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Digitalback Books partners with Brent Council to bring African Literature to its Libraries

NEWS UPDATE: 12TH JUNE 2017

Digitalback Books partners with Brent Council to bring African Literature to its Libraries

London, UK—Digitalback Books - the virtual library platform exclusively curating literary works from across Africa and its diaspora - announced today a partnership with Brent council to provide access to a customized collection across the Brent libraries in London.

Founder Gersy Ifeanyi Ejimofo was thrilled to make the announcement "Since our strategic shift to collaborations with libraries and institutions in 2017, we are seeing a healthy interest across several markets.

Brent Council Libraries Development Manager, Sarah Smith said, “This will certainly be a good opportunity for Brent Libraries to further diversify further our stock as well as attracting new users. [This partnership] ticks’ boxes for improving the current range as well as promoting our digital offer.”   

The Brent deal will give its library card holders free access to the Caine Prize for African Writing Anthologies and coincides with several reading events planned by the Caine Prize organisers for the 2017 shortlisted authors, including an evening at Willesden library in Brent on Friday the 30th of June from 6pm – 8pm.

"We're very happy to be supporting Digital Back Books to get digital editions of Caine Prize anthologies in to libraries to reach more readers." said Lizzy Attree Caine Prize Director.

Following the soft launch with the Caine Anthologies, Brent libraries plan to engage with their readers to continue to select works from the Digitalback Book catalogue in view of a full rollout in October 2017.