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Morocco’s International Book Fair Emphasises Literary Exchange Across Africa

By |2017-08-03T13:43:56+01:00March 27th, 2017|Categories: Itineraries, Maghreb, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Morocco hosted the 23rd Annual Casablanca International Book Fair, featuring over 350 live exhibitors and spanning a ten-day period. Any book fan would be lost for hours among the maze of stands and rows upon rows of bookshelves.

Why do we read so few translations?

By |2018-06-06T11:25:55+01:00January 29th, 2017|Categories: Horn of Africa, Interventions, Maghreb, News, North India, Reading|Tags: , , , , |

Statistics show that only between 3 - 5% of literary books published in the UK are translations. Ann Morgan in A Year of Reading the World writes about the difficulty in finding out about and getting hold of translations, even in the age of global publishing.