Wednesday, July 6, 2011
The Zimbabwe International Book Fair rolls into life 28th of July 2011 until 30th of July 2011. A whole lot of pragrammes are lined up which are expected to change the face of the international book fair that was not glamorous for the past ten years due to a myriad of challenges ranging from politics to economic as well as social.
The three day event is going to bring together writers, artists, publishers and librarians to discuss issues relating to “Books for Africa’s development.” Sub-themes for the three days have been identified and are crucial to Zimbabwe’s access to information and availability of books to support literacy programmes and improving on the reading habits of Zimbabweans. The Indaba conference are critical in mapping and developing and policies that promote appropriate reading material to the public to foster development and social progress.
The 2011 internationally acclaimed book fair shall hold Young Person’s Indaba under the theme “Reading, Writing and Literature for the Youth” to foster creativity writing in the youth and promote acceptance of literature. The last day is to be characterized by a writer’s workshop that is going to unite the writer’s from all breath and walk’s of life to discussion writing and publishing in the age of computers.
Librarians will have an opportunity to mingle with the writers', publishers' and valued library clients.