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Periodical article Periodical article ASC Leiden catalogue ASC Leiden catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Africa's archives in the age of web democracy
Author:African Studies Association
Year:2014
Periodical:History in Africa (ISSN 0361-5413)
Volume:41
Pages:387-431
Language:English
Geographic terms:Africa
Equatorial Guinea
Ghana
Nigeria
Subjects:archives
Internet
social media
newspapers
Hausa language
Abstract:This section of 'History in Africa' on Africa's archives in the age of web democracy contains three contributions. Enrique Martino introduces his blog: a collage of all the sources he gathered during the four years spent researching his PhD thesis on forced and contract labor in the Bight of Biafra (1901-1979) (http://www.opensourceguinea.org/). Samuel Ntewusu describes that doing historical research on transportation issues in Ghana meant much transport for himself. Because his topics did not fit colonial administrative protocols, he could not predict where documents were archived, in the North or the South, or halfway. John Edward Philips presents the first issues of the first newspaper in Hausa 'Gaskiya ta fi Kwabo' that have become available on the Internet. These issues give remarkably idiosyncratic accounts of the Second World War, which may not only serve as sources for the study of the contemporary reception of the war in Nigeria, but may also may be of use to understand how this war is remembered in oral tradition. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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