The Academic and Non-Fiction Authors' Association of South Africa (ANFASA)was launched in 2004, after extensive consultation with authors around the country. Although several authors' societies and similar groups already existed, they were based on location, or on gender, or on language, or on specialisations. There was no association to inform authors about their rights or to advise them on their publishing contracts. There was no group which took it upon itself to uphold and raise the status of academic and non-fiction authors - who outnumber creative writers by far but who rarely receive accolades.
ANFASA is South Africa's first national association for authors of general non-fiction works, textbooks and academic books, dedicated to promoting their works and their status in society, holding seminars and workshops, sharing information and offering advice. It is a non-profit association which aims to enhance the profile of academic and non-fiction authors in South Africa, through advocating for the recognition of their works and the protection of their rights.
For more information please visit www.anfasa.org.za
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