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Print Culture and Publishing in 20th Century South Africa

Print Cultures South Africa

The Book in Africa

A Day Symposium

20 Oct 2012

Institute of English Studies, University of London

The aim of this event was to provide a forum for the discussion of new research and critical debates about print culture in Africa, and to bring together leading scholars in African literature with interests in literary and cultural history, publishing studies and the history of the book.  This symposium was organised as a collaborative event by: the Department of English at the Open University, the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies (OICPS) at Oxford Brookes University and the Institute of English Studies.

Topics

With contributions from scholars of book history and postcolonial studies, together with African literary publishers, the papers and panel discussion focused on:

  • The production, dissemination and reception of the book in colonial and postcolonial Africa
  • The development of print culture and its implications for larger questions of nationality and colonial politics in Africa
  • The impact of print production on literary cultures and linguistic identities in Africa
  • The emergence and constitution of reading publics in Africa
  • The legal, social, political and economic forces that have affected print culture in Africa
  • The current state of and immediate prospects for publishing and print culture in Africa
Speakers

Karin Barber • Ruth Bush • Becky Ayebia Clarke • James Currey • Archie Dick • Robert Fraser • Kate Haines • David Johnson • Beth Le Roux • Peter McDonald • Jeff Opland • Ranka Primorac

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Organisers

 The event received generous financial support from Oxford Brookes University, the Open University and the British Academy.