IMAGINE THE WORLD
Africa39 brings to worldwide attention some of the best new fiction from Africa
south of the Sahara
A Hay Festival and Rainbow Book Club project celebrating Port Harcourt UNESCO World
Book Capital 2014.
Africa39 is a Hay Festival and Rainbow Book Club Project which has selected and
now celebrates 39 of the best African south of the Sahara writers under the age
of 40. It was launched in
UNESCO’s World Book Capital, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, in October 2014. Join Africa 39 on Facebook.
What is the ‘39 Project’?
As one of the leading literature festivals in the world, Hay Festival has always
been interested in highlighting new talent and has collaborated with the UNESCO
‘World Book Capital’ project so far in Bogotá and Beirut. This title
is awarded to a different city every year to celebrate the quality and variety of
its initiatives to promote books, readership and the editorial industry.