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. 113, 2010

Abolitionism and Imperialism in Britain, Africa, and the Atlantic
Abolitionism and Imperialism in Britain, Africa, and the Atlantic, edited by Derek R. Peterson, Athens OH: Ohio University Press, 2010, x + 235 pp. ISBN (hardback) 978-0-8214-19014, $64.95 (paperback) 978-0-8214-1902-1, $20.95.This slim but rich volume...
Harmattan: A Wind of change/Kenya: The Land and the People: District Administration 1950 - 1963
Harmattan: a wind of change; by Carolyn Johnson, London and New York: Radcliffe Press, 2010, ix + 277 pp. ISBN 978-1-84885-143-6. £27.50Kenya: the Land and the People: District Administration 1950 - 1963; edited by John Johnson, Amersham: The Author,...
Lion
Lion, by Deirdre Jackson, London : Reacktion Books, 2010, 236 pp. ISBN 8781861-896551. £9.99."Generally speaking, lions are scarce in African art and other animals prevail. Even in the lion's heartland, the savannah, where lions are celebrated in stories,...
Looking at the Walter Rodney Papers: Atlanta, Georgetown and London
Introduction: Walter RodneyWalter Rodney1 was born in Georgetown, Guyana on March 23, 1942. Raised in a middle class family, he won a scholarship to enter the most prestigious local school, Queen's College in Georgetown. In 1960, he went to the Mona...
Making Marmalade and Imperial Mentalities: The Case of a Colonial Wife
Miriam Cheales was born in Southern Rhodesia on the 28th October 1914 at Lincoln Farm in Beatrice, just south of Salisbury to Alan and Irene Cheales. They returned to England to deal with family business in the early 1920s and Miriam was brought up in...
Mlozi of Central Africa: Trader, Slaver and Self-Styled Sultan, the End of the Slaver
Mlozi of Central Africa: Trader, Slaver and Self-Styled Sultan, the end of the Slaver, by David Stuart-Mogg; with a foreword by George Shepperson. Blantyre, Malawi: Central Africana Limited, 2010. 157 + xiv pp. ISBN 978-9990814-25-5. £14.95.The British...
The Life and Letters of Philip Quaque, the First African Anglican Missionary
The life and letters of Philip Quaque, the first African Anglican missionary; edited by Vincent Carretta and Ty M. Reese. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2010. xii + 219 pp. ISBN 13-978-0-8203-3319-9. US$39.95.The life of Philip Quaque (ca.1740-1816)...
The Long Garden Master: Charles Lynn, Agricultural Officer in the Gold Coast
In 1968, while redecorating my grandmother's flat, I came across an old battered brown suitcase containing the letters my father had written to her from the Gold Coast. I had lived in Tamale as a three year old child, and our closest family friends were...
Towards the Epistolarium: Issues in Researching and Publishing the Olive Schreiner Letters
IntroductionThe Olive Schreiner Letters Project (OSLP) is making use of 'personal papers' associated with, amongst a number of other important concerns, the history of Southern Africa, and doing so in an innovative way.1 The OSLP is transcribing and...
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