African writers lack publishing capacity within Africa, which is yet to develop an environment conducive to them and their art. There are few training opportunities and incentives for African writers, most of whom lack the freedom and solidarity to explore and defend their creativity fully. This calls not only for significant investment in publishing, but also for writing workshops to nurture and guide African writers in their creativity and collective interests.
To support African cultural production, Langaa provides training in research methodologies and in creative and scholarly writing. This includes the training and development of teachers, researchers, writers and artists as the conscience of society, proposing lenses, correcting misrepresentations, and providing alternative narratives in complex, negotiated and nuanced ways.