Browsing by topic: Africa

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

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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?

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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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In South Africa, Crowd-sourced Publishing Tackles Book Poverty

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A new start-up in South Africa, Book Dash, focuses on creating and giving away free, high-quality books to needy children and encourages them to become lifelong readers

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Near Miss for Algeria’s Kamel Daoud for Goncourt

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Unexpectedly, Algerian writer Kamel Daoud’s powerful novel, an homage to Camus, nearly took France’s top literary prize.

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An Interview With Alain Mabanckou

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Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou discusses his work and how immigrating to America impacted his writing.

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Exploring the African Continent in Children’s Books

Meshack Asare

Ghanian children’s book writer Meshack Asare discusses his mission to cover the rich regional diversities of Ghana and the continent as a whole.

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