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Online Global Monthly
MONDAY 15 May 2023 19:00 London
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Marcelline Akinyi (Kenya)
A Nairobi-based multi-disciplinary artist driven by a passion to showcase African stories through diverse mediums. Through her art, Marcelline aims to inspire positive change in her audience’s minds and actions while sharing her world with them. Marcelline is one of the REVEAL! artists.
An illustrator from the South of France. She recently published her autobiographical graphic novel Je Ne Sais Quoi with Jonathan Cape, and is the author of the Enola Holmes comics. She has traveled the world with her sketchbook but is happiest at home in London, where she’s lived for the last 10 years. She has worked on theatre and film sets, painted murals and pub windows, illustrated books in the UK and abroad, and she hopes her creative juggling never stops.
is Catalyst Press’ book publicist and South African Office Head. She has a Master’s in Public Diplomacy from University of Southern California and a Master’s in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. A North Carolina native, she now lives in Cape Town with her partner. You can find her writing at www.sarahbelleselig.com.
is a woman-owned, women-run independent book publisher of books by African authors, headquartered in El Paso, Texas. We are one of the few North American independent presses dedicated exclusively to publishing stories from Africa. Since 2017, we’ve published over forty titles across a number of genres including literary fiction, fantasy, crime, memoir, graphic novels, and books for young readers, and debuted many award-winning African authors to the North American market, including 2022 Caine Prize winner Idza Luhumyo, 2022 Windham Campbell Prize winner Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu, 2022 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award shortlisted Sifiso Mzobe, 2022 Nommo Award shortlisted Mbozi Haimbe, multiple award-winning children’s author Niki Daly, and more. Through our publications, annual #ReadingAfrica campaign, African Crime Reads series, Panel & Page African Graphic Novel series, events, and more, we seek and create opportunities to elevate African and African diaspora authors and foster dialogue between BIPOC authors and global audiences. We have offices in the USA and in South Africa, established networks across the North American, European, and African publishing industries, partnerships with leading African creative nonprofits like Short Story Day Africa, and global distribution through Ingram, one of the world’s largest book distribution networks. Visit Catalyst Press at www.catalystpress.org
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