Monday, October 12, 2009

Books, books, books: The Twin Cities Book Festival, 2009

Saturday October 10, I participated in the Twin Cities Book Festival, at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College in downtown Minneapolis. It was a busy day, from 10am to 5pm, with the exhibition hall crowded with publishers, editors, booksellers, illustrators, readers and a plethora of other people connected with the world of books. What an incredible gathering of minds, where everyone could learn and learn and learn. What a great opportunity for networking.

Above, in the foreground, is my table. I had four of my titles on display. This year I worked with the Minnesota Black Pages, on the 2009 edition, contributing several pieces. The publication came out just in time, and I displayed copies at the Book Festival. I recommend it very highly. For copies and subscription information, write to or call (612) 205 0031.

I was assigned table number 19. Africonexion is my company, under which I publish, conduct workshops, and offer consultancy services.
Above, I am with Bukola Oriola, from Nigeria, to whom I introduced the idea of self-publishing with Lulu. She just published Imprisoned, her first book.
Above, I am with Professor Mahmoud El Kati, a well-known African-American educator, writer and activist based in the Twin Cities. We have known each other for several years.


Yours Faithfully said...

Finally an interesting blog site about books! Long overdue. BTW, had to mention this: Loved the shirts you were wearing too!

Mbele said...

Thanks, Yours Faithfully, for visiting my space, and for your comment. I have always liked books, from my childhood, and it is a pleasure to share that passion with others. I have found that wearing those shirts here in the USA highlights my African identity very well and arouses curiosity and interest. I love it all. Best wishes.

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