BookTrust: How a cardboard box helped me found Lantana Publishing

by Lantana Publishing on December 11, 2020

Original article published February 23, 2018 by Alice Curry

Lantana’s founder Alice Curry reflects on a visit to a South African school library and how it inspired her to begin an independent publishing house which champions diversity. “I walked along the shelves, reading the spines, and was saddened but not surprised to see that all were by white authors and featured white protagonists.”

“If black lives and black experiences are represented only through secondary characters, or stereotyped into roles the majority culture marks out for them, why should young black children feel that they can expect a life that isn't similarly marginalised, valued less highly, or relegated to a metaphorical box in the corner of the library?”

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