The Book in Africa: Critical Debates (New Directions in Book History)

The Book in Africa: Critical Debates (New Directions in Book History)

By: Caroline Davis (editor), David Johnson (editor)Hardback

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This volume presents new research and critical debates in African book history, and brings together a range of disciplinary perspectives by leading scholars in the subject. It includes case studies from across Africa, ranging from third-century manuscript traditions to twenty-first century internet communications.

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Fawzi Abdulrazak, independent scholar, USA Joyce Ashuntantang, University of Hartford, USA Nourdin Bejjit, Mohamed V University, Morocco Ruth Bush, University of Bristol, UK Caroline Davis, Oxford Brookes University, UK Archie Dick, University of Pretoria, South Africa Claire Ducournau, University Paul Valery - Montpellier III, France Alessandro Gori, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Jack Hogan, University of Kent, UK Shamil Jeppie, University of Cape Town, South Africa David Johnson, The Open University, UK Elizabeth le Roux, University of Pretoria, South Africa Giacomo Macola, University of Kent, UK


Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors Introduction PART I: FROM SCRIPT TO PRINT 1. Copying and Circulation in South Africa's Reading Cultures, 1780-1840; Archie L. Dick 2. Printing as an Agent of Change in Morocco, 1864-1912; Fawzi Abdulrazak 3. Between Manuscripts and Books: Islamic Printing in Ethiopia; Alessandro Gori 4. Making Book History in Timbuktu; Shamil Jeppie PART II: POLITICS AND PROFIT IN AFRICAN PRINT CULTURES 5. Print Culture and Imagining the Union of South Africa; David Johnson 6. Creating a Book Empire: Longmans in Africa; Caroline Davis 7. From Royalism to E-secessionism: Lozi Histories and Ethnic Politics in Zambia; Jack Hogan and Giacomo Macola 8. Between the Cathedral and the Market: A Study of Wits University Press; Elizabeth Le Roux PART III: THE MAKING OF AFRICAN LITERATURE 9. Francophone African Literary Prizes and the 'Empire of the French Language'; Ruth Bush and Claire Ducournau 10. Heinemann's African Writers Series and the Rise of James Ng?gi; Nourdin Bejjit 11. The Publishing and Digital Dissemination of Creative Writing in Cameroon; Joyce B. Ashuntantang Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/03/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781137401618
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781137401618
  • weight: 500
  • ISBN10: 1137401613

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