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Print Culture and Publishing in Southern Africa

Print Cultures South Africa

Print Culture in Southern Africa’, Journal of Southern African Studies (44, 3)

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Edited by Caroline Davis, Archie Dick, Elizabeth le Roux and Dennis Walder.

Routledge | Jun 2018

This special issue on ‘Print Culture in Southern Africa’, Journal of Southern African Studies (44, 3)  covers a broad range of subjects from the late 18th century to the present day, including: Southern African reading culture, the mission presses, black periodicals, the publication of black women authors, paratextual histories and transnational publishing histories. This publication was the culmination of the three-year British Academy funded project on ‘Print Culture and Publishing in South Africa in the 20th Century’ between Oxford Brookes University and the University of Pretoria.

The introduction can be freely downloaded, and certain articles can be accessed using the links in the table of contents below (for a limited number of free downloads). If you are based in an ‘emerging region’ you can join the STAR scheme to get access to Taylor and Francis journal content for either 12 months from registration or up to 50 articles.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction: Print Culture in Southern Africa
    • Caroline Davis, Archie Dick and Elizabeth Le Roux

Reading Communities and Circuits

  • Reading Authors of the Enlightenment at the Cape of Good Hope from the Late 1780s to the Early 1830s
    • Archie L Dick
  • ‘The Black House’, or How the Zulus Became Jews
    • Hlonipha Mokoena

The Politics of Print

Transnational Publishing Histories

  • Setting Trans-Vaal Scenes in German Type: Missionary Carl Hoffmann’s Book Designs, ca. 1900-1930
    • Lize Kriel
  • History by Paratext: Thomas Mofolo’s Chaka
    • Corinne Sandwith
  • A Question of Power: Bessie Head and her Publishers
    • Caroline Davis
  • Minding Their Own Business: Penguin in Southern Africa
    • Alistair McCleery

Publication Category Joint Publications