Tag Archives: News

Fati Abubakar, Maiduguri’s portrait photographer

We had the pleasure of meeting Fati Abubakar yesterday in our library, with enough time to engage in conversation together with a colleague about the value of photography, the role of archival collections for historical scholarship, and a chance to look at some individual slides (marveling at the intensity that Kodachrome film continues to bring […]

Fire guts library at University of Jos

We are deeply saddened by news of a catastrophic loss at this Nigerian academic library (along with other university offices, computer labs, student records, and the electronic library). Exams have been postponed, according to news reports. “There was a serious fire incident at the Library Complex, Naraguta Campus, University off [sic] Jos on Saturday 8th October, 2016.” […]

Sacred objects returned from US museum to Kenya

An article by Kevin J. Kelley in the Daily Nation (Nairobi) reports: The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is voluntarily presenting to the National Museums of Kenya the vigango donated to it in 1990 by Hollywood actor Gene Hackman and film producer Art Linson. “There is no legal instrument or international treaty that requires us to […]

Library research guide for Nelson Mandela

An exemplary scholarly resource guide on Nelson Mandela by University of Wisconsin-Madison African Studies Bibliographer Emilie Songolo.

Africana Libraries Newsletter

The new issue of Africana Libraries Newsletter (ALN n. 132) is now available. It includes news on library conferences, the African Libraries Summit at UNISA, ASA roundtables, online projects, as well as an article on the growth of Wikipedia in Africa. The current archive is available from n. 100 (1999). Selected past issues (1997-1999) published by Michigan State University Libraries. Many […]

Africa Writes

Africa Writes – the UK’s largest celebration of contemporary African and Diaspora literature – returns this summer, from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th July at the British Library. Organised by the Royal African Society in partnership with The British Library, Africa Writes 2013 will feature an exciting series of book launches, readings, panel discussions, poetry, performances, […]

Africa in DC: new blog launches

Via the H-Africa list: A recently launched blog, Africa in DC covers African affairs and culture in the greater Washington DC region. While the blog covers numerous facets relating to African affairs in the DC area, scholars and students in all geographic regions should find Africa in DC’s reviews and summaries of Africanist events hosted […]