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The myth of the ‘book famine’ in African publishing

le Roux, Elizabeth (2020) The myth of the ‘book famine’ in African publishing. Africa at LSE (30 Dec 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Books and publishing in Africa are often described in terms of ‘scarcity’ and ‘famine’, evoking the need for a crisis response. But do these terms reflect the reality of how Africans produce and engage with books? Elizabeth le Roux argues that the famine analogy is perpetuated by a book aid industry that works counter to structural solutions based on local book development.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2021 13:39
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2021 01:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108237

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