We aim to provide directed leadership and capacity-building to, among others, demystify the book publication process for early career scholars. Through such capacity-development, it might be possible to glean insights into the impediments scholars face with book publication. The Equitable Education and Economies unit is well placed to lead such an activity given some of the work it conducts on higher education development and reform and amid calls for the decolonization of curricula, In supporting scholars to distill their knowledge in book form, a workshop could make a direct contribution to broadening the range of available scholarly texts emerging from the research and teaching insights of early career scholars; themselves the products of recent local and international curricula reforms geared to epistemic decolonisation.
The envisaged targeted guidance and support for book proposal refinement would entail:
1. Book proposal presentations and feedback; and
2. Networking with acquisitions editors from university presses (including the HSRC Press)