African languages - why are we still reading in English?
A participant of the 2015 Amaphiko Academy in Langa asked Academy lecturer, Gina Mhlope, why we aren’t seeing books published in African languages. She answered: " Publishing houses say that books in African languages do not sell. But there’s a word that starts with m… it’s MARKETING! They should market it!"
Do you see the importance of publishing in native languages? Do you think there should be a shift from publishing African stories solely in English? Why are we in this situation? Let’s discuss!