Synopses & Reviews
This study of the town of Beitbridge on the Zimbabwe/South African border shows how neoliberalism, prevaricated by HIV/AIDS, has brought about far-reaching social change in the country, and unprecedented levels of poverty and social precariousness. It argues that these circumstances have led to insecurities in identity and 'insider-outsider' sociological configurations, and to identity politics assuming a role in the desperate and unprecedented struggles over access to resources.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- 1. Reflections on publishing in national languages / Philip G. Altbach -- 2. Publishing in Kiswahili / M.M. Muloko -- 3. Publishing in South African languages / Dumisani K. Nishangase -- 4. African publishing and naational languages / Mamadou Aliou Sow -- 5. The politics of multilingual education and publishing in Ethiopia -- 6. Publishing in local languages in Nigeria / Victor Nwankwo -- 7. Publishing in Indian languages / Urvashi Butalia -- 8. World or indigenous languages? / Thomas Clayton.