,” said Zimunya.
Participants from Zimbabwe and Africa, at home and abroad are expected to take stock of recent developments in information technology and how they have impacted positively and negatively on the book sector in Africa.
A number of Indabas for young writers and writers’ workshops have been lined up with writers and publishers expected to share their experiences on the issue of book copyright.
The Book Fair will be held from the 30th July to the 4th of August.