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The Book in Africa: Critical Debates

edited by Caroline Davis and David Johnson

Palgrave Macmillan | Mar 2015

The Book in Africa: Critical Debates presents new research and critical debates about book history in Africa, and brings together a range of disciplinary perspectives, in literary and cultural history, publishing studies, the history of the book, library studies and information science.  This collection has its origins in ‘The Book in Africa’ symposium, held in October 2012 at the Institute of English Studies in London.

Expected date of publication: March 2015.

The chapters collected here focus on the following key themes in African book and literary history, and print culture studies, including:

  • 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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

David Johnson and Caroline Davis

PART I. FROM SCRIPT TO PRINT

1. Copying and Circulation in South Africa’s Reading Cultures, 1780-1840

Archie L. Dick

2. Printing as an Agent of Change in Morocco, 1864-1912

Fawzi Abdulrazak

3. Between Manuscripts and Books: Islamic Printing in Ethiopia

Alessandro Gori

4. Making Book History in Timbuktu

Shamil Jeppie

PART II. POLITICS AND PROFIT IN AFRICAN PRINT CULTURES

5. Print Culture and Imagining the Union of South Africa in 1910

David Johnson

6. Creating a Book Empire: Longmans in Africa

Caroline Davis

7. From Royalism to E-secessionism: Lozi Histories and Ethnic Politics in Zambia

Jack Hogan and Giacomo Macola

8. Between the Cathedral and the Market: A Study of Wits University Press

Elizabeth Le Roux

PART III. THE MAKING OF AFRICAN LITERATURE

9. Francophone African Literary Prizes and the ‘Empire of the French Language’

Ruth Bush and Claire Ducournau

10. Heinemann’s African Writers Series and the Rise of James Ng┼ęgi

Nourdin Bejjit

11. The Publishing and Digital Dissemination of Creative Writing in Cameroon

Joyce B. Ashuntantang

Contributors

Index

 

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