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)
Posted on 11 Apr 2013 around 2am | Permalink
Clifton Gachagua’s manuscript Madman at Kilifi has been selected by the African Poetry Book Fund & Series for the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. As the winner of the First Book Prize, Gachagua’s Madman at Kilifi will be among one of the four books to be published by the African Poetry Book Series in 2014.
Posted on 28 Jan 2013 around 2pm | Permalink
Book Launch: My Life Has a Price by Tina Okpara
Lagos Book and Art Festival
A panel discussion around the newly released memoir of Tina Okpara and the theme of abuse, rape and how literature can fill the gap. The book My Life Has a Price (Amalion Publishing: 2012) is being introduced to the public at the 14th Lagos Book & Art Festival. Discussants include Emmanuel Iduma, Adaudo Osigwe, Dami Ajayi, Sylva Nze Ifedigbo moderated by Chris Ihidero. Produced by Saraba Magazine.
Date: Friday 16 November 2012
Time: 14.00–15.00 prompt
Venue: Freedom Park, 1 Broad Street/Hospital Road, Lagos, Nigeria
Autographed copies of the book will be available for sale at the venue at a discounted launch price of 2500 naira at the Amalion stand at the fair.
Posted on 11 Nov 2012 around 11am | Permalink
Book Launch: My Life Has a Price by Tina Okpara
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African Book Festival
Date: Saturday 27 October 2012
Time: 14.15–15.15 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 here http://www.slamcentral.org/abf/venue/
Posted on 15 Oct 2012 around 11pm | Permalink
The submission period for the Book Prize kicked off September 15 and will run until November 15, 2012. It costs nothing to enter! To read how to submit to the prize, click here (http://africanpoetrybf.unl.edu/?page_id=21) or follow the guidelines below:
* Eligibility: The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets will only accept “first book” submissions from African writers who have not published a book-length poetry collection. An “African writer” is taken to mean someone who was born in Africa, who is a national or resident of an African country, or whose parents are African. Only poetry written in English is eligible, although translated poetry will be accepted and a percentage of the prize awarded to the translator.
* When to send: Manuscripts will be accepted between September 15 and November 15, 2012.
* Manuscript: Poetry manuscripts should be at least 50 pages long. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript. All entries will be read anonymously. Include a cover page listing only the title of the manuscript. You may submit more than one manuscript.
* Fee: There is no entry fee for this contest.
* Notification: The winner will be announced on the African Poetry Book Fund website on or before January 1.
Posted on 19 Sep 2012 around 10pm | Permalink
Kwame Dawes, Guggenheim Fellow and winner of the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award, is pleased to announce the establishment of the African Poetry Book Fund. Starting in January 2014, the Series will publish four new titles by African poets each year. In addition, the Series will publish an anthology every few years representing themes, ideas and poets from across the African continent. Of the four books published, one will be a winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, and a second will be a new and selected volume by a major African poet. The winner of the Sillerman prize will also receive a $1000 in cash.
Ghanaian poet, Kofi Awoonor, is honoured to be the first major poet in the Series. His new and selected poems, with an introduction by fellow poet and scholar, Kofi Anyidoho, will be published in 2014.
Posted on 15 Jul 2012 around 7pm | Permalink
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 around 9pm | Permalink
The 54th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association was held from 16–19 November 2011 in Washington DC, USA.
The Distinguished Africanist Award this year was presented to Dr. Toyin Falola, the Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor in History at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. The award was "established to recognize and honor individuals who have contributed a lifetime record of outstanding scholarship in their respective field of African studies and service to the Africanist community".
Another notable event was the inaugural African Studies Review Distinguished Lecture presented by Thandika Mkandawire, the chair of Africa Development at the London School of Economics, UK.
Posted on 19 Dec 2011 around 3am | Permalink
Akintayo Abodunrin in NEXT, August 20, 2011.
Sulaiman Adebowale has been trying to help writers get their works across since 2008 when he established Amalion Publishing based on his belief that "everybody needs a helping hand."
Headquartered in Dakar, Senegal, the independent outfit whose mission is "to publish and disseminate innovative knowledge on Africa to strengthen the understanding of humanity," has been going about its task quietly.
Interestingly, Adebowale did not set out to be a publisher. The English graduate from the University of Lagos wanted to be a journalist and got his wish when he was posted to Kano-based Triumph Newspaper for the mandatory one-year national youth service. The company retained him after he completed the exercise but his joy was short-lived. He soon became disillusioned by the polarisation caused by developments on the political scene within the company from 1992 to 1994 so he quit and headed to Senegal.
Posted on 01 Sep 2011 around 11pm | Permalink
Amalion Publishing was at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair in the United Arab Emirates from 15 to 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, got rights and made valuable contacts with other publishers and distributors on interesting possibilities to reconnect our literary cultures, which Africa and the Arab World used to do thousands of years previously. Okay what did we do unofficially?
Posted on 01 May 2011 around 6am | Permalink
Saints and scholars went marching in the African city of New Orleans, USA for the 52nd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association from 18–22 November 2009 in support for a city rebuilding itself from the painful winds of Katrina.
Posted on 01 Jan 2010 around 3pm | Permalink
An eclectic group gathered on a Friday evening at Kadjinol Station for the launch of Give Me Room to Move My Feet, in what turned out to be a delightful evening of words and motion. With Kora music by Diabate, the drums from the Goree group in the air and the taste of ablo, shrimps, and chicken wings on the palate, members of the community and the poet read from the new collection. Karima Grant captures the evening in words.
Posted on 10 Jul 2009 around 1pm | Permalink
Nearly a thousand scholars, researchers and policy makers gathered at the historic city of Bergen, Norway from 10 to 12 May 2009 for the First World Social Science Forum. The event was convened by the International Social Science Council and co-organized by the University of Bergen and the Rokkan Centre, Norway to reflect on the challenges of social research production around the theme of “One Planet, Worlds Apart” and the role of the social sciences in the construction of a better modern world.
At the forum, we participated at various sessions including the “The Possibilities and Pitfalls of Publishing Social Science Research in the Age of the Internet” and “The Marketisation of Social Science” organized by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, an apex pan-African research institution on the continent. Other significant forums covered debates on “Science Ethics” which looked at how best to have a common framework to ensure the integrity of research production and dissemination. The special warmth of the Hanseatic buildings and the people of Bergen complemented a truly memorable forum of reflection.
Posted on 18 May 2009 around 4pm | Permalink
Emotions and ingenuity were high at the grande finale of the Words and Pictures Programme held on April 11, 2009 in Dakar, Senegal. The event was a culmination of months of activities and competition as part of the WaPi project initiated by the British Council in collaboration with Fondation Sonatel to provide a platform of expression for new talents in Senegal.
Laureates from literature, visual art, music, fashion and dance, chosen from a widely publicised competition that drew hundreds of candidates from around the country, participated in the nationally televised event to kick-start the support to bringing them to the wider public. One of the long term objectives of the programme is to contribute to instilling a sense of professionalism in these artists, which could allow them to consider using their talent as a source of livelihood, hence the series of marketing and promotional plans for the winning artists.
Ndèye Maty Kane, a gifted 18-year-old short story writer, emerged winner of the literature section coordinated by Sulaiman Adebowale, a member of the WaPi Board that included the film-maker, Fatou Kandé Senghor; the choreographer, Gacirah Diagne; artist, PiNiang; the designer, Cheikha; and musicians Vieux Mac Faye and Fou Malade.
Posted on 15 Apr 2009 around 6pm | Permalink
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