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OUP opened a publishing branch in Nairobi in 1963, as Kenya achieved independence, and the sales office in Lusaka was converted into a publishing branch in 1964, upon Zambian independence . A branch was opened in Addis Ababa in 1965, and finally, nine years after independence in Ghana, a branch was opened in Accra in 1966. The International division was based in the London office of OUP and was the coordinating centre for the foreign branches, except for New York, which was independently managed.

The main role of the branches continued to be the distribution and sales of London and Clarendon Press publications, but they were authorised, to varying degrees, to undertake local publishing. The branch had to inform London of each new publishing project, but it was not required to wait for its approval of each decision. 65 Strict boundaries were set, however, on the type of permitted publication. 66 Branch managers were granted a degree of independence over decisions that affected their own markets, and increasingly managed their own publishing and production programmes for these markets, although all decisions affecting international markets were referred back to the centre.

The European textbook publishers, as aliens, were regarded as ‘impartial’, a European euphemism for a whole chain of terms including ‘Western’, ‘disinterested’, ‘purely commercial’, or most important ‘uncommitted’. ’57 The assistant secretary, A. Norrington, understood that the Press enjoyed a privileged position in the region: ‘there is the very great advantage that there are few competitors, and we can get a far larger share of the market than in the UK’. Astutely, 28 Creating Postcolonial Literature he anticipated how English Language Teaching would present a global opportunity for the Press beyond Africa and throughout the empire: For Africa, while it has its own immense intrinsic importance, is also part of a bigger field still, the publishing of educational books for foreignspeaking countries, especially tropical or sub-tropical countries, and especially such countries within the B.

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