The Book in Africa

Critical Debates

  • Caroline Davis
  • David Johnson

Part of the New Directions in Book History book series (NDBH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. David Johnson, Caroline Davis
      Pages 1-17
  3. From Script to Print

  4. Politics and Profit in African Print Cultures

  5. The Making of African Literature

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 267-280

About this book


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, ranging from third-century manuscript traditions to twenty-first century internet communications.


Africa African Literature Apartheid Book History Cameroon Colonialism Ethiopia Literary Prizes Mali Morocco Nationalism Postcolonialism Print Culture Printing History Publishing Studies South Africa Timbuktu Zambia communication culture French history of literature Nation politics Tradition

Editors and affiliations

  • Caroline Davis
    • 1
  • David Johnson
    • 2
  1. 1.Oxford Brookes UniversityUK
  2. 2.Open UniversityUK

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