The World Fellows
Bibi Bakare-Yusuf | Nigeria | 2012
Bakare-Yusuf is the co-founder of one of Africa’s most important new publishing houses, where she provides editorial and strategic direction in publishing and marketing. Her life’s work is to contribute to the transformation of the African continent through production of alternative narratives and knowledge. Cassava Republic Press helps to accomplish this by sharing stories written by and for Africans, in an effort to develop a reading culture across the continent. Several books published by the press have been included in Nigeria’s national curriculum; a series on the Millennium Development Goal subtly challenges perceptions of gender roles and introduces transformative ideas. A feminist and independent scholar, Bakare-Yusuf has worked as a consultant for ActionAid, Unifem, and the European Union.