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Africa Rising summit: ‘African publishing is the new frontier’

‘If Iceland, with 300,000 people, can sustain literary culture, why not Africa, where there are 40 million speakers of Yoruba, or 60 million Hausa, and 100 million speaking Swahili?’—In the opening keynote at the International Publishers Association’s Africa Rising summit, Kenyan novelist Ngugi wa Thiong’o encouraged publishers to publish books in indigenous languages, while addressing the misconception that there is no existing market for them.

 

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