Dr. Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, a publisher and member of the press, is expected to attend the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse from 18 – 22 October. The event will feature international decision-makers from the publishing world and insiders from the creative and cultural sectors. The programme will introduce new areas for more business opportunities and inspiration, along with many anniversary events to look forward to at the fair.
To ensure the safety of all visitors to the fair, bag checks will be conducted at the entrances. Visitors are advised to factor this into their visit and allow for a little extra time.
The 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse is set to take place from 18 – 22 October in Frankfurt, Germany. It is the world’s largest book fair and attracts publishers, authors, literary agents, and book lovers from around the globe. The event will feature a wide range of activities, including book readings, panel discussions, and cultural events. This year’s event is particularly special as it marks the 75th anniversary of the fair
Chernoh Alpha M. Bah is a Ph.D candidate in the Department of History and Mellon Cluster Fellow in the Program of African Studies (PAS) at Northwestern University . His research focuses on the history of medicine and medical experimentation in colonial West Africa. His dissertation explores how prison labor became central to different kinds of medical and agricultural projects in Sierra Leone between the First and Second World Wars; and the ways medical researchers from Liverpool and colonial officials in Sierra Leone conceptualized and justified the use of convict labor 1. Before coming to Northwestern, Bah worked extensively in West Africa as a journalist, political activist, and writer. He is the author of The Ebola Outbreak in West Africa: Corporate Gangsters, Multinationals, and Rogue Politicians (2015), and Neocolonialism in West Africa: A Collection of Articles and Essays (2014), and is currently the editor-in-chief of the Africanist Press, a media agency and investigative journalism project focusing on democracy and free speech in Africa 1. His investigative journalism has been featured on the BBC, Radio France International, AFP, DW, among others