The Black Authors Network (BAN) is dedicated to providing information to help
black business owners and authors gain access to the global consumer and to
helping promote the growth of black businesses and literature.
Black Authors Network, is here to bring people together, to create a
dialogue, and share valuable resources. Our goal is to be the most informative
networking group, serving the unique needs of African American authors,
businesses, organizations, and concerned parents who wish to improve literacy
and strengthen the image of the African American community.
Black History Month Internet Book Fair
“Give the Gift of Knowledge”
January 25 - March 7, 2009
Totally Online at the Black Authors Network Radio Show
Please join us for 42 nights of fun, wisdom, fellowship, and
book previews, as well as author interviews. EDC Creations and the Sankofa
Literary Society will host the annual Black History Month Internet Book Fair to
bring together authors, community leaders and concerned citizens. You can
participate nightly from the comforts of your home! The event is held totally
online with nightly panel discussions, seminars, live readings from new book
releases, community town hall meetings and open mic poetry nights.
Our theme is “Give the Gift of Knowledge.” We seek to bring
together our modern day Griots to share with us the history of our people and to
lead us into the future. Are you ready? Do you want to help us prepare an
archive of African American legacies for your children? This is an open,
community forum for all races and cultures. We will help create the very
foundations of change by exercising unity!
The Griots’ of the past carried cultural knowledge and identity for the
The griot legacy stretches back for hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of
years. The griot is a relater of history – keeping track of the history and
developments of his people over time. The griot is also guardian of the
knowledge of his people’s ancestry, or genealogy. This history may never be
written down so the griot is crucial to keeping the records of the past. Griots
are also orators, lyricists and musicians and they train to excel in all three
art forms. But the griot is also a counselor – giving advice and spiritual
guidance to his people. (Source:
This is a Community
Event-We Need You!
We seek storytellers, librarians, historians, teachers, authors, motivational
speakers, parents, our elders and community leaders to share with us their Gifts
of Knowledge. We as a people have come a long way in the last 42 years, let’s
celebrate together. Join us on the radio and our community blog for 42 nights of
sheer literary bliss! Readers, parents and community chatters join us for
Readers and authors will chat in our
Authors Network event chat room during the day and talk to the
on the phone with BAN members at night. Participants
can win free books and prizes nightly. This is a FREE literary event for book
lovers, community leaders, educators and parents. Spread the word to your
friends, family and co-workers about this historic 6-week literary explosion.
You are welcome to take part by blogging with us during the day and calling into
the radio show each night.