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    Literary Colonialism

    Books in the Third World

    Philip G. Altbach
    Most Third World people have limited access to the world body of knowledge, and even information about their own countries is often hard to come by. One reason is that the majority of publishing houses in the world are either located in the West or controlled by Westerners. In this essay, the author describes the difficulty of publishing in the Third World as part of a larger relationship of dependence of developing countries on industrialized nations. The author, who has done research in India and published a number of books in that country, concludes his discussion with suggestions for expanding Third World autonomy in the area of knowledge production.

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    Summer 1975 Issue

    Abstracts

    Introduction
    Nonformal Education and Occupational Stratification
    Implications for Latin America
    Thomas J. La Belle, Robert E. Verhine
    The African University as a Multinational Corporation
    Problems of Penetration and Dependency
    Ali A. Mazrui
    A Lesson from China
    Percy Bysshe Shelley and the Cultural Revolution at Wuhan University
    Joseleyne Slade Tien
    The Old Man and the Census
    Chinua Achebe
    Literary Colonialism
    Books in the Third World
    Philip G. Altbach
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