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Literary Creativity of West Africa and the Sahel

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Antoinette Tidjani Alou

The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress presents Professor Antoinette Tdjani Alou reading and discussing her recent work “Tina shot me between the eyes and other stories” (Amalion Publishing: Dakar, 2017).

Friday, November 3, 2:00–3:00 PM [18:00–19.00 GMT] 

The Library of Congress

The African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room

LJ - 220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA.

Free and Open to the Public

Please allow time to clear security.

03 Nov 2017

Posted on 26 Oct 2017 | Permalink

Writing life: memoir, fiction, memo-fiction

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Live From Prairie Lights: Antoinette Tidjani Alou, Oct 24 Tuesday 7 PM CST (Wed 1 AM GMT)

Prairie Lights, Iowa City, USA

Tuesday 7 PM CST (Wed 1 AM GMT)

24 Oct 2017

Antoinette Tidjani Alou will talk about the theme of writing life: memoir, fiction, memo-fiction in her books Tina Shot me Between the Eyes and On m’appelle Nina. In fifteen formidable lyrical prose pieces, Tina Shot Me Between the Eyes explores how the self is shaped and transformed by the knots we yearn to tie around ourselves: familial, spousal, parental, and societal. On m’appelle Nina, a memoir in French, centers on the story of Vilhelmina, a woman who leaves her home island—Jamaica—to settle down in Niger for love.

A binational citizen of Jamaica and Niger, Antoinette Tidjani Alou is a Professor of French and Comparative Literature and Director of the Arts and Culture Programme at the Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey in Niger, where she has lived for more than twenty-five years. An independent translator, she has published several articles and books. She is currently a resident of the International Writing Programme. This event will include readings in English and French.

For further info, see Prairie Lights

Posted on 24 Oct 2017 | Permalink

The Grapes from the Baobab Launch

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The Grapes from the Baobab Launch

OSIWA, Elton Mermoz, Dakar

24 Feb 2017

Book Launch

Amalion Publishing and OSIWA cordially invite you to the launch of "The Grapes from the Baobab" by Ibrahima Amadou Niang.

Date: Friday 24 February 2017 from 16.30 to 18.30

Venue: OSIWA, behind Elton Mermoz, Atos, Dakar, Senegal.

RSVP Contact: Tel: 33 869 10 24 (OSIWA) Contact: Tel: 33 860 19 04 (Amalion)

Présentation, dédicace

Éditions Amalion et OSIWA ont le plaisir de vous inviter à la présentation du livre : "Les Raisins du baobab" par Ibrahima Amadou Niang.

Date: Vendredi 24 février 2017 de 16.30h à 18.30

Lieu: OSIWA, derrière Elton Mermoz, Atos, Dakar, Sénégal.

RSVP Contact: Tel: 33 869 10 24 (OSIWA) Contact: Tel: 33 860 19 04 (Amalion)

Posted on 21 Feb 2017 | Permalink

Giving to Help, Helping to Give

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Giving to Help, Helping to Give

Book Launch

Amalion Publishing and TrustAfrica cordially invite you to the launch of "Giving to Help, Helping to Give: The Context and Politics of African Philanthropy" Edited by Tade Akin Aina and Bhekinkosi Moyo.

Date: Friday 23 August 2013 from 17.30 to 20.00

Venue: Terrou-Bi, Route de la Corniche, Dakar, Senegal.

RSVP

Contact: Tel: 33 869 46 86 (TrustAfrica)

Contact: Tel: 33 860 19 04 (Amalion)

12 Aug 2013

Présentation, dédicace

Éditions Amalion et TrustAfrica ont le plaisir de vous inviter à la présentation du livre : "Giving to Help, Helping to Give: The Context and Politics of African Philanthropy" sous la direction de Tade Akin Aina et Bhekinkosi Moyo.

Date: Vendredi 23 août 2013 de 17.30h à 20h

Lieu: Terrou-Bi, Route de la Corniche, Dakar, Sénégal.

RSVP

Contact: Tel: 33 869 46 86 (TrustAfrica)

Contact: Tel: 33 860 19 04 (Amalion)

Posted on 12 Aug 2013 | Permalink

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2013

Abu Dhabi, UAE

26 Apr 2013

Amalion Publishing will be exhibiting at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair in the United Arab Emirates. The ADIBF is one of the largest in the Middle East. Amalion author Tina Okpara, My Life Has a Price, will be presenting her book at the Signatures programme organised by Kitab and to members of two reading clubs in the country.

