Patricia DEFEVER

The project leader 

A business school graduate, author and editor for 20 years, Patricia Defever created Langages du Sud after a long experience at Cherche Midi publisher. Its achievements include consulting and the development of new information technologies applied to businesses, the creation of films, the creation of numerous contents (books, scripts, screenplays) and finally the creation and development of Langages du Sud, publishing and production house based on the African continent.

The company 

The mission of the editions Languages of the South (LDS) is to reveal the richness of African heritage and artistic and cultural creation in order to transmit it. This vocation is born from the conviction that creation and culture are fundamental drivers of development, innovation and social cohesion. LDS' value proposition is to be a Content Creator for all types of media: books, digital, films and video, events, cultural spaces such as museums, etc. This positioning is currently structured around four areas of expertise, where the development of the African continent and its creative dynamism occupies an important place: culture, economy and sociology, sustainable development, and youth.

Southern languages has created 14 collections, including several aimed at young people and promoting young African talents, as well as a competition to identify and reward young artists. LDS has also developed a digital platform to promote African brands and the continent's industrial flagships (ie Brand YourMorocco).

The development project 

With Afrique Créative, Southern languages pursues acceleration objectives. Among these, the company wants

  • Diversify its offering by adapting the children’s books “Lina and Adam” into a five-episode animated series for children
  • Create and lead a community around your youth products
  • Raising funds to successfully scale up

Activities have already been carried out

  • The recruitment of a team to produce the animated series and the creation of a communications manager position
  • Strengthening employee skills
  • Prospecting for new partners with a view to fundraising
  • Writing, scriptwriting, storyboarding and modeling of the first episodes of the Lina and Adam series
  • Redevelopment of offices and purchase of new equipment

The impact

103 423
children's books released since 2018
women on the team
Facebook page subscribers
customers since 2018

On video

Learn more and contact

Website : Southern languages And brandyourmorocco


Such : +212 5 22 25 29 15

Facebook @BrandYourMorocco And @langagesdusud 

Twitter: @brandurmorocco And @Languagesdusud

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