Nigerians Shake Up Twitter with Yoruba-Language Tweets

By David Pearson|March 11, 2013|Africa, Linguistics|0 comments

Interesting article from Global Voices: Twitter was abuzz with Yoruba, one of the three major indigenous languages spoken in Nigeria, on March 1, 2013 as speakers of the language lit up the microblogging site with tweets in Yoruba as part of a campaign to celebrate the language on social media and pressure Twitter to include it in its translation project. Nigeria, famed for a population of 160 million, officially speaks English but

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African 20th century history: two biographies

By Mary Fisk|March 8, 2013|Africa, History|0 comments

Books on the lives two individuals who played significant roles in the 20th century history of Africa – Margery Perham (1895-1982) and Hakim Warqenah (Dr. Charles Martin) (1864/65 – 1952) – have recently been reviewed in the Institute of Historical Research’s Reviews in History . Margery Perham was “a towering authority on colonial Africa, a pioneer of the subfield of imperial history, and a central figure in the reform of the British colonial

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Africa – February 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|March 6, 2013|Africa|0 comments

Zimbabwe’s cinematic arts : language, power, identity / Katrina Daly Thompson. Rulers, warriors, traders, clerics : the central Sahel and the North Sea, 800-1500 / by Anne Haour. Dialogues et entretiens d’auteur / Pius Ngandu Nkashama In and out of Brussels : figuring postcolonial Africa and Europe in the films of Herman Asselberghs, Sven Augustijnen, Renzo Martens, and Els Opsomer / edited by T.J. Demos, Hilde Van Gelder. Identity, reconciliation

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Book Review: Abolition and Empire in Sierra Leone and Liberia / Bronwen Everill

By Mary Fisk|March 1, 2013|Africa, History|0 comments

Recently acquired by SOAS Library, Bronwen Everill’s Abolition and Empire in Sierra Leone and Liberia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) has just been featured in Reviews in History (posted by the Institute of Historical Research). The book “takes a comparative approach to the colonisation schemes of the 19th–century British and American abolition movements” and looks at the foundation and settling of the two countries during that century and their relationship with each other.

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Africa – January 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|January 31, 2013|Africa|0 comments

Abolition and empire in Sierra Leone and Liberia / Bronwen Everill. African democracy and development : challenges for post-conflict African nations / edited by Cassandra R. Veney and Dick Simpson. African politics in comparative perspective / Göran Hydén The children of salvation : ritual struggle in a Liberian Aladura church / Samuel Irving Britt. Emotional and ethical challenges for field research in Africa : the story behind the findings / edited

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Africa – November and December 2012

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|January 17, 2013|Africa|0 comments

African perspectives – South Africa : city, society, politics and architecture / editors: Gerhard Bruyns; Arie Graafland. African responses to HIV/AIDS : between speech and action / edited by Segun Ige and Tim Quinlan. Aging and health in Africa / Pranitha Maharaj, editor. Apartheid on a Black isle : removal and resistance in Alexandra, South Africa / Dawne Y. Curry. Asante ntahera trumpets in Ghana : culture, tradition, and sound

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The World Digital Library

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|January 15, 2013|Africa, Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, China and Inner Asia, Films and Sound Recordings, History, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. There are, as of today, 6600+ items spanning from 8000BE to present, in a variety of formats (photographs, books, manuscripts, newspapers, maps, sound recordings, etc.) and languages, and covering a wide-range of subjects. Items on the WDL may easily be browsed by place,

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Mediterranean Memory : Med-Mem

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|November 29, 2012|Africa, Anthropology and Sociology, Films and Sound Recordings, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Music, Media and Film Studies|0 comments

Recently Launched: Med-Mem Online Archive of Mediterranean Video, 4000 Digitized Items Available “Sharing our Mediterranean Audiovisual Heritage (Med-Mem)” – co-funded by the European Union as part of the Euromed Heritage IV programme – offers the general public the largest online video archive library devoted to the historic, cultural and tourism heritage of the Mediterranean, free of charge. The TV and radio archives, set into their historic and cultural context, are

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Africa – October 2012

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|November 26, 2012|Africa|0 comments

African hosts and their guests : cultural dynamics of tourism / edited by Walter van Beek and Annette Schmidt. The Africana world : from fragmentation to unity and renaissance / edited by Mammo Muchie, Sanya Osha and Matlotleng P. Matlou. L’Afrique centrale atlantique / contrib. de Ahmadou Séhou … [et al.]. American slaves and African masters : Algiers and the Western Sahara, 1776-1820 / by Christine E. Sears. Capital cities

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