Friday, 8 May 2009

Fieldwork in South Africa

The next major landmark in the project will be the visit of two members of the project team – Viv Edwards and Marriote Ngwaru – to Cape Town to coincide with the Cape Town International Book Fair. With the assistance of the Publishers' Association of South Africa, we are currently arranging meetings with key figures in the area of African language publishing for children who will be able to add their personal perspectives on current challenges and constraints. PASA publicized the work of the project through its email tree earlier in the year and we have already received a number of much appreciated offers of help. Anybody reading the blog with an interest in this field who would be able to spare an hour or so for an informal interview between 11 June and 3 July should contact us: and