Publishing in Africa Collection

Scope and Content

The Collection is based upon a donation of an extensive range of books, reports, booklets and other material by the aid organisation, CODE Europe. The subject coverage of the Collection is somewhat broader than just publishing. All areas of the booktrade in Africa are covered, as well as libraries, information provision, literacy and education, where they relate to the industry. Examples of the output of the publishing industry in Africa are also included. Recent acquisitions include novels that were included in promotions such as Africa's 100 Best Books. Notable groups of material in the Collection include press releases and other items from the records of the Zimbabwe International Book Fair (UK); a large number of titles from the Heinemann African Writers Series; a selection of books from African literacy projects; journals covering publishing in Africa and related fields.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation/CODE Europe Special Collection on Publishing in Africa is a joint initiative between Oxford Brookes University Library and the Oxford Centre for Publishing Consultancy and Research. The expense of physically housing the Collection, cataloguing and other establishment costs was met by a generous donation from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Further funding was given by Macmillan and Heinemann Publishers.

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