One of the key activities of the Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa is the Annual Book Launch, where published authors – both African and non-African – have the opportunity to present their books on peace, security, governance or development.
The first edition of the Annual Book Launch took place on in April 2017 during the 6th Tana Forum. Dr. Greg Mills, Director of the Brenthurst Foundation based in Johannesburg, and H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria, launched their book titled, “Making Africa Work: A Handbook for Economic Success”. The selected book in 2018 was, “New Fringe Pastoralism: Conflict, Security and Development in the Horn of Africa and the Sahel”, published by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
The Forum provides an opportunity for authors to present their books to the Forum’s participants, a diverse gathering of African heads of state and government, decision makers at the AU, UN and other international organizations, academia and members of civil society.
For the 8th Tana Forum, set to take place on 4-5 May 2019, interested authors are invited to submit their book proposals to the Tana Forum Secretariat. Authors should submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org before 28 February 2019: 1) An expression of interest stating: the title of book, publication date and edition, language, and significance to the Forum; 2) Abstract (max 500 words); 3) Author(s) biography and CV.
Submissions will be reviewed by a committee consisting of internal and external reviewers. Shortlisted authors will be asked to submit the full text of the book in soft copy. The copy will not be distributed beyond the review committee. Only one book will be featured at the launch.