This piece by Walter Bgoya and Mary Jay details efforts to free indigenous African publishing from "the constraints of the colonial past, the strictures of economic structural adjustment policies, the continuing dominance of multinational publishers (particularly in textbooks), regressive language policies, and lack of recognition by African governments of the economic and cultural importance of publishing." They describe the origin stories of efforts like CODESRIA, African Books Collective, and APNET and point out continuing challenges like the language of publication.
Walter Bgoya, Mary Jay and African Books Collective, "Bgoya, Walter, and Mary Jay. 2013. “Publishing in Africa from Independence to the Present Day.” African Books Collective. Accessed April 17, 2020.", contributed by Angela Okune, Research Data Share, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 29 April 2020, accessed 11 December 2023. https://www.researchdatashare.org/content/bgoya-walter-and-mary-jay-2013-“publishing-africa-independence-present-day”-african-books