Aug 23, 2011
Nana Ayebia Clarke MBE meets HRH The Prince of Wales at a reception to celebrate West African culture at St. James's Place on Wednesday 20th July 2011
Africa Together Conference
African Society of Cambridge University
Africa Together Conference
Friday 5th June 2015 at the Cambridge Union
Nana Ayebia was on the Arts, Culture and Heritage panel and gave a paper titled “African Publishing as a Site of Resistance” in which she argued that the lack of Black people in the publishing industry affects the writing and reception of their work and thus their general perception in the world. She also argued for a more inclusive Western canon that would reflect the works of people of African and Caribbean descent. She said the most significant achievement of African writing and publishing is to alter the world’s perception of Africa and its people.
South Africa Chinua Achebe Launch 2014
Chinua Achebe: Tributes & Reflections in South Africa, Jo'Burg April 2014
The book was launched by the editors Nana Ayebia Clarke and James Currey at the 40th ALA Conference at Wits University in Johannesburg on Thursday 10th April 2014. The launch event was followed immediately by a Roundtable discussion titled: “There Was A Writer” chaired by Simon Gikandi from Princeton University. Speakers at the launch and roundtable included Njabulo S. Ndebele, Bernth Lindfors, Harry Garuba, Ernest Emenyonu, Maureen Ngozi Eke, Kofi Anyidoho and Wangui wa Goro. We felt as former editors of the Heinemann African Writers Series, we wanted to capture for the record, people’s feelings about his life, achievements and enormous contributions in raising the profile of African literature on the world stage in the more permanent form of a book. We also wanted to record people’s responses to the news of Chinua Achebe’s passing and capture the mood and their personal feelings. We felt it was fitting that the launch took place in Mandela’s country exactly 20 years after South African Independence. We decided that the launch would be a celebration of Chinua Achebe’s life and works.
Images from the Launch of You Must Set Forth at Dawn at the Book Lounge with Nana Ayebia Clarke in Conversation with Wole Soyinka, including Q&A with the audience on Thursday 29 July 2010.
Wole Soyinka in conversation with his African Publisher, Nana Ayebia Clarke at the Dalro Forum at the Cape Town Book Fair venue including Q&A with the audience on Saturday 31 July 2010.
Ghanaian and African Publisher Nana Ayebia Clarke in conversation with contributing authors to Ayebia’s African Love Stories Anthology edited by Ama Ata Aidoo including Sindiwe Magona, Antjie Krog including invited guest Albertina Sisulu at the Dalro Forum with Q&A with the audience Saturday 31 July 2010.
WS in conversation with Kopano Matlwa, the young South African joint-winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Writing 2010 in Nigeria, facilitated by Nana Ayebia Clarke including Q&A with the audience on Saturday 31 July 2010.
WS at the launch of YMSFAD at Xarra Books in Newtown, Jo’burg and in conversation with Mandla Langa, Pitika Ntuli facilitated by Nana Ayebia Clarke including Q&A with the audience on Monday 2 August 2010.
WS attends a Press Lunch at The Grace Hotel in Rosebank, Jo’burg with SA journalists including Maureen Isaacson - Sunday Independent, Phakama Mbonambi - Words etc, Annette Bayne – The Citizen, Gail Smith – City Press, Greg Gamann – Mail & Guardian, Kirsten Maple – Sunday Times, Don Makatile – The Sowetan with Nana Ayebia Clarke and Jean Scott from Book Promotions on Monday 2 August 2010.
Book Promotions – a subsidiary of Jonathan Ball Publishers at the Jonathan Ball stand at the Cape Town Book Fair 2010 displaying Ayebia titles – You Must Set Forth at Dawn, Nervous Conditions and African Love Stories