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Welcome to Langaa RPCIG


The mission of Langaa Research and Publishing Common Initiative Group (Langaa RPCIG) is to contribute to the cultural development and renaissance of Africa. This is achieved by conducting research, providing training in research and writing, and publishing and promoting African scholarship and creative writing. Langaa, not set up for monetary profit-making, is supported by founding members and other contributors, financial grants and efforts of volunteers.

Langaa is physically located in Bamenda and Buea (Cameroon), although its members and volunteers operate from different parts of the world. So far, Langaa has published over 300 titles, mainly on Cameroon, but also on other African countries like Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Outstanding scholars and ordinary people familiar with the Cameroonian and African context provide editorial guidance. Each manuscript is systematically reviewed before a publication decision. Peer reviews, reader reports, and editorial changes are stored as evidence of the rigour of Langaa’s processes.