The 27th edition of the International Book and Publishing Fair (SIEL), which will kick off on June 2 in Rabat, puts African literature in the spotlight this year.
This major event of the Moroccan cultural and literary scene, which opens its doors to the public from June 3 to 12, celebrates African literature in recognition of the designation of Rabat as the capital of African culture.
“African literature has demonstrated its ability to excel in this area, winning several international awards and standing out in universities and international centers of study and research,” according to the website set up for this new edition of SIEL.
Affected by an “unfair veil”, African literature has not yet enjoyed, as deserved, a wide spread in its African environment, whether through the dissemination and translation of literary and scientific texts or through cultural activities.
The same source added that the spirit of African integration is present in the cultural program of this edition, since “the pavilion of honor will see the presence of 16 publishing houses from different African countries to exhibit and make known to the public their editorial production”.