Venue: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

Dates: 24-29 April 2013

Time: 9.00 to 22.00 daily, except Friday 16.00 to 22.00

Booth: Hall 11 B39

Contact: Sulaiman Adebowale

Tina Okpara Programme

Friday 26 April 2013

Al Murtaqa Reading Club 18.30 to 19.30

Saturday 27 April 2013

Book Signing 16.00 to 17.00

Sunday 28 April 2013

Sea Culture Reading Club 16.00 to 17.00

 

 

Posted on 26 Apr 2013 | Permalink

Lancement: La dette odieuse de l’Afrique

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La dette odieuse de l’Afrique: Comment l'endettement et la fuite des capitaux ont saigné un continent

Conférence-Débat

BEM Dakar et Éditions Amalion ont le plaisir de vous inviter à la conférence-débat sur le livre : "La dette odieuse de l’Afrique: Comment l'endettement et la fuite des capitaux ont saigné un continent" écrit par Léonce Ndikumana et James K. Boyce.

Date: Vendredi 19 avril 2013 de 9h à 12h

Lieu: Terrou-Bi, Route de la Corniche, Dakar, Sénégal.

Contact: Tel: 33 869 82 21 / 77 388 12 16 (Malick Faye, BEM)

Contact: Tel: 33 860 19 04 (Amalion)

11 Apr 2013

Présentation et dédicace

Le Centre de Recherche Ouest Africain / West African Research Center (WARC) en collaboration avec Éditions Amalion vous convie à la présentation et à la dédicace de l’ouvrage intitulé "La dette odieuse de l’Afrique: Comment l'endettement et la fuite des capitaux ont saigné un continent" écrit par Léonce Ndikumana et James K. Boyce.

Date: Vendredi 19 avril 2013 à partir de 16h précises

Lieu: Centre de Recherche Ouest Africain (WARC), Rue E x Léon Gontran Damas, Fann Résidence, Face Direction Ageroute, CSE ou DHL, Dakar, Sénégal.

Contact Tel : 33 865 22 77 (WARC)

Contact Tel : 33 860 19 04 (Amalion)

Posted on 11 Apr 2013 | Permalink

Migration and Children’s Rights in Africa and the Diaspora

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MY LIFE HAS A PRICE

Institute of African Studies and Amalion Publishing

Panel Discussion on Migration and Children's Rights in Africa and the Diaspora

Draper Hall, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

20 Nov 2012

Time 11.00–14.00

Chair: Professor Isaac Olawale Albert, Director, Institute of African Studies, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Discussants:

Dr Willy Eselebor, Institute of African Studies, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Dr Sola Olorunyomi, Institute of African Studies, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Mrs Bosede Iro-Nsi, Executive Director, Women's Rights and Health Project, Lagos, Nigeria.

MS Tina Okpara, author of My Life Has a Price (Amalion Publishing: 2012).

Attendance is free.

Tina Okpara’s memoir, MY LIFE HAS A PRICE, takes us on her journey to hell; from a loving yet poor childhood in Nigeria to the ordeal of modern day slavery in wealthy, suburban Paris. She was only 13 when celebrity footballer, Godwin Okpara and his wife Linda, lured her father into giving her up for a supposedly better life in Europe. In 2001, Simon Omaku agreed to his eldest daughter being legally adopted so that she could live with her friend, a daughter of the Okparas, as her sister. In exchange, the Okparas gave him money to buy a motorcycle, N30,000, unknowingly selling his daughter into a life of slavery.

Cases of modern slavery are increasingly being reported all over the world. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates the number of children between the ages of five and fourteen who are currently slaves in the world at more than 250 million in both the developed and developing world. Millions of children slave away in inhuman conditions, making gadgets, toys, working in mines or as domestic servants, suffering and at times dying under the blows of their “owners” or “benefactors”. In recent decade, migrant communities whether local or global are increasingly confronted with reports of degrading cases of child and domestic worker abuse. Some children and young women and men are trapped in violent prostitution and drug rings, with no end in sight except death.

All over Africa, Asia, or Europe and elsewhere, migrants are bringing relatives, friends and acquaintances to help them cope in demanding socio-economic and urban environments. In some cases, this communal support mechanism has led to children from less privileged families to get an education, learn a trade, and have a future. In some instances, this adoption has led to untold suffering, handicap and death. Some have been left after years of toil without any education and training to move on with their lives when the children of benefactors are grown and they are no longer needed.

What are the issues to be dealt with here and what can be done to stem the tide? What resources are available either at the level of home communities or at the level of new abodes that can prevent such cases happening or degenerating to abuse. What is currently being done at the level of the country to stop child trafficking and labour? Which agencies and organisations to get on board? These are some of the questions to be discussed by the discussants and audience at the event.

Attendance free.

