Ankara Pre-launch at LABAF

Attendees of the Lagos Book & Art Festival were given a sneak preview of Cassava Republic Press’s new romance imprint on Saturday, when CRP publisher Bibi Bakare-Yusuf and Ankara Press author Amara Nicole Okolo took part in a lively panel discussion entitled ‘Romance in the Digital Age’. The panelists discussed how digital publishing has changed reading and purchasing habits of readers around the globe, stimulating an energetic debate about how and whether the content of romance novels can reflect the realities of African society. Our answer? Read the books and find out!

Ankara Press will be launched on 15th December 2014, with six brand-new romance novels written by African women. The romances will be published as e-books and easily downloadable to mobile devices. All six e-books will be available to buy from from 15th December. Register on the website now and we’ll email you with details of a special launch discount price offer as soon as the books are available!

Bibi Bakare-Yusuf and Amara Nicole Okolo

Ankara Press Publisher, Bibi Bakare-Yusuf and Ankara Press author, Amara Nicole Okolo, in discussion ahead of the ‘Romance in the Digital Age’ panel.






Amara’s novel ‘Black Sparkle Romance’ is one of six titles that will be published at on 15th December 2014.


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    Posted by Angela Wachuka on November 20, 2014

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