Hommage à Viviana Quinones : un baobab ne meurt jamais mais demeure éternel par ses racines

Serviable, Souriante et simple sont les 3 adjectifs qui me viennent naturellement à l’esprit au souvenir de Viviana Quinones, une bibliothécaire d’origine argentine, que j’ai eu le plaisir de connaitre depuis 2016, dans le cadre de mes recherches sur le livre jeunesse africain au Cnlj de la BnF. Ses conseils et encouragements ont largement contribué à la naissance de l’association Muna Kalati, première organisation facilitant la recherche, formation et le plaidoyer sur la littérature jeunesse africaine. Dans le présent article, Christian Elongué, président de MK, partage mélancoliquement les moments partagés avec Viviana, dont la mémoire demeurera éternelle.

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Elinor Sisulu

How producing children books in local african languages accelerates the decolonizing process – Elinor Sisulu

Sisulu says the best marketing for a book is other people’s opinions, and thus the foundation’s website is a review hub and search engine for children’s books in South Africa’s 11 languages. On the site are a range of picture books, fables and tales, poetry, rhymes and riddles as well as educational books (fiction and nonfiction). Puku also stages a number of events such as the Puku Story Competition and the Story Festival.

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Children’s literature is the most important literature – Dianne Johnson Feelings

Dr. Dianne “Dinah” Johnson is a children’s book author and professor of children’s literature at the University of South Carolina (US). She is an intellectual who has travelled the world. She’s written six picture books for children, and edited or co-edited various publications including:  The Best of the Brownies’ Book (a compilation of fiction, poetry, photographs and more, from […]

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There is only one bookshop in the Gambia with a good collection of children’s books – Dr. Anna Stelthove-Fend

Frau Dr. Anna Stelthove-Fend who has tremendously contributed to facilitate access to quality children books in The Gambia by donations and extraordinary personal commitment. She also contributed to the establishment of the Africa library in Cologne which hosts books from and about Africa, translated into German, and contains about 300 books, fiction as well as […]

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