Russia is following in the footsteps of Venezuela and Nigeria in promoting national reading programs, but what might seem like idealism is often something more.
A new online magazine enlists top writers to covers stories of underrepresented world conflicts, underlining the personal, the intimate and the introspective.
Lantern Books is a household name in Nigeria for publishing children’s textbooks and story books for young readers.
Brazil and China? Latin America and Asia? Which offers you the biggest opportunities for next year?
By Edward Nawotka This weekend came the shocking news that Faber and Faber finance director David Tebbutt was shot dead and his wife kidnapped while staying at a beachside Kenyan resort. The event is likely to cast a shadow over the Storymoja Hay Festival which starts this Thursday and runs through the weekend in Nairobi. Overseas guests expected to appear at the …
Though enthusiasm for digital publishing is widespread in West Africa, brownouts, piracy, and high expenses are among the factors slowing development.
If publishing is a collaborative process, it’s time to give credit where credit is due.
Who will take responsibility for those whose voices may be deemed a valuable commodity, but who cannot speak loud enough to be heard by the powers-that-be?
The Googles of the world may next want to exploit oral property, collective traditional knowledge that is written, but has commercial potential.
Is the dependence on expensive devices a Western solution to an African problem? By Edward Nawotka Today’s feature story considers the challenges of digital publishing in sub-Saharan Africa. Amongst the key obstacles preventing further proliferation of digital reading across the continent is a lack of cash, political will…and electricity. Innovative programs such as Worldreader.org, which has distributed some 500 Kindles …