For more information, see www.amalion.net

Posted on 23 Nov 2012 | Permalink

Book Launch: ‘My Life Has a Price’

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Book Launch: My Life Has a Price by Tina Okpara London, UK

Free Word Centre, London, UK

27 Oct 2012

Book Launch: My Life Has a Price by Tina Okpara

African Futures Carousel

African Book Festival

Date: Saturday 27 October 2012

Time: 14.15–15.15 pm prompt

Venue: Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA UK

Copies of the book will be available for sale at the venue, at a discount launch price of £10 only.

For more info see the African Book Festival

How to get there http://www.slamcentral.org/abf/venue/

 

Posted on 15 Oct 2012 | Permalink

Small Enterprises and Entrepreneurship Development

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Small Enterprises and Entrepreneurship Development

Abuja, Nigeria

28 Jun 2012

Book Presentation

Small Enterprises and Entrepreneurship Development edited by Prof Enyinna J. Chuta

Chair: Deputy Speaker of the House of Representative, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha

Book Reviewer: Prof. Asisi Asobie, Former Chairman of NEITI

Date: 28 June 2012

Time: 9.00 am prompt

Venue: Merit House, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.

Copies of the book will be available for sale at the venue, at a discount launch price of ₦3,000 naira only.

Posted on 18 Jun 2012 | Permalink

54th ASA Meeting in the Capitol

Washington DC, USA

10 Nov 2011

Amalion Publishing will be exhibiting at the 54th African Studies Association Meeting.

Venue: Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC, USA

Dates: 16-19 November 2011

Time: 10.00 to 18.30 daily

Booth: 309B

Contact: Sulaiman Adebowale

Posted on 19 Dec 2011 | Permalink

Frankfurt Book Fair

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

03 Sep 2011

Amalion Publishing will be exhibiting at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Venue: Frankfurt Book Fair, MESSEGELÄNDE

Dates: 11-16 October 2011

Time: 9.00 to 18.30 daily, except Sunday 9.00 to 17.30

Booth: Hall 5.0 D979

Contact: Sulaiman Adebowale

Posted on 03 Sep 2011 | Permalink

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

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Abu Dhabi, UAE

01 May 2011

Amalion Publishing was at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair in the United Arab Emirates from 15-20 March 2011. The ADIBF is one of the largest in the Middle East and good venue for connections with publishers and industry contacts in the Arab World and Asia. Officially, we sold books and made valuable contacts with other publishers and distributors on interesting possibilities to reconnect our literary cultures, as we used to do thousands of years previously. Okay what did we do unofficially? How about a visit to a hospital for falcons, gawking at the marvel and opulence of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and tasting kunafa, shaybiyat, baqlava and nicely decorated dates you will be too sad to destroy by eating. Did we include attending one of the richest literary awards ceremony in the world? The Sheikh Zayed Book Award, totalling AED 7 million, rewards "writers, intellectuals, publishers as well as young talent whose writings and translations of humanities have scholarly and objectively enriched Arab cultural, literary and social life".   

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Kitab for making our visit possible. Kitab is an organisation working to develop the book and publishing industry in the Arab world. For more info on their great work see Kitab.

Posted on 03 Sep 2011 | Permalink

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Abu Dhabi, UAE

05 Mar 2011

Amalion Publishing will be exhibiting at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair in the United Arab Emirates. The ADIBF is one of the largest in the Middle East.

Venue: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

Dates: 15-20 March 2011

Time: 9.00 to 22.00 daily, except Friday 16.00 to 22.00

Booth: Hall 11 F34

Contact: Sulaiman Adebowale

Phone: +971 0567652481

Posted on 05 Mar 2011 | Permalink

Launch - A History of the Yoruba People

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Ibadan and Lagos, Nigeria

18 Apr 2010

Amalion Publishing is pleased to announce a book launch and a public lecture to be delivered by Stephen Adebanji Akintoye, distinguished professor of history and author of "A History of the Yoruba People".

Book Launch

Venue: Premier Hotel, Mokola Hill, Ibadan, Nigeria

Date: Thursday 22 April 2010

Time: 11.00 am–14.00 pm

Public Lecture

Venue: City Hall, Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Date: Saturday 24 April 2010

Time: 15.00 pm–17.00 pm

Copies of the hardback edition of "A History of the Yoruba People" will be available for sale at the venue, at a launch price of ₦10,000 naira.

Posted on 17 Apr 2010 | Permalink

La cérémonie de dédicace - Les Raisins du baobab

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Dakar, Senegal

18 Apr 2010

Éditions Amalion ont le plaisir de vous faire part du lancement du nouvel ouvrage, Les Raisins du baobab, par Ibrahima Amadou Niang et la cérémonie de dédicace qui aura lieu à la Maison de la Culture Douta Seck, Avenue Blaise Diagne x Rue 25 Medina, Dakar, Sénégal, le dimanche 18 avril 2010 de 16.00 au 18.00h.

Posted on 17 Apr 2010 | Permalink

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