Publishing for a Global Culture

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

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Information technology is increasingly making the notion of a global village and shared  global culture a reality. At the same time, the domination of the world by a few languages, mostly western, has meant the exclusion of large number of languages from a global conversation.  Publishing which has always been so central in national conversations and cultures can play a similar role in global conversation among cultures big and small. This means utilizing the possibilities opened by new technologies to bring  knowledge and scholarship in marginalized languages out of the shadows so that they can contribute to the common light of global knowledge.