Books in Africa

TARcovFor those of us who don’t want to be online all the time, books are the perfect technology. For places where being online isn’t always an option, they’re not bad either.  I just did a story for The Africa Report about the state of publishing on the continent, which of course is an industry with its challenges.  But there is a crop of new, young, smart publishers who are putting out amazing work, places like Kwani?, Story Moja, Langaa, Cassava Republic and others.  They are the ones who know what publishers have always known:  that, as important as dollars and naira and shillings are, we put books out into the world for more than that.

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