Independent feminist publisher Modjaji Books turns 10 – read an interview with founder Colleen Higgs
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How have things changed in the ten years that independent feminist publishing house Modjaji Books has been around?
Publishing Perspectives asked Modjaji Books founding publisher Colleen Higgs to review the last ten years. Click on the link above to read the full interview.
PP: What about changes in South Africa since you started?
CH: When I started ten years ago, there were not many published black women writers, and Modjaji was a pioneer, providing a home for fresh new voices that couldn’t access or had been rejected by the mainstream publishing houses. It was also crucial for me that this was foregrounded as Modjaji’s mission.
Now there’s a publisher who publishes only black writers—men and women. Modjaji Books has definitely contributed to the urgent sense that we need to hear from women writers and in particular black women writers.