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Examining these aspects in greater detail will moreover make it clear that the LINGOs of the 1960s as well as the present LINGOs have been driven by networks of people spanning across and beyond transnational borders, triggering contacts and synergies between writers as well as critics from around the world. 6 Common Objectives and Ambitions The Beginnings: The Mbari Club and the Chemchemi Creative Center The phenomenon of the prominent Anglophone LINGO in Africa can be said to have its origins in Nigeria, emerging on the stage of literary production with the onset of the 1960s.
The great African Literary NGOs (LINGOs) O 39 thing about having a Ltd. 86 In June 2011, however, Kwani Trust was finally granted recognition according to the Kenyan Trustees (Perpetual Succession) Act Cap 164. On this, Wachuka notes in February 2013, In effect, the incorporation of the Trust did away with our need to create a Ltd. company as the exposure for our Trustees as I mentioned above was no longer an issue as this incorporation grants the Trust the status of a corporate body. It is important to note that we had pursued the Ltd.
In fact, the model of the African LINGO as a vehicle for literary expression and sociopolitical interaction has been articulated and promoted locally. FEMRITE and Kwani Trust both explicitly highlight their status as NGOs in their strategic plans, thereby indirectly confirming the theoretical framework of the African LINGO outlined in this chapter. ”80 It has a registered publishing imprint, FEMRITE Publication Limited, which is registered with the Uganda Register of Companies. 81 According to the FEMRITE Strategic Plan 2007–2011, “the organization is therefore a legal entity allowed to engage in the business of manufacturing and selling publications[, but] .