Abstract

New technologies are gradually and systematically transforming the process of information dissemination and retrieval. The implications are wide-ranging, and the virtual cartographies and landscapes delineated by these new technologies are largely uncharted. The distribution and marketing of print culture has been historically uneven, and whereas inequities continue to exist and disproportionately impact francophone sub-Saharan Africa, accessibility to information and participation in cultural, political, and social dialogue has been enhanced as a result of certain internet mechanisms. The interview that follows explores how the blog held by the critically acclaimed Congolese novelist and poet Alain Mabanckou operates as a new forum for conversation, debate, and exchange between people located in different parts of the world.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2044
Print ISSN
0034-5210
Pages
pp. 58-71
Launched on MUSE
2008-11-12
Open Access
No
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