Please donate via Indiegogo to preserve the rare and unique book collections at the Uganda Society library. Organizers plan to install an air conditioner, repair damaged books, and digitize the collection. The Uganda Society’s library is housed in one room of the Uganda National Museum. Started in the 1930s by a group of scholars, the collection […]

CAMP Preserves Newspapers from Cameroon [News item from the Center for Research Libraries Global Resources Network and CRL News.] Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Judy Alspach Program: CAMP The Cooperative Africana Materials Project (CAMP) recently completed microfilming sixteen newspaper titles from Cameroon. Most of the issues microfilmed date from the mid­1990s, although CAMP has preserved additional date […]

The Centre of African Studies invites applications for two Visiting Research Fellowships from candidates in all the disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The aim of the Fellowships is to enable the fellows to focus on a period of research and writing in Cambridge. Preference will be given to early- to mid-career candidates with […]

The Indiana University Libraries Area Studies Department announces the return of our Area and International Studies Librarianship course ILS-Z 604 Class 15368 in an all-new format. In Spring 2016 we will be offering the course online, which means that we will be able to enroll students beyond the boundaries of Indiana University. If you know librarians, library students, or […]

The British Library’s major autumn exhibition is now open. ‘West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song’ is an exhibition of literature and music – from the great African empires of the Middle Ages to the cultural dynamism of West Africa today. Fascinating stories from the region’s 17 nations show how West Africans have harnessed the power of […]

ACLS Invites Applications for African Humanities Fellowships DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 2, 2015 The American Council of Learned Societies, a private nonprofit federation of seventy-three national scholarly organizations, is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. Advancing scholarship by awarding fellowships and strengthening relations among learned societies is central to the […]

Deborah Ahenkorah (video link, another video), a 2015 Grinnell Prize winner, founded Golden Baobab in 2008 in Accra to encourage the creation, production and distribution of high-quality, culturally relevant children’s literature by Africans for Africans. Golden Baobab is a non profit organization registered in Ghana. From Golden Baobab Wednesday, 20 May 2015 (News): 2015 marks the 7th anniversary of the Golden Baobab […]


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