Digitalised publications in the field of African Studies that are not avalailable on the bookmarket any more due to limited copies that were originally published. Among them »Barbot's West African Vocabularies« from about 1680 but also J. D. Fage's »A Guide to Original Sources for Precolonial Western Africa Published in European Languages« from 1994. Full-text searching for the electronic-facsimile texts is based on uncorrected OCR (Optical Character Recognition) results. A project of the University of Wisconsin Libraries. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Project that records and preserves oral literature all over the world. Under "Collections" you will find articles, videos and audios for the respective projects / languages. There is not yet material for each project documented on the map. Under "Research & Outreach" you will find a database of endangered languages worldwide as well as existing resources for these languages. The database is based on three important sources: UNESCO ‘Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger’ Online, 2010; Ethnologue Online, 2010; Professor William Sutherland’s Red List. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Center for Research Libraries and the Cooperative Africana Microform Project (CAMP) present a collection of 19th century manuscripts relating to slavery and manumission in Timbuktu.
The collection of 206 manuscripts from the Bibliothèque Commémorative Mama Haidara in Timbuktu, Mali, were loaned to John Hunwick, Professor of History and Religion, Northwestern University, with the hope that the manuscripts would receive conservation treatment and be digitized in order to make them accessible via the Web.The materials, in Arabic, provide documentation on Africans in slavery in Muslim societies.The documents were digitized with generous support from the Northwestern University Program of African Studies. ... [Redaktion ilissAfrica]
The Research Team LLACAN, which is part of the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO), does research on languages and cultures in Africa. You will get extensive information on the different researches done by the different researchers. Furthermore, you can find full text documents under "publications > publications du laboratoire" and some data bases under "bases de données" which contain research results. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Based on the Encyclopaedia of South African Literature (SALIT), this project tries to build up a wiki. You can already find some interesting articles, for example in the category "South African Languages" which contains bibliographies of literature in South African languages, or the categories "Khoisan Oral Literature" or "Verbal Arts". ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Burkina Faso Branch of the Christian organisation SIL International (formerly Summer Institute of Linguistics) offers online full text documents for various languages of Burkina Faso (see table of contents). [editors ilissAfrica]
This sub-site of the Internet Archive offers access to many e-books and other fulltext documents (often older books that have free copyright / public domain). The site "OpenLibrary" which is mentioned here does not offer exactly the same collection. You will also find many Africa-related books (for example on / in African languages). ... [Redaktion ilissAfrica]
Among others, on this site you will find all volumes of Æquatoria in full text.The history of the Centre Æquatoria began, strictly speaking, at its foundation in 1979-1980, but its origins date back to 1937. In that year, Fathers Edmond Boelaert (1899-1966) and Gustaaf Hulstaert (1900-1990), two Belgian MSC missionaries, founded the africanist periodical 'Æquatoria', which put emphasis on the linguistic, cultural, and historical particularities of the Mongo peoples of the central Congo basin, as well as on those of neighboring populations. Social consequences entailed by the imposition of colonial rule, jurisdiction, and education, and by the introduction of Christianity, also figured among 'Æquatoria''s main topics of discussion. The periodical 'Æquatoria' was ceased in 1962, but in 1979-1980 Fathers André Claessens and Honoré Vinck (both MSC) revived it under the new name 'Annales Æquatoria'. In that context, they brought together all the documentation, papers, library items, maps, and other materials the founding fathers had accumulated during 50 years, and reorganized them. Since 1987, this cultural and scientific patrimony has been sheltered in a new, publicly accessible location, the Centre Æquatoria.
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