La Joie par les Livres, ISBN 2-9513753-2-8,
26pp November 2001, av. Générale de Gaulle, 92147 Clamart cedex, France.
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This well-presented annotated catalogue is a
valuable resource on children's books in Africa. It contains important
information on the publishers of children's titles in Francophone Africa
and France, including a selection of their titles in French and local
languages, associations of writers, artists and publishers, book clubs,
libraries, bookshops and other actors in the book chain.
The revised third edition of the catalogue includes
information on notable prizes and awards and book publishing fora in
Africa, not just Francophone Africa. It also contains a few children's
books publishers in South Africa and Namibia. This catalogue will be
useful for actors in the publishing industry in Africa.
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The ABPR compiles bibliographic listings of
book publishers or subsidiary companies in Africa. It covers books,
pamphlets, reports and series titles in English, French and some African
languages. It serves as a supplement and update of the African Books
in Print (fifth edition, London: Bowker-Saur, September 2000).
This issue also contains the annual 'Africana
Reference Works: An Annotated List of 2000 Titles' edited by Jill Young
Coelho, and articles and book reviews on publishing related topics.
ISBN 1901830 15 2, xx + 252 pp, incl. illustrations,
2001, ADEA Working Group on Books and Learning Materials, Distributed
by the African Books Collective Ltd, The Jam Factory, 27 Park End St.
Oxford OX1 1HU, UK. +44 1865 726686 (tel), +44 1865 793298 (fax), email:
The 12th volume in the series of Perspectives
on African Book Development published by the African Association for
the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) looks at some of the questions
around equitable and effective textbook distribution systems in sub-Saharan
Africa. The study provides a broad analysis of the key issues affecting
book distribution in Africa. The information is gleaned through major
case studies from Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Niger and Uganda and
mini studies from Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire,
Mali, Senegal, Tanzania, and Togo.
In addition to providing an overview, it
also recommends vital options that policy makers need to consider in
developing a national framework for efficient textbook delivery. This
detailed survey of textbook distribution in the region also includes
a glossary of common terms used in the book and education sectors. It
is an essential resource for all those concerned with seeking solutions
to improve access to educational material in Africa.
ISBN 0-9679101-5-3, 302 pp 2000, $24.95,
International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) and International
Academic Publishers, PO Box 26290, Colorado Springs, CO 80613, USA.
This fifteen-chapter study examines
the state of development of education and training for librarianship
in Africa. The volume gathered by the late Michael Wise, a prominent
figure in library development in Africa, has been described by Ian M.
Johnson, Chairman IFLA Professional Board, as a 'source of inspiration
for the small band of teachers [of librarianship and information science]
in Africa, and some fresh insights for the international community that
seeks to support them'. [end] [BPN, no 29, 2001, p
to table of contents for BPN Newsletter 29, 2001>>