Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Feeding the African Imagination: Visiting Nigeria's Cassava Republic

By Belinda Otas, with additional reporting by Tolu Ogunlesi

Abuja, Nigeria might not be where you would expect to find cutting edge publishing. Yet, Cassava Republic, a four-year old company started by a husband-and-wife team, is part of a renaissance of publishing on the African continent. And they're doing it by publishing fiction aimed at Africans, importing authors from abroad and trolling the Internet and blogs for the best new talent.
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When Will E-books the Answer for Africa's Readers?

Today's story about Nigeria's Cassava Republic suggests that e-books may be the perfect means of overcoming African publishing's printing and distribution problems. Of course, as the publisher in the story notes, there still isn't that much Internet penetration, but it is improving. At what point do you foresee e-books being a viable distribution channel for Africa?
Let us know what you think!

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