Tuesday, April 22, 2014

World Book and Copyright Day

Every year, April 23 is celebrated as a World Book and Copyright Day. 

By celebrating this day throughout the world, UNESCO aims to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright.
'23 April is a symbolic date for world literature. It is on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors, such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.' (United Nations)
World Book Capital is a title conferred by UNESCO to a city in recognition of the quality of its programs to promote books and reading and the dedication of all players in the book industry.
Every year UNESCO confers the title World Book Capital to a city to recognise its activities towards promotion of reading and books. This year the city of Port Harcourt (Nigeria) is named as the  World Book Capital.

Library has collection books portraying life African literature. Visit our Pinterest board.