compiled by Sulaiman Adebowale
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encouraged to send us reviews of publications covering publishing and
book development issues.
The Book Chain in Anglophone Africa:
A survey and directory, Roger Stringer (ed) ISBN 1 902928
11 3, xii + 258 pp 2002 INASP, Oxford, £30.00. 27 Park End Street,
Oxford, UK. +44 (0) 1865 249909 (tel), +44 (0)1865 251 060 (fax), email:
This book looks at the book chain in English-speaking
African countries. Four introductory articles review the overall situation
on the continent and 17 studies explore the book chain within each Anglophone
country. It also provides a bibliography of the book chain and a directory
with a listing of the major players in the book chain in each country
within Africa. These include professional associations, publishers,
printers, booksellers, libraries, and regional and international bodies
supporting book development on the continent.
Contributors include Anne Powell, Diana Rosenberg,
Mamadou Aliou Sow, Roger Stringer, and Paul Tiyambe Zeleza.
Copyright ISBN 92-805-1036-X,
12 pp 2001, and Trademarks ISBN 92-805-0962-4,
12 pp 2000. Published by agreement between the National Institute for
the Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI)
and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). INDECOPI, Calle
de la Prosa 138, San Borja, Lima 41, Peru. email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
WIPO, 34, chemin des Colombettes, 12111 Geneva 20, Switzerland, +41
22 3389111 (tel), +41 22 733 5428 (fax), email: email@example.com;
These two comics books attempt to make the debates
and issues around copyright and trademarks clearer to the general public.
Drawing on common examples and everyday situations, the publications
simplify the complexities in issues such as the various forms of copyright
and trademarks, authorship, employer and employee rights, literary and
artistic creativity, piracy, remuneration, fair use, etc. The publications
address both the creator and consumer of artistic works.
Textbook and Learning Materials 1990-99:
Thematic Studies Series, ED.2001/WS/25, 72 pp 2001. UNESCO,
7, place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France. +33 1 45 68 10 00 (tel),
+33 1 45 68 56 29 (fax), email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
This is the fourteenth study in the Thematic Studies
Series. It is a re-issued version of the original study published by
UNESCO for the International Consultative Forum on Education for All,
as part of the Education for All 2000 Assessment prepared for the World
Education Forum held in Dakar, Senegal in April 2000. The study was
co-ordinated by the UK Department for International Development and
UNESCO, and led by Ian Montagnes.
Six chapters, 13 tables and a list of bibliography
and references look at various aspects of book provision between 1990
and 1999. Issues explored include global trends, regional developments
in the South, and Central and Eastern Europe, the experiences gained
from previous eras, and a projection on the possibilities for future
trends and scenarios.
The African Book Publishing Record
vol. XXVII no. 1 2002, ISSN 0306-0322. Annual subscription: £185/$295
/DM578. K.G. Saur Verlag GmbH, Orlestrasse 8, 81373 Munchen, Germany.
+49 89 769020 (tel), + 49 89 76902150 (fax), email: email@example.com;
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).
La Revue des Livres pour Enfants
203, 2002. La Joie par les Livres, ISSN 0398-8384, 184pp, February 2002.
43 euro (Europe), 50 euro (overseas). av. Générale de
Gaulle, 92147 Clamart Cedex, France. +33 1 40831462 (tel), +33 1 40940404
(fax), email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Issue no. 203 of the journal covers articles,
reviews and analyses on children’s literature in the world. In
a new design and publication format, La Revue des Livres Pour Enfants
is now structured around three main areas: critique, dossier, and actualité.
This issue contains a focus on children’s literature in Italy,
the theme country at the Salon du Livre de Paris 2002.
Issue no. 204b includes a report of a study on the usage of the children’s
section in libraries and multimedia centres, and articles on writers
such as Paul Auster (Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story) and
the recently deceased renowned children’s literature writer, Astrid
Issue no. 205 covers an interesting collection
of articles on memory and transmission. It deals with mechanisms influencing
how individual and personal memories are formed and their implications
for collective memory. It looks at the writers and librarians, archivist
and other chroniclers of events and history, and the role of children’s
literature and education in forming perceptions of reality, the present,
the past and the future. It also includes a series of homages to the
late French publisher Pierre Marchand who died earlier in the year.
Issue no. 206 analyses issues around the new prominence
on the construction of a literary culture based on children’s
literature, by questioning the very concept of the ‘literary’:
its message and subject, and the place and value of children’s
literature within the wider literature.
African Publishing Review,
ISSN 10297618 1998 APNET, Harare. Annual subscription inside Africa
$30/£20 (airmail $35/£25), outside Africa $50/£35
(airmail $60/£40) from APNET, PO Box 3773, Harare, Zimbabwe. +263
4 706196/7 (tel), +263 4 705106 (fax), e-mail: email@example.com
Vol. 10 no. 4, 2001. The issue explores copyright
piracy in Nigeria, developments in Ethiopian publishing, small language
group publishing, and interviews with two renowned writers, Ahmadou
Kourouma and Aminata Sow Fall.
Vol. 10 no. 5, 2001 focuses on using print on
demand, how to embark on electronic journal publishing, and how to effectively
manage pricing in book production. It also contains the APNET training
and trade events calendar for 2002 and news on awards for African writing.
Vol. 10 no. 6, 2001 looks at the reading campaign
and efforts at promoting children’s books in South Africa. An
invaluable piece by S. Rhandika Meno looks at taboo and subject matter
in children’s books and how publishers promote censorship and
intolerance by basing their views on what the writer regards as a warped
concept of multiculturalism based solely on westernized morality. Other
articles cover electronic journals and subscription agents, resources
for editors and a report on the book fair in Zambia.
Vol. 11 nos. 1 and 2, 2002 focus on issues around
copyright and piracy and the 5th IPA Copyright Conference held in Accra,
Ghana, 20-22 February 2002. The conference with the theme, ‘encouraging
creativity through copyright protection’, was organized by the
African Publisher Network and the International Publishers Association.
These issues also include reports on APNET’s training initiatives
and participation in book fairs in Cairo, Egypt and New Delhi, India.
NATNET LANKA NEWSLETTER
Vol. 5 No. 2 December, 2001 and Vol 6 No 1 ISSN 1391-2658. National
Library and Documentation Centre, 14 Independence Avenue, Colombo 7,
Sri Lanka. +94 1 685203 (tel), +94 1 685201 (fax), email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
This is a bi-annual newsletter on library and
information networks in Sri Lanka published by the National Library
and Documentation Centre. It commenced publishing in 1997. The newsletter
covers events and seminars around library and book provision in the
region. [end] [BPN, no 31, 2002, p. 23.]
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