Print Culture in Southern Africa

Print Culture in Southern Africa

Author: Caroline Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000426373

Category: History

Page: 210

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Print Culture in Southern Africa is concerned with the institutions and processes informing textual production, circulation and consumption in the region, over a broad historical period from the late 18th century to the present day. The book is organised around three closely related themes. Firstly, it presents original research into the formation of reading publics and the impact of reading cultures, by uncovering obscure but important reading communities and circuits of book distribution and reception. A second theme is the relationship between print and politics, with a particular focus on the networks of power: how control over the production and circulation of printed books has shaped literary and cultural development. The third theme is transnational print culture, and how the control exercised by publishers in Europe and America has shaped literature and society in southern Africa. Drawing together interdisciplinary research and diverse methodologies, the collection encompasses a range of perspectives, including literary studies, anthropology, publishing studies, the history of the book and art history, and many of the chapters are based on previously unexamined archives and collections. The volume contributes to current debates and opens up new and exciting ways of furthering the study of postcolonial literature and African book history. The chapters included in this book were originally published in the Journal of Southern African Studies.

African Publishers Networking Directory 1999/2000

African Publishers Networking Directory 1999/2000

Author: Zzzz


ISBN: STANFORD:36105111598244

Category: Book industries and trade

Page: 72

View: 413

Updated and expanded, this third edition reference guide and networking tool is for all those interested in the book industries and book development in Africa. It provides detailed information on the major and/or most active book publishers in Africa today, and has been revised and expanded to include over 420 publishers. New in this edition are publisher Web site addresses, representative/local agencies and languages of publication. Other information, fully updated, includes: full names and addresses; telephone numbers; fax numbers; e-mail addresses; year founded; ISBN prefix; contact name; chief executive; rights contact; number of titles in print; average number of new titles published annually; overseas distributors, nature of publisher's list and publisher's area of specialization. Other listings include over 45 book trade organisations, over 20 book trade journals and reference sources.

Publishing, Books & Reading in Sub-Saharan Africa

Publishing, Books & Reading in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Hans M. Zell

Publisher: Hans Zell Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015077132713

Category: Book industries and trade

Page: 712

View: 382

Published in dual print and electronic formats, this is a new, substantially recast and fully updated edition of a bibliography published over ten years ago (previous edition published as "Publishing and Book Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Annotated Bibliography", London: Hans Zell Publishers/Bowker-Saur, 1996). Covering both print and online resources, it charts the growth of publishing and book development in the countries of Africa south of the Sahara, as well as including a very large number of entries on many other topics as they relate to books and reading in Africa. With almost 3,000 critically annotated citations, it is the definitive bibliography, and the most complete documentation resource on the current state of the book on the African continent.