The East African, a weekly regional newspaper published in Kenya by the Nation group reviewed the African Writers Trust 3rd Uganda International Writers Conference. One of the highlights of the three day conference was a Keynote address by Dr. Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, co-founder and publishing director of one of Africa’s leading publishing houses, Cassava Republic Press.
In her Keynote address themed The Current State of Publishing in Africa; Do We Dare Hope ? Dr. Bakare-Yusuf lamented that the production of knowledge which is one of the signs of civilisation is on the decline in Africa
“we are allowing the west to dictate what will become Africa’s knowledge. we are net consumers and not producers of knowledge” she said