ALGIERS- The 24th international Book Fair of Algiers (SILA), to be held from October 30 to November 9, has decided to honor young talents and winners of Algerian and foreign literary prizes.
According to the programme, some 1030 publishing houses, 300 of them Algerian, are expected to display nearly 183 000 titles in the exhibition center of Algiers.
A conference on history, entitled “1919: Algeria in the face of freedom and century’s challenges ” is on agenda this year, among other conferences on literature, theatre, melhoun poetry and comic strip.
The 2019 book fair’s guest of honour Senegal will be represented by authors like Hamidou Sall, Khallil Diallo, Rahmatou Seck Samb, and Abdoulaye Racine Senghor.
A meeting between Algerian and Senegalese publishers is scheduled for the end of the fair.