Algiers International Book Fair kicks off as Africa's literature takes center stage

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ALGIERS, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- The 26th Algiers International Book Fair kicked off Wednesday evening at the Exhibitions Center in Algiers, drawing attention to the richness of the African continent's literature.

Algerian Prime Minister Aymen Benabderrahmane inaugurated the event in the presence of high-ranking government officials and diplomats.

Themed "Africa is writing its future" and under the patronage of Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the fair runs until Nov. 4, showcasing a vibrant literary landscape.

This year's edition hosts some 1,200 publishing houses, with more than 900 international participants from 61 countries.

The fair will be a hub of cultural and literary activities, featuring 40 sideline events such as seminars and discussions. Enditem

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