Coming of Age. Strides in African Publishing Essays in Honour of Dr Henry Chakava at 70

Coming of Age. Strides in African Publishing Essays in Honour of Dr Henry Chakava at 70

Coming of Age. Strides in African Publishing Essays in Honour of Dr Henry Chakava at 70
Extracts
  • Henry Chakava: The Kenyan publisher of Ngugi, Simon Gikandi and Micere Githae Mugo. His local buy-out of Heinemann Kenya was the first of its kind in Africa. He is also a founding publisher of the African Books Collective (ABC). ABC chairman Walter Bgoya writes the foreword for this Festschrift published in Dr Chakava’s honour.

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Reviews
  • Henry Chakava’s contribution to publishing and the book in Africa is immense and lasting, as is his engagement in helping to stimulate the growth of contemporary African literature over several decades. This collection of papers represents a fitting tribute to his long-time commitment to strengthen the indigenous book industries on the continent.

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