African Research & Documentation

The journal of the Standing Conference on Library Materials in Africa (SCOLMA). It is published three times a year.

Articles from No. 100, 2006

A Framework for Heritage, Multiculturalism and Citizenship Education: Seminar Papers and Proceedings, April 15 -17, 2002, Johannesburg, South Africa
A framework for Heritage, Multiculturalism and Citizenship Education: Seminar Papers and Proceedings, April 15 -17, 2002, Johannesburg, South Africa; Coordinated by Amina Osman and Brenda Leibowitz, under the auspices of the Commonwealth Secretariat,...
African Publishing from the Outside
Presentation at African Publishing and Writing: A one-day conference at the British Library Conference Centre 17 October 2005.In his acceptance speech for the lsl ZIBF Award for Life-Long Contribution to the African Book Industry in Harare on 2nd August...
A Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa
A Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa, (Historical Dictionaries of Women in the World, No. 1); by Kathleen Sheldon. Lanham, Maryland, Toronto, and Oxford: Scarecrow Press, 2005. xli, 405pp. ISBN 0-8108-5331-0. $80Kathleen Sheldon, the...
A History of South African Literature
A History of South African Literature; Christopher Heywood. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005, 310pp. ISBN: 0521554853. £45.There are, of course, numerous ways of approaching and writing history. Christopher Heywood's A History of South African...
Black Crescent: The Experience and Legacy of African Muslims in the Americas
Black crescent: the experience and legacy of African Muslims in the Americas; by Michael A. Gomez. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. x + 385 pp. ISBN (hardback) 0-521-84095-3, (paperback) 0-521-60079-0. £16.99.In the late 1980s I was involved...
Caught Behind: Race and Politics in Springbok Cricket
Caught behind: race and politics in Springbok cricket; by Bruce Murray and Christopher Merrett Wits University Press and University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. 2004. 256 pp. ISBN 1-8691059-1 R160.Although there is a picture of Basil D'Oliveira on the cover...
Conditions of Production for Writing, Publishing and Studying Literature in Africa: The Nigerian Situation
Text of contribution to a panel discussion on "Conditions of Production for Writing and Publishing in Africa" at a postgraduate seminar, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, 1 February 2006, revised for a SCOLMA seminar with the present title...
Copyright and Literary Piracy in Ghana
AbstractThis paper discusses the issue of copyright, especially as it pertains in Ghana. It also examines the extent of literary piracy and its impact on authors and the book industry in Ghana. Remedies proposed to curb this activity include resourcing...
"Court Adjourned": A Colonial Service Literary Interlude
Updated version of a paper first given to the OSPA (Overseas Service Pensioners' Association) Project Conference Law, the Administration of Justice and the British Colonial Service, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, 16/17 June...
London Jewish Chronicle: South African Abstracts 1859-1910
Origin of the ProjectDuring the first two decades of the twentieth century, research documents into the historical development of the Jewish community in South Africa were largely the work of individuals. The most notable of these were those of Rabbi...
Mathematics in African History and Cultures: An Annotated Bibliography
Mathematics in African History and Cultures: An annotated bibliography; by Paulus Gerdes and Ahmed Djebbar. [Bellville, SA]: African Mathematical Union, 2004. 242 pp. No ISBN number printed in the text.The link between mathematics, African history and...
Memoirs
Memoirs; by Ahmed Kathrada. Forewords by Nelson Mandela and Arthur Chaskalson. Cape Town: Zebra Press, 2004. xxiv, 400pp. ISBN: 1-86872-918-4. R189.95.If one wants to trace the 1940-1963 period of Johannesburg based Indian South African political activism...
No Fixed Abode: A Jewish Odyssey to Africa
No Fixed Abode: A Jewish Odyssey to Africa; by Peter Fraenkel. London: I.B.Tauris, 2005. vi +249 pp. ISBN 1-85043-626-6, EAN 978-1-85043-626-3.In the early 1930s Peter Fraenkel, as a young boy, lived in Breslau (now Wroclaw). His was a Jewish family....
Notes and News
SCOLMA NEWSThe 2006 SCOLMA Conference is titled 'Africa in Libraries ... Libraries in Africa', and is to be held on Wednesday 7th June, at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London.The conference will focus on two topics: the public...
Rethinking the Rise and Fall of Apartheid: South Africa and World Politics
Rethinking the rise and fall of apartheid: South Africa and world politics; by Adrian Guelke. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2005. xvii + 248 pp. ISBN (hardback) 0-333-98122-7, (paperback) 0-333-98123-5. £55, £19.95.Adrian Guelke's book...
Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution
Rough Crossings: Britain, the slaves and the American Revolution; by Simon Schama. London: BBC Books, 2005. 447 pp. ISBN 0-563-48709-7. £20.Simon Schama has an enviable reputation on both sides of the Atlantic as both a scholar and a populariser, a familiar...
Symbol of Authority: The British District Officer in Africa
Symbol of Authority: the British District Officer in Africa; by Anthony Kirk-Greene. London and New York, I.B. Tauris, 2006. xxi + 333 pp. ISBN 1-85043-452-2. £35Symbol of Authority is the consolidating capstone to Anthony Kirk-Greene's lifetime's work...
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