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In much of what has been known for 40 years as the Third World book publishing today is in a state of despondency and frustration and it is hard to find in the lush pastures of the Euro American book industry anyone who cares Cross-border publishing investment readily crosses the Atlantic in both directions but does not venture southwards Latin America Africa and most of Asia still are seen primarily as export markets and difficult ones at that Gordon Graham Publishers Weekly 15 February 1991 The crisis in African writing is very much evident through this statement as the African writers are facing not only the problems of language but also the problems of publication and recognition which is lacking in general for them because of the lack of resources Going step by step to render the difficulties confronted by the African writers the picture that will appear will truly reflect the sorry state of affairs for them While writing something the first thing that is required is the manuscript To write the manuscripts the basic problem for the writer is that of the language There was a dilemma in them to select English as a medium of communication as the Dark Continent is known for its various local languages A child acquires his native language very easily and becomes a master in that But because of the colonization these writers selected the English language to give air to their thoughts and feelings The effect of colonization was so profound on them that it shattered the harmony between their native language and the language that they used in their schools Their language was no longer treated as valid in the schools run by the missionaries As a result English acquired the dominant part in their writings as it became the symbol of intelligence and ability in the arts
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