I won’t talk about Yari Yari Ntoaso (an international conference on literature by women of African ancestry) in this post, but if you want to know more see http://kinnareads.wordpress.com/ who is posting the schedule, and photos, or follow the #YariYari hashtag on Twitter.
What I wanted to comment about was the fact that the well known Nigerian publisher, Cassava Republic, had a stand among the tables of vendors! How pleased I was to see them, and of course I couldn’t resist buying something on Day 1 – and who knows what will happen on Days 2-4?
The comment I made to their representative was to ask why they didn’t sell any of their books here in Ghana? I would much rather support either a Ghanaian or other West African business if this is possible. I know the market might not be huge, but still I do believe there is a market for Nigerian literature here. Certainly I saw at least six other books that I would have bought from them if I hadn’t either read or bought them already!
I wonder what other readers think?