Publisher's expansion brings Nigerian writers to world stage

Food for thought: Cover of ‘Longthroat Memoirs’ by Yemisi Aribisala © Cassava Republic

Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie warned in 2009 about the danger of hearing a “single story” about a person, country or continent. This year, publisher Cassava Republic Press has made strides to address that problem, which Elnathan John, another Nigerian author, has called the “monotony of subjects and even voices” in the genre of African literature.

Ms Adichie made her comments during a 2009 TED talk, which has been viewed more than 11m times and has influenced critical discussions beyond the boundaries of African narratives.

Cassava Republic, an Abuja-based publishing house that has been running for 10 years, opened a subsidiary in London in April and is contributing to the debate.

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