M-novels in South Africa

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the effect of mobile novels (m-novels) in South Africa. Africa has the fastest growing mobile market, in spite of them being the poorest continent in the world. I want to look closer at the development of m-novels in South Africa and see how this new trend can help the countries youth.

I will through my paper compare articles with statistics from m4Lit Project, who together with MXit have created data on m-novels from 2009-2011 in South Africa.

I expect to find that teens’ use of the mobile phones can be seen globally and is part of why m-novels have become so popular. I especially hope to see that the interaction feature embraces connectivity and can support and help teens all over South Africa, combined with a sprinkle of reader comments.

Course: Mobile Media and Social IT

Teacher: Richard Ling