n French Studies in Southern Africa - Le livre en Afrique francophone : nouvelles perspectives éditoriales




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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