by Glenn Miller on Career Authors Site:
This is the future of your book
In sub-Saharan Africa—Mali, Niger, Chad—half the citizens are illiterate. Yet a teenager cocks her head and listens to a story, one that rivets her to her chair and makes her eyes go wide. A story with universal human meaning and appeal far beyond its hometown. One that assures her she is not alone.
Maybe she has not yet learned to read. Maybe she’s not allowed to. Maybe she speaks only Arabic or Swahili.
Doesn’t matter. In five years, she’ll hear your story in her native tongue.