n Mousaion - Produksiepatrone van Afrikaanse kinder- en jeugprosa : 'n verkennende statistiese ontleding, 1990-2001




This article feeds into the discourse about reading promotion in South Africa. Data obtained from the Production Trends Database (PTD), situated in the Publishing Programme in the Department of Information Science at the University of Pretoria were analysed to elicit production trends in the production category, Afrikaans children and youth prose (fiction) during the period 1990-2001. The data were analysed according to the number of titles published per year, the publishers involved, the relation between original Afrikaans texts and translations as well as the number of re-editions produced. The analysis provides a disturbing picture of the declining production figures in this production category and points to areas for future research.


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