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World Book Day 2021

In the run-up to World Book and Copyright Day, UNESCO launched the World Book Day bookfaceChallenge. Students, teachers, readers, as well as the book industry and library services have been invited to express their love for reading by participating in this challenge . UNESCO also shared materials to help engage all communities of readers, individuals, and institutions.  23 April is the date on which authors, William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. This date was a natural choice for UNESCO's General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a worldwide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone to access books. How many books have you read on the " Amazon Best Sellers: Best Sellers in African Literature " list? 1. "Return to the Enchanted Island: A Novel," Johary Ravaloson 2. "Things Fall Apart," Chinua Achebe 3. "Americanah," Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 4. "Half of a Yellow Sun

Susan's Bay, Freetown, Sierra Leone

An undated aerial photo of Susan's Bay, Freetown by Wallin Eleazar Riebel of Otterbein University. The postcard was digitized in March 2006 and the digital publisher is the Otterbein University Library. The original photo is stored in the repository of the Otterbein University Library Archives. Postcard captioned, "Susan's Bay, Sierra Leone." Aerial view, looking inland. ( Susan's Bay, Freetown, Sierra Leone ) On Wednesday, March 24, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr Mayor of Freetown wrote on Facebook :  "J ust left the scene of a terrible fire at Susan’s Bay. The entire community has been burnt to the ground. Thousands are affected. We won’t know the full scale of the disaster until tomorrow when we conduct an assessment with NDMA and other partners. Many children are missing, separated from their parents in the chaos. Twelve children were at the FSU at Eastern Police station. We understand that other children might have boarded boats moored on the wharf. Devastating to w