Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Zimbabwe International Book Fair 2014 and 'amaBooks

Lawrence Hoba with his copy of The Gonjon Pin
 'amaBooks had a stand in Harare Gardens displaying their books as part of the Zimbabwe International Book Fair 2014.
'Best sellers' at the stand were the books that were available for the first time in Harare - the 2014 Caine Prize Anthology The Gonjon Pin and the collection of stories and poems by students at King George VI School and Centre for Disabled Children, Small Friends.
There were interesting discussions about Zimbabwean creative writing with those visiting the stand, including school groups.
Bookshops in Harare that were re-stocked with 'amaBooks publications during the Fair include the Book Cafe, Blackstone Books, Avondale Bookshop, Fairway Stationers and the National Gallery.
The launch of The Gonjon Pin will take place on August 14 at the Book Cafe in Samora Machel Avenue. The collection features seven Zimbabwean writers - Tendai Huchu, Lawrence Hoba, Violet Masilo, Isabella Matambanadzo, Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende, Philani A. Nyoni and Bryony Rheam - and it is anticipated that four or five of those writers will be present at the launch. The other writers featured in the book are Okwiri Oduor, the 2014 winner of the Caine Prize, Diane Awerbuck, Efemia Chela, Billy Kahora, Abdul Adan, Martin Egblewogbe, Clifton Gachagua, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Elnathan John and Chinelo Okparanta.
Discussion with a school group at the 'amaBooks stand

The 'amaBooks stand at ZIBF 2014