We have something to celebrate – AfricAvenir International is 25 years old! A lot has happened since the first concrete steps of AfricAvenir were taken: from the publication of “Voyage en Corée” (Hubert Mono Ndjana) and “L’Afrique relève le défi – Projet pour un partage communautaire moderne" (Kum’a Ndumbe III) by the AfricAvenir publishing house in 1985 in Douala.
In the meantime, the former publishing house has not only become a registered not-for profit organization in Douala, it has also established a German section in Berlin, which has been active for the past ten years. In addition, sections in Namibia, Austria and shortly in Switzerland have been founded. In all the sections, AfricAvenir’s educational and cultural events provoke and inspire social debates. Written in three languages, the website serves as a link between the sections, is regularly updated with the latest information from each region and visited by around 50,000 users each month.
The publishing house Editions AfricAvenir / Exchange & Dialogue was re-launched in 2004 and has published in Cameroon, Germany and France in French, English, German, Duala and Ewondo; publications in other languages are planned.
The source of inspiration and spiritual father of all these developments was and is Prince Kum’a Ndumbe III. For him, 2010 means celebrating not just 25 years of AfricAvenir but also nearly 50 years of writing during which he has brought out more than 70 books. His texts form the theoretical basis for AfricAvenir’s work.