It all started in 1965 when two British publishers, Heinemann and Cassell, formed a groundwork for publishing in Nairobi. In those days, the whole of Africa used to be a market place where books published in European metropolises were transported to and sold.
In 1972, our company Chairman, Dr. Henry Chakava, was appointed as the first African Editor at Heinemann. From then on, we have moved from heights to heights. The leadership of Dr. Chakava Read more......
Ngugi Wa Thiong’o wins Korea’s Pak Kyong-ni Literature Award 2016
Ngugi Wa Thiongo is this year’s winner of Korea’s Pak Kyong-ni Literature Award. The award worth 100 million won (89,300 U.S. dollars) is presented by the Toji Cultural Center, the Pak Kyong-ni Literature Award Committee, Gangwon Province, Wonju City and The Dong-A Ilbo.
The Pak Kyong-ni Literature Award was started in 2011 to honor the literary spirit and achievements made by the late Korean novelist Pak Kyong-ni (1926-2008). Pak was the author of the epic novel “Toji.”
The award was won by Choi In-hoon in the first year before being opened to entries from people who weren’t just Korean. With this move, the prize became Korea’s first international literary award. Since then the winners have been distinctly non-Korean with the honours list including Ludmila Ulitskaya of Russia, Marilynne Robinson of the U.S., Bernhard Schlink of Germany, and Amos Oz of Israel. Read more......
Teaching English in Africa wins ELTON award
In June 2016 Teaching English in Africa (TEIA) won the prestigious British Council ‘ELTON’ award for Local Innovation, an award that recognises the highest level of innovation in the ELT publishing industry, after being shortlisted earlier in the year along five other resources in the category including video and online resources, learner libraries, and large publishing companies such as Oxford University Press and Macmillan Education. It was up against some excellent competition, but I suspected that it was in with a chance upon reading the judges’ comments in the brochure. The comment selected for TEIA was very positive: “A unique, comprehensive resource for a previously neglected context of English teaching.” Sure enough, when that dreaded heart-wrenching moment arrived, I was surprised and overjoyed to hear the presenter say those magic words: … read more