Festival of Books in a Land of Waterfalls an article from AlllAfrica.com covers Zimbabwe, or, 'Bookland,' which they say is a very fitting description.
The Zimbabwe International Book Fair has run consistently for some twenty years now, and it is made up of several parts. This year, the Zimbabwe International Book Fair drew a vast array of publishers, authors, scholars, and many persons interested in the book trade.
"There is a need, a felt need throughout the continent, that Africans do not read for leisure, not enough Africans actually read for leisure. Even though the intellectuals who read may enjoy it, but they usually read as part of their work. So I think a book fair can be a way to stimulate that interest in books and in reading."