Browsing by topic: Africa

Using Solar Power for E-readers in Africa, France

Worldreader Solar

Worldreader now offers solar-powered charging stations for schools and libraries in Africa; France’s Bookeen is developing a new light-powered e-ink device.

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African Publishing Through African Eyes

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Moses Kilolo of the African writers’ collective, Jalada Collective, is at the epicenter of African publishing and literature written for African readers

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Pigeonhole Offers Subscriptions for Serialized Ebooks

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Pigeonhole a young, digital-only publisher in the UK, is commissioning new fiction, refashioning classics, and offering their ebooks via serialization and subscription.

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Digital Love Stories for Valentine’s Day from Africa

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Nigerian romance publisher Ankara Press has produced a free digital Valentine’s Day Story Anthology featuring several of Africa’s top writers.

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Can Wikipedia Influence the Developing World?

Florence Devouard

Florence Devouard, former chair of the Wikimedia Foundation and co-founder of Wikimedia France, describes the work Wikipedia does in the developing world.

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Worldreader on Book Donations in the Digital Age

Worldreader in Ghana

Dani Zacarias of Worldreader argues book donations have a dramatic impact on the developing world and it is both easier and cheaper in the digital age.

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Nigeria’s Ankara Press Offers a New Kind of African Romance

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Ankara Press, a new digital imprint of Nigeria’s Cassava Republic, has aims to deliver “romances that reflect the complexity” of modern African lives.

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Worldreader: Mobile Publishing and Reading South of the Sahara

A Ghanaian woman reads South African independent publisher Modjaji's Love Interrupted on her mobile phone.

Despite numerous challenges, people in emerging African markets are engaged in mobile reading, and reading more, writes Alexander Polzin of Worldreader.

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Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Who Are African Books For?

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

Author Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani questions the power Western publishers have to dictate the way African books are presented to and read by the world.

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Major Award to Honor African Literature Written in Kiswahili

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A major new award, the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature, was announced earlier this month at the Ake Art & Books Festival in Nigeria.

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