African language publishing for children: where next? is now available for downloading from: www.ncll.org.uk/50_research/10_research_projects/africanlang_html
The findings are based on:
• an analysis of the materials included in the 2007 PASA Writing in Nine Tongues catalogue and its 2008 and 2009 supplements and the 2008 Catalogue of South African Literature published by the Department of Arts and Culture
• interviews with key players in the book industry, including a wide range of publishers, writers,authors, translators, educationalists, book distributors, booksellers and organizations involved in book promotion
• feedback and discussion at a workshop held at Museum Africa, Johannesburg, as part of National Book Week, September 2010.
This report offers an independent perspective on the state of African language publishing for children in South Africa today based on an analysis of current resources. It synthesises the views of key players in the book value chain on both opportunities for and obstacles to further development.