Posts tagged "Africa"
Monday Interview: Khulile Nxumalo (South Africa)

Monday Interview: Khulile Nxumalo (South Africa)

Khulile Nxumalo was born in Diepkloof, Soweto, in 1971. He finished school at Waterford Kamhlaba, Swaziland, and went to University of Cape Town, University of Natal and Wits University. His first poetry collection, ten flapping elbows, mama, was published by Deep South in 2004. His second collection, fhedzi, was published by Dye Hard Press in 2013. His...
Monday Interview: Philip Hammial (Australia)

Monday Interview: Philip Hammial (Australia)

Philip Hammial was born in the USA and emigrated to Australia in 1972. Two of his twenty collections of poetry have been shortlisted for a New South Wales Premier’s Award. He is also a sculptor and the director of The Australian Collection of Outsider Art. DH:You were born in Detroit, but after graduating from university...
Books That Matter: How David Philip Publishers Managed to Reissue Banned Books During Apartheid

Books That Matter: How David Philip Publishers Managed to Reissue Banned Books During Apartheid

David Philip Publishers has shared an excerpt from Books That Matter: David Philip Publishers During the Apartheid Years, a memoir by Marie Philip. David Philip Publishers was established in 1971, with the aim of publishing “books that matter for Southern Africa” and challenging mainstream apartheid thinking. In 1992, Nadine Gordimer of the founders: “David and Marie...
Wrapping up the Paperight Journey

Wrapping up the Paperight Journey

There is a vast array of ideas to improve literacy and access to books in Africa. Paperight has been one of the most interesting that I have come across in the three decades I have been involved in literature and publishing on the continent. Sadly, Paperight founder Arthur Attwell had to pull the plug at...
Monday Interview: Samson Kambalu (Malawi)

Monday Interview: Samson Kambalu (Malawi)

Samson Kambalu was born in Malawi in 1975. He attended the Kamuzu Academy, the so-called “Eton of Africa”, graduated from the University of Malawi‘s Chancellor College in Zomba in 1999, and completed his MA in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University in 2003. The best known of his artworks is Holy Ball, a football plastered in pages of the Bible. Kambalu...
„Take Risks“. Interview with Gary Cummiskey, Dye Hard Press, South Africa

„Take Risks“. Interview with Gary Cummiskey, Dye Hard Press, South Africa

The latest issue of African Poetry, published by the Centre for African Poetry (CAP) focuses on Gary Cummiskey’s Dye Hard Press, as part of a planned regular feature highlighting the work of book traders, agencies, educational institutions, publishers and bloggers with a notable commitment to African poetry. Since 1994 Dye Hard Press in South Africa...
Books and Publishing in South Africa: A publisher’s journey to tech and back

Books and Publishing in South Africa: A publisher’s journey to tech and back

This is a reblog from Arthur Attwell‘s own blog. In 2005, I left a big-publishing job and, without knowing it, set out on a mission to reimagine publishing for emerging markets. Since then I’ve worked on dozens of innovative technology projects, from creating musical ebooks to teaching maths on tablets. And now, after nine years...
Open access in Africa – green and gold, the impact factor, ‘mainstream’ and ‘local’ research

Open access in Africa – green and gold, the impact factor, ‘mainstream’ and ‘local’ research

Africa has been characterised as the ‘silent continent’ because so little of what Africa has to say has, in the past, reached beyond limited local audiences. Building on a long career in scholarly and academic textbook publishing, Eve Gray’s interest is in tracking the rapidly changing environment of scholarly communication in a digital world. She...