Africa is an extraordinary reservoir of potential new readers, ideas and creativity in the publishing industry. With this in mind, the Spotlight on Africa programme, now in its third edition, was launched with the support and collaboration of the Italian Trade Agency and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. In 2024 BCBF will welcome the last edition of this initiative. The Spotlight on Africa will feature a dedicated exhibition area bringing together an even greater number of excellent publishing houses from the continent, together with a series of panels dedicated to the African publishing scene and reading culture.
In 2023 the programme brought to the Fair 26 excellent publishing houses from 11 African countries and presented a panel dedicated to the African publishing scene and reading culture at the Authors Café.