Arts Academic Launches New Book
African Languages lecturer, Professor Sihawukele Ngubane, is the editor of Building Capacity for Sustainable Academic and Non-Fiction Authorship in Africa published by the Uganda Textbook-Academic and Non-Fiction Authors Association.
The anthology consists of 19 chapters, which are based on papers presented at the 4th Pan African Writers Symposium (PAWS) held in Uganda on the theme: Building Capacity for Academic and Non-Fiction Authorship in Africa. Ngubane contributed a chapter on, Implications of contrast between orality and writing in Africa. He was also elected Chairperson of PAWS.
‘This means a lot to me as a writer of academic and non-fiction books and a person who has a passion for the book industry and creation of knowledge and information that is relevant to Africa. Building capacity for academic and non-fiction authors is necessary, especially for young and upcoming authors to develop writing skills and make a living through books,’ he said.
Ngubane believes the book is relevant to academics who want to grow their careers in academia, enhance their writing skills, and debate issues pertaining to languages, literacy, publishing contracts and copyright. ‘It also promotes the culture of reading other people’s works to enhance their own and sharing information and knowledge,’ he added.
The book can be purchased from Professor Ngubane via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Words and photograph: Melissa Mungroo