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Afreximbank has unveiled the CANEX Prize for Publishing in Africa, a collaboration between the CANEX Book Factory and Narrative Landscape Press Limited. This initiative, part of the CANEX programme launched in 2020, aims to foster a thriving literary culture and sustainable business ecosystem across Global Africa.

The CANEX Book Factory, a key component of the CANEX programme, will promote the African book value chain through various activities including a Pan-African writing workshop and an e-newsletter spotlighting African literature. The highlight of the initiative is the prize for publishing in Africa, with a USD20,000 award for the best trade book. Trade books encompass fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, excluding textbooks and academic works.

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