Publishing Stories of Resiliency and Resistance: Examples of Langaa in Cameroon April 13, 2017

The regular monthly meeting of the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group is scheduled for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Monday, April 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm.

The scheduled guest speaker is Dr. Kathryn Toure, who will discuss her work with Langaa Research and Publishing of Cameroon, Africa.

Langaa” means “desire,” and in the case of Langaa Publishing, a “desire for knowledge.” They have published almost 500 books, now available in libraries and personal collections throughout the world, thanks to hundreds of authors, an international network of volunteers, print-on-demand technology, and a partnership with African Books Collective. Toure will review some of the publications – ranging from the #RhodesMustFall movement in South Africa to the current unrest in Cameroon, as well as some of the highlights and challenges in publishing the stories of ordinary and extraordinary Africans. RSVP’s are suggested for this event. Please respond to kcblackhistory@gmail.com.

The full flyer is available here.

Learn more about the Study Group at kcblackhistory.

One Comments
Larry Lester (Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group) May 5th, 2017

Thank you letter to Dr. Kathryn Toure for her presentation on Langaa.
Excerpt: ” … In keeping with this year’s theme “The Crisis in Black Education,” your powerful and visual message entitled ” Publishing Stories of Resiliency and Resistance: Examples of Langaa in Cameroon,” spoke volumes about the current unrest in Cameroon, as well as some of the highlights and challenges in publishing the stories of unheralded, underappreciated and extraordinary Africans. Your massive library of Langaa published books on display was indeed impressive.”
The full version is available here: http://www.langaa-rpcig.net/+Thank-you-letter-to-Dr-Kathryn+.html