June 17, 2008, is the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Chinua Achebe\u2019s Things Fall Apart by Heinemann.
This publication provided the impetus for the foundation of the African Writers Series in 1962 with Chinua Achebe as the editorial adviser.
Africa Writes Back: The African Writer\u2019s Series & the Launch of African Literature captures the energy of literary publishing in a new and undefined field.
Portraits of the leading characters and the many consultants and readers providing reports and advice to new and established writers make Africa Writes Back a stand-out book.
James Currey\u2019s voice and insights are an added bonus.