Muna Kalati is recruiting a knowledge management Officer for a period of 1 year. He/she will be responsible for the identification, collection, formatting and diffusion of knowledge (text, audiovisual) around the children’s book industry in Africa. The aim is to increase the visibility and recognition of Muna Kalati as a knowledge hub leader in the children’s book industry in Africa. He or she will develop research partnerships with other associations, libraries, networks, etc in Africa and beyond and will work closely with the Children book programme officer and the Communications Officer
But in thinking about the books that I read while growing up and the books that I’ve researched, I keep asking myself:
where are all the African children’s literature writers? Why aren’t there more books being produced? Have we, as African writers, moved away from this pride and responsibility of rearing conscious, confident, and self-aware African children?