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Jun 13, 2018

Thursday 24th May 2018 Nana Ayebia Clarke MBE was awarded the 2018 Flora Nwapa Publishing Award at the 44th Annual African Literature Association (ALA) Conference in Washington DC

Jun 12, 2018

Ayebia at the 44th ALA Conference in Washington DC 23–26 May 2018
Title: Pioneering African Women Publishers: Publishing as Cultural Activism
By Nana Ayebia Clarke MBE on Friday 25th May 2018

Apr 22, 2017

Keynote Speech delivered on Wednesday 29th March 2017 at the University of West  England

Sep 15, 2016

The Colonial Legacy - Variants and Long-term 
Consequences of European Expansion

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Jun 20, 2015

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.


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