The title ‘World Book Capital’ is conferred by UNESCO to a city in recognition of its quality of programmes to foster the promotion of books and encourage reading. The scheme was launched in 2001 with Madrid as the first city to be given the title, followed by Alexandria in 2002 and New Delhi in 2003. Bangkok was most recently selected as the 2013 World Book Capital. Port Harcourt has submitted a bid to become World Book Capital in 2014.The bid was submitted a team headed by Rainbow Book Club founder Koko Kalango, who's also the Director of the Garden City Literary Festival. For more information you can download the bid summary here.
Friday, 15 June 2012
Port Harcourt Announces Bid for World Book Capital