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Bibi Bakare-Yusuf Selected As 2018 Brittle Paper African Literary Person of the Year


Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, a co-founder and publishing director of one of Africa’s leading publishing houses, Cassava Republic Press and the co-founder of Tapestry Consulting, a boutique research and training company focused on gender, sexuality and transformational issues in Nigeria has been recognized as 2018 Brittle Paper African Literary Person of the Year.

The award recognizes individuals who work behind the scenes to hold up the African literary establishment in the given year. Their 2018 honour goes to Dr. Bibi Bakare-Yusuf for her long service and leadership in publishing.

Bibi Bakare-Yusuf has worked as a gender and research consultant in the public, private and development sectors for the BBC, UniFem, ActionAid, eShekels, Central Bank of Nigeria, the European Union and others. She has a Ph.D in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Warwick. She has published many academic papers and regularly presents papers at academic conferences. She sits on the editorial board of a number of influential journals and is the chair of board for The Initiative for Equal Rights, the largest organisation in West Africa devoted to LGBTQ issues. Bibi is also a Yale World Fellow, a Desmond Tutu Fellow and a Frankfurt Book Fair Fellow.

Congratulations to Bibi Bakare-Yusuf.