We published the wonderful graphic novel, The Lady Doctor by Ian Williams in January, swiftly followed by Be With: Letters to a Carer by Mike Barnes in February—a poignant insight into dementia. International Women’s Day marked the launch of New Daughters of Africa, edited by Margaret Busby, and in April we introduce Lisa Blower’s award-winning short stories, It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s.

We celebrated the launch of New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent, edited by Margaret Busby, featuring over 200 women writers of African descent from across the globe, some of whom were able to attend the London launch at SOAS! We had a fantastic time and thank everyone who made it.

 We were also incredibly lucky to attend the wonderful Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters, alongside several Myriad authors including Elizabeth Haynes, Sarah Lightman, Umi Sinha, Joni Seager and Sohaila Abdulali. In this image, Elizabeth Haynes talks about creating landscapes of cultural idiosyncrasy with (L-R) novelists Shahad Al Rawi, Yvonne A Owuor, and journalist Satish Padmanabha.

10 Books by Brilliant Women Around the World : New Daughters of Africa chosen by Red Magazine • Sohaila interviewed by Marieke Hardy for The Saturday Paperread in full here. • The Kennedy Moment  reviewed by New Books Magazine • Ian Williams on Resonance FM talking all things Lady Doctor (and seals) •