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The book in Africa : critical debates

Author: Caroline Davis; David Johnson
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. ©2015
Series: New directions in book history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 - from Ethiopia to Cameroon, from Morocco to South Africa - and from third-century manuscript traditions to twenty-first century internet communications. Throughout, it seeks to frame individual case  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Named Person: Ngũgĩ, wa Thiong'o
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Davis; David Johnson
ISBN: 9781137401618 1137401613
OCLC Number: 892888097
Description: xii, 280 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Notes on the Contributors --
Introduction --
Copying and Circulation in South Africa's Reading Cultures, 1780-1840 / Archie L. Dick --
Printing as an Agent of Change in Morocco, 1864-1912 / Fawzi Abdulrazak --
Between Manuscripts and Books : Islamic Printing in Ethiopia / Alessandro Gori --
Making Book History in Timbuktu / Shamil Jeppie --
Print Culture and Imagining the Union of South Africa / David Johnson --
Creating a Book Empire : Longmans in Africa / Caroline Davis --
From Royalism to E-secessionism : Lozi Histories and Ethnic Politics in Zambia / Jack Hogan and Giacomo Macola --
Between the Cathedral and the Market : A Study of Wits University Press / Elizabeth Le Roux --
Francophone African Literary Prizes and the 'Empire of the French Language' / Ruth Bush and Claire Ducournau --
Heinemann's African Writers Series and the Rise of James Ngugi / Nourdin Bejjit --
The Publishing and Digital Dissemination of Creative Writing in Cameroon / Joyce B. Ashuntantang --
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Series Title: New directions in book history.
Responsibility: edited by Caroline Davis, Senior Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University, UK and David Johnson, Professor of Literature, Open University, UK.
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