Interviews

Akoss Ofori-Mensah

Akoss Ofori-Mensah

Akoss Ofori-Mensah is a Ghanian publisher and the founder of Sub Saharan Publishers, Accra. Akoss has served on the Ghana Book Publishers Association as the Honorary Secretary and Vice President. She was elected President of the Association from 2003-2005. She has been a member of the African Publishers Network (APNET), the IBBY Executive Committee, and sits on African Books Collective's Council of Management.

Ernest Oppong

Ernest Oppong

The African Publishers Network (APNET) was established in 1992, bringing together national publishers associations and publishing communities in the African continent to strengthen indigenous or independent publishing. After some years of dormancy APNET has recently started a rejuvenation process with Ernest Oppong currently acting as Executive Director. Stephanie Kitchen has had a talk with Ernest about APNETs plans for the future.

Francois van Schalkwyk

Francois van Schalkwyk

Stephanie Kitchen talks with Francois van Schalkwyk, of African Minds, South Africa and a co-author of the report ‘The African University Press’. 

Brian Wafawarowa

Brian Wafawarowa

Brian Wafawarowa has a long history in publishing in South Africa. He was managing director at New Africa Books and has served as Chairperson of the Publishers Association of South Africa (PASA), the African Publishers Network (APNET) and is currently on the board of the International Publishers Association (IPA). He is active in publishing and has a new press, Lefa Publishing and Research Services. Brian talks here to Stephanie Kitchen of the International Africa Institute.

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