Skip to main content

124 days to go

Plan your visit to the fair

BOOKFEST digital

What can European literary institutes do to support the growth of Africa's literary industries?


Books are notoriously scarce in Africa: supply chains are weak and expensive, publishers few and far between. But growing literacy rates, Internet penetration and an increasing appetite for home-grown narratives is transforming literary industries.

How can European publishers, writers and literary institutes support this development and get in on the market? How can digital books transform supply chains and make industries more profitable? These are just some of the questions that this event will seek to answer, with participants from Kenya and Mozambique.