Africa39 – Announcing the 39 authors

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    Koko Kalango of Rainbow Book Club speaking. Behind, left to right: Cristina Fuentes la Roche, Peter Florence, Bill Swainson of Bloomsbury, Africa39 judge Margaret Busby

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    Peter Florence speaking. From left to right: editor Ellah Allfrey, Cristina Fuentes la Roche, Peter Florence, Bill Swainson, Margaret Busby, Koko Kalango

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    Bill Swainson speaking. From left to right: editor Ellah Allfrey, Cristina Fuentes la Roche, Peter Florence, Bill Swainson, Margaret Busby, Koko Kalango

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    From left to right: Chibundu Onuzo, Africa39 writer; Margaret Busby, judge; Koko Kalango, Rainbow Book Club; Peter Florence, Hay Festival; Nana Brew-Hammond, Africa39 writer; Cristina Fuentes la Roche, Hay Festival Americas; Lola Shoyenin, Africa39 writer; Ellah Allfrey, Editor

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    Audience at the Port Harcourt World Book Capital Stand, London Book Fair

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    Audience at the Port Harcourt World Book Capital Stand, London Book Fair

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    Ellah Allfrey and Cristina Fuentes la Roche

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    Cristina Fuentes la Roche, Director Hay Festival Americas, and Peter Florence, Director Hay Festival

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    Koko Kalango, Peter Florence, Nana Brew-Hammond, Cristina Fuentes la Roche

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    Presenter on Bubbles FM, broadcasting The Unveiling of the List live

Africa39 is a Hay Festival and Rainbow Book Club Project which aims to select and celebrate 39 of the best African south of the Sahara writers under the age of 40. It will be launched at a festival in UNESCO’s World Book Capital, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, in October 2014.

These photos are from the unveiling of the Africa39 list, which took place on Tuesday 8 April at the Port Harcourt World Book Capital stand, at the London Book Fair.

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