WOLFoundation Adds Board Member
As reported here, I’m an Advisory Board member of WOLF. Here is their latest press release:
I am delighted to let you know that Bibi Bakare-Yusuf has agreed to join the WOLFoundation Advisory Board. Bibi’s profile is below and will be added to the web site over the next couple of days. I am delighted that Bibi has agreed to join us and her experience and perspective will be a valuable addition.
Best wishes to all and a good Holiday weekend to all of you who are in the US.
Dr J Zammit-Lucia
Bibi Bakare-Yusuf – Profile
One of only twenty people on the African continent to be selected for Desmond Tutu’s African Leadership programme, Bibi is the founder of Cassava Republic Press, a commercial and social enterprise listed as one of the top global brands to watch by the iconic Monocle magazine. Through Cassava Republic and other activities, Bibi is focused on redeveloping a reading and writing culture in Nigeria, part of the bigger project of re-imagining Nigeria’s future and being part of African cultural and intellectual renaissance. Cassava Republic authors have been awarded multiple international literature awards including the Caine Prize, the Orange Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.
With a PhD in gender studies from the University of Warwick, UK, Bibi had an academic career as well as a commercial and consulting career. She has worked for the BBC and consulted to the European Union, UniFem and ActionAid. She is the founder of the NGO RAW focused on returning the joy of reading to communities in and around Abuja.