|ZIBF opens to public|
|Thursday, 02 August 2012 15:09|
The Zimbabwe International Book Fair has opened to the public with close to hundred local and regional exhibitors and traders taking to their stands.
ZIBF Council member and author, Virginia Phiri said this year’s edition of the book fair has given a chance to students especially those doing literature to interact more with authors, publishers and traders.
Students are also participating in a number of workshops and indabas lined up for the whole week.
“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, especially those who are interested in the issue of copyright,” said Ms Phiri.
Author and book publisher, Pathisa Nyathi said a number of new books have been unveiled at this year’s edition of the Zimbabwe International Book Fair, adding that it is an opportunity for literature lovers.
“Participants are looking 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 Nyathi.
Students had the opportunity to take part in the live literature tent where they performed poetry.
The Book Fair is being held under the theme “African Literature in the Global and Digital Era” where book publishers from the region and beyond are attending.