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New Journal of Higher Education in Africa

A new journal on higher education in Africa is to be launched as a joint collaborative effort between the Center for International Higher Education, Boston College (USA) and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA (Senegal).
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Prix Alioune Diop 2002 awarded to Benin publisher Ruisseaux d'Afrique

The Alioune Diop prize for African publishing for 2002 was awarded to Beninois publisher Ruisseaux d'Afrique at the Foire du livre de Dakar (FILDAK) in May 2002.
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Achebe awarded coveted peace prize of the German book trade

The Association of German Publishers and Booksellers has awarded the "Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels" (Peace Prize of the German Book Trade) to the Nigerian author Chinua Achebe.
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The late Chief Victor Nwankwo

It is with deep sadness, shock and anger that we have to announce the death of Chief Victor Nwankwo, distinguished publisher, author, founding member of the African Books Collective, founder member and first chairperson of the African Publishers Network, and close associate of the Bellagio Publishing Network. Chief Nwankwo was shot dead by as-yet-unknown assailants on Thursday 29 August in his home town of Enugu, Nigeria.
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Wainaina wins the 3rd Caine Prize for African Writing

Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina has won the 2002 Caine Prize for African Writing, for his story "Discovering Home", published on the internet by G21Net in 2001.
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Turkish publisher Hasan Öztoprak acquitted

Turkish publisher Hasan Öztoprak, publisher of the book Generating a Language (Bir dil yaratmak) by Kurdish writer Mehmed Uzun, has been acquitted of charges brought by the State that the book provoked 'hate and anger among people by promoting ethnic separatism' and thus endangering public order.
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Africa's 100 Best Books of the 20th Century Awards to be presented in Cape Town

The Zimbabwe International Book Fair Africa 100 Best Books of the 20th Century awards presentation will take place in Cape Town on 27 July. To compliment this African achievement, ZIBF's Indaba 2002 will be held on 26 and 27 July.
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Ama: A Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade wins Commonwealth Writers Prize

South African-born writer, Manu Herbstein has won the prestigious Commonwealth Writers Best First Book Prize 2002 for his novel Ama: A Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade published by e-reads, USA.
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Grants for Open Access Journals

The Open Society Institute (OSI) is pleased to announce a pilot project to support open access to international research and scholarship, OSI will provide $100,000 in funding to support the publication in open access peer-reviewed online journals of articles by authors residing and working in countries where the Soros Foundation network is active.
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World class African fiction

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Children of Gebelawi by Naguib Mahfouz and A Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih are among the world's 100 best works of fiction, according to the world's top writers.
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