n French Studies in Southern Africa - Le livre en Afrique francophone : nouvelles perspectives éditoriales
|Article Title||Le livre en Afrique francophone : nouvelles perspectives éditoriales|
|© Publisher:||Association for French Studies in Southern Africa (AFSSA)|
|Journal||French Studies in Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Botswana|
|Publication Date||Jan 2014|
|Pages||120 - 143|
|Issue||Special issue 2|
|Keyword(s)||African publishing, Champ litteraire, Edition africaine, Institution de la litterature, Institution of literature and Literary field|
This article examines the dynamics of relocation that characterize the economy of the African book within the African francophone literary field, especially since 1990. It shows that there is a history of publishing in Africa - fragmented indeed, but real - far from all the myths that represent the continent as an editorial desert. It builds on much existing data that allow us to appreciate the full measure of progress made since the time when missionaries and scholars took the initiative of opening the first publishing houses. It emphasizes the awakening of a new consciousness of editorial issues, which are closely correlated with some of the major problems of the African literary field.
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