Messaging from the International Publishers Association joins a chorus of alarm around a fast-moving set of copyright changes in Kenya.
Kenya Publishers Association’s Lawrence Njagi at Nairobi: ‘African Languages’
In a warm welcome to the ‘Africa Rising’ conference delegates in Nairobi, Kenya Publishers Association chair Lawrence Njagi warns that without more indigenous-language publishing, children could face losing some of their lingistic identity.
Kenya’s Tonee Ndungu of Kytabu: ‘Enriching Curriculum Content’
The challenge of building young readers in Kenya is being addressed by Kytabu, a platform not just for students but also for parents and ‘super schools.’
Nigerian Entrepreneurs Chidi and Chika Nwaogu: Monetizing Creative Content
Focusing on issues specific to African creators, Nwaogu twins built platform Publiseer to enable writers and musicians sell their content online.
Kenya’s Peter Kimani: When African Publishers ‘Lack Imagination’
A ‘lack of imagination on the part of publishers is hampering the development of a reading culture in Kenya,’ says the Kenyan author Peter Kimani.
Dora Salamba: Aspects of Piracy Facing Malawi’s Copyright Society
The head of Malawi’s copyright agency, Dora Salamba, says the public doesn’t understand the damages that piracy can do to rights holders.
Côte d’Ivoire’s Isabelle Kassi Fofana: Publishing’s Need for ‘Reliable Data’
‘We need a true national book policy that recognizes the importance of reliable data,’ Isabelle Kassi Fofana will tell the IPA’s Africa Seminar in Nairobi.
International Publishers Association Partners With UAE’s Dubai Cares on African Challenges
The new IPA-Dubai Cares partnership provides close to $1 million for efforts ‘to address pressing African publishing ecosystem challenges.’
IPA’s Africa Seminar in Nairobi: Maha Bakheet on Copyright
The June ‘Africa Rising’ seminar from the International Publishers Association will feature the Arab League’s Maha Bakheet on copyright issues.
New Speakers in the International Publishers Association Nairobi Seminar
An award-winning teacher, a leader in indigenous-language publishing, and a publisher called “the father of African publishing” are on the bill in Kenya.
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