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. 117, 2011

A Kenya Childhood
A Kenya childhood, by C.S. Nicholls. Oxford: The Author, 2011. 200pp. No ISBN given. £8.50 (available through http://www.blurb.com ).Christine Nicholls will be familiar to readers of AR&D as the author of a wellregarded biography of Elspeth Huxley,...
Challenges of Broadening Access to Scholarly E-Resources in Africa - the Jstor Example
Introduction and backgroundAfrican libraries at higher learning and research institutions have undergone a lot of transformation with the advent of the internet. The structural adjustment programmes introduced by the Bretton Wood institutions that emphasised...
Into Africa: The Imperial Life of Margery Perham
Into Africa: the Imperial life of Margery Perham, by C. Brad Faught. London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2012. ix + 198 pp. ISBN 9781848854901. £35Nearly four years ago, Tony Kirk-Greene wrote, in this journal,1 an impassioned plea for a full biography...
Journal of the Royal West African Frontier Force: A New Source You May Have Missed
Not all good resources are to be found in libraries and archives, and not all are written up in the pages of academic journals. ARD aims to be a forum for the 'amateur' and 'independent' Africanists as well as the academics and this new journal is a...
Obituary: Harry Hannam
Harry Hannam, who died on 17 December 2011 at the age of 85, was a long standing member of SCOLMA's Committee during the 1970s and 80s. On leaving school at the end of the war he was conscripted into the army and saw four years of service before beginning...
(re)Tracing Africa: A Multi-Displinary Study of African History, Societies, and Cultures
(re)Tracing Africa: a multi-displinary study of African history, societies, and cultures, [edited by Salome C. Nnoromete and Ogechi E. Anyanw]. Dubeque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 2012. ix +421 pp. ISBN 978-0-7575-9496-0.This book was allegedly produced to meet...
Selected Internet Sources for the Study of Africa
The following comments, analysis, and guide grow out of publishing two editions of a reference book and teaching a course on the Bibliography of Africa for the past nineteen years at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign. The course is required...
What Is in a Name? Ghanaian Personal Names as Information Sources
IntroductionNaming is a universal cultural practice and in every society, names are given to children at birth. According to Wegryn (2008), a name is of distinction, chosen, conferred and announced. However, the way names are given, reasons for choice...
Writings on African Archives (London, Zell for Scolma, 1996): Supplement 9
This list continues the series of supplements to the original volume. It contains 345 references and should be used in conjunction with Supplement 3, ARD, 79, 1999, 39-62; 80, 1999, 39-44 (containing 244 items and incorporating Supplements 1 and 2);...
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