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E-reading Slow to Take Root in Kenya

The theme of this year’s 18th International Book Fair in Nairobi is "Twende Digital,” which is Swahili for “Let’s go digital.” Kenya has one of the highest literacy rates in Africa, but are its readers ready to read on their handheld devices?   Kenyan readers, both young and old, say the digital revolution cannot replace the experience of browsing in a bookshop, the smell of ink and the feel of hard paper.   Mercy Kirui is the Publishing Accounts Manager for the most...

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