LittAfrica 2023

LittAfrica is a gathering of authors, publishers, and Christian media professionals with a heart for God and a passion to use the written word to impact their nations. LittAfrica 2023 will focus on the power of the written word to impart hope, and explore how the publishing industry can contribute to this mission. Conference registration has closed. 


Sharpen your skills

  • Receive intensive training in strategic, publishing-related topics from Africa’s leading Christian publishers and communicators
  • Hone your skills through hands-on training and critique from professionals
  • Glean new ideas to sharpen your craft in writing, design, and publishing

Customize Your Learning

A balanced daily schedule includes plenary sessions, workshops, optional one-on-one consultations with top professionals and networking opportunities. Read more about our speakers and workshop leaders here

Choose different workshop tracks on topics as varied as:

  • Writing on contemporary issues from a biblical worldview
  • Writing for the general (Non-Christian) market
  • Strategies for promoting and publishing books
  • The business and ministry of publishing
  • The devotional life of Christian writers and publishers

Network with Others

  • Meet and network with friends and colleagues from across the continent
  • Broaden your perspective and renew your calling as you further integrate your faith and work
  • Note: You’ll also receive free table space to display samples of your publications.

LittAfrica 2023 is a unique opportunity for anyone who believes in the power of literature to change lives and impart hope.

Whether you are an author, publisher, editor, creative artist, bookseller, librarian, or simply a reader who loves books, this conference is for you.

Conference Inclusions

The conference registration fee includes:

  • Registration and equipment
  • Four nights’ accommodation
  • All meals and coffee breaks, from Sunday dinner to Thursday breakfast
  • Transfers between the airport and the hotel

Travel to Botswana is not included.

A Special Rate for local participants

We are offering a special non-residential rate for local participants of $179 USD! This includes all teas, lunches and the closing dinner on Wednesday, November 8 – as well as all conference materials.

How to pay for your registration in installments

We also offer you the option of paying your conference registration at the Standard Rate in 3 equal installments. The payment amounts and due dates are as follows:

  • August 18: $166 shared double room; $200 single room
  • September 12: $166 shared double room; $200 single room
  • October 12: $166 shared room; $200 single room

To pay by installments, when you register online and are asked for payment, please check the box, “Other Payment.” Please make each installment payment in the Donate section of the MAI website, and write in the Comments box, “LittAfrica 2023 installment payment.”

If you have any registration questions or difficulties, please contact MAI at [email protected].

Are you a French speaker? Click here to read this overview in French.

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